Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tahki Dove Cowl by request


It is really cold outside in Chicago today. The wind is back and it is reaching into any part of me that isn't covered. I am so happy that I get to drop this gift cowl off to my friend Linda on a really cold day, today! She asked for one when we stopped by her house on Halloween.

It is a mousy grey yarn of merino, alpaca and nylon. Super soft on the fingers. I mentioned the pattern in yesterday's post. Super easy. I did drop a stitch somewhere's in the middle. I asked Al for advice. She told me to tie it down with a piece of the same yarn and weave the ends in just like I'd weave any other end in. It worked and it is secure now.

I have two more cowls to make before Christmas. The gauge of the next one is bigger so it will go faster. The yarn for the next one has no alpaca in it......I've been knitting with alpaca flying up my nose as if its a vacuum for the stuff....kerchew!

However, the next cowl is all black......I'll need some good lighting and the needles are light so that will help too. Speaking of all black, little Beatles the kitten is so funny with his new toy.

DA BIRD is billed as the number 1 cat toy and I can see why. It is feathers on a cord that when you make it move through the air it sounds like bird flapping. Bea actually stands on his hind legs and tries to get the toy off the mantle. When he goes after it he leaps in mid air. It is a great toy if your feline friends are due for some fun. It was about 9 dollars.





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7 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Very pretty cowl.

SissySees said...

Warm is king here too. It was 33 when I got out of the car to come in for the evening. Hrmph.

Allison said...

That is a gorgeous cowl!

Alyssa said...

You can't beat alpaca for warmth, or as sneeze fodder!

Estella said...

Cowls are the best - quick easy knit, great gift and most important they are WARM!

Judy S. said...

Interesting cowl; it makes me think of a fancy layered cake. Our 2 kitties love Da Bird, too, and can be very hard on it. Glad they have replacement birds! BTW, love your newest project bag and the mitts.

Lynn said...

I like it!!! Will need to look it up on Ravelry.....

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