Monday, April 13, 2009

Three Cowls in Three Days

I had a very relaxing Easter weekend. I did some training for the CN Tower climb, hung out with my adorable 5 year old cousin, and did lots of knitting while watching tv. It was bliss. And I successfully knit three cowls!

I am very lucky to have many great coworkers. On Thursday I was suddenly hit by a desire to knit for three of them. These fine ladies have all at one time or another helped me through a rough patch and I wanted to show my appreciation through knitting.

The first cowl took a while to get going. I tried 2 or 3 patterns before hitting on one that was just right.

For Elaine
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Crocus

With the second cowl, I decided to use two different colours which resulted in a delightful strawberry shortcake effect.

For Heidi (who wants to learn how to knit!)
Pattern: a mix of the Gloria Cowl and Stacked Eyelet Cowl
Yarn: Knitpicks Palette held doubled (thanks for the yarn, Phoe!)

For my third and final cowl, I wanted something that look very impressive since I was giving it to my only knitting co-worker.

For Bev
Pattern: Ellen
Yarn: Cascade 220

The best part about making these cowls (besides the look on my coworkers' faces when they got them) was that I used only stash yarn :)

Last day for the contest! Thanks so much to everyone who has sponsored me.


♥♥♥♥♥ Jennifer™® ♥♥♥♥♥ said...

your blog is feel good

Anonymous said...

What a great colleague you are! I bet they loved them.

Azura said...

... the middle one kinda makes me want some cake ;)

Good luck on the stair climb!

Team Knit ! said...

Three cowls in three days?! Oh wow, I'm super impressed!! They are so pretty!

- Julie