Squishy. Yummy. Like a warm hug.
I need one right now whilst sewing, and really any crafting, is out due to a nasty back injury. Oh the cruel irony that I spend my days "fixing" others backs and then mine goes.
I've also been dithering over a new knitting project since finishing my marathon Caramel. I needed a palette cleanser and I was convinced I wanted to do a chunky knit the likes of a Chunky Fudge Lace Cardigan to achieve a quick-off the-sticks project. Than I snapped myself out of it and realised that given I'm almost too toasty in my sportweight Caramel I was gonna be a sweaty mess in a chunky knit.
But I'd been fondling the chunky yarns at Lincraft during their recent yarn sale and really liked the Mondial Merino Special (12 ply, 60% merino wool, 40% acrylic).
I know that's gonna make all the purists out there shudder at the '"a" word, but pure wool was going to be stifling and I don't mind some acrylic in my accessories. And interestingly it had that strong signature wet wool smell on blocking and is delightfully soft.
So I decided on a delicious cowl - scarves are less my thing as I always feel I have to adjust them and deal with that strangled feeling.
This is the Lael Cowl by Wendy Neal (wound twice around the neck). It's a super easy make that is billed to look equally good on either side. Its chunkily textured fabric comes largely from the K1 below stitch. Although it's a ridiculously easy stitch, I've clearly messed up in some places where the fabric looks markedly different. Oops.
|Front of fabric on left, back of fabric on right|
And whilst I console myself that I have the perfectly fitting toile for my Schnittchen Mona Jacket and no capacity to cut or sew it, this cuddly little number is making it much easier.