Sunday, July 27, 2008

We interrupt vacation....

...for a FO post!


Cowl of Kindness

The Cowl of Kindness....this baby has been done since the day before I left for Portland, so figured I'd post it today! I'm a bit worn out from both the Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, and a 16-month-old in two days!! We're having a blast though!! I think my favorite was seeing the Panda Bears and Monkeys! Lots of Monkeys!

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Are cowls really going to be the "in" thing this fall? (okay, probably not worn like this)

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All I know is that this is made with the very lovely Handmaiden Casbah! I succumbed to its call at Purlescence! They have the prettiest yarns there its hard not to resist. Nartian made a pretty Cowl of Kindness in red. Yeap, we both got another skein or two of Casbah on their recent shipment :) Its nice stuff!

Pattern: Cowl of Kindness based on Chawne's Sock of Kindness

Yarn: Handmaiden Casbah

Needles: US 8

Notes: I cast on 104 stitches. I love it!

So tomorrow I think we are relaxing at the beach! Oh, and thanks all you yarn enablers for helping to support my yarn diet here in San Diego...hahahaha! Those comments cracked me up! Do you think I can resist the yarn calls for a few more days????

Happy Knitting!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

25 comments:

Jolynn said...

Ooh! I love it. The colors are gorgeous and the yarn looks so soft!! I think cowls look great, and I like the concept of them, but I am not sure how I would like one around my neck...

tiennie said...

So cute on you!

Nell said...

I think you've been with the 16 month old too long. You're so playing peek-a-boo!!!

I love the color. It's gorgeous! And it looks very soft.

hearthead said...

Pretty! Thanks for the intervention. It is done! Hopefully I can post it tomorrow. I wish I was on the beach with you!

Disco said...

The cowl is beautiful, I love the stitch pattern. And I like the Bezzie-esque Bandito pose :0)

It sounds like you guys are having fun :0)

Bezzie said...

Beautiful! And the color matches your eyes!

The Curly Knitter said...

Love it! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Zonda said...

I agree, it's beautiful and matches your beautiful eyes!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

So, so awesome on you! I love the blue. Heck, I love a lot of the Casbah colors.

peaknits said...

gorgeous! I love the sheen of the yarn! must try!

sgeddes said...

Love it - what a nice interruption! The color makes your eyes look so blue!

cockeyed said...

...love the cowl! do you ever sleep?

KnittingKnirvana said...

Oh I love it! I've also been thinking of knitting a cowl. They seem so easy to wear and quicker to knit than a scarf! Be sure to give us a review in the fall when you are actually using it!

weezalana said...

It's beautiful both in and of itself and on you! LOVE the color!

Rani said...

I have no idea what a cowl is, but I think I saw a bunch in Iceland. They were like mock turtle necks, but worn on the outside and rather stylish! Hmmmm. Yours is divine. You look good in blue!

Brandy said...

Very pretty FO and the color looks beautiful with your eyes!

Neuroknitter said...

Cute cowl! It looks great on you! Beautiful blue...the Casbah has been calling my name, resistance is futile, right?

And no, we don't expect you to resist the yarn calls in San Diego...the futile thing, remember? Besides, we'd be ever so disappointed if there wasn't new stash to show off upon your return!

cupcakefaerie said...

Pretty cowl! When did you knit that? I thought the Casbah just arrived. And, yes, I think that cowls will be "in" this fall, especially if you have anything to do with it. :)

Tricia said...

So gorgeous!
And a perfect color on you.

Marisol said...

What a lovely cowl.. I feel tempted to cast on for one of my own:)

sandykins57 said...

Aren't the Zoo and Wild Anima Park wonderful! My girls and I had annual pass (belonged to the Zoological Society) when we lived there. Having access to both those parks are one of the things I miss the most about the San Diego area.

Oh, and the cowl is nice, too! ;)

cpurl17 said...

What a pretty cowl!

Hope you're having a great time in San Diego--my alma mater is there!

tapmouse said...

GORGEOUS! And it looks so good on you! I'm contemplating a Cowl of Kindness after seeing Nartian's (and now, after seeing yours!). I was thinking of using the skein of The Knittery yarn Nartian gave me as a gift last year for it! I'm thinking it needs to happen...

Jessica said...

Ooh I like the cowl! I watched Penelope last night and that picture reminds me of when she would wear the scarf over her face. :)

guiltypleasures said...

Love it!!

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