Friday, September 30, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Herringbone Cowl Update

I am loving the Fall weather here in the Wasatch Mountains!! We actually received a foot of snow on the peaks last week. On Tuesday they are forecasting more snow!! I really love this time of year. It is cool enough to go on nice long walks! We have had some thunderstorms lately and man has the thunder been loud. I think it echos off the mountains and just shakes the house.

I have been trudging along with my Pumpkin Spice Herringbone Cowl. I had to order more yarn because 3 skeins is just shy of completing it, so it is in hibernation until I receive the new supply.

The pattern for the Herringbone Cowl can be found on Little Monkeys Crochet blog and she has a new accompany slouchy hat that I am going to work up while waiting on my yarn to arrive. I ordered more of the Cascade Avalon yarn in the Sandshell and will hook up a slouchy to match my cowl. I actually wore my cowl last Saturday and it is so cute and comfy. I think a matching slouchy will be perfect!! The name of the slouchy pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet is Carlyle Slouch. I will do mine in just the Sandshell where she has a tri-color done up in hers.

What's better than crocheting and a cup of joe!! I am just loving the color of the Pumpkin Spice Cascade 220 Sport Wool yarn!! I will need to block it once I am complete, but that will be another week or so.

Enjoy your weekend!! Hopefully I can rake up all those gorgeous leaves before the rain and snow come in although I just love the looks of fallen leaves everywhere!! Not so great to clean up once wet from rain and snow though.



Monday, September 5, 2016

Sandshell Herringbone Cowl

Well, winding my yarn inspired me!! Rebecca Langford over at Little Monkeys Crochet just published a new cowl pattern, Herringbone Buttoned Cowl. I love the herringbone stitch and the cowl looked so cute and easy.

I started this cowl on Saturday and completed it on Monday. I could have completed it in a day probably but I was crocheting in between tasks of packing and normal household duties.

The yarn I used was Cascades Yarn Avalon which is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. It stitched up larger than what the pattern called for in gauge so I had to adjust my rows and number of stitches to reach the specified size. This will be a staple in my Fall and Winter wardrobe!!

It was such a quick and easy pattern that I have another one on my  hook now. I am using Cascade 220 Sport yarn in a pumpkin spice colorway.