Since the fur pom pom hat was a big hit, I decided to make a couple of cowls for additional folks who help keep me apprised of how mom’s doing at the assisted living place.
I asked Deb (fur pom pom hat recipient) if she could find out what colors Jill, Bonnie and Abbie would like for their handknits. The answer: Bonnie likes gray. Jill likes cream, Abbie likes black/charcoal.
Gray. Ugh. Cream. Ugh. Black. Seriously? So lack of colorfulness.
I had some leftover gray from a two-color gift project, looked at my patterns for inspiration . . . and found it.
I could modify my pattern, Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart, by making the cowl smaller in circumference, but taller, and it would use up the remaining 150 yards of leftover worsted.
I knit it up in one evening and it turned out even better than the original! I love how the hearts show up, and it’s soft and warm for the Iowa winters. My project page is here.
Cream and charcoal in the same base were ordered. This Cascade 220 Superwash is machine washable and dryable, so hopefully, these cowls will outlive what may be dished out to them.
As you can see, they turned out fabulous!
Boy! Were these a hit! Each recipient either called me, sent me a thank you note, or both! One recipient was so delighted because no one had ever handknit anything for her before. Yay!
I was so happy these were well-received!
May all your handmade gifts be appreciated this new year!