Wow -- what a month I've had. Very busy at work. I actually finished this cowl at the beginning of the month, but haven't had a moment to take photos. I was home today (yay!) so here it is.
I know you think this glass head is creepy, so I apologize. I haven't gotten anything yet to replace her, so look past the head to the cowl.
The pattern is Abby from Knitty. I posted this yarn just about a year ago when I bought it at Stitches West. It's cashmere -- sooooo soft!
Here it is, pulled up as a sort of hood:
I actually ran out of yarn before finishing the full length, so it would be a bit short in back if I wore it that way:
My hair is long right now, though, so the back of my neck doesn't require full coverage.
I mostly wear it like a regular scarf -- for keeping my neck warm:
It's nice for pulling up over my nose when it's chilly!
This was a quick knit, which was great. After finishing it, I stated that I would never make another full-length lace scarf again. Who needs all that extra stuff? As long as my neck is warm, I'm good.
Of course, I will forget I ever made that statement the next time I fall in love with some lace scarf pattern I just have to make. Naturally.