Here’s a quick peek at the Foliage Cowl I knit my mother in law before it gets wrapped. This is one of those knits that is just so fun to work, it doesn’t matter if it is never worn. I think that is my new criteria for gift knitting. That and it being affordable yarn unless I know, know, know the recipient would want something finer.
I used 2 skeins of Wool of the Andes Bulky in wine and needles sized 6 and 8 for this. I really like the way it looks under a jacket. I think the designer said it could be knit in a day or two and she wasn’t lying. I finished it over the weekend while watching seasons two and three of China Beach. Yes, I knitted and cried about Vietnam… and then I knitted and cried about Rikki Lake’s performance in season 3. What were they thinking putting her in that show?!
This is my first knit from the Holla Knits 2014 Accessories collection, but will not be my last. I won the yarn for Woolly Mammoth and purchased Gloss Dk for Cedar Glen Mitts. Both feel like an after Christmas, burrow-into-the-couch-and-knit kind of treat. Excuse me while I burrow.