A Knitted Cowl

When I was fourteen, my grandma began to teach me how to knit.  She’s not much of a knitter herself, but she knew how to cast on the stitches and how to make a very basic scarf.  I decided I wanted to knit a really wide scarf.  Well, five years later (this year), I was still working on it.  I had to start over more than once.  And it turns out that my “scarf” was way too wide and would take eternity to knit.  So I decided to make it into a cowl instead.

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Since it began as a scarf, I didn’t make the cowl the way you’re supposed to.  Instead I just knit a rectangle, casted off, and stitched together the shorter ends with a sewing needle and thread.

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You can probably see the change in color in the above picture- that’s where the two ends met up and were stitched.  Luckily, it’s not very noticeable when it’s in the back.  The knitting is far from perfect, but I’m so excited that I’ve finally knitted something start to finish!!

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The yarn is Lion Brand Homespun and is the most gorgeous colors- blue with a little purple.  It’s also super snuggly and warm.  2013-03-09 15.03.51Isn’t it pretty?

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As you can see, my knitting was a bit uneven.  But you can’t really tell when it’s on, so I don’t mind.  Maybe now I can knit the scarf I’ve always planned to.  My sister has some really nice, pretty, soft yarn she’s never used, maybe I can buy it off of her :).

On another, completely random note, today is absolutely gorgeous here!!  The sun is out, there’s not a cloud in the sky, there are only small patches of snow here and there, and it’s warm- we’ve even had our window open all afternoon!!  I think spring may finally be coming!