Yesterday, I went to Joann’s Fabrics because there was a coupon for 50% off all knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Who couldn’t use more needles and hooks?
I also had a 50% off a regular price item.
For some reason, I have always been drawn to this project.
I wasn’t sure how the available color choices would knit up, so I went the safe route and purchased Stormcloud (grey).
Now that I have completed the cowl, I’ll branch out and try the other colors.
This was such a satisfying project.
I finished it in just a few hours and it is super cute.
I used Clover 10mm 16 inch circular needles (recommended size for the yarn) that I purchased with that fabulous coupon.
I cast on 50 stitches using a long-tail cast on.
I spent a few hours on the deck while the kids played in the backyard.
The cast on edge has a wavy look due to the thick & thin sections and it does roll up a bit, but once I tried it on I realized the roll looks good and is comfortable!
No pictures of me wearing it as it was 90 degrees and I looked like it was 90 degrees out, but here are a few pictures of the cowl:
(the close up photo is the most accurate picture of the color)
My second project is a super (and I mean super) quick and easy sewing project.
I saw this post by Delia Creates (Cozy DIY Flannel Scarves).
I found flannel shirting at Joann’s on sale and I had an additional 20% off coupon (seriously, always check the coupons on the website before entering the store, they change quite frequently).
A simple cutting of the two yards, some time with a hot iron and simple straight line sewing created exactly what the title of the post stated-a Cozy Flannel Scarf.
A few more washings and the fringe will be a little longer and look even cuter!
I can’t wait for fall and sleeveless down vests and wool sweaters!
I have enough fabric to make a second one (or maybe a cute fall skirt for Miss ME-please wear skirts again Miss ME)
Have a great week everyone!