Sunday, January 9, 2011

HOLY COWL!

Yes, I am a Cowlifornia girl, born and raised.  But it even gets cold here too.  Those of you digging out in Colorado and on the East Coast are laughing right now.  But it is true.  We get cold.   Have you noticed how Cowls are HOT?  Everything old becomes new again.  When I was in high school, way back in the 70's, Cowl Necks were so popular.  I loved them because it was loose around the neck.  I am sort of claustrophobic and I can't stand anything tight around my neck.  I love these knitted and crochet cowls I am seeing everywhere.  I made mine using a pattern on the back of this yummy thick tweed yarn.  But I adapted it to the length I wanted it to be.  It is done in the round.  I didn't want it tight, and I didn't want to make my first one long enough for a double twist, just in case I didn't like it.  I started this the other night, and foolishly only bought one skein.  I had to run back to get another.  It takes a little under two.  I plan on making a chunky flower to go on it.  But for now, here it is.
 I pinned a black ribbed knit Bloomie to the front.  It is soft, warm and cozy.  Should I Etsy it?

22 comments:

Ruth Marie said...

It's lovely! Like the hair too!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Work it girl SNAP! Love the cowl neck too!

Linda said...

OH yes, put these on etsy! Too cute! Absolutely love your hair...what a great pic! Charming apron and packaging in the last post, too!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

With my non-existent neck, I like cowls so much better than turtlenecks! What a neat idea! And your hair sooooooo cute!! Looks wonderful on you !!

glor said...

Love it! It looks so cozy and pretty, the bloomie is a perfect addtion.

Genn said...

Ooooooh! I LOVE it!! IT is so pretty. I love that color you chose too. You should keep it and make more and etsy those. Love it!

Katie said...

Absolutely!!!

Nicole said...

I say keep it also. But I am a little bit of a hoarder! Beautiful work and great hair also.

Katie said...

Beautiful job! I would keep it, but that's just my inability to make yarn work for me that's talking ;)

Holly said...

I just love that and of course you should Etsy it! I can't breathe in a turtle neck either so this would be perfect! You hair is just too cute too.

everyday katie said...

I love it! Cowls are hot!

From the Kitchen said...

I remember cowls! I liked them then and I'd like them now--it really is cold here and I can see even pulling one up over my ears at times.

I also remember the California chill--even in La Jolla. I had to turn the heat on one October for a few days when we brought our new baby home!! = )

Do you have an Etsy shop?

Best,
Bonnie

Debbie said...

THESE are just perfect for my mom!! Maybe Mel too...DEFINITELY Etsy them... = ) TOO cute!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thanks for you sweet comment!! So glad you decided to open shop! I'll be making a purchase soon.
Loving the teal one!!

Erika Grover said...

Cute Mom! I agree make more on Etsy! Did you make an appointment for Saturday? I'm excited, hope you are too! Maybe Genny can come...she probably works.

Kristi said...

SO cute! Etsy them for sure!

Kristi said...

Just checked out your Etsy page, you should crop this photo and use it as your profile picture! You are so cute and you are wearing your product!

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annielizabeth said...

Hee, hee, I still have a cowl (fine, flat-knit) sweater top from 1978! I pulled it out a couple weeks ago and wore it. Day before yesterday, I wore a sweater I hadn't worn in quite awhile, a mock turtleneck and it irritated my neck all day. Why does everything including our necks, have to fall? Damn!... I'm for those cowl neck sweaters and yours is too cute! If it doesn't take too long to make each one then I'd day go-etsy 'em!

Maryrose said...

Good luck with the Etsy. I put a link to it on my blog. So fun, I love it.

Jennifer said...

You are too cute! Yes, I love the cowl (and just where are all mine from the past??!!) but your hair is the cutest:)

Tressa Mae said...

Hi Kris, thanks for the bloomie Erika just brought it by my house! I already blogged about it, and linked you on! I will be purchasing more in the near future! THANKS!!