I had a few days of relaxation at my friend’s house in PA.  My view from the window wasThe white “lines” in the mountains are the ski-slopes and it was a joy waking up to this every morning I was out there.  The last four days have been the most I’ve ever slept and relaxed with absolutely no concept of time since Christmas 2006.  I’m blessed to have a bff who can allow me to breathe in her house and with this breathing came what I call “Cowlmania”.  😀

In three days, I finished a double crochet cowl from the Lion-Brand website and started the Dolores Park one that I previously blogged about here.   Yes … stash diving for the yarn for this project turned up a winner but more about that next week  😛

To say that I’ve been a busy little bee is an understatement, so I’ll just let the pictures do the “tawking”.  😀

double crochet cowl before seaming

after seaming with the ends to weave in

truest colour of the yarn

my friend’s four year old modelling it.  😀

And in  progress Dolores Park Cowl (WIP) in hard to photograph red/orange:

This is almost done, will be by next F.O Friday so I’ll give more details on the project then.

Needless to say, I’m very excited with my crochet progress.  I know I have a long way to go but I feel great knowing that I’ve completed an entire project in less than a week after learning!!!!  😀  The crochet cowl was a pretty elementary project and even for a beginner like me, I finished this project in a little more than an hour.  The pattern link is here.

I’m using the crochet cowl F.O as my project for Tami’s F.O Friday Linky party … hop over there to see some other great projects from the participating crafters.

15 thoughts on “Cowl-Mania

  1. Minding My Own Stitches February 8, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    Making something fun and fashionable so quickly after learning how is awesome! You have a very bright crocheting future ahead o fyoU!

    • Nicky February 11, 2012 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much for that compliment. It means a lot coming from a guru like you. 😳

  2. isaida February 8, 2012 / 12:55 pm

    Love your cowls! You are doing awesome with crocheting!

    Love the view and kudos to bff’s!

    • Nicky February 8, 2012 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much Isa!!!! I can’t wait to get started again. 🙂

      You’re absolutely right … bff’s ROCK!!!! I don’t know what I’d do without her. ❤

  3. Kathleen February 4, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    That cowl looks awesome (and I can’t wait to see the red/orange one finished, too, what a great colour)—such fun, cozy-looking yarn, and your stitching is really neat and lovely. I’m glad you’re getting more comfortable with crochet. 😀

    • Nicky February 5, 2012 / 10:24 am

      Thanks so much Kathleen. I’ve enjoyed making both cowls. And the crochet … I can’t believe how much I’m enjoying it!!!! 😀

  4. Nicky February 4, 2012 / 10:23 am

    Thanks guys!!! I am really proud of it!!! Now on to my next project …. 😀

  5. autumngeisha February 4, 2012 / 12:19 am

    The crochet cowl looks great! It sounds like a fun and speedy project. That mountain view is beautiful.

  6. affiknitty February 3, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    Sounds like you had such a nice relaxing time! Good job on the cowls!

  7. Connie February 3, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Nice cowl! Good job for your first project :o)

  8. heather February 3, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    I have been loving making cowls this winter! Really like your crochet cowl…color and shape!

  9. Cheryl February 3, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    Gorgeous view! Love the cowl too, that’s some great crochet you’ve got going on!

  10. karen February 3, 2012 / 9:37 am

    great cowl ! well done !!!

  11. Josie February 3, 2012 / 3:21 am

    Love the view from the window. I still havent made a cowl. someday, I’ll make one.

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