I know I should be working on the baby blanket, but I had a sudden desire to make a scarf! I'd seen this lovely scarf on Cupcakejojo's blog, which got me inspired! I have also seen quite a few lovely cowls at Annaboo's house, here and here. Check out both those blogs, they're amazing!
Well, I decided I wanted to do stripes inspired by Cupcakejojo, but a cowl inspired by Annaboo's house! (Also, I thought a cowl would require less length, therefore less work, and there might be a slim chance I'd finish it!!)
For a while I've been loving ripple blankets - the pattern is from Attic24's blog. I love this ripple blanket! I've seen it on a few blogs, and adore it! My lovely blogging friend Becky is actually making one over at The Fluff Pot!
So I thought maybe I'd make a stripey rippley cowl! But things did not go to plan!
I don't really know what I was doing, but I got this far:
...then I realised that it wouldn't actually go over my head to get to my neck, once it was joined together! I'd made it too small! I'm not sure what was going on in my simple little brain!!
(Pictures aren't great as always - especially now it's getting dark earlier!)
So, I ripped it apart and started again! (Annoying, as it took me ages to get that far!) I decided that maybe the ripple is better left for a blanket or cushion... and have decided on a different design. It's one I'm kind of making up as I go along. I hope I will be able to show you a finished item at some point in the not too distant future! For now, here is a glimpse...