For ages I'd been thinking of making myself a lovely soft grey cowl. Then I spotted the above cowl in the Cologne Christmas markets, on a trip with my family at the end of November. It is made from such soft snuggly alpaca yarn that I really couldn't resist it, despite thinking I should instead find some wool of equal scrumptiousness and make one myself. It's not like it would be difficult, it's just a long strip sewn into a circle...
But, there would be the challenge of finding the ideal yarn and then the hours I would need to spend making it, and would I ever actually get round to it? (So many craft ideas, so little time!) Sometimes, when the perfect item presents itself to you, ready made and just waiting to be used and enjoyed... it's hard to say no.
I have made cowls in the past - a knitted one and a crocheted one - but they were small ones designed to go once around my neck. I can choose to have this new one wrapped once, twice or three times around and it is so warm and cosy!
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