First up I thought I'd give the 5th Avenue cowl another whirl. I made one for my sister for xmas last year, but made hers about half the length and in a bright purple. I made this one from wool that used to be a Stussy brand jumper, a wool and cotton blend.
I wanted this one to be lovely and long for lots of wrapping and wide for the 'bulk' factor, but I got a wee bit impatient and it's not quite as bulky as I'd hoped.
(This picture is rather irrelevant, but it matches!)
Next up is a bit of a funny one.
I found 8 balls of this, very acidic, green wool in the thrifties a few months ago. I had planned to make a huge big YOKOO-esque cowl with it (can you tell, I'm really feeling the cowls at the mo'..) but once I opened the bags and got to knitting I found it was actually a bit scratchy.
I realise that often wool will soften with washing, but I wasn't going to risk ending up with a giant scratchy scarf and realised that it would need to become outwear. Then I remembered the 'Professor vest'!
I have been waiting for the perfect brown, tweedy wool to whip one of these up for Otto, and figured I might give it a whirl with the toxic green instead.
Hmmm when will I ever learn that gauge swatches are done for a reason?!
The vest is huge. It won't fit Otto until next Winter! Bummer!
But on a plus note it's actually kind of cute, the pattern is awesome (just like your first one samlamb! You are wonderful!), I've made a start on next years knitting, and it's got me thinking of what else I can do with the wool, rather than just taking it back to the oppie. Any ideas?