My first knitted FO of 2012 is done!
Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley, which was inspired by a large seed stitch cowl she spotted at the Gap. It's been a popular pattern on Ravelry (), and I can see why. It's trendy and cute as well as an easy and quick knit.
Wool of the Andes Bulky) isn't as thick as the Lion Brand Chunky used in the pattern, so in the specified gauge, my knit was a bit less firm. I like the way it drapes, but in order to get the chunky, sturdy look I thought moss stitch would be better. I do like the way it turned out.
In the sewing room, I'm still plugging away at the coat. It is completely amazing (if I do say so myself) and very close to being finished, but the hand work is starting to burn me out, and I've found myself thinking of taking shortcuts, which I don't want to do with this coat, so I may take a little break, whip up a quickie and then come back to my coat ready to don my thimble and sew away. Want a sneak peek?