The Outrageous Cowl!

First..my day job (aka, how I support my fiber habits) has been sooooo busy! A good kinda busy, but whew. Need a break. I missed a few good blogging moments, but I am making up for it with this.

The Tale of the Outrageous Cowl.

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I still have a couple pounds of my lamb’s wool locks, and I learned early on that this fiber created a Very. Heavy. Yarn. A sweater or vest would have been like a suit of armor. So I started experimenting with tailspinning–the simplest form that I could imagine. Basically, I grabbed a handful of locks, fluffed with my fingers, and spun a single. The solid grey looked something like this:

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Then I spun a couple skeins with color:

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And decided I wanted a simple (in design) warm, statement piece that could double as a shrug or a cowl.

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Gotta admit, while I was knitting it I thought it might be a little much…but once I put it on I was hooked!!
Easy pattern. I will write it up and post it if anyone is interested!!
Spin on!

15 thoughts on “The Outrageous Cowl!

  1. This is a great use of art yarn…
    I’d like to nominate you for the WordPress Family Blog Award… I enjoy reading your blog and following your spinning process and progress…

    • Thanks!!! I’m just getting started, so there’s only a few right now. “Seattlespinner” as one word. There’s a link on the menu bar of my blog too..

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