Cowl is the new scarf.
Whether you believe bitch is the new black, black is the new president, or Grandpa Munster is the new Reagan, I bet you like your neck nice and snuggly warm, right? I bet you've knit yourself up a whole mess o' scarves- beautiful, dangly scarves in cables and ribs and lace and so-calleds and stripes. I bet they've dragged on the wet ground, been chewed on and tugged by babies and dogs, and gotten caught in your car door. I bet they've failed to live up to your oh-but-all-the-French-girls-do-it hopes of instantaneous chic. And they take up a lot of danged room in the closet, hours and hours of knitting time, and at least two skeins of yarn. Here I am, gesturing to you invitingly, cozily, with nothing dangling off of my neck region. Come to the cowl side.
Malabrigo Chunky, Stonechat. Raveled here.
Malabrigo Chunky, Whales Road. Raveled here.
Luxe Neck Warmer from the book Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark.
Malabrigo Chunky, Lettuce. Raveled here.
...and that's just the tip of it, my friends. Many more cowls are OTN due to the fever that overtook me during Malabrigo March, thanks to my friends in the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry.
And for those who asked on Ravelry and Flickr, yes, my hair is getting really, really long, and I hope it stays that way. I came close to cutting it, but then Timmy put the fear of "mom hair" into me. So now I invest heavily in rubber bands so that the Fricklet doesn't leave me bald. And the lip gloss is Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Lip Shine in Blackberry, a color that really looks good on everyone. Malabrigo Chunky is fabulous and highly recommended.
Hmm. The words "cowl swap" just popped into my mind.
Must repress, as RAVELRAISER '08 will be consuming me, starting Friday! Mark your calenders, because the prizes just keep arriving!