Now that Christmas is over and most of my Christmas knits have been distributed, I'm going to blog about them. The first will be the cowl I gave Ricky's mom Beth. Beth's had a hard few months, and she's always been very sweet to me, so I wanted to make her a nice hand knit this year. And, since time was of the essence, I went with a cowl.
My friend (and new mom!) Crystal of Domesticated Human recently published a cowl pattern she made for a gift using one skein of Malabrigo. I love Malabrigo merino worsted for it's soft squishiness, and thought that Beth would as well. I had a skein of a light purple -- I thought I'd like the color when I purchased it, but no such luck -- that I decided to use, since it's a color she'd enjoy.
I modeled it by the ocean to take photos for ravelry and also here. It was definitely warm and soft, so I'm glad I picked this yarn for the gift. I gave it to her yesterday, and she LOVED it. So much. Ricky was even touching it and she joked with him not to, in case it got damaged (note: it won't, it's quite sturdy). I'm glad I made it for her, since she definitely appreciated it and will get a lot of use out of it.