"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."- Leonardo da Vinci


Herringbone cowl

This weekend I had to turn on the heat in the house. Normally that would make me pretty sad, but this year I am embracing the cold, and will make the best of it.

Perhaps the fact that I have a new, cozy and gorgeous cowl to wear is making the transition a little easier. It only took two weeks to make, significantly less then I thought, and I love it. My only moment of panic came when I had to block it, just some of the old fears resurfacing, but a little encouragemet from my new friends from the luvinthemommyhood ravelry group, helped me overcome them.

I wore the cowl all weekend, and was especially happy to have it at A.'s first visit to the skating rink. Can you say cold? He looked so adorable all decked out in skates, elbow pads and a helmet..... but I digress.

Now I'll have to start thinking of Christmas gifts....suggestions anyone?


  1. That turned out beautifully! Love it!

  2. Awwww...you look so pretty in your lovely new cowl! The tones in that yarn are to die for! Such an awesome job hun!!! THanks so much for joining in!

  3. Thanks Julie, I am really happy with it too!

    Thanks Shannon, the tones in this yarn is what me drew me to it. Once again, a fabulous KAL. You got me addicted now!

  4. Lovely cowl. This one's in my queue as well.

  5. Yay! don't you love it?? I love mine too. Though came out a bit tighter than I wanted so double wrapped its a tad tight. I love the fabric though! Yours looks fabulous!

  6. Absolutely beautiful! I've been eyeing that pattern since it came out... I'll have to give it a try when I'm done with my lineup of other patterns I want to get done ;)

  7. Thank you everyone! It always feels great to be admired!

  8. wow!

    I saw the pattern at purl bee site, but let me say, dear Monica, you have done a great work . Your cowl looks even more beautiful: you chose a good combination of colour and yarn! And you look fantastic!

    I want to try this pattern too. I wish I could join the KAL, but time is not enough for everything and I've been quite busy lately, working for orders and updating the shop for the Holiday season.

    Thanks Monica for stopping by my blog. I've been posting not so frequently as I used to be and wanted to, but as I said before, as time is limited we must set our priorities and sometimes is the blog who must wait a little bit.

    Have a nice weekend!