How It Started, How It's Going

 I just finished 2 cowls knit simultaneously. One was my watching TV in the evening project, and the other was my Teams knitting lunch at work project. First is the green cowl knit with 2 different yarns from Neighborhood Fiber Co.

This yarn was an early pandemic impulse purchase. I wasn't sure what I was going to make with it, but when I finally pulled it out of the stash and worked out the yardage, I decided on a cowl. I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

It's very soft and warm and I love the contrast in textures between the solid wool and the silk-mohair blend. The colors are just fantastic, too. 

The second cowl is knit with a set of gradient mini-skeins from Leading Men Fiber Arts. I got this yarn at a deep discount when they were having a big sale last summer.

I divided all of the skeins in half except the lightest color, which I used as the middle panel for a tube cowl. I just knit garter stitch and did a row of yarn overs and knit 2 together with each color change.

I think it's super cute. I will probably do 1 or 2 more with a couple other gradients I have on hand. 

Now I'm working on a shawl for a friend's mom who has been ill. I'll post a photo when it's done.