Black Friday Afternoon Project
Well I went to JA for Black Friday this morning, spent 2 hours there and stocked up on some fabrics for some projects. The cutting lines were a little ferocious as evidently the fleece was a ridiculous price and folks had about 10-15 bolts per cart to cut! I landed a good place on line, and it moved fairly well, the only trouble i ran into was that after that and shopping for notions, i remembered i needed the trim for these cowls, and had to select it and then get another number and at that time I hit a longer wait. Oh well... no biggie... I knew I wanted to probably start one of these cowls today, so i stood and waited.
So my cowl is inspired by Sandra from my Stitcher's Guild forum. Her blog post about it is Here. It is from a Soho tutorial from The Purl Bee - Pom Pom Cowl.
My taste wasn't pom-poms, so I searched the trim section at JA for something that I liked. I found a few, but some were very expensive... Then I found this silky fringe, like from the roaring 20's. I really like it, so I got Brown to go with the gold pinstriped Brown linen, shown below, Red to go with the black linen, and gold to go with the beige linen. It came out better than hoped. The look is exactly what I was going for, and it is so comfy!
I fell in love when I saw Sandra's cowl, thinking now this is the best alternative to those turtlenecks I always want to wear in the chilly weather... this really dresses things up and keeps me warm... total shout out to Sandra! You'll see on her blog how she is a master adjuster of all things wearable!
Sewed this up in about an hour 1/2, maybe a little more because lining up that fringe was tricky. Will post the other two when they are done.