Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Cowls for Christmas

Hello! How was your Christmas? I hope it was beautiful and
peaceful, and full of joy, warmth and good cheer. Sorry I haven't been around these past few days. I took a break from blogging and all
social media over the holidays and it was nice. But it's also good
to be back again and today I've got the rest of the presents I've made
to share with you.

As you can see, they're all cowls. I actually made four in total
this Christmas. I wasn't really planning to but they turned out to be
 my favourite gifts to make this year. I've enjoyed crocheting each and
 every one and I'm happy to report that they've all been well received.

 The first one I made was for my mother-in-law. I showed it here back
 in November. This dark grey one was for a new friend I'd met through Instagram. It's a Christmas present and also to say thanks for
the lovely felt garland she'd made for us.

I used Drops Andes, a super chunky wool and alpaca mix, with
a size 9 hook and this pattern by Sarah Hatton. I don't often crochet 
with chunky yarn but I enjoy it when I do. Projects work up quickly
and take less time to finish, and with a lovely, soft yarn like this, 
it was even more enjoyable.

The girls also asked for cowls after seeing the one I'd made
for my mother-in-law. I was going to make them pom-pom slippers 
but decided to give in to their requests.

Markie's cowl is made with rows of trebles in various colours.
She was quite specific about it being colourful and I think we've
got colours here.

I used the same yarn for Lulu's but with little granny squares.
This took me longer to finish as I got distracted making other things
but I did manage to get it ready by Christmas Eve.

The yarn were all Drops Merino Extra Fine, one of my favourites.
Both girls like their cowls although they haven't actually worn them
outside yet. It's been quite mild lately and warm, cosy woollen accessories have not been needed that much. But better this than
ice and snow if you ask me. I'm a warm weather girl at heart and
 I'm always happier when it's not so cold.

So that's my Christmas present making done for this year. I wonder
what I'll be making for Christmas in 2016....

Enjoy the rest of the Holidays and happy New Year in advance!
See you soon!


  1. Hi Marion! Your cowls are all gorgeous! I think they make perfect Christmas presents for special ladies in your life. Nice work.

  2. They are all beautiful, each one of them. I especially love the chunky one in Drops Andes. I used Drops Nepal on my poncho and really liked it, I must try out some of their other ranges. You've outdone yourself with the homemade gifts this year. x

  3. What beautiful cowls you have made, all different but equally special. I took a blogging break over Christmas too it was just what I needed! A Happy New Year to you :)

  4. What beautiful gifts you made them. I bet they will be worn over and over again.
    I did the same, stayed away from the internet for a fair few days, it does me good to switch off.
    Happy New Year to you all.
    Lisa x

  5. I especially love the chunky one in Drops Andes. I used Drops Nepal on my poncho and really liked it,