04 October 2012

Handmade Gift Idea :: Cowl

This month I'm starting a series that will last until mid December. I don't know about you, but to me, Christmas is right around the corner. I know we have Thanksgiving and Halloween first, but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, right?


I can't think of a better gift than a beautiful handmade cowl (or scarf). I prefer cowls, because they mostly stay in place - my scarves are constantly losing their place under my coat. Here is a cowl I finished earlier this week. I know I'm not the best model, but I am all I have. lol

Here it is doubled up, ensuring that no cold air will seep through.

Here it is in it's full length - it goes halfway down my torso - lots of versatility here!

And if you need to cover your head, and you didn't bring a hat, this cowl can double as a head covering and used to keep your neck warm. BONUS!

I really love this yarn; it is a chunkier yarn, oatmeal in colour, with a thinner yarn of chocolate brown wrapped around the oatmeal yarn, giving it extra visual texture. I had never crocheted with yarn like that, so it was a little difficult at first (it also could be because I had never crocheted a cowl before). I hope you like it.

And don't forget - you can always make these as a gift to yourself too!
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  1. crack me up shirley....but i'm all i have!

    you look great and so does the cowl!

    1. I'm glad my pain seems funny to you... lol! Thanks, Pam. :)

    2. so funny that i had to include you in, in 'Things I Found At The Party'.

      that one just cracked me up. plus, love the cowl and you look simply marvelous in it whether you're all you've got or not.

      Thanks so much for stopping by to link up last week. Hope you get a chance to stop by, check it out and share if you like.

      Have a great day,


  2. I love handmade gifts. They are so close to the heart. Do you have more good things for homemade items?

    1. I am just beginning a series on handmade items, so be sure to follow this tag: http://treeshides.blogspot.ca/search/label/gift%20ideas


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