The I cord drawstring didn’t take nearly as long as I expected. In fact, it might have taken me longer to sew down the top edge to enclose the drawstring! But, in any case, my Curiosity Cowl is complete!
Overall, I do like it better now that it’s done and I can see it on. It’s not as floppy as I expected and while not the warmest, the bamboo yarn is comfortable. Mostly I’m just delighted with the drawstring because it reminds me of hoodies, which are my favorite thing to wear.
With this FO, I’ve finished three projects this year and used up 7 skeins from stash. I’m pretty pleased with that progress. I also finished another book: The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh. It’s a family drama/suspense that kept me hooked from the beginning. I liked it better than her first book, Ghosted. Have you read anything you loved lately?
The Cowl is cute! I recently read Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver. It is the first time I have read anything by her. I enjoyed it a lot and added a few more by her to my reading list.
Oh I love Barbara Kingsolver! Bean Trees is my favorite. I don’t think I’ve read Demon Copperhead, so I’ll have to look for it.
It’s a new one from late last year. It’s basically a retelling of David Copperfield, which happens to be my favorite Dickens novel.
It looks great! Glad that drawstring wasn’t as much of a slog!
I am really loving Nettle and Bone, which I’m reading right now (fantasy) and also loved The Five (nonfiction), which I finished last month.
Thank you! Is The Five about Jack the Ripper’s victims? If so, it looks very interesting!
Yep! That’s the one. I found it fascinating. I love reading individual life stories that aren’t ones we already know.
I like it. I bet it will be a great walking the dog cowl in spring and fall. Only reading books I like moderately right now. Well enough to keep reading, but not enough to get sucked in.
I really dig how the stitch pattern looks with this yarn combo!
I love the stitch pattern on this! I’m not sure how I’d feel about sewing down the drawstring enclosure, though. I’d probably get super annoyed at that part.
It was not my favorite part for sure, but I do love the drawstring element so I’d say it was worth it!
Then that’s all that matters! 😀
Your new cowl looks great! It does give off a hoody vibe, but like a nicer hoody. The stitch pattern does work really well with that yarn!