Since my dog is suffering a little from my illness and being at home all day, I tried to make him a special Christmas gift. I took a big carton box from a recent delivery and filled it up with news paper sheets. I wrapped some delicious treats for him in some paper, and put it in the box, scattering more treats and his entire evening ration of dog food in the news paper as well, creating a huge sniffle box for his enjoyment. I think it took him about half an hour to get everything out. He was very sleepy afterwards, and very satisfied. Mission accomplished!
My home-alone-Christmas-project was this hooded cowl. I found the pattern online on Ravelry (here’s the maker’s blog) and have started it a few days ago. As I started, I made a few changes to the pattern. I didn’t want to work it back and forth, turning the work at the seam, but I wanted to work it in rounds. I find this to be prettier in the end, but that’s just my opinion.
I can’t count stitches properly, it seems, and I just winged-it entirely. It’s a bit wonky, but I don’t think that will be too much of a problem while wearing it.
This is my progress so far. I need to work more rows on the shoulder part of the cowl, but I’m very happy how it’s turning out to look and feel. It’s such a pretty color and I can’t wait to wear it outside. 💜