Remember that cowl I told you I started yesterday? The Guy Next Door Cowl? Yeah, well, I finished it. :) Yep, you read that right, I finished it! I can't remember when I last went from WIP to FO in 24 hours. So at least I've gotten something done during this Christmas "vacation". I really liked this pattern, it was easily memorized, but not boring. I knit most of it while watching Stargate last night. I decided to divide the stitches and knit two.. watchamacallits.. "flaps", one for the front and one for the back, to protect the neck area even better. (as suggested by Suvi from 50 villapeikkoa.) Because knowing my 7yo, knitting just the cowl without the flaps wouldn't have worked. And hey, he liked it, so it's an instant success. :)
I think the cowl would have been long enough even if I'd knit one repeat less of the pattern, but maybe it's warmer as it curls up on the neck more. And I only now noticed that the suggested needle size is 3,75mm, I used 5mm. I don't even want to think about how small the cowl would have been, if I'd used the suggested needle size. And I thought I was knitting this looosely. Oh well, at least it turned out perfect for the 7yo. :)
Pattern: The Guy Next Door Cowl by Devin Fredrickson (ravel it)
Yarn: Cascade 220, white (it looks off-white in the pic, but it's a pure white)
Needle size: 5mm
Now I just have a dilemma.. What should I knit next? This never happens to me.