Monday, September 26, 2011

Simplicity Cowl

I liked the pattern I found for free at Michael's called Simplicity Cowl.  It was made from Lion brand's "Homespun" yarn and looked so soft and warm.  I had several yarn scraps from other projects that I thought I could combine to make the pattern, since I didn't have enough of any one skein.  I love how it turned out!  Luckily, each color matched hues with other colors of the yarns.  Two of the colors were solids, while the other two were tweed-like blends.  As I have said before, I rarely use a pattern completely as it is written.  I like to put my own "spin" on it.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I had some left-over yarn from a project, and decided to play with it and see what I could come up with.  I took ten dark-colored and ten light-colored wooden beads, and made this necklace.  I liked it, and wore it once, but the cord kept twisting  where I wanted it to be in line.  So, I slightly redid it, making smaller scallops on each side.  I think the beads stand out a little more.