FO: Commie Cowl

I promised myself I would stop talking about the weather so much in my blog, but I can't help it.  It is the first day of November and when I left to go to PT this morning it was a pleasing mid-50s something.  I was quite pleased.  And then I realized something.  My hair is short.  Yes, it's been short for a while, but in the upper 90s that really is not a problem.  But now it is a mite chilly around the neck.

So how fortunate is it that I finally put the buttons on my Shawl Collard Cowl?

When I first finished I was concerned that it was too big.  But after putting it on and going outside I've decided that it is the perfect size.  Made out of Knit Picks Decadence, a discontinued 100% pure alpaca, it is so squishy and warm.  And also itchy, as alpaca is wont to be, so the extra length is really nice.

The buttons are from a pack of Soviet uniform buttons that were a gift from a fellow grad student.  They're so shiny you can't really see the hammer and sickle on the button's surface, but they are there.  Very appropriate for someone who's basing her hoped-for career on the study of Soviet history, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. You have the same problem as me! My hair was long for about 3 years, I had it cut in summer, now, I'm hastily making myself some more scarves:( Maybe chunky weight cowls are in my near future....