It's kind of a shame—I've been knitting up a storm since Thanksgiving, but I really haven't talked much about it here. I found myself focusing on opening up the shop, and sharing my projects kind of took a backseat. Now that the shop is open, I'm back to finding a good balance between the two (and, you know, my day job and personal life). This was one of those projects that helped me master a new(to me) stitch: the seed stitch.
The seed stitch is a super simple stitch that adds a lot of interest to the work (and to the process). I made quite a few of these cowls while I was home for Christmas; I made one for my sister as a gift, then my mom and my stepmom were all over me to make them one before I left. I finished my mom's while she was napping (during a movie of course!), and I placed it on her chest. It was a nice surprise for her when she woke up.
And now some pictures of my beautiful mother modeling her cream tweed seed stitch cowl. I hope I look just like her when I'm almost 60! (Though I'll always be about two feet taller than she is.)
Want your own seed stitch cowl? You can find one in the shop!