Yesterday was an all day knitting day. All day! Nothing but knitting! Howlcat is finished and that’s another 450 yards of yarn used.
Please forgive the “selfies” as it was after midnight last night when I was taking these photos and I wasn’t about to wake Vince up to take pictures!
This is called “Howlcat” because it can be both a hat and a cowl. This is what it looks like to be worn as a cowl:
Here it is being worn as a cowl.
This is what you would do with it to make it a hat:
And here it is being worn a hat.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to smile at yourself in the mirror . . while taking a photo . . after midnight . . without having had a few glasses of wine? 🙂
This pattern is mindless knitting – something you can do in the car (if you’re not the driver), or while visiting with friends. No counting, no pattern to repeat. If you have young folks on your Christmas list for next year, start now! It takes one skein of worsted weight yarn and a partial skein of fingering weight yarn so grab those skeins of sock yarn, and a skein of halfway matching worsted weight and get busy. I used Malabrigo Worsted (Lettuce) and Fable Fibers Novel (Venus Bloom).
The only change I made to the pattern: I changed the last 2″ from stockinette to K2/P2 ribbing so the fingering weight part of the hat wouldn’t curl up and would be a bit more elastic at my head.
Now I’ll go back to La Vie Douce and my goal is to have it finished by the end of this week.