10/3/11

crochet along cowl x 3

Remember when I told you when I was participating in the crochet along at Maybe Matilda?

When I signed up, I was pretty sure I wasn't going to follow through with it. oops. Are you supposed to admit that you sign up for things that you end up not doing? I sometimes do that. 

But I did it. I learned to crochet and I finished the project. In fact, I made 3 cowls. what? overboard? Yeah, I know. It's how I do things.

Let's get started. We have a lot of cowls to talk about. This is what the finished Time Out cowl is supposed to look like:
Pretty, but kind of gigantic. In the words of Tim Gunn, "It's a lot of look." Thus begins my journey of crocheting three cowls. 

This is my fist cowl: 

 It is a whole lot less look. Instead of chaining 30 stitches as the pattern calls for, I only did 24. The pattern also says to crochet to 52 inches, and I stopped at 26 inches. I like it. I will most likely wear it, but I still wanted something to sit a bit closer to my neck. 

Time to try again with cowl number 2: 

I chained only 21 this time and stopped and 22 inches. See how this one stands up a bit more and sits closer to my neck? This is what I wanted. But for some reason, I used the purple yarn thinking I would like it. And I do like it, but I love the mustard yellow yarn and that is the color I wanted my final cowl to be.

Third time's a charm. 

Perfect! I love the color, I love the fit, and it is so soft and comfy. 

In case you want me to keep going on about these cowls, you're in luck 'cause I have more pictures. Here is a little awkward side by side featuring my arm and stiff hand. 

See the difference only a few stitches and a few inches makes in the size? 

And here is the size difference when they are on. Not huge, but enough to make a difference. 

One more? 

 I have a head after all!

I think I have enough cowls now. I just need to step away from the crochet hook.

p.s. I also posted this on my ravelry site. If you have ravelry, find me (allisonmae)! I need more projects to obsess over.

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23 comments:

  1. LOL about "I have a head after all!" Nice cowls! I like how you customized the pattern to fit your needs.

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  2. Okay, first, you are GORGEOUS and your hair is just divine :)

    Love that purple one!

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  3. great job!! i have a thing for mustard yellow right now too. :) love your cowls! xo

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  4. I would have done the same thing, keep going until I got the exact look and feel I was going for! by the way so jealous that you crochet, it's something that I eventually want to get into!

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  5. Hi! After hard work you finally got what you wanted. You should never give up:). The colour is really nice...hugs fr.o.m. Sweden

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  6. Those look great! I would love to learn!! I love cowls!

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  7. Great work, Allison! And I'm with Marcia on the amazing hair . . . if mine ever gets past, like, 2 1/2 inches long maybe you should come over and teach me how to not look like a mangy pauper.

    I love the cowls! They're all so pretty--I agree with you, I think the last one is my favorite, too, but they're all beautiful. And now you've got two Christmas presents ready to go, just like that ;-)

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  8. Wow I am so impressed that you made 3 cowls! I love them all! Great color choices.

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  9. I adore the mustard yellow, too. And I'm kind of kicking myself for not making mine shorter. While I was working on it, I though, gee, this seems really long. And, duh, it turned out to be really long. I like it doubled up, but I think your version is the way to go. Back to the crocheting board. ;)

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  10. You have officially made me want to learn how to crochet!! :) -and- Love all things mustard yellow :)

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  11. Good job for following through with it, x 3!!! lol. I love them all. I agree that the shorter ones are pretty awesome. I made mine kinda in-between. Unfortunately it's not long enough to double up. If I make another one I'll make a shorter length.

    Love the yellow color you chose.

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  12. The colors you chose are beautiful! Just lovely.

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  13. Wow! Your cowl was one I first spied on the Flickr group and got my first ever cowl-envy. :D I love the mustardy yellow. It's so great.

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  14. Enhorabuena por sus tres capuchas, son todas preciosas, los colores, medidas diferentes, wow¡¡
    Un saludo.
    susana

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  15. love them all!! great job :)

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  16. You really got into this! I like all three, but I think the one you chose suits you best. I shortened mine by a lot, too. And it's still plenty long. Wasn't this fun?

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  17. I LOVE the color you choose!! I want to make another one and I think I'll go with less stitches and even shorter!

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  18. Oh I love them all, but the third one really is my favorite. I'm going to have to make one in that size too!

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  19. Thanks so so much to all of you! You are the sweetest!

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  20. This is so pretty! What a great idea... definitely makes me want to learn how to crochet. I'd save so much money in the long run! Thanks for sharing.

    Amanda
    www.somethingtrendy.blogspot.com

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  21. This is so pretty! What a great idea... definitely makes me want to learn how to crochet. I'd save so much money in the long run! Thanks for sharing.

    Amanda
    www.somethingtrendy.blogspot.com

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  22. I <3 crochet!! I love this cowl - which is exactly what my little sister wants for Christmas! I'm your newest follower and I'm off to find you on ravelry!

    amanda
    scrapproject365.blogspot.com

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