Finished Objet

I finished this before I went to Minnesota but It was blocking and then I had all those nasty tails to weave in and still hadn't found buttons. So while I was packing for our trip, I unpinned it and slammed it into the suitcase figuring I'd find the buttons there. Boy did I! They are perfect as you can see in the picture. So without further adieu here are the stats facts and general 'what you need to know' about this project.

Pattern: Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos
Yarn: Prism Merino 12 in Lipstick (2 hanks)
Needle sizes: 8 and 9
Pattern Love: Awesome
Recommendation: If you are knitting this, and I think you all should, in fact go and try all of Alana's patterns, make sure that you or the recipient has a long neck. Not freakishly long, but if you have a stump like mine then this will just look silly when you put it sister in law M looked fantastic in it.

It is a wonderful pattern, contstructed with minimal short row shaping, easy to follow instructions, and wonderful graphics to entertain the wandering eyes. All the graphics on Alana's patters are done by Knitterella and I recommend that you hop on over and see her other work and visit her supply shop for gift tags, note pads, and project bags. Her work is hilarious and says all the things we want to say but don't want to sound churlish. I also recommend following her blog as well, she is funny, witty and full of great ideas.

I have many many more works in progress and other's rolling in my head. Lots of big events coming in the next year that require full on knitted goodness!!
Happy Friday

Question for all of you..........Have any of you tried making Cake Balls yet? I'm curious on how they work......


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