Saturday, November 5, 2011

something for me and ~giveaway~

I am always crocheting things for my shop or for Mason. Last night I decided I wanted to make something for me. As the weather is getting cooler I was interested in a warm scarf or cowl. 

I really wanted a cowl but wasn't sure if it was for me... Could I pull it off or would I look silly in it?

Lucky for me I grabbed this massive ball of yarn at Hobby Lobby a few months back when they were clearancing it out. It was only $10 and a million yards long. I had no plan for it but couldn't pass the deal up. Austin called it a basketball of yarn. What better way to try out a cowl then with already bought yarn? 

No trip to the store and if I didn't like it I wasn't dishing out any money I already hadn't dished out
I sat down and began crocheting, I had no pattern but cowls are simple and you can basically crochet rows however you want then sew them together to make a circle.

When it was finally done and on me I loved it! It was warm and neither too thick or long!

I want more! I know I want a mustard yellow one but I can't find the right color/thickness of yarn I am picturing in my head anywhere! I might have to break down and order it  =(

With that being said I want to let you guys in on the awesomeness of this cowl, that's right I didn't use the whole basketball of yarn and I have plenty more to make one of you lucky readers one as well. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you like best about Fall time; the Holidays? Warm tasty drinks/treats? Being with Family? Wearing cute scarves/cowls? Whatever it is I want to hear!

I will randomly pick a winner Friday Nov. 11


  1. Very cute!! I would say your first attempt at this was a success!!

    And my favorite thing(s) about fall are the beautiful trees this time of year and cuddling up with a blanket, hot chocolate and a good movie, all while wearing a comfy hoodie! :)

  2. Cute! My favorite thing about fall is curling up in an over sized sweatshirt with a cup of coffee. Or baking way too many sweets... :)

  3. My favorite thing is shopping for the perfect gift and then watching the person open it. I also love cooking and eating holiday food and goodies!

  4. that's super cute, and yes, you can pull it off. =)

    my fave is the changing leaves and cozy nights with coffee.

  5. How cute!! It appears to me that you can pull it off very well! I love the colors in the yarn!

    My favorite thing about this time of the year is working on coming up with the perfect sewing projects to create for Christmas gifts for my loved ones!

  6. You certainly can pull off that look! It looks great on you.

    My favorite thing about fall is curling up on the couch next to a window, looking at the different colored leaves, wearing oversized sweats, reading a book with a cup of decaf coffee and flavored creamer. Hmm, I think I'll go put on a pot right now!

  7. I was just on your etsy site and almost bought one!!!!

  8. Love it! I have so many things I love about Fall! My favorite things are the traditions.

  9. My favorite thing about fall is that we finalle get some cooler weather in FL and can actually enjoy being outside!


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