You know you are a long way behind with your blogging when the project you are writing about was completed eight months ago! Actually there is a little more to it than that! You see when I was planning my trip to USA in August, I wanted a project to take with me to fill those idol moments. It had to be simple and able to be picked up and put down at a moments notice and it also had to be packable (thinking small here).
The Gaptastic Cowl had appealed to me for quite a few winters now and I had picked up the perfect acrylic knit in black in the perfect weight some time previously in a sale. I like acrylic for scarves because it is both light weight and soft. The only other thing I would use acrylic for is beanies. With great plans, I assembled my materials and flew out for my trip.
I think my knitting was pulled out once during the whole trip! Firstly at 40 degrees plus celcius, despite aircon, knitting is the last thing I could get my head around. Secondly, there really was no downtime! So my knitting came home largely untouched. I did finish it though, but by this time we were well and truly into spring and writing about a winter project in spring just didn't seem appealing.
Fast forward until now, and I am ready to wear said scarf! After highs of 26 degrees a week or so ago, we have been plunged into winter well and truly this week and this has seen my scrambling for anything with any warmth. Yesterday I even packed up my summer dresses and unpacked my winter coats.
This cowl was an easy and satisfying make. I think it will get a lot of wear over the winter months and the pattern is one I will probably use again.