Have I told you about the yarn shop that Kristyn and I discovered when she was here visiting this summer? It's in a little town not terribly far from my house. It's right on the road that I take when the girls go to their Thursday classes.....It's dangerous. very dangerous. Kristyn and I spent about 2 hours in there...and yes, our checkbooks took a hit. Lana, the owner, has the shop stuffed full of wonderful yarns and a plethora of projects.
One of the many projects that caught my eye was this seed stitch cowl (ravelry link). I must say, had I seen the original pattern, I wouldn't have even considered knitting it. But seeing it done up in a color that I would wear, sold me on it right away.
This pattern knit up quickly on size 11 needles. It was interesting enough to keep my attention but not too tricky. I think I'll wear this a lot, even around the house when the days get chilly. The weather here is too warm to wear it right now, but I'm ready for the next cold snap.