My daughter made a favorite things cowl last year. She whipped this thing up in no time flat....while mine lingered (and lingered).
I think hers turned out great; what you can't see is how extremely wonky the fair isle is. I think it would block out, but her knitting motto is...'whatever!' and in this case, she's right. Unblocked, it still looks good. Puckery....it's still great.
She was wearing it this weekend and I had immediate cowl-envy. It made me think about mine that's been in hibernation since I got really really bored with it, tried to finish it fast with assorted stripes...
and pretty much ruined the look and the whole purpose of a 'favorite things' cowl. Yesterday morning I ripped out the stripes.
Much better. I'm not quite to the half-way point, but it might actually get finished this time. Mine is wonky and puckery.
I'm going to have to figure out how to add some books to the mix, because they rank pretty high on the 'favorite things' list. And to be sort of timely, they might have to be Agatha Christie ones. For some reason, I'm still on the kick with her mysteries. Just finished The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. WHOA! I did NOT see that ending coming!! I just picked up Ordeal by Innocence, another that the Queen of Mystery considered among her personal favorites.* Haven't even opened the front cover. I'll let you know.
Joining with Ginny for Yarnalong. Wonder how to put that on my scarf, too. Truly, one of my favorite things!!!!
Agatha's personal favorites include:
Murder on the Orient Express
The Moving Finger
And Then There were None
A Murder is Announced
Murder of Roger Ackroyd