I've been wearing and working on cowls this week. Jack says I'm wearing them to get ready for my neck brace, but a wise friend said that I'll need them to cover the brace! Anyway, the first pic is a cowl I made last year but never blogged about. I had planned to gift or donate it, but somehow it made it's way around my neck yesterday (so I guess it's mine now). The pattern is pinned here: Sedge Stitch Cowl.
this pin though. The blue edging is brighter than it looks here, but I didn't go too neon on this one as it is a gift. I would love to make this one again though and be a little bolder with the color.
soft stitch cowl pattern as I made one last year and loved how it came out (in fact, the pics from last year are much better). It's a longer cowl (that can be doubled up or worn long) and is light but really warm too. It's also a repetitive pattern, so I plan to be working on these while I'm laid up (much easier to work on a pattern I don't have to count while on pain meds). EJ picked the colors...metallic-y black, deep purple, mustard, and spring green.
So, each teacher is getting a cowl and a bracelet. These Beads for Learning bracelets are created by Maasai women and sold by The Leakey Collection. 100% of the profits from the sale of these bracelets goes to pay for teachers' salaries in rural Kenya. I couldn't think of a better gift for our amazing teachers. I hope they like them!