Snoods, cowls - call them what you will: I call them brilliant - they're so great, I made two.
First up is the Gap-tastic Cowl, which is a free Ravelry download. I cast-on 111sts instead of the 131sts on the pattern, because A: I'm small, so I didn't think it needed to be so long, and B: I knew I wouldn't have enough yarn. I was right on both counts (naturally ;) ). I just kept going until I ran out of yarn, so didn't do as many rows as on the pattern. I used three balls of Adriafil Mistero, the colour doesn't have a name, it just called 003.
Apologies for the rubbish grainy photo, it was the best I could do.
I do not know how I lived without this. It is the best thing ever! I can wrap it around my neck twice, and then put a bit of it up like a hood, and it's toasty warm, which is handy since the wind had been blowing a hooley the last few days. Here's a photo of it in better light.
Snood number two is the long version of the Chunky Cowl. I'm blaming Karen from Did You Make That? on this one. She's the one that started the Snood Sensation. :)
Again I cast-on less stitches - 100 instead of 140. Again I knew I wouldn't have enough yarn, so just kept going until I ran out, so it's not as wide as the other one. The yarn is Sirdar Indie (which is lovely), the colour is 0160, I used three balls which I bought at my LYS, Jean's Wool Shop.
And here's a photo in better light.
I've also made a bit more progress on my Almost Ovals Scarf, but I've got a bit sidetracked with sewing and crocheting. But more of that another time.