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February 12, 2017

From Susan — Bursting with Pride

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 10:25 am

Yesterday my DH skied in the 56 km Mora Vasaloppet Cross Country Ski Race and won his age group by 20 minutes!!  Way to go!!  We added another Dala horse to our mantel.  When he finished he said he could have kept skiing but last night he said his legs were sore… 😉

I finished the knitting of my Anguli Cowl.  It is still wet and blocking:

You seam the short ends, which are at the center back neck.  I am 99% positive that the seam will look hideous!!  It’s funny that the cowl looks so wrinkled in the picture but not so in real life.  Hmmm.

PS to Suzan: You are not the only one that likes the snow leopard print!  John gets comments at every race!

PS2 to Kathy: I added a 2-stitch i-cord to the left edge.

PS3: Here is the final cowl.  It looks cute in the picture but it is bulky at the back neck and seems smallish.  Not sure about it… 🙁

PS to Nancy — it’s not really the seam but the bunching of the fabric that makes it bulky.  It’s okay!  I haven’t really worn it for real.  Just on Lettie!

PS2 to Nancy — wore it; loved it!  Very comfortable!

PS to Julie — I love the idea of buttons on the back edge!!


  1. Love the cowl AND the leopard print outfit!

    Comment by suzanstew — February 12, 2017 @ 11:20 am

  2. I would guess that the snow leopard print added at least 5 kph to his speed – it takes a real man to pull that outfit off 😀 The cowl looks lovely, not wrinkled at all, in fact I was impressed at how smooth and even it is.

    Comment by Pru — February 12, 2017 @ 4:18 pm

  3. Congrats to John! That is quite an accomplishment! Love the shawl! I noticed a beautiful edge on the left. What did you do here? Anything special?

    Comment by Kathy W. — February 12, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

  4. The 2-stitch I-cord just makes this cowl. I love what I learn from you girls, everything you make looks so professional.

    Comment by Pru — February 13, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

  5. The cowl does photograph well with the sweater. Perhaps it needed to be seamed with fewer plies? Love the Dala horses.

    Comment by Nancy — February 14, 2017 @ 12:25 pm

  6. I’ve considered this pattern and it seems more like a wear-with-an-open-heavy-jacket-collar-for-a-pop-of-color-in-the-freezing-cold cowl than a wear-indoors-fashion-accessory cowl. Since it very rarely gets to freezing temps where we live, I decided not to make it. It’s gorgeous, but you might have to reserve it for outerwear.

    Comment by Purrlie — February 15, 2017 @ 5:21 pm

  7. How could I forget? Congrats to the hubs for a job well done . . . again.

    Comment by Purrlie — February 15, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

  8. I’m making one of those cowls in navy and sky blue cotton and I plan to close the back with 2 buttons.
    Julie in San Diego

    Comment by Julie Lanner — February 17, 2017 @ 6:05 pm

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