FO: The One Christmas Gift

Happy day after Christmas! I hope if you celebrated you had a lovely day. I had a nice day celebrating with my family and friends at my Mom’s house and surprisingly on Christmas Eve I whipped up a single knit gift. Since I started teaching full time on Thursdays I spend time with my Mom and our friend Ann, helping Ann up her knitting skills. My Mom doesn’t knit but provides a lot of laughter and Ann just wants to make small things for her grandkids. We laugh, we eat great lunches and we knit. And Ann and her husband were joining us for Christmas dinner and I decided to whip up a Bandana Cowl for her.
I dug through my stash and pulled out this yummy Fibre Co. Tundra yarn in the colorway Krill. I knew I could whip this up in a couple of hours and I watched Christmas movies with my husband on the couch and knit away. She was delighted. I haven’t really done holiday deadline knitting for a while, I just hate the pressure. But this was a delight to make on a leisurely Christmas Eve at home. I also finished making Jellybean a Glass Ceiling sweater…but we’ll talk about that on Friday. Here’s a little sneak peek.
I don’t know if I will finish anything else between now and next week but you never know!


FO: Team Brights Bandana Cowl

The folks over at the Fibre Company put a call out a few weeks ago for yarn ambassadors and I was chosen! What does that mean? On occasion they’ll send me some yummy yarn to try and share my thoughts here. They’re launching new colors in their yarns and they sent me over skeins of their Tundra yarn in two new colors, Sockeye Salmon (left) and Krill (right).
Tundra bandana cowlThis yarn is insanely yummy. Tundra is made up of baby alpaca, merino wool and silk and is so squishy. So what was a girl to make? I had two skeins of each color and decided I wanted a new cowl for fall and pulled out a trusty pattern, Purl Soho’s Bandana Cowl.
Tundra bandana cowl
I decided to use the speckled color Krill for the main body and the edging in the Sockeye Salmon color (since I wear makeup I try to stay away from lighter colors directly on my face so I don’t transfer that on the yarn). My coats always tend to be neutral and this will go beautifully with my new olive colored fall coat. I’m just waiting for colder weather! I whipped this up in just a few short hours on a Saturday afternoon over the long weekend.
Tundra bandana cowl
So the folks at Fibre Co. are going to be showcasing their new colors on social media with the hashtags #TFCNeutrals and #TFCBrights. Clearly I’m on Team Brights so look for more from them on giveaways and info on the new colors.

So have any of you knit with Tundra? They’ve totally made me a fan!