I have been preparing clothes for Winter and recently made a top from Ottobre - Romantic Notes. A lovely top to wear but a bit open at the neck for a really cold day (like we have been having lately). I decided it was time to crochet a cowl that I had seen on Ravelry and made the 'Baby it's cowled outside' cowl. This is a free pattern and I am quite happy with how it came out.
I used 2 balls of Patons Classic Bluebell. This is 5 ply or sport weight so was a bit heavier than intended for this pattern. It looked like it was going to be very stiff, so when I finished it I put it through a rinse with some vinegar and it softened it quite a bit. (If you are on Ravelry.com, you can friend me there. I am Quiltsewsewsue on Ravelry too.)
For the sewists, this is how I wore the whole outfit...
The Ottobre Romantic Notes top as mentioned earlier and my Burda 04-2011-117 pants - made here.
With a RTW dark brown cardigan I was ready for a cool day!
Plenty of sewing has been happening too. I have made 2 skirts, one turtleneck top and a vest for my son. When photos happen I will show you the results!... Ciao!