What do you do if you have limited time and limited yarn to knit something? Easy. Knit less of it. Thank the knit gods for cowls. Being a pre-Christmas baby myself, I suppose I should be acutely sympathetic to the post-Christmas birthday "overlook" and plan ahead a bit better. At any rate, January 2nd snuck up on me again and it struck me the day before mom's birthday that I should knit her a little something special. Luckily, I had one ball of this great sparkly yarn in my mom's favourite fuscia colour (she's a sparkly kind of mom) and I knew I could knit something up real quick for her.
I hate that "real quick" usually equates to a lot of stockinette stitch or a lot of mindless "yo, k2tog" repeats. I'm not above them, don't get me wrong, but my hands were looking for a bit more of a challenge. Julie's Stockholm Scarf pattern suddenly hit me, and I literally ran to the computer and was off to the races. The scarf in its entirety is fabulous, but the mini cowl is a pretty fabulous second. One and a half movies later I was long a little birthday gift and got a model shot out of it too. (She's a good sport)