I was dying to knit something different and for myself after my frantic Market Day knitting. I wanted to make something I would love and something I would actually wear. I landed on this 3-color Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli. I had some Madelintetosh Twist Lite in Care (the proceeds benefited Doctors Without Borders). It was the right weight, so I picked two different colors of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (antler and kitten). In the end, I was happy with the yarn and color choices. It was intended the cowl be knit in cashmere, but it is so soft and lightweight with the merino. I have no regrets.
This cowl took me FOREVER. Partly because I started over once and because I had LGH orders. I started over because I was worried it would be too tight around my neck. I added 40 stitches and cast on 200 instead of 160. I am so glad I did. It's just right. I also had a couple of mishaps in the fourth band, with the lace. It was a test of patience and endurance. However, in the end, I love it. I have already worn it every day since I finished it.