I received some gorgeous yellow merino wool (super soft and squishy!) from a friend who lives in Australia during a swap I did in the summer time. I loved the wool but wasn't sure what to do with it.
I started this cowl Friday eve and finished later that night! It was a quick knit. It's quite large, but I like my scarfs that way. I'm working on making some cute pins so I can wear it similiar to this.
Here it is flat! Isn't the leaf pattern gorgeous? The knitting itself wasn't too hard, I did 1 and a half repeats of the pattern. You need to be able to knit in the round, knit, purl, and do simple decreases and increases (k2tog, yo) The pattern on ravelry can be found here.
A closeup of the detail. I really like lace details lately.
What do you think? Do any of you knit? I find it really relaxing and it keeps my hands busy while watching movies, etc.