Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween *Throw-Up* Cowl

Exhibit A: Rowan Chunky Print Yarn

Exhibit B: Chickadee Cowl Pattern

Exhibit C: Halloween *Throw-Up* Cowl

Ok. Let me explain. Last Wednesday, I was suffering from "Just finished knitting a sweater and hat" withdrawal and really wanted to start something else. I was not ready to start knitting with my Brooks Farm sweater yarn yet and already had a new pair of socks on the needles.

I found myself perusing my stash yarn collection and came across the 3 balls of Rowan Chunky Print yarn that have been in there for about 5 years. Yeah. I know. When I bought this yarn all those years ago, I got it 50% off and had the intention of knitting a Rowan scarf. As one can see, that never happened.

A few days earlier I found a hat and cowl pattern that I liked. What was even more perfect was that these patterns called for a bulky yarn. So here you go. I found the perfect patterns for this yarn and I would end up using 2 of the 3 balls. The light bulb went off in my head and I thought maybe the 3rd ball could end up being fingerless mitts or something. I would have one of those matchy matchy sets.

While knitting on the cowl on Halloween morn, I really wasn't *digging* the yarn at all. At this point I dubbed my Chickadee Cowl as the Halloween *Throw-Up* Cowl. In my eyes, the colors were looking like Halloween Candy Throw-Up. I know. Lovely thought. I, however, was determined to finish the knit and was already planning on placing a *Needs A Good Home* post on my blog. I knew someone out there would love this cowl and maybe would want the 2 balls of matchy yarn to make their own hat and mitts.

So today while at work, I finished the cowl. Once I got it off the needles it looked different to my eyes somehow. I can't quite explain it, but I was asking myself if I could actually be *liking* this thing now??? Even despite just a few hours earlier I was still thinking of it as the candy thing???

I came to my final decision on it once I saw myself wearing it...

Do you think I like it on myself? I do.
Yarn: Rowan Chunky Print, Colorway - Shriek (1 ball)
Needles: Size 10.5 24" circs
Started: October 29th
Finished: November 5th


  1. Ha ha, Halloween Throw Up is a hysterical name. It looks good though, I gotta say. Will it ever live down it's name?

  2. I like it too-a solid color will set it up nicely

  3. For Halloween Throw Up it looks great on you! So, what will you do with the rest of the yarn?

  4. I think it looks great! Definitely good colors for you.

  5. I love it! Not throwuppy in the least!

  6. Look at the name Rowan called that yarn...Shriek! Too funny. I like the color. It's all warm & bright & happy. I can see the candy puke line of thought especially considering the day you made it. Keep it. It looks good on you.

  7. I like it!! :) It looks especially lovely with the spaghetti strap tank. heehee.

  8. Oh my, that name is hilarious! I really like it and it looks beautiful on you! Are you going to make a hat to go along with it?

  9. LOL! The Throw-Up cowl looks great on you and not at all like barf. On the floor, positioned in a pukey lump, the cowl does resemble hurl a little bit. I have some chunky (as in blow chunks)yarn in the stash that might make a good Chickadee cowl.

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