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My body is longing for spring.  This new knitted cowl is a result.  I looked and looked for a cowl for the girls but then realized I just wanted something quick that could cover their shoulders much like a shawl but quick to make.

This cowl, cowlette or not really even sure what it would be called, (anyone know?) it is made from Cascade Magnum and I just love how fast it comes together.  Really, a couple of Downtons and you are done.

I am a crochet designer.  I used to make a living at it until I decided to dump Etsy and closed all my stores.  My problem is that I am a crochet designer who now loves knitting.  I get lots of ideas but when I write them up, they still look like crochet patterns.  A dear bloggy friend of mine offered to test the pattern for me for which I am grateful.  I would love to share this one with you so if  anyone else would like a headache (you will need to supply your own tylenol) please send me a message and I will send you the pattern to try.

We are heading into yet another winter storm, it seems I have said that just about every week huh?  Well, the  winter blues have not been able to take hold because, well, because of all of you.  No, really, it’s true.  Your comments and emails, well, they make me smile and it’s hard to be blue when you’re smiling.

Yesterday, I added 3 more bloggers to the Real Food on a Real Budget series.  You are going to love them and perhaps I should spill the roster?  I’m sure they won’t mind 🙂

In no specific order,

Emily – Front Forty Farm

Melanie – Our Ash Grove

Nicole – Frontier Dreams

Tonya – Natural Earth Farm

Taryn – Wooly Moss Roots

Nissa – At Home with the Gadbois Family

Lisa – Hullabaloo Homestead

Adrie – Fields and Fire

*Edit*  I just added another sweet momma to the list,

Stephanie – Gypsy Forest

I’m tellin ya,  I usually spend all week waiting for Sunday to come so I can catch Downton but I can’t wait to read what these ladies will be sharing every Friday, right here.  Won’t you join us for Real Food on a Real Budget?

Speaking of joining, I am off to see what everyone is up to at Ginny’s Knit along.


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24 Responses to stem

  1. Chelsea W February 21, 2014 at 2:44 am #

    are you still open to sharing the pattern for the "cowlette"? I have a daughter who would love one and a couple of sisters of mine who would really enjoy one as well.

    • farmishmomma February 21, 2014 at 3:01 am #

      Chelsea, I will but I am fixing the pattern right now 🙂

  2. Tonya February 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Love the shawl and your sweet daughter. Looking forward to the series.

  3. Julie February 13, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    I look forward to the Real Food on a Real Budget series!!! Is this open to anyone to "link in" or do you select your guest writers?

    • farmishmomma February 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Each blogger has been selected because of their awareness or commitment to feeding their families real food. Julie, please feel free to leave a link to a post in the comments!! 🙂

  4. Angela F February 13, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    I would love to try this pattern out! I was just looking for something similar to try recently for my older girl. She hates coats so this would be perfect for her. If you are still looking for people to test, I would love to do so! Thanks!

  5. Rose February 13, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    I love the cowl/shawl. That doesn't look too intimidating for a beginner like me. Thank you for sharing with us!

  6. Meadow February 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Lovely cowl! If you don't have enough people trying the pattern out p;ease let me know my girls would be thrilled to have one of their own 🙂

    • farmishmomma February 12, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

      you got it Meadow 🙂

      • Meadow February 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

        How much yard did you use? I'm a bit of a nut and was looking at some really pretty yarn already thinking about the cowls, cowlettes, shawlettes….. The unusal showfall outside is making me dream of quick, warm knits.

  7. Kara February 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    My daughter wants one too! I'll do it if. I can find the right wool over here.

    • farmishmomma February 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

      Kara, you just need a really chunky wool! Let me know.

  8. Becky February 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    I love this! I have knit many Squishy Loves with horizontal ridges. I think this is a great alternative! Great job!

  9. Stacie February 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    My oldest granddaughter would love for me to knit one for her. She seems to be out growing her Little House shawl. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Donn February 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Oh that is so pretty! Just enough to keep the shoulders warm. And I like how it is knit in bulky yarn. That will make a project go fast!

  11. Rachel Marie February 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    that is really lovely. I need a quick project like that as my mystery KAL is nearly killing me!

  12. Mimi P February 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I'd LOVE to knit up that cowl. Luisa freaked out when she saw it and Anamaria too! Ive been knitting 3 years now and I would love to help out and test a new pattern.
    By the way, when did our children start to look so grown up? Amazing!

    • farmishmomma February 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

      I know Mimi, I just realized the other day how different our girls look. I would love to see your girls in this cowl, though I'm not so sure this thing is a cowl…

      • Mimi P February 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

        Ok so yeah, not a cowl, maybe a shawlette?

        • farmishmomma February 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

          funny, I have been thinking a cowlette?

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