I published the Mesa View pattern for sale in my Ravelry Pattern a couple weeks ago... I can't believe I'm just now posting about it here on my blog! That's probably backwards. Anyway, I've been wearing my cowl quite a bit this spring - having the option to wear it longer and open or doubled up is so perfect for the changeable weather. Hooray for functional knits!
The Mesa View Cowl features slipped-stitch selvedges and squishy garter borders that flow smoothly into the easily memorized garter chevron pattern. This versatile accessory makes a perfect showcase for your favorite solid and semi-solid yarns and special lightweight buttons. Can be worn as a long cowl, wrapped double for a cozy shorter cowl, or left unbuttoned and worn as a scarf.
Thanks to Katherine Vaughan for your thorough tech editing, and to my sweetie Jacob for the photos. And thank you to everyone who has faved, queued, or bought the pattern on Ravelry so far! I want to make a second, in a pale solid yarn. Apricot-y perhaps? Something squishy that will make those garter chevrons pop... and give me a good excuse to use up more of my button stash!
Craft-wise, I've been busy working on some goodies for my brother's wedding, which is this Saturday! I made matching plum-colored shrugs for the bride and flower girl, and am making a cute photo collage for the reception, with pictures of Michael and Julie from their childhoods till now. I'm so very excited for the trip, I can't even tell you, and will be back next week to share the wedding crafts and pictures of the vacation! I am going to hug a redwood or two and breathe in the Pacific air. New Mexico feels like home to me now, but there's really no place like the place you're from.