(Thanks Elinor, for letting us all poach this great mosaic)
I had the good fortune of going to Philadelphia a couple weekends ago to hang with an amazing crew of women that I've known online for ages. Some I knew better than others, but safe to say that they're all much much closer now. We knit, joked, laughed, snarked and gossiped our way through 3 days. I sincerely wish I'd had the gumption to organize something like this myself a lot sooner. Note to self: don't wait for someone else, just do it yourself. It's well worth it.
Part of the fun heading in to the Philly weekend was a cowl swap suggested by Ashley (she's a smartie, that one. Wait til you see the one she made for me.) With a few weeks notice, I figured it was the perfect sized project to jump in and design my own. It's a cowl, so size isn't critical and no better way to knit up one skein of something yummy.
Behold! The Philly Cowl in Malabrigo Worsted (in Stonechat.) Full details over on Rav where the pattern is now available as a free pdf download. Christy has the original. I'm currently finishing up a smaller one with the leftovers of the skein. And dig, the Queen of Cowls herself knit one too!