Last night I decided to hibernate and get cracking on a bunch of knitting I have already cast on needles and needing serious attention. While I did a ton of work on the Poonan Cabled Baby Sweater I need to have done for a baby shower at the end of the month, I needed to change it up and finally finished this “Outrageous Oatmeal Cowl”, which is one of my new favorite cowl designs, featured about a week back in the color “Pumpkin”.
The “Outrageous Oatmeal” has been adapted a bit, so that it’s tighter, longer, and skinnier, after I decided a week’s worth of wearing the “Pumpkin Mock Brioche” meant it got all stretched out and not nearly as warm as a result. Therefore, the new one is so snug there’s not a chance in heck you’ll feel the cold air betwixt knit and neck, for sure, and there’s room for some stretch.
I have to say the final result–which still needs its ends to be worked in so I’ll have to post a photo of it later–is incredible and will go in the random stack of knitted items to be gifted out for Christmas, though I have no particular person in mind yet for this one. I’m sure it will come to me. I intend to make up a few more of these today, and get back to working the cabled front and sleeves of that baby sweater.
And since I was on an “Oatmeal” kick, I decided to whip up two more loaves of that Maple Oat Bread I did awhile back, just to help me along. There’s nothing like working with oatmeal chunky yarn, and eating oatmeal bread, at the same time. I think these loaves came out even better this time around because I sprinkled the loaf tops with rolled oats. Mmmm.
File Under: This Maple Syrup Oatmeal Bread would be Delicious Betwixt some Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato thanks to that hint of syrupy delight. It would also taste just as sweet while wearing that Outrageous Oatmeal Cowl. Yum!