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Snug as a Bug December 21, 2010

Hiding from the shortest day of the year (it’s 6:56 am and it is still not light out) would be oh-so-wonderful — making like a little turtle, with the covers up around one’s neck, using one’s nose like a thermometer: when it gets a certain chilly poke, back down under the blankies. You know you wanna…

But I, must, go, Mobile!

There’s places to go,

Things to see, and things to do,
Stories, songs, toys;
All sorts of things of interest,
And fun for girls and boys!

I digress…

And since I have to go outside, it’s only natural that I bring the Indoors with me as much as possible!

I’ve been a very busy girl the last week! In addition to being about as busy as a Santa’s Elf in the workshop can be, I got in a little personal enchancement for the Holidays as well!

First stop: haircut at Mario Tricocci with my uber-talented stylist Yasmine! Now, Yasmine and I go waaaay back and even through long periods where I ignored my hair or cheated on her with another stylist (that’s a topic for a whole nother blog post!), she’s ALWAYS given me the most fabulous haircuts. I’m letting my hair grow out a bit this winter (it’s actually pretty long now) and she has gotten it into a really sassy kind of shag, reminiscent of the most perfect haircut I’d ever seen on a dark-haired siren standing in line for a flight at La Guardia one afternoon: perfect boots, skinny dark jeans and this layered do. I got it now – ha!

But what also nabbed me on the way to the cutter was this coat! I had to pass Club Monaco and there it was in the window: a lovely wool tweed with the most amazing collar and body shape. It’s slightly oversized (perfect for layering) and the price was slashed, slashed, slashed.

All it needed now was a little touch of magic to finish the effect: a cowl!

Can you picture it? Even though I have to go outside, I can bring the whole aesthetic of living large from under the covers with me!

This little number is a mod of my Maximus Cowl design and is made from the same yarn I used for the original sample, Brown Sheep Burly Spun.

MOD: To get this look, which uses the 2.5 sts per inch gauge instructions, subtract 8 sts from your cast on and 8″ from the length worked. It took 88 yds of Super Bulky yarn. (Triple stranded worsted works really nice — try different colors for a tweedy effect!)

I’ve gotten lots of feedback about this – lots of BOYZ love this smaller version – this would be a really fast last minute boy gift without the ubiquitous Curse. Hee.


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