I've had a love affair with the Big Herringbone Cowl for quite awhile and decided to use this lovely accessory as motivation - actually, it was bribery - to push me through the last bit of the 2012 knitting. My rule: as soon as I finished the 2012 projects, I could cast on with the Blue Sky Worsted Hand Dyes. AND... cast on I have. The classic herringbone stitch with the fabulous yarn make this a timeless accessory and the Ecru will go with anything - including marinara and red wine *gulp*. The stitch pattern is beautiful inside and out and the squish factor is amazing!
I'm using ginormous needles (US 17) so my forearms feel like they are going to fall off if I knit with them for too long. I've been trying to balance with projects on "normal-sized" needles, but I have a feeling I'll be risking physical injury trying to reach the finish line this weekend. Seriously, this is going to feel like a big hug when it's off the needles. I might not take it off until spring. Or maybe summer. We'll see.
I have a few more projects that have recently come off the needles and holiday gifts to share, but I'll save those for later. For now, I'll leave you with sweet herringbone weekend wishes and a photo of the cutest boy ever, my fabulous Mr. Joey.