The weather was not too cooperative over the weekend, but J and I did manage to get a few photographs taken. I had quite the line-up of knits needing their camera time, but in the end only Wolfram got a chance to shine.
Given that the weather was windy and quite chilly - when it wasn't actually raining, too! - this was the ideal accessory choice. Two layers of wool and silk, wound around your neck and chest, turn out to be remarkably cozy. In fact, I've worn it pretty much every day since I finished seaming it up - inside the house as well as out.
We tried taking some shots of the cowl worn 'long', like a circular scarf, but it looked odd and (if I'm being honest) felt a bit pointless. All that lovely warm fabric just hanging loose in a loop down to my waist, and completely missing the upper part of my chest?! I know I've seen cowls worn like this, but I don't think it's for me. See?
But when I was looping it back up again, J suddenly had a Genius Moment and told me to, "Stop! Leave it where it is!".
What, like this?? If you say so!
OK! It turns out that the cowl is exactly the right length to go once round my neck and once round my head, and it stays put, even on my very slippery hair. I honestly never envisaged wearing it like this, but I definitely would do so. It's not as warm as a full hat or hood - after all, the back of your head isn't covered - but it's a lot toastier than no hat at all. My photographer is great... ♥
(I might have to find a new hair stylist, though...)