Saturday, February 16, 2013

Falling in Love at First Sight

A very timely post for this month's lovers' day celebration. For this post, I am featuring the Pink Meringue Cowl by Jennifer Dickerson. When I saw this cowl, I fell in love with it in an instant. I simply love its color! 
Pink Meringue Cowl
Reading through the blog led me to the Free Crochet Pattern... Meringue Cowl, another blog which features the pattern Jennifer Dickerson used for the Pink Meringue Cowl.  
Free Crochet Pattern... Meringue Cowl

The pattern is easy to understand and the steps very simple, one could finish it in jiffy! But wait... I don't have that very same color as the pink meringue cowl in my stash :(( I would have wanted to make exactly one like that but I had no choice but to make do with the best variegated yarn available from the nearest craft store. The rainbow color, I thought, would match any shade of tops.

Well, I had to start working as time was running short... My, my, my, time indeed has run fast... so fast that I was left with only a few more days to meet my deadline. I had to give this cowl to an old friend during our  homecoming. That explains the near-panic mode I was in! But uhmmmm... that shouldn't be! 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Crochet, as my way of relaxing, has led me into a new discovery. Well, I just learned that one can crochet and, at the same time, think about the recipient of the crochet project and this creates a peculiar feeling. It evokes fond memories of the past... bringing into remembrance happy moments spent with the person... thinking about pleasant memories, thereby increasing one's endorphin levels, keeping you happy and healthy. See, there's a very strong fiber connecting crochet, love and health! 


But wait, I discovered that my friend doesn't like wearing cowls! Oh no! Not even on winter?!! So I told her to give the cowl to anybody who might like to wear it. Instead, I gave her one of these rosebuds which she immediately tied on her bag.

For these rosebuds, I used the pattern I featured in two of my previous posts--- Rosebuds as Identifiers and Rose GardenI'm quite sure many of you received red roses last week. I also did!  Such a nice feeling! :)) So how about keeping the sweet smell of red roses in the air the whole year through?!!! Go grab your crochet needle and yarn to make rows and rows of roses!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

15 comments:

  1. I really like these "Cowels" you make. I might try making one...they would really keep someone warm where I live. Thanks for the pattern :)
    Dawn

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  2. This is gorgeous, I really love yours. I really enjoyed reading your post too. Hugs to you stitchy friend!

    Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

    PS New follower too!!! :)

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    1. Glad you like what I made out of your pattern! BTW, my friend eventually wore the cowl when she felt the freezing temperature upon getting off at JFK airport. 'Twas real nice to hear that she eventually used it!

      And thanks for following my site, too! :))

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    2. The yarn you used was really lovely, what a lucky friend!

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  3. Oh they are so pretty! Love them :)

    Thanks for Linking up at Crochet Happy today.
    I'll add the Html code for the button..I knew I should have gone with that!

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    1. Yes, TracyAnn, it's already on my sidebar. :)

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    1. I'm so honored to hear that from you, Kara! Credits to Fiber Flux!

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  5. Love that cowl! Especially the coral-ish one. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. Thanks Lauren. Would be glad to be there!

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  6. Hopping here from adorned from above. I love crocheting in variegated colors and equally enjoy giving hand made gifts to friends. Thanks for sharing. Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Been to your site and left a comment on your cookie blog :) Have a great day!

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  7. Lovely colors, and I really love your rosebuds!

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    1. Thanks, Ana! I already visited your site and followed you, too. :)

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