Nordic Wind + Owl

As I shared at the end of September, I had a terrific lady day with a good friend in which we attended a fun little event at Cream City Yarn. While there, I saw a beautiful shop sample of cabinfour‘s Nordic Wind in Quince & Co’s Owl. With the help of my friend, I impulsively picked out yarn for one for myself…

IMG_0873From left to right I picked: Jay, Cerulean, Papuan, and Cielo (the yarn peeking at the top will be hitting my needles shortly).

Knowing it would be a great, simple project for the holidays, I cast on just before the holiday in December…

img_1723It was about here that I was completely addicted and head over heels in love.

img_1729-3Utterly simple and wildly addictive, I flew threw this knit so much faster than I thought I would. I’ll admit that I agonized a little over where to pop in the lone brown, Papuan, and I took more than one black and white photo to assess the tone of the colors. Between the first two blues or the last two?

img_1760-1I ended up going with between the last two.

colorsI’m happy with my choice.

benchAfter blocking, it ended up being luxuriously large and in Owl’s wool/alpaca blend it is wonderfully cozy.

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(Does it bother you that this shawl is a little crooked? It makes me a little crazy, but my son took the photo — it was his first time — and I was freezing, so we’re just going with it.)

I really could not love it more. It reminds me of such a great day and has all the beautiful blues I love. What’s more, I wasn’t thinking of it at the time I bought the yarn, but a couple years ago I’d knit a hat in the lightest blue, Cielo. Now I can be matchers with my old hat & new shawl — it’s a win all around!

26 responses to “Nordic Wind + Owl

  1. I love it and you can remind yourself of the great day with your friend every time you wear it. I think you need another ‘friend’ day soon – can your stash handle it?! 🙂

    • Aw! Thanks! I’m sometimes a little more of a perfectionist than I like to admit. Honestly, I was just so happy to get the photos in some decent light after weeks and weeks of cloudy days!

  2. All I saw in this photo was beautiful colors and how perfectly they met in the center! Nice knitting!

  3. Lovely! It looks cosy, but also very elegant. I really like the colour choice, I am too afraid to knit with brown but it works perfectly in your shawl.

    • Why are you afraid to knit with brown? I think I have 3 — nope 4! — sweater quantities worth of it! I actually have to be careful to not buy too much brown!

      • I think it is because I have told myself for years that brown just doesn’t suit me, so I avoid it rather than using it as a choice among other colours. But hey, I’m determined to try out new things in 2016 so maybe I should challenge myself to find a brown/combination that I DO think suits me 🙂

      • I have been the same way with light browns and taupes, but more and more I’m using them and figuring out what works and what doesn’t! I say go for it!

  4. I love the color combo! I am a blue and gray girl by default so this is eye candy for me. The hat is icing on the cake! I am knitting Harmon his baby blanket in Owl (still not finished)…really hoping he doesn’t find it too “rough” like he did a hat I knit him last week (which was knit in a yarn that, admittedly, was too scratchy). The bit that I’ve knit so far feels soft to me anyway. Enjoy your weekend!

    • I’m often touch & go with alpaca — some alpaca really bothers my skin, but some doesn’t. Owl is a little bit sensitive the first couple times I wear the hat, but I had the shawl around my neck (scarf-style) all last week and I had no problems. I hope Harmon loves it!

  5. That is just gorgeous; and I would guess it will be a much-used-and-loved shawl! And your son did a great job taking the photo! 🙂

  6. I didn’t even notice the photo was crooked. You shouldn’t have said anything. 😊 And I love the colour palette!

    • Thanks! I wasn’t going to, but I’m definitely a laid-back perfectionist (if there is such a thing) — I can be very particular about noticing things like this, BUT not fussy enough to retake it. 😀

  7. Such a great shawl! I love the colors you chose. One of my favorite shawls ever is alpaca, and I’ve always wanted to do another…

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