|Blocking in Allure, which is also by Bijou Basin Ranch.|
Once I finished the knitting part, it was time to undo the provisional cast-on, put alllllll of those stitches back on a needle, and begin to graft both ends together. EEP! It was a quite a long process, needless to say - but totally, completely worth it. Just look at the resulting cowl:
If I haven't mentioned it before, the yarn I used is the most luxurious 100% cashmere yarn ever - Xanadu from Bijou Basin Ranch. Now imagine fluffy colorwork tube that is wrapped around your neck to give you a double-layer of insanely soft warmth. It's divine.
Unfortunately, I don't get to keep this project - it's destined to be a display piece in the Bijou Basin Ranch booth when they're at fiber shows (so be sure to say hello to it if you spot it). However, I'm hoping that someday I can get the gumption to knit this pattern again to make a blue and white version for myself. I almost thing I should do it know while the colorwork chart is still somewhat embedded into my mind. We'll see!