As our temperatures have plummeted down to -25 in the morning and some daytime highs in the negative digits (Fahrenheit), keeping warm has become a daily priority. Keeping the pellet stove stoked, the doors tightly closed, and the wool socks ready to wear are right up there at the moment.
The Hello Yarn version of Wham Bam Thank You Lamb! cowl caught my eye in its functionality and simplicity. (Ravelry link here) I needed a mindless project to offset the lace border on Zephyros, so I cast on with stash yarns, held doubled. I've completed two now, both the same night, for my two youngest kids. KB Alpha has put in a request for specific colors which I may not have in stash, so I'll see if I can work also from stash for his, or if I need to buy some. I'm kind of liking using from stash right now. I've got so many beautiful skeins it seems right to find a use for them.
I combined String Theory Yarn I had in stash with either other STY, or Noro Kureyon, and made these two hard-to-loose cowls. (Scarves seem to find themselves lost so easily with my kids) Soft, quick, simple, and warm. Perfection. The String Theory yarn and the Noro made for some great color interest, too.