Her birthday is in June and last year I had only been knitting a few months and when I thought of knitting something for her it was only a few weeks beforehand and even I recognised I'd be pushing my new found abilities just a tad too far. So this year I'm getting in early!
The yarn is the new Purl Soho Super Soft Merino in Charcoal. It's lovely yarn, not cheap - nearly $60 excluding postage for this cowl but worth it.
Christmas knitting in Australia doesn't really work given it's Summer so a June birthday is perfect! I did want to take a photo wearing it with a jacket looking nice and cozy. It was high 30's outside so it was a very quick photography session!
Don't worry - I don't think she reads my blog and even if she does I know she'll enjoy the few months of anticipation. I'll definitely be knitting one of these for myself - currently undecided between the Peacock Blue or the Oyster Gray...