Most of the knitting I do gets given away, either to loved ones or people who could do with a bit more love—but I rarely knit for myself. The occasional hat, fingerless gloves in winter, and of course socks, but I rarely wear sweaters or other large knitwear even when I do have the patience to knit them.
Cowls, on the other hand, are my favourite thing to wear. Without the fussy ends of a scarf, cowls are practical and yet special, the perfect little take-along hug in case of a chill.
So when this arrived in my mailbox, I felt like I’d been hugged from 4,000km away.