I really enjoyed returning to knitting. Not something I've done so much of, but as always, I enjoy keeping my hands busy.
The cowl is delightful and knitted in Alpaca and Wool mix (Bulky from Blue Skies in Wolf Gray), can't remember what the mitts were, but it was aran.
For mitts, I cast on 36 stitches and did ribbing (2 knit & 2 purl) until I had a snug fitting square which I stitched along the inside using mattress stitch (or at least a variation of it - my own!) and leaving a hole for my thumb. An experiment - as is so often the case ;)
The cowl pattern was from this book, however I believe you can find it on ravelry.com (search Jenny Lord, Chunky Cowl).
There's a peak of me in the images above today :)
And as promised, the winner of the give-away is................................... (drum roll)........... Doris! Carefully picked out of a bowl by my son (I will be in touch). Thank you to those who took part. I intend to do another give away soon.