The 2nd Red Cowl and it’s Mine!
Last week I posted about the first red cowl for my son. I have another red cowl finished and it’s for me!
Yarn clubs can be a tricky thing. In my time I have joined a few here and there over the years. Some I really enjoyed, others were just ok, and I’m pretty sure most of the yarn from those clubs is still sitting in the stash. I signed myself up for the 2017 Legacy Yarn Club from Mountain Meadow Wool, and have already used the yarn in a completed project! Their yarn is not carried in the shops near me, so my main motivation to sign up was to experience more of their yarns.
I knew a bit of the MMW story from several years ago when I knit a sample for them in Powder River and now I do work with them as part my work with Stitchcraft Marketing. (Full disclosure – my yarn club subscription is my own purchase and I don’t have any part of putting the club together!) I like their efforts to be environmentally responsible and how they work to help sustain the American wool industry.
The first shipment of the Legacy Yarn Club really impressed me. The packaging and presentation were sharp too, this yarn wasn’t just sealed up in a mailer. Two skeins of MM Tweed Pumice, in Russet and Natural, two patterns, information about MMW and the ranchers, a coupon code, and chocolate for good measure.
I liked both of the patterns but decided to go rogue with a pioneering spirit and crocheted the Bandito Cowl. It was a perfect choice for one skein of the MM Tweed Pumice! It’s a free pattern too! This style of a cowl with a bit of bib in the front makes for a great layering piece that stays in place. At the neck, the cowl is roomy but not floppy. I made mine slightly longer than in the pattern before joining in the round, as I have a big head.
I don’t have plans for the Natural skein that came with this shipment. It’s still sitting on my desk and I do enjoy giving it a good squeeze! I’m looking forward to the future shipments! They do still have sign ups for the shorter club subscriptions, you should check it out!