I thought I would rush home at lunch today to take some photos of this cowl I finished the other day. I'm quite proud of it, because it's the first project I've ever knitted from some of my own handspun yarn. This is the yarn I spun from camel down with my takhli spindle a few months ago. I used Susanna IC's Nougat pattern - simple and quick. Since my yarn was a heavier weight than that called for in the pattern, I reduced the number of stitches and went up a needle size. Three days later, I had this soft, pretty cowl.
Except, I wore it upside-down for these photos. I guess that explains why I was having trouble keeping it up on my face.
Oh well. At least I got to wear my vintage fedora hat for something.
I inadvertently took advantage for the lack of elasticity in camel yarn by using a little more ribbing than originally listed in the pattern, and with a good wash with shampoo and rinse with conditioner, I had a super-soft finished object.
So, if you stand on your head, you get the full effect. Have fun doing that... and send photos of you doing it, if you choose to give it a try!