Sunday, March 17, 2013

Going Abroad!

As of April 12th, I'm headed over to Europe for a year with my partner Peter!  Time for some travel and a chance to experience living in a foreign country. Going to get out of our usual routine and go out into the world a bit!  We're very excited and nervous.  I will, of course, be taking some craft supplies with me, but I'm not sure how much crafting I'll actually do.... so this blog might go on a hiatus, or it might get really busy, who knows!  Feel free to follow my adventures over at my regular blog:

One project I've been meaning to post is about my crochet cowl.  This is a repeat of a project I did previously and loved... except this time I held a strand of reflective (3M) tape along with the yarn, hoping to get a reflective cowl. 

Living in walkable Vancouver means I'm always on foot, and I tend to wear dark clothing... which makes me worry a bit about how visible I am, so I'm always thinking of ways I can increase visibility without looking like a high viz safety nerd. 
Here's the cowl in normal light.  

And here's a terrible photo of it (sideways) using the flash on my camera to give an idea of what it looks like when light hits it directly.  (The unreflective inch on the end was to make sure the bit hitting my chin wouldn't be itchy.)  No idea if it lights up noticeably when I'm out and about at night and car lights hit me (need to ask the divers!)... but it's cute regardless, so success!

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