May and June are very busy months for me, both with family and work, so I don't do much crafting.
I am halfway through my purple linen cowl, which will be more of a necklace (ie decorative) than warm cowl. I bought the yarn at the Purple Purl's booth at the Knitter's Frolic in Toronto at the end of April after trying on their sample. I cast on 210 stitches, knitted a few rows, didn't like what I saw, unpicked and started over. Casting on 210 stitches, and joining in a loop is tricky, and requires concentration (ie no one else in the room, lol) so it took me some time to accomplish this, lol. Between starting once, trying to repair it, frogging it and starting all over again--no wonder I have nothing else to report!!
The cowl is made from two skeins of the linen yarn, and I finished the first skein last night, and wound the second one ready to join. If you want and idea of the finished cowl, look at Pumpkinbelle's Grey Loop. Don't follow her pattern--she says there is a huge hole at the join if you do, and the pattern is not corrected. However, it provides a guideline and then you can make up your own lace pattern as long as you maintain the number of stitches.