Beatrix the Sheep rocks a new Manos Silk Blend cowl!
I love crochet. I learned to do it long before I learned to knit (which may be why I carry my yarn in my left hand when I knit: crochet hook in right hand, yarn in left, easily became needles in both hands, yarn in left.)
Lately I've been searching Ravelry for great crochet patterns, and found the "Calm Cowl," a free download. It calls for about 400 yards of a DK-weight yarn. Ellen suggested the Silk Blend, and picked out the lovely earthy blue/turquoise/gold blend. The cowl worked up quickly and easily on a 5.5mm hook (size I). I'm really happy with it!
Next up? There's a really sweet shawl that's on my mind, and may soon be on my hook!