You may recall that I was having trouble deciding whether to knit myself a scarf or a blanket this winter. In the end, I chose something in between. I've been working on an oversized (18 inches wide!) double cowl--essentially a big, wearable blanket for the uppermost portion of my body. I'm using a luxurious alpaca yarn from Purl (in mocha and black, if you were wondering). It's so warm and soft and... is this weird?... I love the way it smells. Clean and earthy. Presumably like an alpaca who has been thoroughly bathed?
If spring comes early this year (yes please!) I may not get to wear my cowl right away, but I'll certainly share a photo of it when I finish. As with most things, I think this will look excellent with red lipstick.