Friday, November 2, 2012
KNIT ONE, PEARL TWO.....OR BUY ONE!
I have a confession to make. I AM A KNITTER! There I said it. I am one of those people who, when the colder weather approaches I get out the needles and the wool basket and I knit, all the time. I love it. I am not one of those people who can do one thing at a time. If I am watching television I have to keep my hands busy so I knit. I love wool of all colours and size.
I went on a trip with my Grandmother to New Brunswick for an Antiques Show/vacation and I was thrilled to find that where we were staying, in St. Andrews, they had a huge wool factory. We took a trip there and I went mad. I came home with my very large suitcase packed so full of hand dyed wools I could barley close it.
And knitting needles, I collect them from thrift shops and yard sales.
What do I knit? Well, for years I knit sweaters but as our son got older he didn't want any handmade sweaters and I had plenty. I just finished a cute orange and black striped Halloween sweater for my little baby girl and when our son saw it he wants a sweater now.
Right now I am into knitting scarves. They are fast and simple and anyone can make one. With the lovely new wools that are all different textures all you have to know how to do is a basic knit stitch. You should try one it is very relaxing and it may be old fashioned but it is satisfying to see what you have created in a very short time.
If you really don't want to knit you can repurpose an old sweater to make one of those cute cowl neck scarves.
Or you could just buy one. These gorgeous chunky knits are all the rage this season.
There are some nice ones on Etsy like this one from LAIMA HOUSE.
Or this one from DEROUCHEAU.
This lovely hooded scarf from TAMARA KOTO is just divine and also available on Etsy.
What a great idea for kids. Just button this adorable scarf on and you will never lose it. Big buttons would make it easy for kids too. Get the full instuctions to make this at RAVELRY.COM.
Personally I like a really long scarf I can wrap in may different ways.
I think they look fabulous. I really like this striped one from PLUMO but at $160.00 it is a little pricey.
This Winter Word scarf is very cute from LORI'S and a little more reasonable at $30.00.
So whether you choose to knit one ( come on it's easy) or buy one, it is almost time to wrap up in a cozy scarf.