The Necks Best Thing
Inspired by the scarf that Ana made for Brandi, I picked up a ball of chunky mystery yarn from my stash, cast on 15 stitches with size 15 needles and garter-stitched until I was almost out of yarn. I made a large buttonhole in the center of the scarf, then finished it off with a few more rows. Voila! The Necks Best Thing! Thanks for the idea Ana. One of these days I'll add a button. For now, I'm just weaving one end of the scarf through the buttonhole and pulling it closely around my neck.
The lovely Natalie has been trying to come up with a knitted necktie for her handsome husband, Joe for ages. Right now she's knitting on toothpick-like needles in a seed stitch with some black thread. Yikes! Black thread, where the stitches are un-seeable? Knitting on toothpicks? Using the seed stitch...what a pain, back and forth, knit and purl...ugh! So, last night I started fooling around with some gorgeous Koigu I had laying around and a very small crochet hook. I worked up a small swatch using the granite stitch, matching the size after a machine knit tie in Mr. Larry's wardrobe. I think I may just have something here.
What are your knit and crochet inspirations this winter?
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