[ one thing i’m missing ]

I’ll admit, I can be a little obsessive compulsive about matching things. This is probably why I love winter accessories – SO many opportunities to match! And as a resident of Minnesota, I’ve taken the subzero temperature as an excuse for owning way more of them than I actually need. So when I got into knitting, I resolved to give away the vast majority of what I made. And I had every intention of doing just that with this scarf. But once it was finished, in all it’s unusual, pretty, and organic cotton splendor, I don’t know if I can bear to part with it!

Meandering Rib Scarf - 1 Meandering Rib Scarf - 2

You can find the pattern here.

Then¬† I got hooked on making hats. I found a book of knitting patterns for Harry Potter fans and intended to make this hat for my best friend in Pittsburgh. Most of the projects are modeled on kids, so I assumed I’d need to use the “medium” size for my friend. After completing the hat, I realized it was way too big for her and tried to figure out who I could give it to. Happily, it occurred to me that Gryffindor and the U of M have the same colors. All for naught, for in the end, I decided to send it in a care package to my friend Justin who has a larger noggin, just started his freshman year at Southeastern in NC, and thinks 40 degrees is beanie wearing weather. Ahh – a perfect fit!

Gryffindor/Minnesota Hat Perfect for my underslept college friend! ;)

Music: Rogue Wave – Eyes
Mood: Accomplished

be a little obsessive compulsive about matching things. This is probably why I love winter accessories so much – SO many opportunities to match! And as a resident of Minnesota, I’ve taken the subzero temperature to be an excuse for owning way more of them than I actually need. So when I got into knitting, I resolved to give away the vast majority of what I made. And I had every intention of doing just that with this scarf. But once it was finished, in all it’s pretty and organic cotton splendor, I just couldn’t bear to part with it.
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2 thoughts on “[ one thing i’m missing ]

  1. I didn’t know you were learning! I taught myself too. My hands down favorite how-to book is called “Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting” – granted, you’re not a chick, but it’s a great resource! It has super easy explanations (with pictures) of everything you need to know and easy beginner projects for each lesson. Great stuff! I keep renewing it from the library.

    Also, I consistently youtube anything a pattern asks me to do that I don’t understand.

    Hope that’s helpful! There are some ladies at Grace who are good knitters that might be able to help if you need further assistance. Evan is one of them!

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