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!
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!
Music: Rogue Wave – Eyes