It’s not always all about nail art. I know, who knew? This December, after I finished my term two course work, I got fairly heavily into knitting again. It was lovely to relax and do something other than school work after work each day and it felt great to give Christmas gifts that I had made… plus the process of making gifts was so much more fun and relaxing than shopping!
I learned to knit at age 16 but hadn’t done much of it since my early 20s so I chose eight small projects to get me back into the swing of things. This was one pattern I liked so much that I made it, wrapped it, and gave it away – twice this year. I found the original pattern on Fave Crafts. I loved the photo but when I compared it to the pattern, I didn’t quite match up. There were too few stitches! So I made a few modifications and it turned out like this….
So here’s how I did it:
I will confess, I tried them both on before I wrapped them up (I had to test where to put the buttons after all). It fits nice and cozy around the neck, with just enough length to tuck under the collar of a warm winter coat, and enough room at the neck for movement and comfort. I might just have to make a third one, for myself!
Don’t you just love the colouration of this wool? I found it at Beehive Wool Shop in downtown Victoria, BC.
Happy Knitting :)