Round our way its certainly been more than a little chilly lately -
so I thought I'd just pop by with a couple of very quick makes for keeping
all those sticky out exposed bits as warm as toast.
Both projects are sooo easy -
if you can knit, you can make these !
The first one is a super cute little headband for keeping your ears snuggly bug and
not being a lover of hats this is right up my street.
( Infact, I'm even wondering if I could get away with something like this at Megs wedding
... mmmmm .... probs a bit warm for August ! )
I found the pattern for this on Ravelry
( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bowtastic-earwarmer )
and its all worked in a simple Moss stitch.
I think this might be called Seed stitch in America and it is so simple,
just a purl stitch, followed by a plain stitch all the way along the row,
with the next row working the same stitches but with
purls over the plains and plains over
the purls in the previous row.
I made mine in some chunky yarn that I had left over from a blanket,
and it knitted up so quickly that I had it finished in a couple of evenings.
It's basically just a rectangle for the band,
a smaller rectangle for the bow
and an even smaller rectangle for the band that goes around the ribbon.
( For those who are not bow lovers some crochet flowers would look just as cute I reckon. )
As you can see from this hastily snapped photo yesterday
I am one very happy dog walker
with very toastie ears.
So, ears sorted it was on to tackling that gap between where your
coat ends and your headwarmer begins.
It has to be said that there is definitely not a shortage of either knitted or crocheted
scarves in our house but I saw this wool on Friday and into my bag it went .
( I hasten to add that no shoplifting was involved and I did pay in full before leaving the shop ! )
It's a lovely soft super chunky weight called weekender from Stylecraft.
Grey, of course, was the colour of choice and I bought two balls.
There is no pattern for this as it couldn't be more simple.
Cast on 30 stitches and work in garter stitch until you have used both balls of wool,
leaving a small amount to join the two ends together.
And there you have it ...
one snood/cowl/wrap around scarf.
I haven't actually taken this off today as whilst my office at Nursery is lovely
and bright with lots of windows and a stable door, its also a tad chilly at times.
I'm still not quite sure I've finished it though
as I'm very tempted to add some kind of a border ...
watch this space, I may be back with further additions.
Stay warm everyone.