Brrr... You know it's cold when Joey goes under the covers. Enough about the weather already, I know; but Spring really could not come soon enough for most people (and dogs) around here.
I guess the good thing about all this weather is that the knitting inspirations keep on coming. I've wanted to make one of those eternity scarves for a long time. I hadn't found a pattern that really lit a fire under me until I remembered the neckwarmer I had made a couple of years ago - Chevron Neck Warmer by Veronik Avery. I've always loved the pattern and knew that I could turn this into exactly what I had in mind.
Like most of the latest knitting trends, I seem to have difficulty figuring out what comes so easy to others. Namely, how the hell do you twist this up the proper way?
And mostly, I figure that trying too hard is useless. I'll figure it out at some point.
Mods: Cast on 162 stitches, 5 stitches each end in garter stitch. For this one, I used Frog Tree Merino Melange, which is supposedly DK weight, but I swear to you that it is worsted.
I finished up some little tags for the hearts we made last weekend. Just sat down and thought of whimsical, little sentiments I've heard here and there. Used a typewriter font for the tags and then tied them onto each heart.
I haven't figured out exactly what to do with these little masterpieces, but my talented friend Heather took some great photos of them.
I think my favorite heart is one that "Coop" sent me. Heather had her own heart project going on with her two boys, and I received a surprise from my little imp Cooper.
Happy Valentine's Day!