Monday, January 3, 2011
Is it just me or is everyone filling his or her lungs with a giant breath in anticipation of stepping forward this January? I love love love January. Contrary to the prevalent let down after the holidays I feel more energetic than ever. My Christmas list is finished, or I gave up on it, and I am ready to create a new project list! Feels like a clean slate and there aren't big calendared deadlines for a few months out. So here I go! I've got lots of ideas I'm anxious to get to but I have to start somewhere...
January also seems to be a more likely time for creating something for myself. It's typically too difficult to work it in when there are so many things I want to make and gift. Feels a little bit now or never this month. And so we have the "now" project: Looped Scarflettes for grownups. To be fair, I actually started this next phase of the Looped Scarflette right before Christmas and finished up a chartreuse version on Christmas Eve in time to wear to our family dinner.
I am calling the chartreuse version "Looped Scarflette: Chic." It is a bit more narrow and lighter weight than the red version, which I'm calling "Looped Scarflette: Cozy," because it is cozier--wider and heavier. I love wearing the Chic version all day long while the Cozy really adds warmth when worn with a coat. Both versions are included in the pattern, which I am giving away, and also selling in my shop.
I am really having so much fun with these! I have loved making them kid-sized and love them for grown-ups too. I already gave one away to my sister-in-law and have a few more I want to make for January birthdays. They work up so quickly and the yarn combinations and re-combinations are a bit addictive if you are into color and texture.
This red, Cozy Looped Scarflette, was knit using two yarns held together: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Cranberry and Patons Classic Wool Roving in Cherry. The chartreuse, Chic Looped Scarflette was knit using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Lemongrass and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green.
The only thing I don't find completely fun about these is serving as my own model! I'd much rather be taking the pictures.
If you are interested in a Looped Scarflette for yourself you can find the pattern here in my Etsy shop. I am also going to give away the pattern to three people--just leave me a comment below between now and Wednesday at midnight, and let me know what colors you would use to knit this. Thursday I'll pick three winners!
Happy new year!