It’s starting to look as if I only knit small things, doesn’t it? I don’t – I have a bunch of projects on the go. Some are secret, others just don’t look like much at the moment. Do you want to see a plain stockinette back? I didn’t think so.
For cold weather, I prefer a neck warmer to a scarf. It stays put, can be pulled up to cover the nose and is ideal for small children because it’s inherently safe. And it’s quick to knit. Mine’s little more than a swatch with buttonholes – I used a pattern from one of Barbara Walker’s treasuries(#1, Pinnacle Chevron on pg 26), cast on 113 sts(2 garter+(mult of 18+1)+2 garter sts). I added a first buttonhole after 6 rows, then 3 more every 10 rows. That’s it, that’s all.
The timing is pretty good – it is *chilly* here today with a temperature of -13 (-9 Fahrenheit) and ‘feels like -21(-6). Good thing the Ariadne girls have a fireplace!