Over winter break (being a student is great sometimes…) I learned how to knit! I first tried to learn on my own about two years ago. I had a skein of yarn, two needles, and Youtube at my disposal, but that didn’t cut it. For this attempt, I enlisted the help of my sister-in-law, who has been knitting for a few years. Just before Christmas, she spent an evening teaching me. I was hooked within ten minutes, and by the end of the week I had a scarf.
Inspired by Suzannah of Create/Enjoy, I made three plaid flannel blanket scarves as gifts this Christmas. Unfortunately, I only got pictures of two of them. The third is in a red and grey color way. These scarves are super cozy, versatile, and easy to whip up. The flannel makes them pretty trendy right now, and they go with a variety of styles. They can also be worn about a zillion different ways, depending on how you wrap it around your neck.
Back in July I bought a remnant of black and white poly crepe with a bird pattern from Joann’s. It was just over half a yard for under two dollars, so I couldn’t resist. I didn’t have any specific plans for it, but thought that I could put it to use one way or another.