It’s cold! My house won’t warm up and neither will my fingers and toes. I had the heaters on during the day and wore fingerless gloves indoors! Outrageous! It’s the coldest winter in 3 years and boy, am I feeling it today. So much so that I have been seriously contemplating buying a snuggie!
Should I? Shouldn’t I? Hmmm…
I know I can make one. But seriously, why would I spend months crocheting this…
Image and free pattern from Coats and Clark
… or knitting this?
Image and free pattern from Bernat
Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should. Right? It will be warm again when I finish it! Although I must admit that the knitted snuggie does look pretty cozy. No no no… Must resist… must resist…
How about you?
Are you pro- or anti- snuggie?
What do you think of those handmade ones?
P.S. Knitting party went really well yesterday! But I forgot to take pics and was too busy chatting about fibre that I didn’t do much knitting. I’ll try to take pics next time though.
P.P.S. I compensated for loss knitting time yesterday and spent a good few hours knitting today. Happy to report that I’m halfway through my second sleeve. Yay! Hope you had a great weekend!
… often do not mix.
I think Olly prefers knitting.
P.S. The video on how to tunisian crochet can be found here. Happy crocheting!
Here it is! My very own crochet granny shrug! I told you I wanted one.
Free pattern: Granny Shrug by Kootoyoo
Yarn: Panda Woolblend Crepe
Hooks: 6mm & 8mm crochet hooks
More @ Ravelry
I made quite a few modifications to the pattern.
In retrospect, I could have made the shrug smaller. I think it’s a few rounds too big and the sleeves too long. It reminds me of a kimono, rather than a shrug. But I am looking forward to wearing it when the weather warms up a little. It is far too cold for a girl who grew up in the tropics! Brrr! At least it’s not raining today. Thank God!
Hope you’re having a good week!
Pattern and photo by Kootoyoo
I want one! I just love how the granny square is given a modern and very wearable look. I checked my stash and don’t have enough yarn for it. So I need to go yarn shopping and get a 15mm hook asap. I can’t wait to start crocheting!
Full instructions and video tutorial available from here
Winter nights will not be shadowed by gloom this year. Something gloriously bright and cheerful is here to perk us up during the long hours of darkness. Folded neatly at the foot of our bed are soft rounds of organic cotton, colours intermingling with each other, dark and light shoulder to shoulder. Each stitch crocheted with love and thoughts of being together forever.
Its presence brings forth an awakening to the dulled senses brought on by the cold. I want to touch it, feel it and just gaze at it. The blanket beckons me and I’m too weak to just walk away. It has occupied my time and mind for nearly four months. It owns me, as I it.
The granny square spread proudly across my bed. I snuggled under the warmth and drifted off to sleep that night. I vaguely remember dreaming of rainbows with puffy cotton clouds above me, as I strolled through a tulip-covered field. Was this colourful dream induced by the sight of the forever blanket just before the lights went out?
Project details here
If it was, I can’t wait for tonight.