Ok, technically, the one that’s for me isn’t even for me to keep – it’s for my MIL, and it’s part of her birthday gift.
I went back to my trusty little blue Knifty Knitter loom this week and made my very favorite neckwarmer pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer [the only link I can find is to Ravelry]. It’s a quick knit – two nights in front of the TV, tops. I like to use Malabrigo Chunky, and it comes out so very soft (and doesn’t break the bank like cashmere would). Remember the one I made myself last year? It’s still in heavy cold-weather rotation around here; in fact, I wore it this morning.
The pattern is written for size 13 needles (you know, just in case you know your way around a pair of needles and think you’d like to give it a try), but I had translated it to loom-speak last winter, and I still like to make it that way.
And as for the button… Ah, yes, the button. It’s decorated in the textured pastel technique Ellen Marshall taught me a few days ago. I figured out a way to make the texture “pop” a bit, and I’m very pleased with the look.
I made three of this two-inch size, and five in my standard 1.25-inch size. Except for the one that I used on the neckwarmer, the rest are yours for the taking. And be aware that I am not going to be able to make this exact color scheme again. If you like it, now is the time to grab it.
Ok. I could sit here all morning talking about yarn and buttons, but I probably shouldn’t… Have a happy Thursday!