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Sunday, July 24, 2011

old time knitting

Yes, I have been knitting again.  Don;t you just love this neck warmer?  I saw a girl knitting one just recently and remembered seeing them when I was a kid.  It looks like a bow tie, and has a little slot where you put one side through the other.  I found the pattern on Ravelry.  I adjusted the pattern a little, made it wider and longer, but it is so easy.  This one is for my friend Marilyn.  It is made from an Argentinian wool 75% Merino and 25% nylon.  Very soft.  I made one for myself as well in Aubergine colours.

Now that I have completed my current knitting phase, it is back to applique, and the latest Beyond the Cherry Tree block.  Took a while, but I got there.


  1. I would love to learn to knit!!! My sixth grade teacher knitted us mittens and I wore them to shreds!!! Maybe when I finish a couple of quilting projects I'll pick it up again - I've knitted about 15 inches of a scarf - then gave up!!!


  2. P.S. Your neck warmer is lovely!!!!

  3. I haven't seen one of those neck warmers for years either!!! I do love your applique, very nice! It's something I just can't get to look right, so I admire those who do!!!!

  4. Lovely knitting, gorgeous applique. I love your color choices.

  5. I remember those - they don't fall off! Great when you are a kid rushing around and when you are a busy adult with hands full of children's stuff. Lovely block - have you got many more to do?

  6. Pretty warmer - fun to see your color choices and the yarn sounds perfectly soft.
    Good to see your applique - I need to get going on this months - hoping not to get behind again.
    Thanks for sharing!