My first knitted scarf in decades.. Very loose knit in a lightweight yarn (see first post).
Once I had created my soft lightweight blue scarf (my first post), I wanted to wear it in such a way that it didn't seem to plain.
I had wanted something simple to knit and I used the stockinette (knit one row and purl the next) and a multi-dyed lightweight soft yarn to add interest as my first project in decades. After I pressed it and weaved in the ends, I wanted to wear it differently. I had made sure to knit it quite long (about 8 feet) just so I could try different styles. I found this really cool video below that can help you wear your new creations in different ways, as I had never really styled a scarf. Usually it was just quickly wrapped around my neck to keep me warm, but they are really cool fashion accessories now.
With it getting closer to spring, my scarf is knitted in a lighter weight yarn, so I will wear it with my dark blue spring coat as in Ontario there is still quite a cool breeze until end of April so its nice to have something soft near your neck.
I have another new project on the go, I will tell you about it in my next post, but just a hint: A simple bag that I will use for a knitting bag, but could be a purse. But still keeping with my simple and easy ideas that can be knit while listening to music or watching TV and not having to be bent over a schematic or specialty patterns. There is nothing wrong with more intricate patterns, but my goal was for something simple and easy to just grab and knit anywhere anytime.
But just because the patterns and ideas I come up with are simple to create, doesn't mean you can't make them look complicated and awesome!
My name is Diane and I love all arts and crafts including painting, drawing and knitting (I painted the bee above!) I decided after many years to take up knitting again and needed simple patterns that I could do while watching TV or listening to music that would help dial down stress. I hope you enjoy some of my own projects as well as ones I have found.