I have been inspired by my friend's winter white theme lately-and it just snowed here in Maine.These two inspirations gave me the idea to use winter white yarn for another Christmas gift on the list. I used this pattern-but before you look at my result, go see the picture of what is was supposed to look like!
I made my usual uneducated and foolish modifications-ignoring the yarn size and needle size for a yarn I wanted to use from my stash and the only knitting needles available without knitting already on them. I omitted the flower as this recipient isn't the flowery type and time didn't permit me to make a smaller one to customize as I would have liked. I made a covered button with some velvet from my stash for the closure instead. The yarn is Lion Brand Yarn, "Wool Ease Thick & Quick" the color is "Fisherman". This only took me about 4 hours to make and was a fun exercise in a different kind of pattern that looks more complicated than it is. I also learned two new stitches: yo (yarn over) and ssk (slip, slip, knit) fun, fun, fun! This web site helped me get through the new stitches, as it was too late at night to phone a friend for help. Again, my favorite part was the binding off-perhaps because that means I am almost finished with a project?!?
I apologize for the flash photography-it was a late and moonless night when this little sunggly was finished!
Even though I used a recipe for disaster again, I am not unhappy with the result- it is a bit bigger and more snuggly than the pattern, but I think it will work in these frigid (-6 degrees one night last week!) Maine winters.
And the button is simply divine!