Friday, January 16, 2009

oh! you pretty thing

there are several reasons for this chickadee's current crazy knitting crusade. the craft show season coming to a end coupled with hopeful holiday present making and a growing addition to ravelry...that's one. the other culpable culprit is christianna of knitting pretty in dc. between peeking at the beautiful projects on her blog and absorbing her considerable knowledge at the monthly redeem knit night, she's been quite an inspiration. not only can she work up anyone else's patterns, she can also pen a few of her own. she's just starting to share them and her first foray fits this chickadee to a t.

oh! you pretty bird

oh! you pretty bird

the pretty bird neckwarmer is a cabled cutie that will chase the chill off of your nook. it fits close and comfortable and can function as a make-shift turtleneck under your winter coat if you aren't feeling like bulking up below. there was just enough manos silk blend leftover from the calorimetry to make a matching set. with just enough cabling to keep it interesting and not too much to be confusing, this is a fun, concise knit that buttons up without being buttoned-up.

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