|Hot Stuff! a very warm hat|
I loved making both of these patterns so much, and it's amazing to me now to think there was ever a time when I could just sit down and enjoy creating something new. You know what I'm talking about, right? You're swamped too. Let's all make a deal about scaling back on stuff so we can relax more. Then you'd have time to knit these patterns, or even just breathe deeply. Deep breathing is so underrated.
|Candy Wrapper - a very warm necklace|
Because they're both older - the Wrapper is from 2011, and judging by my glazed expression I was coming down with a cold at the time - I'm not sure whether the yarns I used are still available. This is one situation where substitution is a must!
Speaking of which, you can get away with acrylic for the Wrapper as long as your gauge is right, but I wouldn't risk it for Hot Stuff. It's a stranded hat and will need the elasticity that only wool can give you.
Normally I would give you lots of luscious info on how you get that crazy scarf shape, and how long it took me to fix it so the steam that divides the names of our favourite hot beverages is actually coming up out of a mug (hint: a really, really long time), but I have been unexpectedly tight for time this week and it took me an hour just to get the pattern files over into the free area of this site, so I will just invite you to click on the .pdfs for all the info.
(that is all one sentence. poor self-editing, or use of language to express breathlessly chaotic day? I leave you to decide.)
Click here to download the .pdf of Candy Wrapper Scarflet
Click here to download the .pdf of Hot Stuff