A few years ago I began a tradition of knitting myself a new scarf each winter. I know two stitches: purl and plain, which I probably learnt knitting peggy squares at primary school. They’re endlessly useful for baby hats and scarves and not much else.
Over time, probably as Emma Makes became busier, I’ve stopped knitting myself scarves and haven’t really missed it at all. But something (I’ve now forgotten what) inspired me to start again so I picked up my knitting needles and knitted up a big ball of natural wool that I’d bought on my road trip to the Auckland Art and Craft Fair.
As I went I thought I probably should have cast on 30 stitches, not 40 but once I was done and had sewed the ends together into a big loop I couldn’t be happier. The scarf is big and warm and can easily be pulled up over my mouth and nose when the frost is particularly biting.
In much more exciting news, Sally is knitting me a new green cardigan – she has blogged about it (with pictures) on her blog.