Simple Pleasures

Anyone else have a favourite, simple make? My guilty pleasure is knitting scarves. I like nothing better than hunkering down on the sofa of a Winter’s evening with a self-patterned yarn and knitting away, eager to see which colour comes through next 🙂

I made five such scarves for Christmas presents this year. Two for friends (top right), one for my sister-in-law (top left), one for my mother-in-law (below) and one for Sheila of Sewchet fame as part of her Stitching Santa parcel. You’ll have to hop over to her site for an image though sorry, as I totally forgot to take one of it before it got posted…


I’ve exhausted myself of scarves for now though (and run out of people to knit them for). I already have an alarming amount myself! My excuse is that we live in an old and very cold house and I’m sticking to it. To replace my simple, scarf knitting I’ve found a fab ‘Squishy Ted‘ pattern in Issue 119 of Knit Today. I’m hoping it will make both of my children a comfy, reading cushion. Here’s hoping it will make as satisfying a project as my trusty scarves 🙂