I love winter. A homesteading lifestyle follows the seasons and each season has it's work. Winters however, are not so driven. Winters are the time for spinning, knitting, weaving and creative things.
I had the opportunity to knit a winter set for a friend to give her daughter for Christmas.
She commissioned me to knit a scarf and beret for her teenage daughter in purple and left the details to me.
I designed a matching scarf and beret with sequins and textured knitting. I figured I'd hit the mark when Gabrielle wistfully asked if I really wasn't working on her Christmas present.
I loved how the set turned out and am kicking myself for not writing down the pattern.
I spent a lot of time at the loom this winter too. I made some Christmas presents and just finished a birthday scarf for a family friend.
In fact, we are leaving within the hour for the birthday celebration. I will get to give him his scarf then.
I love how masculine the scarf looks, since that can be difficult to achieve. I made a second one in taupe and navy and plan to offer it for sale. I've got some future weaving projects planned as well, so "stay tuned."