Sunday, September 14, 2008

Don't Get "Snoody" With Me

I learned to knit in 7th grade, and ever since, every fall I break out the ol' needles and make scarves like crazy. But this year I started to get a bit bored with the typical scarf, and looked for something just as easy, but a bit more interesting. Behold: the snood.
As far as I can tell, a snood is just the same as a scarf, but connected. You can wear it around your neck, or as a hood. I used this picture from Urban Outfitters UK as my inspiration.

Making this was so simple, and it takes just as much time as a scarf.
It's SO much easier to learn to knit if you have someone to teach you face to face, but if you don't have anyone to teach you,here is an excellent how to video.
This is what you'll need:
1 pair knitting needles (I used size 17)
About 2 balls of yarn
Around 12 inches of ribbon

1. Cast off about 60 stitches
2. Knit just as you would as scarf, until it can go loosely around your neck (it should fit like the picture above) Finish it off like you would a scarf (see video to find out how)
3. Get the ribbon and weave together the opposite ends of the scarf, tying a bow on the top.
The results:

Super comfy and less than half the price (technically, even less, since this seems to be sold in the UK Urban Outfitters)Expect to see these all over this fall/winter.

Totally off topic, but does anyone have any idea where I could get a pair of penny loafers? I've been searching for a pair for a couple of weeks now, and I can't seem to find any anywhere!

Currently watching: Purple Rain. I'm ashamed to say I've never seen this, but luckily it was on tonight. I'm sure I'll be listening to the soundtrack the rest of the week.
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ps: A quick Gossip Girl note: am I the only one that likes Serena SO much better now that she's a bitch? Seriously, so much better than her and Dan and all their "issues" (which I never really got:why the heck did they break up in the first place?)


yiqin; said...

Ohmy, I wish I can make my own scarf! Hmm I am always on Team Blair ever since the books..hahaha

Sydney Speel said...

i made my own scarf with world's thickeest fabric, that made it SUUUUUPER EASY, but it still took me about a month to finish it.

(it is now a blanket for my favourite stuffed animal. [: )

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

good luck on kniting