Thursday, January 15, 2009
Day 15 - Cold
Its cold here in Wisconsin. Well I guess that is a bit redundant because it is Wisconsin in the wintertime so of course its cold. What I mean to say is it is downright frigid outside, like we are living in a giant freezer.
So what do you do when its cold? You stay inside under a blanket and sip hot tea. And of course you research vacations to tropical locales which you of course cannot afford.
So then I ususally turn to the next best thing, looking for things to keep me warm. I have discovered a host of wonderful knitwear makers on Etsy. Seeing these fabulous designs make winter seem not that bad, even though it really is.
The first designer is Melissahappystuff. She makes the most wonderful hats. I bought one of her hats last year and it made me so happy every time I put it on. Unforunately I lost it yesterday, so now I have to find a new creation of hers. Maybe this one?
The second designer whose creations I covet is Fringe. One look at the gorgeous cowls and neck cozies and you know you'll be warm no matter the weather. This one is currently my favorite.
I also love the capelets in part because they harken back to a simpler era and in part because they are just so beautiful. I'm thinking this one would be a nice addition to my wardrobe.
Above I've also shown the piece I started yesterday, its a long scarf with a wave pattern on the edges. I haven't decided how thin it will be. I guess we'll just see how it goes.
I've also shown a scarf I did last year with a different wave or ruffle pattern. I just love it. The color is a lovely taupe with a hint of metalic. Unfortunately the metalic in the yarn makes it a bit itchy for every day wear, so its more of a special occasion scarf for now.