Friday, 16 January 2015

Snuggle Scarf and Sampler Cushion

I'm a frustrated knitter.  

One of the problems I have is that I can't follow a pattern.  I'm knitting pattern dyslexic.  All those symbols dance around, sending my head into a tailspin.  Arrrrgh!!

Having said that, I am DETERMIND to conquer my pattern-phobia without having to steal an Enigma machine to crack all that odd knitting code. 

Until then going is 
s - l - o - w.

Taking mere years I managed to complete a sampler cushion.  I used the baby yarn I'd had to abandon when my son grew faster than the jumper I was knitting him.  It's make and shade are lost in the mists of time.

Bertie being a cheeky monkey.
You just can't get the staff.
There was still some of the original baby yarn left and I owed him a wearable so I thought even I could manage a scarf.  

Turns out I was wrong.  I got bored, stopped knitting and sewed some soft fleece onto the back and made it into a neck warming loop.  

Behold - The Snuggle Scarf!

It has some great design features (ahem...):

a) It's double thickness so is super warm,
b) It appeals to my son's love of soft, snuggly things, and
c) It won't fall off and get lost in a puddle in the school playground!

A knitting win, I think ;).
Years in the making, but now I can die happy in the knowledge I've knitted something and actually finished it!
Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday at Val's Quilting Studio and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop on Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. I love your sampler cushion what a great idea! Is it from a pattern?

    1. Thanks Elaine! It's from 'The Knitting & Crochet Bible' by Claire Crompton and Sue Whiting. The most user friendly book I've found for someone allergic to patterns.