Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comforting with Neckwarmers

After the spinning marathon, the neckwarmer knitting began.

These V-neckwarmers are fun to make because I really enjoy the rhythm of the stitch pattern. It's one in which I alternate between Eastern and Western styles of wrapping the yarn to create the lacy textured rib, and it gives me an almost meditative feeling of peace. I hope that a little of this peaceful feeling travels with each neckwarmer when it goes to its new owner and gets wrapped around her neck.

The grey neckwarmer is already in the store. The cream one is reserved for a wonderful repeat customer. The variegated cranberry one will be listed this weekend, the mulberry one (yarn pictured in the next photo) is in progress, and more colors are soon to be selected. If you have a color you'd like, let me know.

I've decided to focus this neckwarmer knitting time to positive thoughts for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake. And for positive action, I have decided to donate to Doctors Without Borders for Haiti Earthquake Relief. There will also be a button here at the top of my blog sidebar during January and February so that you can also donate to them if you like.


owlsomegifts said...

Those neckwarmers are adorable.

Cindy said...

I'm loving those neckwarmers. I don't know how to knit button holes yet, but I need to make some of those.

Absolutely Small said...

Those are some lovely neckwarmers!

cabin + cub said...

Those are so cute!

And such a great cause to donate to too... it is so heartbreaking about all the news in Haiti.

Rainy Day Gardener said...

I love the buttons! Great wintery colors too!

Cynthia Stockdon said...

Love your cozy neck warmers!