Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Snoods ahoy!

I'm so happy it's gone a bit chilly, let's get out the snoods!

The blog world seems to have gone mad for them thanks to Karen! Here is one I've just crocheted (using a pattern I blogged last year) which I think will be a Christmas pressie for some lucky person:

It's crocheted from a gorgeous pink wool I got in Loop in Islington, and the flower is done from some cream yarn I had in my stash. I love it and don't want to give it away! It's slightly less snuggly than my snoods from last year as I only used one ball, but I think it still works.

I've also just bought a knitted snood kit from the lovely Nest in Crouch End. They make up their own little knitting kits which are very cute. It combines lace knitting (which I'm attempting to master) and circular needles (which I've never used) so it should be an interesting project.  I don't normally buy craft kits, but they had one knitted up in the shop and I fell in love, what can I say. Plus it's not like it's a mass produced kit so slightly less unoriginal...? Anyway. I'm looking forward to getting started.

I've also got a giant granny square blanket on the go, think it might be next winter by the time it's done though.

Mm time for a mince pie and a cuppa.



  1. I've recently started to learn how to knit and have made one of 'Karen's snoods'...but now I want to learn to crochete!!! You snood is gorgeous, as is the lovely flower detail...sigh!

  2. That pink wool is gorgeous, Carly! Can you remember which brand it is? I do love your crocheted snoods. I recently came across my purple one that I made last year. May have to start wearing that one again... I never got round to a flower addition though. Perhaps this year!

  3. Thanks girls!

    Ooh I meant to link to the wool - it's Berroco Peruvia Quick in Rosa (although the photo on the Loop website doesn't do the colour justice, it's actually a couple of shades darker in real life):

  4. that giant Granny is looking fantastic, I love the colours. Mine is stalled on round 38 and looks to be staying that way until next year!

  5. I just finished a scarf but I think I need to make a snood, too. They look so snuggly! That flower is cute, do you have a pattern?

  6. Nice, loving the snood! I found you via Crafty Christmas Club. Your blog is cute, I'm following! :) x

  7. Thank you!

    Alessa, re the flower I do have a pattern, I will blog it when I get a chance.

  8. I've only just discovered crochet - I'm an ADDICT already, although the only thing I feel even remotely competent at so far is granny squares, which I guess is fine for the moment, given my blanket obsession....great work!

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