Now that the miserable dark days of rain that we were blighted with over the holidays seem to have stopped we are being blessed with some bright blue skies – problem is that bright blue skies at this time of year make the temperatures rather nippy. Ah! but there’s always a plus side and that is that we can all don our wonderful hand knits and keep ourselves ever so cosy!
The Guardian seem to have had the same idea and are looking for stories of hand knitted scarves. You can upload pictures to their website with tales of when and for whom they were knitted and whether it was fun or a chore… They’re looking for disaster knits as well as our favourites, so if you’ve knitted a scarf recently, why don’t you tell them about it? This is the link: Wtiness Guardian
The best contributions will feature in the February issue of Do Something, the Guardian’s brand new monthly activities magazine, so your scarf may become famous. There are 8 days left, so if you’re really quick you could start a scarf now!
Or you could just knit a scarf for yourself or a loved one to keep you cosy in these chilly January and February days. Here are a few suggestions from our lovely P/Hop pattern designers:
Riviera Scarf by Rachel Atkinson
Dido Scarf by Åsa Tricosa
Diamond Dot Scarf by Kate Ellis
Elizabeth’s Scarf by Joy Edwards
Flowers in the Rain by Jacqui Walker