Look mom, I got bangs!
With the new season in full swing, I decided that I needed a new look, too. Bangs are fun; they give your face a whole new appearance, and you can style them according to whim. Here they are seen full frontal, while yesterday I wore them in a side swipe. But more interesting than bangs is my knitting!
Pattern: Checkerboard Neckwarmer by yours truly
Yarn: Cascade Lana D’Oro Paints (merino/superfine alapca) in color 9921, 100 yards
Needles: US size 8
Notes: A simple knit and purl checkerboard pattern makes up this vibrant neckwarmer.
This yarn is scrumptious. It’s made up of a luxurious blend of merino wool and superfine alpaca, which means it is soft, supple, and slightly sheddy. And this particular ball is hand dyed to dramatic effect:
This would probably bother me on another garment, but on this neckwarmer the pooling couldn’t have looked more intentional.
And what’s that down there?
It’s my very first blue ribbon and blogging award! It was granted to me by Michelle at PDX Knitterati, one of my regular readers and someone whose knitting and blogging skills I admire greatly. Thank you!
Like any good award, it’s best when you pass it on to others.
My nominees are…drumroll on your desks, please….
These are all blogs that I can’t wait to read every week. Their projects and photographs are incredible to look at and read about. Take a moment to check them out if you haven’t already!
Here are the instructions for the award recipients:
1. Please put the award on your blog. (save it to your own computer, please)
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. You must nominate at least 4 fellow bloggers for this award.
4. Add links to the recipients.
5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award.
If you would like to grab this ribbon and start awarding it to your favorite bloggers, go for it! It’s all about sharing the love here in Knit-Blog Land!