As I mentioned on Friday, I’ve started Pinning (Pinteresting? Someone tell me what the proper word is!). And, well, I can see it becoming something of a problem. I’ve been spending way more time than I probably should poking around Pinterest and looking at all the beautiful things that I will never have time to make.
(Also, sometimes I like to look at the Everything tab. It’s about 15% hair tutorials and makeup tips, 30% extra-calorie cheesecake recipes, 25% diet salads that “Actually taste good!,” 15% workout routines, 5% inspirational quotes, and 10% stuff I’m actually interested in. Point in case, I just spent 20 minutes looking at “Super Simple Manicure Ideas.” Why? Because they were there.)
Anyway, I looked over my pin boards (is that what they’re called?) and I found a trend in some of the knitting I’ve been pinning: Super bulky stuff.
This scarf/shawl/shoulder blanket is part of the new Ferragamo Men’s collection, and was shown in Milan (so you know it’s chic). I’d wear one, even though I’m not a dude. It looks like a great long swath of stockinette, maybe knit in the round, so that there isn’t a “bad side.”
And I just love this fantastically chunky Brioche Cowl from Diane L. Augustin. Aren’t those colors to die for? I would like to just wrap myself up in a cocoon made from this.If we’re talking about chunky knitting, you can’t get much chunkier than this amazing arm-knit blanket. It’s of super-thick yarn, but you could use slightly felted wool roving, if you wanted. Using arm-knitting for this project is really smart; that way, you don’t have to worry abut finding knitting needles two inches in diameter.Well, now I’m off to dream of Pinterest and spend more time looking at a particularly interesting list of “the 52 easiest DIYs.”