When I first saw Did You Make That's gorgeous hand knitted chunky wool snood, I knew it was the missing link in my autumnal neck gear. Taking only an evening or two to whip up, it seemed like the perfect project for a knitter to get their teeth into. Only one problem - I can't knit.
I've tried and failed at knitting (well, once, about 30 years ago), so what methods could I use to get my hands on one? Firstly, I entered Karen's giveaway to win an identical one, but the lucky winner that time was Scruffy Badger, and very gorgeous she looks in hers too. Then I watched the screen, open-mouthed, whilst reading this post from Pincushion Treats. Very, very admirably, Melizza taught herself to knit and made herself a gorgeous pink version as her first knitting project. Feeling suitably humbled, I took the only option now left. I phoned my mum and asked her to knit me one....
I used the same wool Karen recommended. Sorry, that should read, my lovely mum, Lily, used the same wool Karen recommended - Sirdar Big Softie in Boho. A day later, this arrived through the post:
It was perfect! I've never worn a snood before but I'm now a convert. It's so cosy and elegant and I love the chunky look of the stitches.
|Looking slightly deranged, wearing a snood and short sleeves but I don't care|
You're never too old to have something hand knitted for you by your mum. Thanks mum! And thanks Karen for the original inspiration, I think you may have started a snood frenzy. x