I love 5:00 am. We are a house full of morning people, including my 2 year-old son, who can't stand to know that people are up doing things without him. My hubs is still sleeping, but he is normally up getting ready for work at a place where he is dedicated to making morning people out of the rest of our little town (fruitless endeavor).
I suppose a question remains, "what is so great about 5:00 am?" I am not really sure. I used to work out at this time, but when I had my baby, going to the gym at 5 became one of those really impossible notions. Now, I suppose I use this hour for the same principle: I use this hour for me. I set out supplies for baking, finish up a scarf, mop my kitchen floor, read my Bible, take a shower and spend the hour to meticulously do my hair...sometimes, I even choose to sleep.
Last week was a very productive week, finishing off Christmas presents for girlfriends, and baking hundreds of cupcakes for clients. Here is a one of those projects that I finished...
As my husband informed me, this is a "snood." I called it a "neck warmer," or a "collar." I made it for my very favorite friend, out of merino wool. It is studded with flowers, viciously plucked from a 50% off stem from Hobby Lobby. I sewed them on with buttons I yanked from an old shirt, sandwiched between some netting I cut from a vintage dress in my closet that desperately needs refurbishing. The lace detail was from the shirt that lost its buttons, and the yarn, well...it's just yarn. A lot had to die to make this "snood," but I love you that much, friend. And here is what it looks like on...
Ok, I know it is too big, but normally my knitted items are drastically over/undersized. I know there are ways to avoid this, like patterns and test-squares, but as you will come to know, I am not that kind of girl. Still pretty though, don't you think?
OK. That's all for now. I hope you grow to love my little blog, and I will grow to provide more info on how I produce my projects.
Have a great day, friends!