Monday, March 23, 2009

No cold necks this Winter

I hate being cold and have always complained about being cold. When I was young, I spent many hours going back and forward with my Dad, turning the ducted heating up after he had turned it down. I don't sleep with 'just a sheet' in Summer, although I do go down to just one doona, instead of two. A friend once described my internal thermometer as having very little tolerance, up or down (yes, I'm not good in extreme heat either but let's leave that until another blog...!). Two years ago I got chilblains on my toes after being at a party in a shed in Winter. After seeing the doctor and getting my "chilblains diagnosis", I felt my extreme sensitivity to the cold had been vindicated and when I am now freezing, it is due to my "medical condition".

So that long intro was to explain to you why I am knitting a neck warmer..... for my medical condition. I was inspired by Philigry, a blog I enjoy reading. She knitted neckwarmers for herself and some friends and I wanted one. I found the pattern on the net, bought my wool, borrowed circular knitting needles and off I went!

I'm only 9 rows in but so far so good. I'll post a photo when I'm done and you'll see how you can keep your neck warm, while still looking very stylish!

(and I will say "I told you so".... you know who you are Totem!!!)


tyroga said...

Too Cool, but not too cool, we don't want your condition to flare up.

Circular Knitting, isn't that hard?

My Black Cardigan said...

Thank you for your concern about my health. As for circular knitting... I do want to tell you how hard it is and therefore I clever I am... but that wouldn't be true. It's really just the same as normal knitting but you go in a circle, not in lines. But it does sound way cooler!

daws said...

It's true, your internal thermometer only goes +/- 2 degrees!

You are very crafty... but not the kind of crafty implied in the song by the Beastie Boys.