One of my goals for this year is to knit things that I will actually wear. It seems like a simple enough resolution, but in actual practice pretty difficult, at least for me. I often get swept away by how a project is styled in a magazine or book and irrationally decide on the spot to cast on for it. Never mind that I will never look or dress at all like one of those romantic heroines in the Rowan magazines. At least I can have their sweater, right? But then that very same sweater ends up in the back of my closet, never to be worn more than a couple of times. This year, I am consciously editing my knitting choices to things that are more practical to my personal style or lack thereof. That's not to say that I will forgo all fantasy knitting...a girl can dream. But for my everyday outfit of jeans, t-shirt and sneakers, something like Daybreak is just the thing to add a little knitter's swagger to my steps.
It was such a fun and relaxing knit, requiring no drama at all.
The end result is a warm, colorful and versatile accessory....
....that goes with my favorite kicks.
(hey, I hear there's a party over at Tami's blog! Go check out these cool FO's)