Crafted With Gratitude
Five years ago my husband had just returned home from a seven month tour of duty overseas. We were newlyweds and new home owners and had so much to be grateful for. Unable ...
Crafted With Gratitude
Five years ago my husband had just returned home from a seven month tour of duty overseas. We were newlyweds and new home owners and had so much to be grateful for. Unable to contain my happiness, I embarked on a small Facebook experiment, documenting 12 little things a day that I loved… listening to classical music in the park, city gardens found in the unlikeliest of places, acts of selflessness where least expected… to name a few. Although a few friends complained bitterly about my free-flowing displays of happiness, most took joy in reading the day’s 12 little things; it helped them develop their own sense of gratitude as well.
Although I had attempted knitting a couple of times in the past, it wasn’t until two years later when I was pregnant with my first son and on bed rest, that my love of this soothing craft flourished. Having a child to knit for set the stage for motivation and enjoyment.
Fast forward to today and the importance of knitting and gratitude have become intertwined. As a person thriving with cancer, I am grateful every day that I wake up healthy and whole, while knitting is now an incredibly powerful means of healing and relaxation for me. I am so happy that I can now take this skill and use it not only to heal, but also as a means of supporting my beautiful family.
*** SPRING BREAK SPECIAL RELEASE: This pattern will be available for $1.80 until 8am PST on the 31st of March, 2014. It will then be available for $6.00. ***
By now you've probably heard the story. Passionate knitter watches the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy and all she can remember or talk about is the incredible cowl/vest that Katniss Everdeen wears in the opening scenes. That was me - and all I could think about for the first half of the film was that cowl/vest. I was dissecting it and wishing I could start experimenting with various stitches and patterns right there in the theatre!
I've since spent countless hours replicating the cowl/vest that I now lovingly refer to as the Archer's Poncho. Although the original piece was woven, I believe I have created a beautiful imitation piece.
Finger knitting, needle knitting and crochet are all lovingly put into each cowl vest. Created using double strands throughout, this sturdy cowl/vest can be worn as a sweater or as a second layer over your lighter winter jackets.
I strongly advise viewing the video links that are included with this pattern. Please note that I refer to the Poncho as the Huntress Cowl in my videos, but have since changed the name.
848 yards of Bulky weight