Birthday Knitting

Last night we had a birthday dinner for my Mom’s birthday today (happy birthday, Mom!). Since I learned how to knit it’s pretty easy to figure out what to give my Mom for her birthday, she always wants something handmade. As soon as I saw the pattern for the Day Brightener Ascot I knew I had to make it for my Mom. She is always asking me how to loop and tie my scarves and this knit piece has a hole to pull the ties through so that it looks so nice when you wear it.
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If you follow me on Instagram you’ll notice this started out in a very pretty cobalt blue…yeah I ran out of yarn and apparently the color was discontinued. So I was forced to start over and I’m glad I did. I didn’t make the same mistakes I did the first time and this one is almost flawless.
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I love the loop (it was so easy to do and totally not intimidating as I thought it would be) and the pattern is super pretty. I’ve already had two other requests to make the same scarf.
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I’m definitely going to be knitting this one again. And I even had enough time to knit up a little cap to match. It’s just the cutest combo on my Mom.

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