|made by sister|
BUT THEN.... a super duper talented friend of mine posted this on her blog and since I had been seeing some similar things on Pinterest, this one sold me. I felt I must have a cowl with a button. But the problem is I do. not. knit. and I have a bit of a bad taste in my mouth from trying to teach myself. I googled "fear of knitting" in the hopes of finding a good picture to capture how I feel about it, but all I could find was this,
|I don't know what is going on but it creeps me out about as much as the idea of trying to teach myself how to knit again.|
I was 9 months pregnant with Naomi and trying to convince myself that I was nesting (I have come to the conclusion that I do not, in fact, "nest") when I tried to teach myself to knit, but by the end I just wanted to stab something or someone with the needle. Anger was the only emotion evoked from the experience and I think maybe I need some counseling in order to go back to that place and try again.
Anywho, I love love love these cowls with buttons and I feel like those of us who
refuse to can't knit should not be deprived of this cute accessory.
So I stood in front of my closet for a while yesterday looking around for something that could transform into one and I discovered another thrift store sweater that I bought with the intention of wearing and then it turned out that it simply added about 61/2 lbs to my midsection that I did not need.
So without further ado, here is the sweater that I sewed into a little button cowl, a cowl for cowards if you will. And if you won't, you should:
|Motherhood maternity blue-not my favorite color, but it's better than nothing|
|first I cut off the hood|
|Then cut down the sides about as wide as I thought I would want it|
|I cut to about the middle of the sweater because there was a pocket, but you could cut further down if you want a more chunky look|
|give the leftovers to your child to drape over themselves|
|nothing fancy and I plan to buy a cooler button next time I am out, but you get the picture|
And on me
|full length, because you needed it|
|And that's that|