Friday, 2 November 2012

Snood

Hello gorgeous people!!! How's your week going?
I'm having a good one! Lots of fun and frolics, not to mention I'm feeling extremely energetic and motivated at the moment. My sudden spur of motivation means I'm getting lots done and enjoying the feeling once I've accomplished something.
I'm just talking small things, like learning a new German word (and actually using it), getting myself to the gym, finish of the book that's been sat on my shelf for months!! I like it when things get done. It's a rather nice feeling!

So one of the things that finally got ticked off on my 'things to do list', was a gift for my friend Andrew.
Andrew is my (just in case he reads this:-)) amazingly talented, extremely good looking, kind, considerate, humorous best buddy and he wanted a "snood" for his birthday.

I bought some truly scrumptious 'Alpaca Chunky" in a deep shade of grey which I thought would be perfect for this project.

I've worked with this yarn once before, on a similar project I made for myself last winter. The yarn is so nice to work with. It's extremely luxurious and keeps you very warm when wrapped around your neck on a cold day in Hamburg. 
Last year I simply made mine using single crochet, here's how it looked:


With Andrew's snood I decided to use double crochet. I alternated between working through the back loops and front loops of each round, giving it a ribbed effect.


This project was extremely quick to make.  Not only is the yarn very thick, but I also required a BEAST of a hook! 


I was extremely pleased with how it turned out. Thick layers of extravagant yarn ready to defend against the coming winter.











Andrew was also delighted with his gift!! He ever so kindly became my model and let me take a couple of pictures of him wearing it.



It's such a nice feeling when you give a handmade present to someone. To see them actually wearing your creation and enjoying the effort it took to make. It really makes me feel extremely proud.

Sooo untill next time my lovelies!!! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekends!!!
Matt xxx
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38 comments:

  1. Doesn't he look handsome! Your snood looks so snuggly warm and that shade of grey is amazing. Such a sweet friend you are to make something so perfect for his birthday.

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  2. Das hast du gut gemacht! Andrew sieht gut aus. Tschüß! (oesh, my German is a bit rusty...)

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  3. Hot stuff! Alpaca is warmer than wool. So you mate will be thanking you in the freezing weather. Looks like a great Snood. xxx

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  4. Very nice!! (not only Andrew! ;-)
    What size/length did you make it?
    Thanks, Astrid (Holland)

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  5. Oh! I love your snood! It's so scrummy!! ❤

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  6. I love it! The texture is awesome and the color is perfect for him...brings out his blue eyes. Perfect gift!!

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  7. beautiful!!! good work matt!
    happy weekend, xx Alessandra

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  8. A lovely gift, a very lucky friend! Have a good weekend
    Angie x

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  9. Beautiful work. It makes me think of the post I did awhile back called 10 Sexy Men Sporting Crochet Cowls!

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  10. What a good friend you are! Wow, that is one huge hook! I have a new project planned and made a purchase from KnitPicks for it.. I'm going to make a Christmas afghan for the leather chair in our den and a pillow to match.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. It is such a good feeling when someone likes our creations enough to actually use them. I really like the ribbed effect you have created; it gives it a nice structure. When I read the title of your blog I thought you meant you were making the kind of snood old ladies where to keep their hair in place at night - lol I couldn't think why on earth someone called 'Andrew' would need one!! I have to say I am relieved its the different kind of snood. xxx

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  12. gorgeous, it looks fantastic on andrew and I'm sure he will appreciate it for years to come.
    I agree, giving handmade gists is like giving someone you love a woolly hug, theres no better gift.
    Have a lovely weekend XXX

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  13. That's such a gorgeous snood! Homemade gifts are the best! x

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  14. Hallo Matt,

    since some time I read your blog and find you live very interest.
    I have not wrote on your blog, because, I don´t trust me.

    I have a question.
    I´am ever in the wool factory when she is open a week and I saw on your blog, you have wool - cones from this.
    Are you also in the wool factory, next week?
    It would be nice, to meet you.

    greet Kirstin

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      Kirstin

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  15. Hi Matt,

    Andrew is one lucky fellow! The snood turned out fab!! I like that he can appreciate the effort, and yes you are right, it looks great on him!
    Have a nice week!!

    Hedwig

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  16. That is so gorgeous!! Funnily enough I bought some super chunky yarn today to make a cowl/snood... although, mine isn't as fancy as the Rowan Alpaca yarn! It's lovely that Andrew really appreciates it, it looks very good on him!
    Maria x

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  17. Hey there, I just stopped by to say you won the Liebster Award, check out my post on it: http://mygurumi.blogspot.de/2012/11/mein-liebster.html

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  18. Great looking snood. Have you given the gorgeous blanket to your friend. I would have like to be a fly on the wall when she saw that.

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  19. looks great..thanks for explaining how you got the ribbed effect

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  20. How nice! (so is the snood).

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  21. Well I just love it.....all of it! The luscious alpaca, the chunky monkey crochet hook, and both the snoods!! And of course your best buddy Andrew for being a kind, considerate and humorous buddy to you!!!

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  22. Playing catchup here. Was sad when I saw your beautiful face alone on the sidebar, but I know some things in life aren't forever. Thankfully we still have you Matt. XO!
    Okay enough of the dramatics....hello fantastic Snood. I have a slight addiction to gray yarn and let me tell you this Snood makes my heart leap!

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  23. Beautiful =)

    Happy Crocheting ;P

    XOXO

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  24. Your "snood" is really a cowl or "neck cozy"

    "Snood" refers to a mesh crochet or knitted hair covering worn by women or men.

    Regardless, your creations are exquisite. Clearly, you possess an artistic streak along with infinite patience, perseverance, and control, qualities I could use more of especially in attempting a granny afghan- lol

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  25. Did you have a pattern for your snood?

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  26. Hola buena tarde !!! Buscndo en la red mantas he encontrado tu blog, realmente encantador y las labores.... espectaculres.
    Un abrazo desde Colombia,
    sayda

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  27. Hola buena tarde !!! Buscndo en la red mantas he encontrado tu blog, realmente encantador y las labores.... espectaculres.
    Un abrazo desde Colombia,
    sayda

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  28. I love this snood! Sophisticated, understated, cool - crocheted! You can never have too many snoods in your life.

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  29. Can you post your pattern:)

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  30. Love this one!i think I'm gonna make one for my hubbie!;-)

    greats
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  31. http://karita-october.blogspot.com/2012/11/young-love-its-more-than-much-ado-about.html It's really cute, but it is a cowl, not a snood. :)

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  32. It's 6 am and I can't sleep so I decided to browse the internet for some crochet, and this is the first page I've opened. Nice stitch, color, everything! Yet, what I have to say, your page filled me with such a special feeling of care and tenderness...! I'm glad your energies opened me to this day. Greetings :) <3

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