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2014 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 2: Dating Profile


Day Two (Tuesday 13th May): Dating Profile.
Write a dating profile for one of your past finished projects.
This topic is designed to get bloggers exploring different ways in which they can write descriptive posts of finished knitted and crocheted projects. Many bloggers will be used to writing adjective-rich accounts of finished items along with an account of how the item was made, but it can be fun to play with this format. Usually a dating profile would be written in the first person, so you should imagine that you are the cardigan/socks/hat writing the piece. You might think of including some or all of these elements in your dating profile:

  • An introduction: where you were knitted/crocheted, how old you are.
  • A physical description – keep it fun and intriguing but honest.
  • A photograph.
  • Your interests: Are you a crocheted sun-hat that enjoys long walks on the beach, a paper cup cosy that loves meeting friends in the local coffee shop or a thermal pair of socks that loves going on skiing holidays?
  • Things that you do not like: Do you avoid moments of friction because it brings you out in pills? How do you feel about moths? Are you a little orange cardigan that just simply cannot get on with a fuchsia blouse?
  • Your thoughts for the future – do you have any ambitions – where do you think you will be in 1, 5, 10 years time?


Username: YardsOfCozy


Vitals: Scarf. Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, in Strawberry Ice (80% merino, 20% nylon). Length: 71″ (180 cm), depth: 13.5″ (34 cm).

And the Snuggling Just Goes On and On

As you can tell from the photo, I’m no fancy bit of colored silk, but I’m not meant to be hidden under your winter coat for half the year either. If you’re looking for an ally in your battle to survive a chilly office or those over-air-conditioned stores in the summer, I’m up for the challenge!

I’m a Trillian scarf, from a pattern written by Martina Behm. I started life as a travel knitting project for a road trip to Milwaukee in 2012, and I’ve loved being out and about ever since. I want to see the world—as much of it as I can share with you, anyway. (You’re on your own for the deep-sea diving, but tell me all about it while you’re toweling off afterwards.)

I’m a stylish accessory, but I’m not just decorative. I’m mostly garter stitch, which traps air, so I’m a warm scarf despite my light weight.  Yet my lace border and gentle color transitions add a note of class and sophistication. I’m not ornate, so I get along both with a simple, classic outfit in the office, or a T-shirt and jeans when you’re at home.  My yarn was intended for socks, so you know I’m tougher than I look—a gentle wash cycle won’t faze me. But my merino and nylon is soft as all get out, so I’m cozy and oh-so-touchable.

Sometimes the world is harsh, and I understand that. I’m comfort as well as fashion. We can snuggle because there’s a cold draft coming from the air vent above your desk, or because you’re completely stressed out and need a little touch therapy. And of course, we can snuggle just because we love it!

So, shall we give it a try? Send me a message.



10 thoughts on “2014 Knitting and Crochet Blog Week—Day 2: Dating Profile

  1. Pfff, “not decorative”, sounds like fishing for compliments to me!


  2. Love the colors 🙂


  3. This is great. Everybody needs a snuggle buddy for cold offices. 🙂


  4. I think you did a great job highlighting the FOs assets. I hadn’t really thought about garter stitch in that manner, but it makes complete sense. I have given this particular Behm design a second look. 🙂


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