Cozy, comfy chairs to curl-up in

November is the month to curl up inside and get cozy again. Something hot to sip, something great to read and a warm, enveloping nest. Throw in a crackling fire and you have perfection.

Not all comfortable and cozy chairs for lounging have to be traditional here are some contemporary samples of nest chairs. Can’t you just imagine how wonderful these would feel?

Furry cozy chair

Anthropologie.com  Aukland Quinten Chair

Cozy chair

Anthropologie.com  Wool Hartwell Chair

Cozy chair

Architonic.com  Chummy Frizzy Chair

cozy red chair

Design-milk.com – RISD Student Chair

puffy cozy chair

Eq3.com   Arie Chair with Zipper

comfy chair

Gervasoni1882.it  Nuvola 09 Armchair

Cozy chair

Gizmodo.com  Wing Lounge Chair

furry chair

Mgbwhome.com   Furry Enzo Chair

 

 

Cozy chunky knitting | Cozy chunky knitting

chunky knit cowl

With the frigid winter weather comes a craving for warm and cozy anything. I have a theory that if your neck is warm, you are warm so I turned to the knitting needles.

This is knitting on an exaggerated scale – chunky knitting. The absolute best thing about working on this scale is the speed at which you progress. It is totally gratifying to sit down and see major changes in your project quite quickly. I used a wool, acrylic blend Patons Cobbles yarn in Super Bulky weight and size 19 knitting needles and worked horizontally rather than in the round. This made it easier to judge the size because I wasn’t using a pattern but making it up on my own.

yarn and needles

chunky soft knitting

I cast-on 19 stitches and worked a seed pattern which is one knit, one pearl alternated with the next row worked in the opposite one pearl, one knit. It’s a really simple pattern but has a great texture and is the same look on both the right and wrong sides.

chunky seed stitch

I kept knitting until I felt it was the right length to be cozy and not too floppy. About 46 rows of knitting. Cast off and simply sew the short ends together and that’s it. This is one of the simplest knitting projects ever and is a great introduction to knitting.

The finished cowl is so soft and cozy, it’s like wrapping your neck in cotton balls.