FO: Gaucho

It’s done! I haven’t washed it yet, but it’s already been worn twice, and I’m loving it! It’s so incredibly warm and cozy with the (detachable) cowl. When I bought the ball of yarn I wasn’t really sure about the colors, but crochet really brings out the best in variegated yarns imho.

FO: Gaucho

In the end I needed a chunk of my moms ball as well, but since she didn’t have any big plans it’s ok I guess. Once it’s washed I’ll take some pictures, but I didn’t have the time to be honest.

Handspinning

I hadn’t had the time to work on this project for a while, but yesterday I was under the impression that I had finished the first mini-batt, when this morning I discovered that, in fact, I had not. There’s a little bit left, so I’ll spin this up today so I can move on to the next minibatt 🙂

Cold a f*ck

In the mean time I’ve been working on my mittens a bit, and I’m happy with the way the yarns are working together. The zauberball is a soft gradient and I think it works really well in these mittens. The contrast will become softer on the tip of this left hand mitten. I’m not sure if I’ll mind if they don’t completely match, but I’ll try to get the thumb in the same color so it doesn’t have too great a contrast with the rest of the mittens.

Cold as F*ck

I knit the thumb ‘hole’ with waste yarn, so I can pick up the stitches and knit the thumb when I’ve finished the mitten. 
second and third ball

I’ve also been knitting on the ten stitch blanket a lot, but you can’t really tell by looking at the blanket. I just compare the two balls to see how much I have left. I can’t believe there’s actual progress on this beast. I love knitting it now, because there’s a lot more knitting between each corner, so I’m not constantly working short-rows. The colors are also changing constantly and I really can’t wait to see this project all finished up.

In other knitting news I’ve frogged the “roll the bones” socks because I wasn’t really feeling them. I don’t know why, but seeing the Sock Madness socks come by I decided to wait until the SM patterns are released. I’m still going to knit these socks at one point, just not right now. There’s too much focus needed for these socks at the moment, and I’d rather be knitting brainless things so I can actually relax a bit.

In other news: I’ve been working on a lot of designs, but in the last few weeks I’ve come to realize that I’m never going to be able to do all the work by myself. I have so many ideas for new designs, but I feel like I can’t start working on them now because I need to finish the other projects first. So at the moment I’m looking for people who are interested in test knitting my projects. I will supply (or pay for) the yarn, and I will pay you for your work, and at the end I’ll need the finished product. If you’re interested, send me an email at info @ lilirious.com and I’ll get back to you 🙂

happy knitting! <3

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