It’s almost done!! I srsly can’t wait! knitting this mask with 2.5mm needles was at some point burning a hole in my brain but somewhow I managed to get this far 😀 I messed up a lot while casting on and knitting the first few rounds but after that no messing up for me 🙂 Once I restarted it for the 4th time it was good and all went well. I blame it on the uni and graduation year.. I can’t really think anymore so I make a lot of mistakes when working on other stuffs 🙁
I’ve swatched and washed the swatch and it’s made me love the yarn even more. The yarn is Finlandia Import Shetland, and I’m a really big fan. It comes in many many pretty colors and tho the pictures won’t work with me, this particular color has some deep shades of purple that can only be seen from very very close. I’ll try to take some good daylight pictures for the FO post once we get there, but with the short days it’s a bit of a challenge to be honest…
I look kinda silly in these pictures but hey, I guess it’s not about my head but about the mask right? 🙂 I’m planning on putting a wire of some sorts around the nose to help the masks shape around the nose a bit, and I’ll make some ties where the provisional cast on is right now. i hope this will help to minimize the sagging a bit 🙂 I’m actually surprised at how well this thing fits me. The backside is bulging a bit because of my hair, but since my brother has longish hair as well so at least I know now that it’ll fit.
Besides knitting we spent this weekend baking pies and cake 🙂 There’s nothing like a good choco cake when it’s snowy and cold outside 🙂
Readers of this blog might know that we have two kitties, and they might also know that these kitties don’t go outside (except a bit on the balcony). Noodles loves snow and Kiwi is a bit of a chicken (and she hates snow). Noodles is a bit of a tomboy and Kiwi is a real lady.. so we felt sorry for them and wanted to let them play in the snow, but since three escape attempts by Noodles we’re not so happy about letting them out on the balcony.. So I got out the kitty leash and tried to take them outside… and the moment I let them down outside they made a run for it….
back into the house that is….
They were simply not having it… my little pretty kitties… scared sh*tless of the outside beyond their safe (warm and dry) home… Strangely enough Noodles can’t get enough of the snow on the balcony… her favorite thing to do is lying down or digging for treasure:P