This is going to be a long post! I’ve been away for away for a while and I have much to talk about! Let me first say I didn’t mean to stay away for so long, but there was nothing I could really do about it. I graduated on the 20th of April and I’ve spent the past few weeks getting myself organized (and I’ve also been sleeping a lot). It’s an odd feeling to not have deadlines looming ahead and I’m enjoying every minute of it.
I’ve also been doing a lot of cleaning. As you may know we moved last year, but because of all the stress and work I haven’t been able to clear all the boxes (and there’s a lot of them). So I’m working on all those things right now. There’s two rooms I need to re-organize and a whole lot of crap I need to throw away.
I’ve been away, but I haven’t stopped knitting ofcourse. I’ve got three FO’s to show you and some other things 🙂
It’s finally done! It was ready for queensday so I spent the evening before and the actual day itself wearing this. The weather was fantastic so we all had a great time.
I chose to knit this cardigan with a little ease so I could wear it comfortably. I really don’t like loose fitting clothes, but I consider this cardigan to be my yo-yo cardigan *wink*.
The zipper was a pain because of the garter stitch (and the super fine malabrigo merino). Last time I sewed a zipper I messed it up horribly, so I didn’t dare sew it again myself. Thankfully Super Mom came to my rescue and helped me out 🙂
This is a little FO too, but it doesn’t really count. I found a bread machine for 2 euro’s and it’s working juuust fine. This here is a poppy seed bread (that turned out quite yummy)
The second (actual) FO:
I named them magic potion socks because of the color, but also because I thought they’de be mine. I knit this pair with smaller needles because I thought that’d help, but even in an unwashed state they fit my dad’s feet better than mine. So I decided to knit another pair but to use a ‘standard’ toe instead of following the pattern. I love the pattern and it’s really pretty but somehow I can’t follow the pattern and think for myself so it’s really (!) not the pattern, it’s me. But I noticed that this was an actual possibility. The next pair *will* be mine.
The final FO is here and I love it. The pattern is capucine and it’s my new favorite hat pattern. I love everything about this pattern and I know I’ll knit another one for this winter. This one is knit with a double held drops delight and classic alpaca to make it a little bulkier. I haven’t attached the tassles yet because I wasn’t sure if I wanted them or not. I’m still not sure..
I’ve also been working on some other stuff
So this here is a destashing gone wild. I was looking for a project to use all the leftover drops delight (and other yarns) for and I found a pattern called firenza. I started making granny squares and before I knew I was out of drops delight… This picture was taken a few days ago and by now I have a lot more squares. I’ve collected a number of yarns I’m going to use for this project and I’ve put them in a little plastic bag. Each time I grab one and start crocheting granny squares until I run out of yarn. It’s soothing and addictive at the same time, but if you combine it with book 4 of ‘A song of Ice and Fire’ you’ve got more than just a stew goin’… (reference: search for Carl Weathers).
It’s so bad I’m even trying to finish these mitts so I can claim the leftover handspun… (if any)