Aaanddd it happened again.. *le sigh*
As you may (or may not) know I’ve spent the middle of February traveling and I haven’t had the opportunity to blog (due to filtering and censorship I might add). I did take a lot of pictures and I’ve spent some time knitting so I do have some things to show 🙂
Now let me start by saying that I realize that for some of you this tiny bit of snow is not something worth posting about. But this year we had the warmest winter of all time (I don’t know how long but we only had two or three nights where the temperature dipped slightly below 0 degrees Celcius). So we didn’t have a winter at all.. we only had a stretched out fall. This picture was taken in the northern part of Tehran, where it hasn’t snowed like this since my mother was a toddler. Of course we missed the actual snow and most of it was gone by the second week of February, but it was still an awesome sight. (It actually snowed in the desert, and the northern part of Iran had 3-4 meters of snow to deal with…)
I like this picture so much 🙂 I did notice that for me it’s a lot harder to knit when it’s not really ‘winter’. I think part of me wants to knit when it’s very cold outside and nice and cozy inside. We didn’t have any of that this year.. strange 😛
One of the best things about going to Iran (aside from the family, friends, the architecture, history, culture etc. etc.) is the food. I’ve eaten so much in those 10 days. I ate most of these while nobody was looking. I don’t have other food pictures mainly because I kept forgetting to bring my camera *sad face*
Usually when I go to Iran it’s a lot of fun and filled with awesomeness, but the drawback is that I need a whole vacation afterwards to relax and catch up on sleeping 😛 When I came back home I felt it was time for spring cleaning and we spent a week remodeling our home. Now the bunnies are free to walk around (safely!) in most of the house instead of just in the living room.
I used my Dutch Wool Diva yarn (loki) for a pair of Maelstrom socks. I started knitting these in the plane towards Iran, and after knitting the cuff I realized that 2.5mm was too big. So I frogged it and restarted with 2.25mm needles and now they’re exactly my size.
Even though I still haven’t finished my February socks I still planned to get some March socks done, so I had my BF order these two hanks of awesome-sauce for me while I was away. The left one will be a pair of socks, and the right one will be a featherweight top/cardi. I’m not sure which one but It’s summery.
The picture is a bit blue-ish but here’s the progress on my maelstrom. I absolutely love this pattern and I’ll probably knit another pair of these when this pair is done. I must say that there’s a huuuge difference between this sock yarn and the regular sock yarns. It’s so much more comfortable to knit with and it feels amazing on my foot.
So now I’m up to date again. I hope I’ll remember the restrictions next time I go to Iran.. 😛 I hope to have some FO’s to show soon!