Balsam revisited

I noticed I’ve developed the strange habbit to double knit certain patterns. I get the feeling it’s because I’m starting to feel more and more confident in being able to knit whatever I want and start making some better adjustments. It might also be caused by me changing the way I knit.

I noticed my knits are getting more evened out and I’m knitting much faster than I used to since I taught myself continental styel knitting. Either it’s merely because it’s fall and I’m desperate for a walk in the woods :D, but either way I’ve decided to give Balsam another go. You might remember the yarn from this post and you also might remember this spiral cowl named Balsam by Ilga Leja. In march I gave it a go, in a period where I was still knitting the way my mother had taught me, in a way that created twisted stitches when knitting in the round, and always knitting through the back of the loop, causing a small panic moment everytime I had to rediscover how to knit in order to get the same results…

Either way, when I rediscovered he frist Balsam when I was in search of a shawl I realized exactly how comfy this knit actually is in colder times, and I alwo realized that the yarn I had chosen for this particular project may not have been the best decision after all. So reknitting this project not only helps me to see how much my knitting has improved, but also helps me destashing πŸ˜€

I think I might knit another one of these after this one with the brown yarn as a manner of destashing and because its always nice to be able to combine accessories with different colors and different styles πŸ˜€

balsam 2.0 wip

balsam 2.0 wip

I’m almost done and hope to have some nice updates this weekend πŸ˜€ Also coming up: an update on CPH πŸ˜€

here’s a small compilation of the weird sleeping behaviour my kittens have adopted:

sleeping kitties
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