The weather has turned dreary. With the rise in temperature came the rain which took away the blue skies, and the snow, and the ice. There is no more white stuff on the ground, there is no more ice in the canals. I’m holding out hope for one last cold snap in February! C’mon Amsterdam! You can do it!
It has however made for the perfect weather for sitting inside, all snuggled up, and knitting! Since finishing the Evenstar shawl, I have been wanting things that are smaller to work on, and these two projects have been fitting the bill nicely!
On the left I have the mittens which are challenging my colour work skills, and on the right we have the caplet which should be wonderful for throwing nonchalantly over my shoulders once the weather warms up a little bit!
I do have another massive shawl which I need to pick back up and finish. I’m just taking a little break after the Evenstar before diving back into Estonian nupps!
What have you been working on?
From now on, this is how I shall write all postcards!
To go with the posts I’ve already shown you of what I was sending to my Swapee (the stitch markers and the scarf) here’s what else I bundled up and posted off on Monday.
First there was a brooch which I designed and hand sewed.
Then there was the knitting kit bag
Full of helpful items. (yarn needles, tape measure, scissors, etc)
With the matching Project Bag.
Full of yarn,
and fully lined.
Along with some other cute bits and pieces that had been indicated, it all got wrapped up and posted off!
I hope they like it! *excited*
After being asked about the red creation I was knitting the other day in the Project Bag post, I thought I’d show you the finished product.
It was just a simple scarf I was whipping up for a swap. The stitch pattern looked like this …
I finished it on Saturday (and not before time!), and set about blocking it.
And here it is pinned out.
I was going to wait to post until after it had arrived with it’s intended so as to maintain the surprise. But, they won’t know who they are until they get it, and they they’ll see it, so there’s no harm in posting pics of it here! 😀
For those who are going to ask, it’s alpaca and silk!
Every now and then, for no reason whatsoever, I like to give myself a challenge! Most recently it came in the guise of a project bag in the shape of a cube. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, and I set about coming up with a design and pattern.
There was some sketching, and lots of paper got cut up and then sticky taped back together, all in the name of inventing.
I didn’t get any photos of that though.
I did get photos of the cute fabric once it arrived via the magic of the internet!
Himself was most perplexed about the shapes I was cutting out until he saw the whole lot together!
Obviously, there was also enough fabric left over for a notions pouch as well!
And here it is in action, on the street!
My yarn is nestled in there all cozy and warm and safe from … what ever may feel like attacking yarn really.
Let’s go with “cats”.