The mittens are finally finished, all three of them.
Yes, Johanne started knitting another pair in an alternative colourway, but decided that the first choice was the better of the two.
It would be more useful if she made a fourth mitten to go with the third mitten, but that might take a while.
You´ll soon see why.
The last few days Johanne´s been at home with a sick and ill Ludvig and to cheer him up she started making him the much longed for Malabrigo hat with ear flaps that you can tie under the chin.
All according to Ludvig´s own wishes.
As a surprise Johanne decided to add some silver lurex letters that form the words Star Wars.
It might have something to do with having to sit next to Ludvig in the sofa watching "The Return of the Jedi" over and over.
Then again it might just be sheer coincidence.
After all the mitten-knitting Johanne really enjoys knitting a hat. When you knit hats you only have to make one.
We all know what happens when you knit things like socks, sleeves and – yes mittens.
You have to make two almost exactly the same. What a bore.
That´s why Johanne loves knitting hats.
And Ludvig was thrilled when he found his nearly finished hat this morning.
Even though he can´t read he immediately recognized the Star Wars logo.
But we all know what happens when you have two kids and make one of them a hat, right?
When Elise discovered that her brother was getting a new knitted hat she, of course, wanted one, too.
At least it doesn´t have to be exactly the same, Johanne consoles herself.
And nothing makes a child so happy as getting a new knitted hat.
Just look at little Eva. She loves her beaded hat in soft baby wool that Johanne made for her when she was newborn.
Little Eva´s mum Teresia is an accomplished knitter in her own right, but without a blog.
So Johanne asked if she could post a picture of the really cool scarf that Teresia made for Eva´s older sister Ellen.
Here it is.
Luckily Elise won´t demand that Johanne makes her one of those. She´s already got one. Sort of.