Happy New Year!
I celebrated by knitting listlessly on an old lace shawl, slumped in the sofa in front of the TV due to a bout of some inspecific kind of flu. But I´ve made a quick recovery and now feel ready to meet 2010 full on.
Looking back at 2009 I think that making the Karin Kurbits pattern was what gave me most joy. Okay, I have to confess that the Karin mittens still haven´t got any thumbs. Instead of being a good girl and finishing them properly I started knitting a hat to match the mittens.
This is Karin the Kurbits hat:
The first Karin hat that I made had a white background. But since I always have a hard time making my mind up, I had to see what it would look like with a black background, too.
I also made some changes to the pattern to make the hat a little smaller because I have a stupidly small head.
I still don´t think that I can decide which looks best, black or white? My daughter Elise, who took these photos, prefers the white one – so I guess that means that I´m left with the black one... She´s at that age (and size) where she´s started "borrowing" clothes from me that takes her fancy.
And while we´re on the subject of my daughter I have to share that the worst (knit-related) thing that happened in 2009 was that Elise lost the Gerbil mittens that I had made her. She was devastated, but I know how easily mittens get lost.
I hope that whoever found them will treasure them.
And I guess that a new pair of Gerbil mittens is at the top of my to-do list for 2010.