First of all – a BIG thank you to everyone who left a comment to my last post. It´s wonderful to get comments, especially helpful comments!
When it comes to the Ravelympics Event I might actually dig my old Fair isle- sweater out and try to finish it. Nicole and Heidi put their votes on that. And it would be a challenge worthy the Ravelympics. But I´m going to need some serious cheering on I think.
Jackie and Sherilan thought that I should make cat/dog mittens and I think my daughter Elise would agree with them.
No one was in favour of me making more hats. So I decided to get the hats out of the way before the Ravelympics start.
I´ve made a pair of mittens that I call Inga Snöflinga and this is the start of the matching hat. Yes, I do have a soft spot for hat and mitten-combos.
It´s been very cold here lately and it really put me in the mood to knit snowflakes. I actually finished the hat yesterday, but decided it wasn´t exactly how I wanted it to be – so I ripped it back to the brim. I wanted to use that blue/purple yarn for the background and didn´t have enough to make another hat.
My Cherry Tree Hill stash is getting dangerously low...
At least when it comes to some of the colours. For Christmas I decided to whip up a couple of hats for my cute nephews, see.
Of course, then my own son wanted one, too.
The fact that I´d just made him a new Star Wars hat didn´t count, apparently.
As for the poor red and brown Icarus shawl – I still haven´t made up my mind.
Linda thought that I should rip it, while Maria thought that I should hold on to it.
My friend Barbro, whom I went to stay with in Värmland last week, thought that maybe I should knit a swatch to see what happens when I block it.
I´m not going to take the yarn back to the shop, because it really isn´t the fault of the shop. These things just happen, you know, if you like slightly unevenly spun yarn.
I just feel a bit silly spending so much time knitting with less than perfect yarn when I have other and better yarn to play with. Like this, for example:
Madeline Tosh tussah silk lace yarn. In pink. Yarn just doesn´t get much better than this!
It´s a Christmas gift from Wendy. It was my favourite Christmas gift, needless to say. It´s fantastic: soft and shiny and simply superior to any other yarn that I´ve seen.