My participation in the Ravelympics didn´t exactly end in glory and a rain of gold medals. I have really no idea what happened, but I seem to have been overtaken by this URGE to knit hats.
Not only have I been knitting on that irresistable pink Bohus hat. I´ve also made a new Karin hat in a slighlty diffferent colourway. Last Wednesday it was my mum´s birthday – and all she wanted was a black Karin hat.
This is my friend Erika modelling my mum´s hat before it was sent off to Hälsingland:
The post actually managed to deliver my packet in time – despite difficult weather conditions. I was quite impressed.
Tack för hjälpen, Erika!
I like this new colourway so much that I started knitting a Karin hat for myself, in white. And even though I´m now knitting this pattern for the forth time I´m still not tired of it.
But I haven´t only been knitting hats. I´ve managed to squeeze in a pair of mittens, too. When I read about the Selbu Mitten Contest in Norway I was so inspired that I sat down and made a Swedish Selbu mitten.
You could say that it´s an improved Edith mitten. The Edith mitten was my very first attempt at making a knit pattern and I´ve never been completely happy with it. I always felt that it had more potential. Espcecially after coming up with the Edith hat – I´ve wanted a mitten that would really match that hat.
And this time I think I got it right. I´ve decided to call the Improved Edith mitten Elise, after my daughter. She is very pleased.
This was my first attempt and I´ve made a few changes to the final Elise mitten. There will be a pattern soon, but the Excel program on my computer decided it wouldn´t cooperate tonight. I suspect that the levels of frustration on this earth have risen a lot since computers were invented...