Christmas does have a tendency to take over one´s life. But today we´ve packed away all the decorations and hoovered the last of the pine needles.
Needle felted family made by my daugher Elise.
I didn´t knit many Christmas presents, just a pair of socks for my father-in-law:
But I must have done something good, because Santa brought me some really, lovely presents. Like this set of needle case and purse in Dala Floda embroidery made by my friend Eva-Lotta.
I love Dala Floda embroidery and I wish I could make a knitting pattern like it. But so far I haven´t been able to get even remotely close.
This little beauty came all the way from the States, courtsey of Wendy:
Thank you, Wendy! You know my taste so well.
Of course pink and green look very good together- in my humble opinion. So the transition doesn´t have to be too abrupt and painful.
But what I´ve enjoyed most this Christmas is having a bit of extra time to draw new patterns and knit. And that is all I have done this last week – caught in a creative avalanche.
First I made this hat with a traditional star pattern:
I´m going to name it Greta, after Greta Garbo. Can you guess why?
The yarn I´ve used is amazingly soft and lovely to knit with. It´s called Cashmere queen – made of cashmere, silk and merino wool. It´s quite a bit thicker than the yarn I usually use so this hat was a quick knit.
The reason I´m going to call the hat Greta is because it has star quality, of course.
Ha ha ha ha. Ha.
Okay, sorry about that appallingly bad joke.
And on to the next hat. Pink and green!
Same lovely yarn, Cashmere queen.
And here I was thinking that you couldn´t go wrong with s pink and green. But. In this case I don´t think the colours have enough contrast. You can´t really make out the swirly pattern.
It´s a little bit easier to see in this picture. Bit I might have to knit this hat again using different colours, even though it pains me.
The pattern was inspired by an old pen case that belonged to my grandmother Lotte.
I´ve already started a new hat with a different pattern. Multicoloured flowers on a green background. So I´ve got to go.