As you probably have noticed I didn’t feel much like blogging these past, ahem, weeks. While I do have half a dozen or so posts in my head, unfortunately I didn’t sit down and actually wrote them. So I plan to slowly write them one after the other. This one is about all the things I knit since September or so. I wanted to show you all the things that I made, and then I never did, and now it almost feels ridiculous. Also I’m still waiting for me to embroider the eyes on Carlos Santana, the elephant. If I ever do it it probably will take all of ten minutes, including finding a suitable yarn for it (the biggest obstacle). My son loves it even without eyes but I was reluctant to show you a blind elephant as finished. But then …
So here are my finished “objects” in chronological order:
Jaywalker socks for my husband. I started them on our train ride to Paris. I had to knit about three and a half of them to get them right. (No, my husband only has the usual two feet.) They’re still a bit too big…
Vinnland socks, again for my husband. Those on the other hand are too tight. I love this pattern. I made my usual short row toe and heel, though, because I can’t get the hang of wrap stitches. I have learned a different way to do short rows which I like better. (Of course I found that out only after I had knitted the toe the first time and it was full of holes. What can I say, I’m an expert at ripping things, obviously.)
Then I made a pair of dashing, fingerless mittens for my mother which I forgot to photograph. That was no fun, again, I made about six of them until I was left with a pair that seemed right. Oh, and she says, she doesn’t like them, and so I will have to frog them and re-make them. But she only told me after I had given her a matching hat (Le Slouch by Wendy Bernhard) for Christmas. And she loves it. Phew.
(That’s me wearing the hat, not my mother.)
Finally I made something for me, my first lace stole (It’s the hanami stole. When I saw it I knew I wanted to make it and now I’m hooked on lace stoles. I’m planning two more already.):
And a hat for me to go with my crocheted scarf:
(I’m not very happy with this picture but I’m pressed for time here, sorry.)
And finally, Carlos Santana, the elephant who still has to get his eyes:
What I’m knitting right now (but not all at once of course) is: a pair of mittens for my husband, a pair of socks for myself, still the brown cardigan (sigh!), a scarf for my husband (with sock yarn, a true labor of love), and I made a swatch for the secret of the stole II- knit-along (the button is in my left sidebar). And a scarf with the Vinnland-pattern for myself.