After making so many things for the harvest feast, for others to buy, I really felt like making something just for me. Actually, I got started on it right at the feast. I sat in my corner on a chair, on my sheep skin, tucked under a blanket and crocheted. Can you see what it is?
Lover's knots! Of course... Do I make anything else? Feels like I want to turn all my yarn into lover's knots shawls, especially if the yarn shifts in color, or if it is very snuggly, or... Well, you get the picture.
This yarn is an acrylic-alpacka mix. So cuddly! That's why I decided to keep it. It shifts from dark to very light purple. I love purple, but I hate taking pictures of purple things! Why is it so hard to get it right? I was complaining about that when I took these pictures. "Then stop making purple things!", my husband said. I hope he wasn't serious, 'cause that is not an option!
I also made a pair of mitts to go with the shawl. I really wanted to knit them, but this yarn just wouldn't be knitted. It is too hairy... It just kept getting stuck, and although I was knitting one, purling one, it didn't get flexible at all so I gave up. I made them in crochet.
They didn't get as tight as I had planned around my arms, but that's okay. I have really skinny arms, so had I made them tight enough I wouldn't be able to stick my hands through them. And that's the whole idea, right?
Well, now I am the proud owner of a fluffy shawl and pretty mitts! I have a drawer full of shawls, but these are the first pretty mitts I've made for myself. Earlier I just kept the first try on new patterns I made up, and though they keep my hands warmer, they are not that pretty.
As you might have noticed, I wrote this only in English. I think that is how it will be from now on. It took so much time to write in both languages, and I didn't like the amount of text in each post. Hard to read, right? Even if you only read half of it, I guess too much text makes you less eager to read it. But mostly I do this for me, I found that I almost didn't want to blog, since it took so much time and effort. I already like this better! Hope you do too...
See you in a while!