Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lazy days

Hi there! How are you? Me? Well, I am having happy, lazy days. Really not doing much at all, and loving it. I love having my family around me at home. Especially these days, when the house is decorated and cosy, when we have a lot of good things to eat, and the kids are in a state of joy and harmony over new toys and stuff. My body has been giving me a pretty hard time lately, so it has been perfect to be able to just cuddle up somewhere. 

In spite of hurting limbs, I have managed a little knitting and crochet. This blue mohair scarf has been lying in the basket for a while, blocked and ready for an edging. The pattern had a suggested edging, but it looked weird in the yarn I used so I went through my books and found one I liked better. I was surprised that it turned out so cuddly, I had expected it to be at least a little itchy.

I was also able to finish this owl hat. It's for a baby girl, and I was asked to do it. No pattern, so I tried to keep it simple. A square hat with ear flaps (that I picked up stitches to make when the hat was done). I hope it will fit the girl... That is the hardest part when you improvise a design, that it has to fit too... :)

Now, I have a crying daughter on the floor, who wants my help to make earrings. So I better go! :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A merry Christmas

I don't have a fancy picture or even something special to say. I only wanted to come in here and wish you a very merry Christmas. I wish you all a happy holiday, that you have loved ones to share it with, a warm and safe place to be and something yummie to eat. I have all of the above, and I feel blessed. If you don't have all those things, if you feel lonely or sad, I truly wish that you still can find some Christmas joy and peace. Life is sometimes tough, but we can always hope for a better day. Love to you all!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another project, and another, and...

Time is just flying by... I am constantly starting new projects. And also finish a few... :) This first one was very quickly done. My first dishcloth. I was a bit sceptic when I first heard about making your own, but my husband's cousine's wife (!) convinced me that it was something really worth trying. So here it is, and it is already in use. I made it in linen, crochet with a very simple pattern that I found suiting for the yarn. Two sc's in the same stitch, skip one stitch, repeat.

And also finished is this, my latest knit work. A pair of fingerless mitts. I think I will keep making fingerless mitts forever. They are easily made, and I love wearing them. I have very cold hands... I am not sure they will all be striped though.... I am not the best when it comes to hanling more than one color!

This last one is only started. It is a hat, and these are the earflaps. My girl wanted a sparkling hat, and when I stumbled over this yarn, it was a done deal! Yes, I have been yarn shopping. These two balls, and some alpacka yarn for making wrist warmers. Yay! :) I have also blocked my mohair scarf, but I will write more about that some other time. 'Cause someone needs to make dinner, and I think that one is me! Talk to you all later!