It seems like the knitting world is being overcome with snowflakes and pom poms at the moment. I am very happy about this.
I jumped on the Snawheid pattern by Kate Davies (thank you, Kate!) and two days later I was making a massive pom pom and gleefully trying to solicit admiring comments from fellow dog walkers about my awesome hat. No-one said anything, but I did see some stare at the top of my head.
It wasn’t enough. I posted in Kate’s forum on Ravelry that I was going to clear my projects and stick to simple things until her new book came out. Then I cast on for Boreal. I can’t even tell you how happy this sweater makes me, I am obsessed. I’m going to turn it into a cardigan though, since I seem to find those most useful.
Since taking this picture I’ve finished the body to the armholes, attached the first sleeve and am working up the second. I have lots of family coming this weekend but am sorely tempted to make them fend for themselves because I want to knit this sweater.
Aside from the snowflakes though, I’ve noticed that pretty much everything I’ve knit (or plan on knitting) recently uses two colours. Evidence – Another Agnes, Blue-Eyed Susan, Kabouter, Geysir Stretch, Aurora Expanse. Not sure why, maybe this is what happens as you run down your stash a little? Not that I am short of yarn by any means…
It’s been a tricky week for some reason, but I have perked up thanks to thinking about future crafting happiness. The first – I have good reason to believe that a lovely friend is sending an Embroidery Subscription from Rebecca Ringquist my way. And the second – a while ago I appear to accidentally have signed up for a 3 month fibre club subscription from Hedegehog Fibres. There a still a couple of places I think, and sign ups close soon.
Hope everyone has have a good weekend x