I wouldn't be the one to announce spring in end of January..
.. but something else does!
Though this does not mean that winter is over, the Peaceful Palms Knitalong comes to an end now. Thanks, nona, for hosting this season's highlight.
I accomplished not what I aimed for but something else instead: I 'designed' my very own fingerless mittens AND wrote a pattern - for you. Check out this post for more information and download link!
Otherwise, knitting is on a steady uprise here. Maybe triggered by the news report on knitting being hip in NY, people finally believe and feel obliged. (That's how it is: if somehing is approved by the Americans then it is cool here, too) Look what I spotted in the bus the other day. A girl knitting in public. Not a very transportable project, but a h-u-g-e blanket in garter stitch. Funny though, she knitted all rows as purl rows. Since I have never seen Icelanders knitting, I don't know if it is the common practice or just an individual's peculiarity.
It seems that some extra energy of 'going with the flow' went into my knitting and I proudly present another finished object.
These are the Angora Baby Booties from 'Last-Minute Knitted gifts. Not in angora but in mohair, even a rather expensive one from Colinette yarns. A purchase that lingered in my stash for too long after I gave up the idea to knit a lace shawl in mohair yarn - without having ever knitted lace before and without a pattern! Boy.. stupid me. The Baby Booties however worked fine.
And while you still dwell upon the booties, I casted on for another baby knit. They are so rewarding! Not alone do they knit up fast and look incredibly cute, they are also a nice giveaway because the recipient does not have a say ;-) This one is going to turn into the Child's Placket Neck Pullover from the same book.
I'm all into small projects at the moment (has it ever been different?). Eris is on rest for some time now and there she will remain. More urgent for now is to onuer some socks. Both, already started ones and future socks to come (shh... Sockapaloooza!, Red Hot Sizzling Socks!) I also seriously have to join another Knitalong.
Why? you might cry out and try to slap me before I can hit the 'join' button. Well, have a look:
I got mail! My blog-friend Wanda awarded me with a 'little prize'. So her words. This is generousity beyond conveivability! I am drowning now in a selection of the most wonderful yarns (and candy!) While Wanda providently included some patterns, this is by far not enough to deal with all the yarn. Delicious! They are scheduled now for comprehensive one-by-one meetings for me to listen to them what they want to become. What's your skein? Thank you so much Wanda!