Monday, December 02, 2013
Hello there! And hello December!
We had a minor November set back. Sick kids and sick grown-ups. After a week of stuffy noses and bad coughing here they are, the two first hats in a set of six knitted hats so far.
Both hats are knitted in Drops Lima, which is a four strand sport yarn blended with 65% wool and 35 % alpaca. It is a hard wearing yarn and perfect for children’s and outdoor garments. You can se the details in my Ravelry notebook
Knitting hats (or other small garments) with Drops Lima on 4mm (US6) sized needles is a hedonic pleasure and gives instant gratification, because it is so fast to knit. It is also a perfect last minute Christmas gift.
Despite colds, we have spent time in our neighbourhood forest and I made sure not to miss the opportunity to take photos during day light of these two sweet hat models.
Fortunately, they were more than willing to be taken photo of, as soon as I tossed the word “model” into the sentence.
I wish you all a nice week!
Monday, November 18, 2013
I wanted to show you the two hats I knitted since last time; but guess what? I forgot to take photos while we had day light this weekend.
The days are so short now that when I am home from work there is not enough light. Wintertime forces me to plan my posts and photo taking rigorously (good-bye spontaneity).
Now I will have to wait until Saturday to take photos and show you the first two knitted hats from the hat marathon.
Instead of hats, today I’ll share photos from our apple-pealing, cutting and baking day a few weeks ago.
|Look at how concentrated she is while peeling and cutting those apples.|
We picked the last apples from our trees and made apple jam together with mini-pies.
after an hour of peeling and cutting
we could finally begin making the pies
We shared them with our neighbours who loved both the evening surprise and the smell of cinnamon and fresh from the oven apple pies (yes, we are those kind of neighbours...although to my defence, it is merely an altruistic return for all the times we have received either sour dough bread, Indian oven baked aubergines or apple crumble pie… Did I mention I LOVE my neighbourhood?).
The pies disappeared in a “swoosh”. The jam on the other hand, will be enjoy throughout the winter. Either as jam or as apple compote with Vanilla sauce, which is our favourite made-in-no-time dessert.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
“Hat marathon 2013” begins. I have lots of newly bought yarn to knit up before Christmas.
This one is inspired by the colours of our stairs, the mushrooms in our garden and the yellow leafs from the birch outside our kitchen window. It is one of my favourite colour combinations this fall.
I am making the pattern as I knit along and writing down what I do, in case I like the result and want to repeat. I tend to regret it if I forget to write down how I made something. Someone once told me that it’s better to regret the things you do than the things you don’t. At least when it comes to knitting and writing down patterns I agree.
I like my hats to be tight, snuggly and warm around the ears, and then what happens after that depends on the mood and the current inspiration.
What kind of knitted hats are you in the mood for this fall?
Friday, November 01, 2013
I am collecting inspiration from my garden and my doorstep. I absolutely love the colours of fall.
Our garden I full of these mushrooms. Unfortunately, I know next to nothing about mushrooms. I know that fly agaric is very poisonous, and I have a darning mushroom that looks like a fly agaric, that’s about it.
I wish I did know more... imagine if these are delicious eatable mushrooms? I could make mushroom pies and invite the neighbours. Imagine what we are missing every single fall for not knowing enough about mushrooms.
How are you mushrooms skills?
Do you know what kind of mushrooms these are, and if they are eatable or not?
Wish you a nice weekend!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I did it again. I just happened to be on the wrong side of town. The side of town where they have a yarn shop. I just happened to pass right by the shop and discovered that they had the annual Drops Alpaca 25% discount party. All by accident.
I have been such a good girl lately. Knitting with left over yarn. Reducing my stash.
By the way, talking about reducing yarn stash. Why is it that when you want your yarn to last until you reach the correct length of your garment there is never enough, while when you knit with left over yarn from your yarn mountain stash it never seems to decrease? That is a mystery to me.
These yarn beauties’ came home with me and they are going to be knitted into hats. I have a hats marathon going on. My goal is to knit up all this yarn before Christmas. I’ll show you the hats as they come along. After that, I will be a good girl again and knit from my stash.
…Although technically this yarn is now also part of my stash… Hence, I am a good girl *grin*
Have a nice week!