I hope that those amongst you, who celebrate Easter had a nice holiday (including time for our hobbies!).
Thank you for your nice comments on my plunging neckline ;) Heiko likes the shirt ;) and actually it is nice to wear. I have worn it under cardigans and pullovers though since it is just above 0° here.
Heiko and I went to see Maria in Denmark and since that is 3.5 hrs each direction I had a fair amount of knitting time, since I prefer not to drive when there's snow and it snowed quiet a bit here in the last couple of days.
So my Secret Shell meets Pomatomus sock is coming along quiet well and the first sock is finished. Unfortunately I dropped it into a little pond of melted snow in the car and so I had to wash the sock. The second sock is coming along well too. I just picked up the gusset stitches after turning the heel, so I might actually finish them this month since they are the sock of the month over at
Next months pattern will be Clessidra. I think I might not knit that one. I'm not sure if I want to knit knee-high socks right now and then there is my friday harbor sock that is just 10% done, so a little knitting on those in april will be good. My mantra is "no ufos no ufos no ufos" and I just can't manage more than 2 projects at a time.
Which leads me to my other project, that made good progress on the drive and while beeing at Maria's place. My tomten-jacket by Elisabeth Zimmerman! I'm ready to start the hood next!
But since I'll be in the US next month ( o.k. mostly in may ) I'll think about ordering yarn to Annikas place from Elann for a project for Heiko. We both like Durrow from MagKnits! I thought about the peruvian wool-alpaca blend from Elann. Do you think that this will be too warm?
And I'm thinking about making another lace shawl. If I ever finish the friday harbor socks I'll be making one of my cookie a. pattern next. I have 22 hrs flight-time ahead of me :)
Sewingwise: next on the list is my knitting-needle case that I wanted to make for sooo long now. The fabric is washed and ironed. Next step: cutting and applying the interfacing. Should be an easy project ( but as we all know I tend to ähm loose interest in them as easily :) )
I got some Onion pattern from Maria, so next on my list will be a cozy and hopefully easy cardigan out of some bulky-knit fabric that I have in my stash.
Garnprinzessin wants to see more stash-acquisitions but I have to disappoint you, at the moment I'm on a strict diet. No fabric and yarn until my trip to the US. I could show you my stash though :)
O.k. back to the laundry, than dinner and than cutting that knitting needle case fabric