Good morning (well sort of) everybody,
a happy Nikolaus day if you "celebrate" it. We do! Got some really yummy shower gel in my boot, I guess it was well polished enough ;)
How are you doing? I’m pretty well, just traces of a tiny cold but I’ll be having a long weekend (Monday and Tuesday off from work) so I hope to be fully recovered by Wednesday.
I really had meant to blog last weekend but after getting an vaccination shot against the flue last Friday I just felt awful the whole weekend. And by awful I mean really ill! On Saturday every joint in my arms hurt. I could not knit, I could not type for long or sew. I went to bed at 9 p.m. and slept thru until the next morning.
Also my GMIL is in hospital, so we went there of course!
Sunday was better and I was able to finish knitting Heikos sweater! And it fits.
It’s done! *doingthehappydance*Here it is in it’s unblocked beauty.
and a close up of the sleeve braid. I'm really happy about it.
( I had to lighten up the pictures since the really dark navy blue wouldn't show the details otherwise...)
Christmas sewing and knitting is in full swing.
Knittingwise there are just Lianes socks. And the first one is already done, so that shouldn’t be a problem since I manage to knit 1 – 1.5 patternrepeats on the way to work and on the way back from work. Commuting via public transportation sometimes is not just sustainable but also crafty!
Somehow my brain froze at the end of November and I decided to sew pyjamas for all 4 of my nieces and nephews. So far I managed to trace the second size I needed for the boys and cut those. I’m using burda 2639 for them. The pattern was in my stash (already used twice!) and is now OOP The trousers are done and I hope to get a lot of sewing done on them tonight and during this weekend. The flanell I’m using is from my stash and has aged already for two years. I still have some left though.
For the girls I’ll be using pattern no. from the winter ‘03 issue of ottobre. I need to trace the pattern though. For those pjs I also have some flanell in my stash. This years gifts will be real stashbusters! I hope to get so much fabric sewing up during next year that this shelf is empty. I guess that is doable!
(I’m not just sewing those fabrics though but I’ll move the fabric from this shelf to another once there’s more room)
I also got one of my goals from the WIP group over at ravelry done. Here’s my second Alma by madhatter. Isn’t it funky? (not the best picture thugh..) The contrasting fabric is made from placemats from the 70s. I had to piece them but still funky! I really like the pattern and I use the first I made for taking my sock projects with me.
Speaking of sock projects:
My second Wollmeise shipment came! If you don’t want to see pictures, don’t read further!
Saami will be going to Ireland to stay with Karina
and Juletomten will be made either into one of the nice Cookie A. patterns I have or into Rivendell.
Other upcoming knitting and sewing projects are:
February Lady sweater out of Elann Incensce
an elven dress (simplicity 98 somethingsince I’m invited to a medivial-fantasy wedding. There are 6 meter of silk velvet to be ordered.
Hope you are all having a great day. I hope to post further progress next weekend!