Wow! I made it to February before entering a new post… I kept wanting to blog, but I have so much to blog about, that I didn’t know where to start. So I finally realised that I’m never going to be able to keep up. I am jut going to start right here where I am right now!
First of all – I have been editing and translating new stuff for the the redesign of the shop. We are not there yet, but we are getting closer. My real job (the one that pays the bills) has been crazy busy since New Year. My nearest collegue is seriously ill (which is a terrible terrible thing that just makes me want to cry!) and we are not getting a substitute until the middle of March – which means I am doing overtime. A lot. I have already saved enough overtime for me to have more than a week of extra vacation. So I’ll spend that when spring comes and I’ll be able to finish the work for the shop, as well as maybe even do a little gardening…
So, What am I working on?
I have been knitting a bit. Mostly necesseties like a scarf for my husband…. (Ravelry Link)
I cast on around 300 st. I knit garter stitch all the way through and did 3 rows of each colour (1½ garter ridge per colour). I then changed colour. Some yarn was single stranded, some double, some (sock yarn) triple. At the ends, when I didn’t change colour, I made a loop of the yarn. When done, I tied knots at the ends, and then trimmed the fringes.
My husband loves it – and he is now both warm and stylish. He lost his old scarf when out at a club in December, and I had very fast sewn a fleece neckwarmer for him (it takes one seam – and about 2 minutes to do), but he wasn’t looking as cool with that, so that was only used when it was absolutely necessary!
Me – I needed a big fat scarf as well (I have a few leo-printed scarfs that I use, but they are very thin and when the wind is blowing and it’s -10 degrees celcius, you want something bigger and woolier!). I (or to be more accurate – it was actually Karen, who cast on – I had had too much champagne!) cast on for Terra (ravelvy project page) in a tweed yarn I got from Lisbeth. It turned out I didn’t have enough yarn to do the borders, so I knit as far as I could with the yarn I had, and then bound it off with only 3 meters left! It is blocking now, but here is a picture from yeasterday.
That’s enough garter for me for a while, I think. I am also working on socks, and am planning on casting on for a new pair today in a lovely blue Malabrigo!
And sewing wise, I am working on a new dress, that I am adding to the shop this week. More on that later…
Now, I’ll venture into the world to yet again meet Lisbeth for a lovely knitting meet-up! Happy sewing and knitting!