Thursday, 12 February 2015

Not Wasting My Young Years

pattern: Mysterious Mittens by Ysabelh Designs
yarn: tosh Sport, in colour Charcoal, 65g
needles: 3.5mm

So, there's been a period of radio silence for quite some time now. And I haven't even had the time to comment anywhere properly. However, I'm still here and reading and drooling over lovely projects. It's just that I've been pushing my thesis and some final university courses and been at home only to sleep. The only reason I'm actually posting these mittens I finished last year is because the seasonal flu finally caught up with me and forced me to slow down for a couple of days. Anyways, most likely I won't be able to post anything here in couple of months - half a year, as I'm running out of hours in a day.

I've been knitting a lot, on the bus and before going to sleep, and I have tons of finished projects, but simply no time to have any pictures taken or blog them. But they're warm, cozy and remind me that this super speed phase is just temporary. And maybe at the beginning of next autumn I'll be blogging as usual!

Anyways, the mittens were made for my partner; he has always said he doesn't need mittens, mitts are just fine, thank you very much. Finally, during December, he conceded and politely asked if it was possible to have a pair. The pattern is quite simple and the cabling is really fun, but it's nothing special either. It's good, not great, but in the end, served its purpose!

Friday, 23 January 2015

But oh my heart was flawed

pattern: Scrap Yarn Sock Advent Calender 2014 by Missä neuloimme kerran
yarn: whatever I found in my stashes
needles: 2.5mm

I didn't finish these in time, because the further the calender went the longer days I had in December and finally I thought I'd just get them done whenever they're ready. And that was the day before New Year's Eve.  They were fun to knit and would have been even funnier if I had had the time to knit them properly and actually plan what to do. Now there are some stripes I love and some I truly hate. So maybe next year then. These are anyways way too long to be used anywhere else but under jeans or at home.