…It’s a rainy and windy Sunday afternoon today. I was hoping you could see the weather on the windows…It’s cozy, kind of weather I like.
I have sort of been of the grid these past few months, just busy, but I have still been knitting, of course. As a matter of fact I have knitted six pares of mittens, lets be clear though that those six pares were knitted from august 2016 to february 2017, but as usual I forgot to take photos of three of those pares before sending them off with my partners mother to the States. But I have a pattern for one of the mittens I knitted, the others were either just me dooing what ever came to mind or inspired by things I saw on the internet. I made penguin patterned mittens, traditional scandinavian pattern mittens and those can be found in this book:
And you can see that pattern there too but mine were white and gray quite lovely.
The thing is I am knitting down a list of orders made by my partners family members. It’t pretty fun! And so far I have knitted three pare of mittens, a pare of socks, a hat, a baby heartscarf, another pare of socks well that one pare is still in progress, and now I am working on a plum colored scarf the one on the top picture. But here are pictures of some of the things I’ve done so far:
I have manly been using alpakka from Sandes. It’s super soft and cozy. The socks here are made with léttlopi though. I was using left over yarn, for I have plenty of that and I am trying to use it up, making silly yet warm things. I will put in a better photo of the scarf when its ready and the recipie, I half used it from a book I like, but I’ll put all that in in my next blog wich will NOT be after many months to come 🙂
It started to snow in the north today, sadly I am not there, happily I am with my parents in the south where its been raining with some refreshing gushes of strong wind. I am here only to visit friends and family I miss, my brother came to meet me to but he also lives in some distance from the city, not as far as me, yet quite far, and so we were all here, only people missing were both my and my brothers partner. But its been wonderfull to say the least 🙂
I managed to finish my niece’s mittens that I wanted to give her for her birthday, blue is her favorite color and so I knitted her blue mittens. It’s fair isle, no particular pattern, like with the other mittens my main goal was to make them as warm as possible. I used alpakka from Sandes, really soft and cozy. I hope she will like them!:)
My partner took some really nice snow fotos, I will put some up soon, hopefully tomorrow since I will be going home tomorrow.
This is what it looked like when I took a peek out the window this morning, it had started to snow early yesterday evening but now its 40 cm of evenly fallen snow. And what is better than hot chocolate with whipped cream to celebrate such a beautiful Saturday morning 🙂
I finished the mittens finally, and now I can finish some of my other projects, like my boyfriend’s aran, Philippa’s jumper and some Christmas presents:)
Have happy snowy Saturday everyone! 🙂
Still doing the mittens, hopefully I will be able to finish them soon because I have few commissions I need to finish. One made by my friend Philippa in Nottingham, who has two of my Icelandic jumper already but she finds them so comfy that she wants a third one. And then I promised my mother to do her a drawing she can give it to one of her younger brother for his 50th birthday present. If you look closely you can see the beginning of my drawing in the background of the picture of my mittens. I am drawing birds. He has five children so I am drawing a flock of five birds. Each one representing one of his child 🙂
Finally my daughters mittens are ready, I have not blocked them although I don’t think my daughter will wait for them to get dry and nice. She has been asking for them, clearly her poor hands are freezing because she is not one for complaining 🙂 Any way she’ll be cold no more!
This particular pattern is called Búrfell and can be found in a mitten-knitting book called Hlýjar hendur or ”Varm hands” by a woman named Ágústa Þóra Jónsdóttir. She has some really nice patterns in her book. She has a Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/hlyjar-hendur/patterns. You can find patterns for both children and adults.
My newest project are mittens for my daughter. Temperature is dropping now, the first official day of winter was last friday so its vital to have warm mittens on your hands and therefore I laid my partners Aran aside, just for a little while or until the mittens are ready 🙂
Oh guess what!! Three weeks after I had sent my jumper of to England to Philippa, the lovely English B&B keeper, she sent me a post telling me that my jumper had finally just arrived!!! Everyone very happy and relieved that all worked out me specially, but still a bit confused as to why and how it took so long get there, but now about my mittens…
So I started knitting those mittens awhile ago, but I am having trouble with them because I find the size a bit odd. I least when I try it on myself. I have to admit that I have rather small hands but this is a little to much… and because I find the size weird I am not sure I can find the motivation to continue on with them, to bad, because it actually looks lovely…
…but I have another assignment I have to finish. My horse jumper for my niece, again I am having trouble. The pattern I am using is for teenagers but I wanted to make it a little bigger because although she is a teenager she is taller then me and not really the size of child, no more then my own teenager hahaha 🙂 Anyhoo, I am rambling…back to my troubles… –making the jumper bigger– Fine making the body bigger, but to make the sleeves match the pattern which is 22 stitches, that is, each horse makes 22 stitches ( you will understand what I am talking about once finished). Normally in Icelandic jumper, the ones I know how to make, the patterns are from 6 to 8 stitches witch is easy to fix, this how ever, not so much.. But we will see, I have only made like three attempts at it so I’ll keep you posted. I am not putting picture here of it right now cause ut just looks like big black cowl for now..