23. January 2013 19:31
I wanted a poncho, I thought it was a clever garment, especially in this cold weather, wear it indoors, outdoors…But sadly, as I was completing it and tried it on, I realized, I’m just not a “Poncho girl”. I tried to tell myself that it would grow on me, and I should suspend judgment until it was actually finished.
Well, I finished it, and I still feel the same..
Luckily, my mom came by today, tried it on, and loved it. So Ella is going to a loving new home. Thank you mom for putting me out of my misery, I would hate for it to live its life in the back of my closet, never seeing daylight, because it truly is a gorgeous knit.
Pattern: Ella Poncho, from the book "Suveræn Strik"
Designer: Lene Holme Samsøe
Yarn: Puno, Gepard Garn
19. January 2013 16:57
It seems winter is dead set on staying, still have snow on the ground, still have below 0 temps.
I still use treats when training the dog, and my little fingers hurt from the cold when I have to fish out the rewards for Otto. Good thing someone invented flip top mittens. Good thing I finally finished mine!
Pattern: Shipyard Mittens
Designer: Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter - I love this yarn, one of my absolut favorites
18. January 2013 20:21
I finished my Acer cadigan last week, and was just waiting for the right moment to wear it the first time. My husbond was lucky to get 2 tickets for Carmen at the Royal Opera, so away we where.
It was in every way a perfect evening. I even wore a dress outside of my house for the first time since summer 2010!
Designer: Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine (will never use again)