The yarn and plan for this started one year earlier. Then in Sep last year I cast on. I did “daily” update pictures on my instagram. One I loved the progress documentation, two it motivated me enormously, three I actually was able to track how much time I spent with a piece like this (about 80 hours).
Batad – I love this pattern! Stephen, you truly outdid yourself with this one. A shawl that will not fall off your shoulders, hence perfect for offices and out and about times in the summer. This is my third. 3. Three are mine now, all different. This one is thicker, warmer, a little bit like an armour. It has this texture to it that feels secure somehow. And I’m often using it in the office when the colleague wants to open the winter windows…
the blog has been quiet for a while. The instagram is full. Now sitting down with a marvellous breakfast in the sun, in the middle of Berlin and actually updating the blog is nice. Realising though – there has been a whole lotta knitting. The last month, well year actually, I’ve started and finished about six projects. Six! Like big ones too. Shirts and pullovers and shawls. About to finish a seventh. Guys this feels like a lot when I read it like this.
Two of them are own designs, which will be live in a few days as well.
This feels totally insta-famous-hipster-lifestyle-like. Which is weird and kinda freeing, I maybe should do that more often. Also eating out for breakfast saves dishes at home too, totally adulting here ..
have a great week you all – and what are you knitting?
In German we say “ein schöner Rücken kann auch entzücken” (A pretty back can be enticing too). And so I made a shirt, simple and plain in the front, the oooh moment in the back. Super simple really. I didn’t follow a particular pattern, just used my gauge to create this bottom up shirt. And of course a cute lace section to created the endearing back.
a shirt for summer, knit from linen, on small needles for a light airy summer feel all the way through. I’m enjoying this one, now that we finally have summer days again even more.