knits

cyclone hat 2

FO – cyclone hat number 2

As promised I made a second cyclone hat. I wanted something a little thinner, a little more spring. The two layers the original cyclone hat is made from make for a warm and cozy hat in winter, but Berlin winters are long and often pretend to be nice spring days, when then they show you their windy side and you get cold again. So an airier hat was totally up my alley.

The original pattern is here.

for this version I used:

yarnmadelinetosh Prairie in georgia o keefe (the dark blue lace side) and kitten (the grey of the stripes and the ribbing) and undergrowth (sky blue)

it is just not right

I started and finished a cowl.

Right now I am looking for another knit. Something smaller, at least in the beginning, that I can carry around, take on trips. So I’m shopping my stash and find not only a surprisingly good amount of yarn to choose from, but also more WIPs. not-fair. I thought I listed all in my last busted post. But no, there is also the mini hexagon table cloth I started about a year ago and the dotted rays by westknits, which I realize just now I never shared before. Although that one was quite a bitch! Beautiful knitting

niebling as a blanket

FO – the blanket that was a doily

Some pictures, finally! The blanket is now comfy on my lap, warming me, not only from the outside, but from the inside too. It makes me happy. It makes me smile. If it was food, I’d say it’s soul-food. I rarely feel such pleasure when finishing something. This blanket was an idea I had six years ago. Back then there was another lacy blanket very popular. I can’t recall it’s name, though I would recognise it the minute I see it. It took the idea of a classic table doily and using the thickest warmest yarn it was turned into a beautiful cover up for those cold evenings you spend on a sofa, cuddled up.

Busted – 1st edition

So this year will be the year I finally clean my house of all the wips and ufos. It’s decided. It will happen. It started already. It’s also the year of thinking before casting on. Yes thinking. Like do I need a new red cardigan? Yes I do! But – I will be disciplined and finish at least one from the ufo mountain before I start a new one. And so the year started and so it will go on. I’m positive.

Let’s have a look, shall we?

FINISHED:

fo – dragon batad

CO September 2016 – BO Jan 3 2017, yarn madelinetosh Tosh Sock, dedicated post will follow