February 27, 2008

I feel cheated!

Whatever has happened to winter???

Here I am, still waiting for winter to finally arrive, without realizing that it's actually the end of February already and spring is saying hello from my garden! This is the second winter in a row with hardly any snow, and I feel so cheated! At least it has been cold and freezing for quite some time, with plenty of opportunity to wear your handknits, but what I really want is SNOW!!!

My son is really disappointed, too -- he was so looking forward to building a snowman...

February 18, 2008

FO No. 2

I've been crocheting flowers again...

This pattern is quite addictive, and so much fun to crochet! This time, I made a scarf for myself. Here it is in its full glory:

Love it! Love the colours! Love how the colours pop on a black background. It's been finished for a week and I've worn it almost every day since then. I even got enthusiastic compliments when I walked into a yarn shop last week, which made me extremely happy! Sorry if this sounds like I'm bragging, but that is just something that has never happened to me before...

Pattern: my own, inspired by store-bought scarves I'd seen, and very similar in construction to the Pretty Pretty Flower Scarf
Materials: Wolle Rödel Soft Merino, about half a ball for each string of flowers
Tools: crochet hook 5 mm

Anyway, enough crochet flowers for now and back to knitting. Here is a preview of my current WIP:

I am quite obsessed with all kinds of scarves at the moment, not just because it's been so cold for so long now. I simply don't have the time or energy for large knitting projects like sweaters or cardigans right now, so for the time being I have settled for smaller objects. At least this way I can hope to actually finish something! It's also a great way to use up all those odd balls of yarn that have been lying around for years...