Despite living in an allergy induced haze I was able to knit two new shawls. The first one is called "Walk for Shetland" and I would advise to use the charts rather then the written pattern if you want to knit it.
The other one is "Murcia", it is a very easy pattern and knits up quickly. They are both knit with the same yarn, I keep forgetting how much yarn is on these skeins and always buy too much.
Friday, April 05, 2013
Yesterday was cold and rainy and after three days of heavy spring cleaning I decided to take the day off. I baked oatmeal cookies while the furry family members did what cats do best, snooze. I was in the middle of mixing the cookie dough when one of the beaters broke. Turns out my mixer is a British brand and if I want replacement beaters I have to pay almost as much for them as I would pay to get a new hand mixer here. I also got 'bitten' by the cheese grater and now have a cut on one of my 'knitting fingers', not good. I wanted to start a new project today. I guess I will just have to try and see. I hope the weekend weather will be better so we can get back to digging in the garden. I feel bad because I have nothing planted yet apart from peas but when it rained ice pellets yesterday I was kind of glad that nothing is growing yet. Crazy weather and the Winter just does not want to leave this year.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I am having a hard time getting decent pictures of these, either the color is all wrong or the texture of the background fabric shows too much. This is the best I could do with some help of my photo software. They are really fun to stitch.