Hello dear readers, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m glad to say I finally moved into my new apartment, but the hectic move plus stress at work caused me to completely lose my knitting mojo. I found it back though, I think I have the wonderful online knitting community to thank for. I guess you can only look at beautiful knitting projects by others for so long before your hands start to itch again.
One thing that never fails me are socks of course. Here’s a display of the pairs of socks I have in various stages of being finished. The Evening Stockings for a Young Lady socks haven’t progressed since I last blogged about them.
The Spring Fern socks on the other hand are a little closer to completion. The second sock is patiently awaiting a heel. This Snail Yarn is really knitting up like a dream.
The Petit Arc en Ciel baby cardigan I was working on in April remains unfinished, even though it was on a deadline for a baby shower gift. At least I am very close to having it done now, only having the pocket and finishing up left to do. Let’s hope the baby still fits in it by the time it is gifted! Good thing I cast on the 3-6 months old size..
Oh, and if you are wondering if I also lost my appetite for yarn purchasing while I took a little break from knitting; of course not. These 4 skeins entered my stash in the last 2 months, 3 of them purchased at the Wolspektakel event in May, and the Hedgehog Fibres is a beautiful memory of a day spend in Amsterdam with friends, which finally gave me a chance to visit the Stephen + Penelope store (thanks to my friends for patiently waiting around while I browsed the store).
Manos Del Uruguay Alegria, I’ve never had the pleasure to work with this yarn before. It’s so soft! Surely this should be a shawl right? In colourway Macachines.
From the Dutch dyer Het Wolbeest, this colourway is called Herfstbladeren (Fall Leaves).
Another skein from a Dutch dyer, this time The Dutch Cottage, Iva particularly appreciated the smell of this skein. She wouldn’t stop sniffing it while I tried to snap a shot.
An out of this world colour palette, Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn in the Genie colourway. I have no clue yet what this skein wants to become, but I already know there’s no way it’ll be disappointing or boring.
So this became quite the post to catch up! Anyone else who loses their knitting mojo sometimes?
In any case I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, here’s a little picture of Iva who couldn’t resist striking a pose when I got the camera out.