… because »wet-blocking« also starts with a W. 😉
Hi folks! Is everything alright with you?
I can breathe again, thank God, and this evening, I have finished my thesis! It still has to sink in, though … We’ll see how I like the work tomorrow. 😉
Since I do not have any new WIPs at the moment, I thought I’d show you some recently blocked projects …
These are no new projects – in fact, the scarf has sat in my stash box for far too long! It was a crocheted(!) present for E., who paid for the wool the year before last(!) and will get it soon … Finally. Just as the weather is getting better. 😉 I blocked these today and threw them in the sink together – I thought the colours were dark enough so that eventual bleeding wouldn’t cause any damage. I was right.
Let’s take another look …
You know this hat, of course. It’s one of the 5 little hats I made when I was doing some stashbusting … I wasn’t sure whether to block the hat again, but then thought it wouldn’t do it any harm. It sits on a little ceramic bowl.
Next to it is a swatch:
And I know it doesn’t lay flat, I fixed it after taking the photos. 😉 Although you cannot see it very well, the colour of this little square is a lovely brown and will(hopefully!) become a sweater for me … My very first one. The pattern is »Avril in April« by Reiko Kuwamura (the link will direct you to the ravelry page) and I think I’m brave enough to undertake it (I hope, that is). The yarn I am using here is of Aran weight, but I read somewhere that you can also use it when the pattern calls for worsted ….? Let’s hope that’s true! The best part about this pattern is that it is free – sometimes I cannot believe the generosity of some people. 😀 I’ll be knitting this with the »Borkum« yarn of a German chain store (Wolle Roedel), it consists of Rayon, Cotton and Linen and got really great reviews on ravelry.
And then there are the Anemone-wristwarmers:
I made these a while ago, when I was kind of fed-up with knitting socks … I love the pattern (project is raveled here), it’s free and is really, really well-written! You can use beads for the warmers to give them a little extra-sparkle, but I’m not a fan of beads and knit them without. The yarn looks a little familiar, right? 😉 Again, this is Lana Grossa Soja wool – leftovers from my first pair of socks from this lovely, lovely yarn.
I am currently knitting on A.’s socks and started the heel flap today. The number of WIPs (three at the moment, but I put another pair of socks at the side, and I still have my messed-up shawl) is starting to make me itch, and since I don’t like that, I thought I’d start with what would be finished first.
That’s all for today, folks. Take care, will you?