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Christmas list

I’ve been getting to work on my Christmas list lately. Presents for two of my friends are in the works. One requested a red hat like my Meret hat that I made in 2009.

The other wants a ‘Swedishy’ version of the Selbu modern hat, so I’m making a duplicate of my one. Thankfully I had plenty of my hand-dyed yarn left over for it.

It’ll be my third one, but I love this pattern anyway! I need to figure out what else I want to make this winter, especially since I’ll be in Spain for Christmas – definitely need a project or two!


Quick work

I started my Selbu modern on Wednesday and finished it on Thursday evening! I’ve already blocked it on a plate and I’ve even woven in all the ends. I love the colours and I’m so pleased none came out on my hands or needles, or even during blocking. The colour is nice and solid, and I’m pretty proud of it! The colours are truest in the first picture, bright yellow and blue.

I’ll hopefully get a picture of me actually wearing the hat when the weather turns a bit colder!

This pattern was so easy to follow and reminded me how much I love colourwork. Another good thing is that I only used 25g of each colour, so I’ve got most of the 100g balls left for another Swedishy coloured project.

I also finished work on my Coraline over a week ago, but have yet to kitchener stitch the underarms and weave in all the ends. It’s going to need pretty strong blocking too, just to get the kinks out of the alpaca and get the smocking to show up nicely.

Stash busting

Well I haven’t disappeared off to Denmark. I realised my heart wasn’t in it, and the people who I would be working for didn’t seem too enthusiastic about my presence anyway!
I’ll still be going to Copenhagen at the end of the month though, and to Norway after that. Getting ready to go made me figure out what knitting to take. I raided my box and decided I had to use up some of the yarn in there.

I came up with 3 balls of Holst Garn, which I decided I could make into the Dream Stripes shawl.

I have 2 balls of Wolle Rödel Siena yarn in purple and mustard that are going to be made into Bird mittens

And my latest hand-dyed yarns in bright yellow and royal blue will be used to make a Swedishy Selbu modern hat

That should keep me occupied for a few days at least, while I finish sewing up and blocking my Coraline cardigan.