|une autre paire de chaussettes réalisées avec laine à bas de regia twin.|
i finished my pomegranate pullover. i am so pleased with myself. once christmas holidays came around, i unpacked my project from hybernation and enjoyed the luxury of my rested mind and time at home all tucked in around the comfy fire to knit.
i wanted my pomegranate to be a fitted t-shirt. i used hempathy yarn and my gauge was totally off so i had to compensate by knitting more lace pattern repeats than most ive seen on ravelry. no wonder this took me so long.
honestly, i am not completely happy with the way my neck and armscye openings turned but that is what i get for going off on my own train and using a different yarn.
we had a cold snap and i was hatless. not good. i started dreaming of knitting matching hat and mitt sets in every colour. that is how cold it was. when by chance craftsy sent me a link for the cool wool pattern, i fell in love and drove to the shop to get the ball of grey katia peru. illico. i actually knit two! there was a garnet coloured one as my prototype. i knit too many repeats and made the flower really big that drags it down. i ripped it out and removed one repeat to snug it up which really helps but the flower still feels a bit heavy but it is kinda gatsby so i like it very much.
and...another pair of socks were born. knit from regia twin. i am feeling very productive these days.
unpictured is a pair of made-to-measure leg warmers i knit for a friend with amputated legs. they actually look like two long slouchies in chocolate brown. i could not take a picture of them on the recipient because he wears them like underwear and without a model, they dont look like much at all but they were done in december when everything was crazy at work.
i have the bug to make big changes. i have been struggling with what direction i am heading in my career too. i am away from the knit shop so much that i feel ive lost my grip. what to do? i think i need a makeover. we are starting the fifth year this year!! ive decided to rehaul the whole place. lookout big sales coming!! i want new shelving and new products. oh yeah, the big bang is looming.
- Ali xoxo