Posts Tagged ‘faeroe island mittens’

trudging along

i can’t remember a time when i completely focused on one knitting project as i’ve done in the last month. well, i can remember, it was when i first started knitting in 2004. in the beginning i only bought yarn when i’d finished something and needed to start something new. i was also currently unemployed at the time and couldn’t afford to hoard. at one point i was out of pocket and out of yarn and one of my dear friends, myra, took pity on me and gave me some of her yarn. what an angel!

i used the yarn to knit a cabled hat that i gave to one of my nephews, hampus. well, hampus is seven years older now, and i still get to knit for him! and he is the reason that i’ve been so focused for quite some time now. first it was the hat, and now a pair of mittens. first mitten is almost finished, and i hope to finish the pair shortly. i’m in a bit of a hurry because i want him to be able to wear them before this winter is over. we’ve had almost spring-like weather here for a while, but now colder weather is approaching. the forecast states that it will start snowing here today, and it will remain cold for at least a few days. i’m hoping for real winter weather at least through february.

faeroe island mitten in progress

i’m using visjö from östergötlands ullspinneri, a wonderful wool yarn that is so soft and bouncy! the grey is left over from my time team jumper, however i’m quite certain that i don’t have enough for the second mitten so i might have to pop by anntorps väv again to fill up.

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the cats normally wake me up at around 8 o’clock on saturday mornings. after feeding them, i usually have a few hours to myself during which i knit and watch a movie. fritz likes to lie next to me on the sofa. this morning he used my ball of yarn as a pillow.

fritz och huvudkudden
fritz is resting his head on some visjö

after breakfast, we went to an antiques shop and bought a new (well, old, but new to us) lamp for the living room. after that we went to a neighbourhood café and had some coffe and toasted sandwiches. i brought my knitting, of course.

kaffe och stickning
coffee and knitting

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