-I have been finishing two knitted items lately and this shawl is one of them. It is made with a combination of two different types of yarn: one strand of Manos Lace (in the color Raisa) and one strand of Air from Du Store Alpakka (in the color Gammelrosa/Old Pink). The pattern is from Du Store Alpakka's Maskerader nr. 24 and is called Bølgesjal (Waveshawl). I am very happy with how it turned out and it feels heavenly soft against my skin.....and such a light and airy feeling to it. I have had this beautiful Manos Lace yarn for a while, just waiting for the perfect pattern to appear....*smiling*..
-Yesterday, while being outdoors, i saw: three butterflies, bumble bees, flies, horsehoof flowers and some blue anemone hepaticas/liverwort. SO early for all these wonderful spring signs to appear here! No matter hos much i LOVE both them AND the springtime i can't help myself from worrying about how the butterflies and bumble bees will be able to tolerate the cold weather that is predicted to come towards the end of this week. Despite that it isn't a sign of snow to be seen here now march IS considered as being a wintermonth here in Norway, we can still get some more snow and the air is still quite cold.... Please bumble bees and butterflies try to find a safe and warm place to rest for some more weeks.
- I have started on (yet) another pullower, YES I KNOW: like i haven't enough of knitted pullovers from before! The reason behind this specific one is that i got so inspired by a picture in a blog post at one of my favourite blogs: The Slow Catwalk. I have been looking for inspiration for making myself a knitted clothing from some of all the left over yarns that i have in my yarn basket. I have only bought two skeins for this pullover (to be able to create the "balance" that i want between all the colors that i have put together) and all the other yarn is from my yarn basket....*smiling*... My pullover will look completely different from the one that inspired me (in the image below) but it gave me the idea and inspiration that i needed to create something with my left over yarn!
Crafty hugs from here...*smiling*...