....just very proud! I have dreamt about making this winterwhite diamond-laced shawl for such a long time. Everytime I have made an attempt to do it I have been more than frustrated! Something simple turned out to be very difficult. The first diamond-square always went on nicely - then the next ones suddenly had too few stiches to them! I don't know how many times I have turned my brain - and still I didn't want to give in!!! I hate to give up - and this time I WANTED TO DO MY SHAWL! Once it was knitted I got that really proud feeling... And even more proud when I had added all those small, crocheted flowers which gave the name to my new design: Millefleurs:
As a knitter you probably have the same feeling like me when you can stich the last stich and seam the final seam to a project! Somehow I always find it more appealing to start a project than to finish it - and for many years I was awfully bad at it. I had half-finished projects lying about everywhere and anywhere - and it was quit annoying. Now I have learnt my lesson and normally I only have one project at the go (believe it or not!) In my head, though, I have lots and lots of new projects that I want to start - and finishing one means a fresh start with another.
Today we took the "Part Two" pictures of the Spin Span Spun
- this time completed with long sleeves. It was freezing cold outside - but no wind, and so beautiful...... Hopefully the rest of winter would be like this:
Above: Before the photo-shot! Just about to take off lovely, warm garments.....
Below: Photo-shooting. Freezing cold, but worth it!
It already seems like ages ago since we shot the pictures for "Spring Can Come!" In the meantime I have made a horizontal vest/cardigan with azymetrical fronts - the Spin - Span - Spun,
which I presented at Ravelry a few days ago as a vest. Maybe not the best way to go - but I wanted to show it off as a vest before making the sleeves, as I really enjoyed the comfortable, boxy garment. Today the sleeves are in place - and the vest has turned into a very flattering cardigan! Despite the horizontal lines (which one of my dear Ravelry friends reminded me was freightening some women off) I think it looks so cool, elegant, relaxed! First pictures of the vest
What a lovely start to a new year; with a new top that I call Spring Can Come! to present.
The top has been ready for some days - but the New Year celebration and the weather conditions have come in the way for photo-shots. The pattern-writing also took some time. Sometimes I feel it takes more time than the actual knitting process..... I want everything to be correct, from charts to sizing and details for each size. Sometimes I wish I had a skilful person to co-read the patterns with me....
But as always I have my skilful daughter as a photographer;
We took photos at a small farm used as a summer-house by the sea. It was freezing cold in the wind, only 4 degrees Celsius - and it made us longing for spring even more....