Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finishing Frenzy

I've just started into my Christmas crochet. I know, it sounds a bit worrying, but I have it under control. Five days in (and one where I couldn't do anything because my wrist was really sore) and I already have the first pair of mittens done. Considering I only have 5 or 6 projects left and that I really could have done those mittens in just over a day... I think I'm safe.

I finally got a free moment the other day to take some photos of recent finished projects. Life has been more than a little crazy- I haven't had a weekend without at least two major events or travel since... September. 
I have got a lot of crochet finished, though. Like this fun Brioche stitch cowl, and my sophisticated chevrons cowl. I got this beige/brown yarn at a yard sale ages ago. It's not my usual style- I do go for bright, happy colours. But then I saw a knitting pattern and thought that this would be perfect in a simple tunisian knit/purl combo. I love how it turned out.


These fingerless mitts were made with some yummy alpaca blend I got on my vacation this summer. I loved the pattern (Himbeerwellen, if you're wondering)  because I love all things slip stitch right now, and these just turned out so well. All the knitters think they're rib.

 Speaking of fooling the knitters, I just finished this simple slip stitch hat. It's made with a possum blend yarn, and it is so soft and cuddly and warm. My angora hat has some serious competition now!

And I finally finished my weekend cardigan! I absolutely love it. It's not a super flattering, curve hugging thing- but everyone needs a sweater that is just cozy and relaxed and snuggly. This is mine, now.

I also finished a shawl last month for my best friend's wedding. It was a really wonderful day, and both of us needed the shawls I made at a few points during the day!
I'm in love with the finished shawl. I've made a Maia before, and the last one was out of crochet cotton. Great stitch definition, looks beautiful. This one, though, is made from merino silk blend. What a difference. Drape, softness, sheen, warmth- I adore this shawl. 

I photographed it on a trip away. I was lucky enough to head to a cottage for a weekend, and I got a lot of work done! There was a lot of knit and crochet done that weekend,and it was so relaxing.
Here I am finishing my cardigan as I wear it. I was cold!

And this is the pile of yarn and spinning I found it necessary to bring for a 2 night weekend. Addiction? What? No!

Now if you'll excuse me, my brother and his girlfriend are coming for dinner tonight and I have to get the slow cooker going. Then I'm heading back to bed for a nap, because we stayed up until 3 chatting with a friend!


  1. i just love everything you make. all the time.

    Is that your own pattern, the chevron cowl? Love it.

    1. Thank you! I love getting your comments.
      Yeah, it's my own pattern. I'm planning on writing it up at some point.