Surprise: I have a pattern in Ulla!
Pattern: in Finnish, here
Yarn: Wollmeise 80/20 twin, leftover from a shawl I knit two summers ago
Thoughts: Not the most spectacular hat nor pattern, but pretty exciting nontheless 🙂
The blue shawl I showed last time did also get finished in time.
For some reason I look extremely white and annoyed. Oh, the mysteries of photography.
Pattern: Evi by Stricklust, available for free through Ravelry
Yarn: Wollmeise 100% merino, in WD Blue Curacao
Thoughts: Easy pattern, a relatively quick knit (I started on June 1st and finished last Saturday, June 16th). In the end I actually ran out of yarn while binding off, and had to finish with some random Finnish sock yarn.
The pattern is very easy to memorize, and looks impressive although it’s just knits and purls. I got less repeats than the pattern specified, so my gauge was probably off. I always use size 3.5mm needles for knitting lace with Wollmeise. For this shawl I used my new Chiagoo Lace needles that are pure love -pointy tips and a strong cord. I got mine from Villavyyhti in Helsinki.
Despite my morose expression, I can assure you that the party was fabulous.
Finally, I have a pair of very sweet socks:
Pattern: just my basic sock -72 sts, short-row heel.
Yarn: Ladybug Fiber Company 400yards/100g sock yarn. This is the softest, squishiest sock yarn you can imagine! Knitting it was pure joy -it’s a very round 2-ply, a blend of 80% merino and 20% nylon. I imagine it would also be perfect for cables (this self-striping version of course is best in stockinette).
The colourway is named “Johnny Jump Up” (google tells me it’s a flower) but I think of these as my Cupcake Socks. The colours make me think of sprinkles and frosting and all things sweet. And of course yarn this nice feels like a treat.