I find myself today in a very red state of mind. I’ve just put up some Christmas decorations, drunk Christmas coffee (it’s very good, get it from Caffi) out of a red cup and am knitting a red shawlette.
Red is, of course, impossible to photograph so the colour in the picture is not quite right -although I have to say, I was surprised by how very nearly right it is. The yarn is one of my first online purchases, Araucania Ranco, and the pattern is Roses are red (available for purchase on Ravelry; I won my copy in a giveaway).
Although the shawl is nice, I’m still rather tempted to cast on yet another hat. So no, the Hat Knitting Madness is far from being over.
This is the gift hat I mentioned earlier. It turned out quite nice, although it might take a while before I can handle another item with so much reverse stockinette.
And this -this hat is most definitely for ME. I love it. The yarn is vegan handspun from MaidinEngland who is currently my Etsy-addiction no. 1. I had only about 100m, so I started from the top and switched to leftover cotton when I ran out of the handspun.
I have also knit another gift hat and another handspun hat. Maybe I should always make Christmas present with a “one for you, one for me” -principle? I’m just too selfish to make four things in a row for other people.
Today might be my unofficial beginning of the Christmas season, but it’s also the end of Project Spectrum. I’m not sure whether I even mentioned what the November colours were (black & grey) but at least I did manage to knit something to fit the theme.
I’m rather surprised that I’ve kept this blog alive all through PS, although looking back now I can see that Project Spectrum was only a very vague source of inspiration…So it should be easy to just keep writing even after PS. It’s obviously going to be very whenever-the-mood-strikes-me, write-what-I-want-to-write-about, but that’s hardly news, right? 😉