We've been enjoying some really amazing and sunny winter days, just the kind of weather that made me start to become a winter lover (I'm usually more of a warm weather person). Of course that didn't last and now we have rain fall, melting snow and extremely slippery streets. However, I enjoyed the bluer-than-blue skies and the snow shone like a thousand diamonds and made long walks with the stroller.
But I have done some knitting as well! Let me show you what I've been up to this week!
I've continued on my Truss cardigan and have the body now ready. I started with the first sleeve, and since the cardigan has dropped shoulders and the sleeves have no sleeve caps, I decided to knit them top down by picking the stitches straight from the body. I'm also knitting them in a round instead of flat as in the instructions. I prefer them this way because the body doesn't have side seams either.
I've also been working on the Florin triangle, and I'm now knitting the border. The shawl features a lateral "Estonian" braid, that was a new technique for me. The result is really pretty, but it takes ages to knit! But I've been working on this shawl for a long time so I'm not going to start to cut corners now!
Fair-isle knitting is really addictive to me and I love how the images start to form row after row. So the WIP that has been most glued to my hands this week has been my Xanadu Snowflake Cowl. It's so fun to knit, and I love all the different snowflakes, it really doesn't get boring! This shade of burnt orange is one of my favorite colors by the way!
I run out of yarn with the multicolored body I've been working on for Theo. It's so typical to run out of yarn just when you are trying to get rid off your leftover skeins! My LYS didn't have any of the dark gray Baby Merino at the moment, but I should get my missing skein next week. Then it's back to full speed with this one.
Today Theo turned six months. Can't believe my baby is already a half year old. Time flies!