I love to make things. It is best if it is something that can be enjoyed for at least a few days and shared with others: baking bread or a cake, planting in the garden or sewing, dyeing, knitting something. In the last few weeks it has been difficult. My right arm still hurts and often I have had enough after cleaning up in the kitchen. That is not good for my mood.
So I was very happy when I found the book “Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet“. The little hearts spoke especially to me. They are so plump and cheerful and just the right project for my precious leftover handspun yarn. The hearts are knitted in one piece using short-rows, then stuffed, seamed and felted.
I have made two so far and given them to my daughters. I would like to make many more and give them away…
The reason for my long blog absence have been two very different journeys. The first journey was a vacation back into winter. We drove through the Rockies, visited Jasper and Edmonton and returned home. It was a lot of fun. We saw many beautiful and interesting things, but what I liked best about it was how well we all got along: a family of five spending a lot of time together and almost no fighting. It was wonderful.
When we came back my doctor told me I needed surgery. So suddenly I was very busy with doctor visits and trying not to be scared. The surgery is now behind me and while I am not yet fully recovered I have dyed my first yarn again today. Yeah!
During our road trip I knit a pair of socks. The yarn is my own self-striping called Poprocks. I knit these top-down, with a traditional heel flap sporting a honeycomb pattern. The toe is this one.
I hope I can keep these, because my oldest daughter wants them real baaad ; )