So here is my update on what I achieved this week and the week before (as I did not post an update last week).
Happy New Year to all my readers!
First and foremost:
I wish you a very good start into a healthy, successful and totally wonderful new year 2019!
I hope you had a relaxing holiday period and a good and productive start into the fresh new year of 2019!
First finished objects of the year: My Cria Cardigan
|Finished knitting on January 1st: My Cria cardigan|
I finished knitting on my Cria cardigan >> on January 1st exactly. Unfortunately, when I washed it, it grew quite a lot, app. 5 cm, in length. Now it is not as cropped as I want it to be. And it could also be a little smaller, it is less fitted as I wanted it to be, especially around the arms.
Nevertheless, I would call this a success: I like the colour, I like the construction a lot and it is definitely wearable, just different than I planned it to be.
I also very much like the buttons which I got from my LYS Wollparadies >>
I really like the seamless saddle-shoulder construction and I can well imagine to make another one, more cropped and less wide then.
Finished my Opal Monet socks and love them!
In my last update >>, I told you that I invested my gift voucher into 5 balls of Opal Monet yarn * >> and how much I love it.
|Finished my socks from Opal Claude Monet (colourway Venice)|
Well: I finished these socks on December 29 >> and I really love them!
I learned that I am currently in a "plain vanilla sockknitting" mode, I do not want to do any additional pattern to these gorgeous self-striping yarns. It really is a pity that these are too big for me as they are meant to be a gift.
But I will definitely make at least one pair for me as well. I might even be able to use this colourway, I may have to add contrasting heels and toes, but this is fine with me.
Another pair of plain vanilla socks in the making
|A fresh pair of socks started at Silvesterstrick in Karstadt Karlsruhe 2018|
As I said: It is plain vanilla sockknitting all the way here! When going to our annual "Silvesterstrick" >> knitting meetup, I bought another ball of self-striping sockyarn, i.e. Regia Design Line Kaffe Fasset *>>
|My Regia vanilla sock|
I was too lazy to search for one of my 2,25 mm needles * >> which is what I usually use for sock knitting. The 2,5 mm were still in my project bag, so I took that. However, I like the fabric I get with 2,25 mm much better, so I will definitely use these with my next pair again.
I meanwhile finished my first sock >> and the cuff of the second, so this works quite well so far.
Re-working on my Breathing Space
|Back from hibernation: My Breathing Space Sweater|
I decided to join this idea of the Wolliges Geplauder Youtube-Channel >> Jenny rolled the dice for the first time by Dec. 29, and it was number one - which is my "Breathing Space" >> , the only real UFO I have currently.
I casted this on at Easter 2018 and had it abandoned during summer. I am quite confident I will finish this soon, I started the bottom ribbing of the body yesterday. So I hope to be able to finish it by the end of January at the latest
Some yarn purchase - but sock yarn does not count, right?
|More sockyarn from my Buttinette voucher|
Yes, I still keep up my resolution to not buy yarn, but first use what I have in my stash. Nevertheless, I am a weak human knitter... I got a gift voucher for my birthday from the Buttinette online store which I invested in some Opal yarn >>
It is the "Safari" range * >> and one ball of the "Illusion" range * >>
So, this was it for me for today!
How was your knitting / crafting start into 2019?
Any goals achieved yet?
Please let me know in the comments below!
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