Iðunn Cardigan

Luckily I managed to finish this beautiful Lopi Cardigan before it gets too warm to wear it! It is still February and the temperatures are around freezing point. Iðunn is another one from my countless projects I started but didn’t manage to finish in 2017. In fact I started the idunn Cardigan back in September 2017 as a project for my two-week vacation in the Bavarian Alps. Thanks to the thick appealing Lett Lopi yarn I made quick progress and nearly finished it a month later. Due to some minor issues that disrupted my workflow I stopped working in the project. Yes, you may have guessed it but the whole steeking thing  wasn’t that easy for me.


Kelpie the second

A few posts ago (and from time to time on instagram) I mentioned that I was working on another Kelpie shawl after knitting it already 4 years ago. Kelpie is a simple hap shawl by Brooklyn Tweed that was published there a long time ago. Then I gave it to my mother as a gift. This time I wanted one all for myself. I remember how I was struggling with all the new stitches and lacey elements four years ago as it was the first time for me knitting a shawl and something as complicated as that. In the end it became apparent that it was not complicated at all and this time it was almost a no brainer to knit it for the second time.


knitspiration #3 | a gentle touch of Spring

I know, I know it’s still February and therefore it is still Winter. In fact as January here in Germany was rather warm and damp I am quite happy that the temperatures finally dropped to a wintry level. What would be a good old Winter without cold ears in the morning, without frost-covered windscreens or even without slippery roads? It just wouldn’t feel right.

But it’s only natural to slowly prepare for the next season which is Spring fortunately. You may have noticed that the days are getting longer and maybe you are lucky enough to get a glimpse of proper daylight after you get home from work. If you keep your eyes open you might even spot some early flowering plants like some lovely snowdrops at the side of a plain footpath.


One Week Winter Wonderland

And somehow January merged into February. Usually I like the first month of year. It feels so good to get rid of all the Christmas decoration, sack the Christmas tree and put it all away for the next 11 months. Now a blank page, time to think and make plans for the coming months. But this year was different somehow. My January was blurred, a succession of grey and dull and dark days. After the calm days between the holidays the first weeks of the year hit hard at work with lots of stuff to do and extra hours. Four weeks I was only anticipating our winter vacation in East Tyrol.

And oh it was worth the while!