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Week 4

Another week has passed and also this one has been full of wonderful clear and cold winter air, frozen fingers in the morning and beautiful pink-orange sunsets on my way home from work. If it was for me this weather could last non-stop from December till February. Unfortunately temperatures are slowly rising again and the snow will soon be gone. But I am not too sad as in three weeks we have our first one-week vacation this year.

This week I also rediscovered my flowers-in-the-snow granny square blanket and with that my love for granny squares as such. Isn’t this beautiful? I started it like two years ago and now I can’t wait to finish this one.

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Week 3

So another week has passed and it has as always been stuffed with work.Temporarily I leave when it is still dark and I get home when it is dark again. But I notice that the days slowly get longer! Nevertheless I managed to dye some yarn last Sunday. It was super exciting and so much fun. I wanted to try some different techniques and not all of them have turned out so well. I prefer rather soft and pale colours so in fear of getting too much colour at my yarn I took it out of the dye bath to soon I think because once my yarn was dry it lost a lot of its color.

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January

Okay, those last few weeks since Christmas have been crazy in a kind of bad way. They have been crazy exhausting in the first place. It feels like all I have done is work, eat and sleep every single day. I had no motivation to do much more than essential life stuff (you know like taking a shower, change my underwear and so on). Since I work in shifts every now and then there were nights I couldn’t sleep at home and had to work 24 hours in a row. Isn’t this bad? Okay enough of all this inbearable self-pity. Here are the good news. This weekend I am free of work!

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works in progess (wip)

Finally Winter and only 2 days left for Christmas! I have a few days off until the end of Christmas and I thought this would be a good time to demonstrate my projects I’m working on right now. As shown in the previous post I just finished with the driftwood sweater, a major project I had been working on from september until now. As it has been my fourth sweater/cardigan in a row I started/ reactivated a few small projects for a change (and to get rid of my huge stash!).

After a long time of absence I started crocheting again in the form of Amigurumi. When crocheting before I preferred doing Granny Squares (pillows,

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driftwood sweater by brooklyn tweed

So I finished my fourth sweater in a row (okay the last one was a cardigan) and I love it! Back in September with my mind already heading towards cold winter I wanted to knit a simple and cozy sweater. Again I found a wonderful pattern in one of the brooklyn tweed collections. This pattern is called “driftwood” designed by julie hoover an can be found in the fall collection 2012 by Brooklyn Tweed. This piece had been on my want-to-knit-list for a long time.

I chose my favorite yarn by Drops alpaca in this wonderful light and icy blue (#6205). I already have knitted many sweaters/cardigans/shawls with it.

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