Thank you for your nice comments of the scarf. The small pompon's in the ends are crocheted. I kept changing the pompon pattern every time I made a new one because the shape would not come out perfect. Started with a very small circle, increased a lot on the first few rounds and then again decreased, it is only few stitches, so if you try and the shape is off, just rip and try again. They are so small so to try out does not take long.
Now when I think about the scarf it seems like I knit it eons ago. Or more like if someone else did it. I’m so off to the lace and have knit all the patterns from the Victorian Lace Today book in my mind that it seems like all I have ever done is lace, all I ever do is lace. (Trying to explain here how much I love lace.) I was reminded that I can feel this way until a next new book comes along and that I’m not held responsible for these words…
The decision what to choose was a tough one. I was off to further north this weekend (me and dh only) and I wanted something simple to take along, simple but beautiful. So I took some kidsilk haze along and a copy of a pattern for Lace Rectangle (p. 20). I did not have time to knit one stitch though. But I don’t think I will change my mind. I have to start somewhere and this seems like a good one to start with. I will probably knit with a smaller needle size. I don’t enjoy needles bigger than 4 mm (US5,5) and I don’t care for speed here
…because for speed I have this. You did not think I would take this route, I did not think I would take this route either. But I did. And I love it. My husband has three girls and teenage girls will not drive around with their father nor are they impressed with the speed he is driving. Their boyfriends won’t drive around with the father either. So this is where I step into the picture. I get to play the boy part now. I’m there to listen to all the machinery details and horse powers and be astonished of the vehicle's abilities to push through difficult snow conditions. I must be lacking something essential here … I have listened and listened –really have– but all I can say here is that this new piece of machinery is not as smelly and loud as the old one and this I can tell by using my senses. Tina does not want anything to do with these but old Miina is happy to sit in front of dh when he goes for a drive.
I did not have my camera when we went for a drive today. We saw some reindeer that let us come very close. I’m sure they thought that we were there to feed them (sometimes hay is taken out to the woods for the reindeer) because they were not one bit afraid of us. I almost could have touched one of them. Next time we go out, I’ll bring the camera.
Definitely I will have a shawl on the needles later on today but hopefully also socks. I’m drawn to the sock yarn stash again… This new hobby calls for warm wool and I will do just about anything to promote wool.