So we had few mild days and then again the winter tightened her grip and another cold, cold wave swept over us forcing me and the dogs (not to mention Mr Cat who has not stuck his nose out of doors for weeks) to stay much of our time inside in front of the fire. (There is only that much of a couch time a dog and a knitter can take and then it gets tiresome.) But luckily the cold wave is about to end today and hence the knitting will most likely be less...
but so far
I completed the gloves. I really, truly like them. I do like how they look like, but the fit this time seems to be what I hoped for. There is enough room for some extra air for good insulation but they are not too big to feel uncomfortable.
I like how the cuff is stable and firm due to the crocheted fabric and I am happy too that I kept the decorating to minimum although I did think about adding some embroidery, but just a little bit. I used 2mm hook and 2mm knitting needles and the off white yarn was Finnwool (singles) and the purple Jawoll Magic Superwash.
Ice Fantasia is resting at the moment. I have added few repeats to the edging but nothing big to talk about because since the gloves I have surrounded myself with the beauty of decorative crocheting and knitting.
This will hopefully end up as a sweater in a few weeks. I am using stash yarn, Sandnes Garn Sisu - hoping to accomplish that through the process - so I have been throwing in all sorts of ends of various balls. I did not go out to buy new stuff for this because I know this will be a practice piece, I am bound to make lots of mistakes (I have already) and my crocheting skills are most likely going to improve through the process and with yarn that I like but have not really bought for this project I am hoping to be able to ignore some of the mistakes and just follow along.
Sometimes special yarn can make you too careful and fussy. This is a pattern called Ässänväärä from the book Decorative Crocheting.
This project is really something I have been looking for, I am once again totally immersed in this... yarn thing.