More birds, more bare ground, more water on the ice! Hurray to the spring in the arctic. While I put April behind my back, I am relieved and happy, seeing the season change outside is making my mind change too.
We have been having cold winds so the progress of the lake is not visible (for that reason only two pictures of it), but I know that this weather is slowly but steadily eating up the ice.
I made a bag for me yesterday...
The outcome is not that great, the lining is puckering quite badly - take my word for it - but it was such a joy to be at the sewing machine again. What is little bit frustrating is the fact that after a long break in just about any craft takes little bit of practice (and many mistakes) to feel comfortable again. Making mistakes is always frustrating, and I don't mean the ones that you make when you are trying something new, then it is understandable, but when you know better and then make them anyway, because you are not paying attention, that is what is annoying, but then --- I will not let this bother me. I am thinking of making another one, and aim to do a little better job. The pattern is the Emmaline bag by Janelle MacKay - I think I bought it from Craftsy.
After four flowers my flower fever finally broke and I am fine now - have not made any more, and I still can't decide if I really like them, I loved making them - does that make any sense? And there are so many shapes that I would like to try but then... wool flowers? And then why not?
And finally I have a good, proper, solid knit on the needles, the kind that makes one feel good and productive and the kind that makes sense.
I cast on for my very first Winsgspan by Tri´Coterie Designs. I wrote my very first, because this feels such a great project that at the moment I am thinking of spending the rest of my life knitting only these scarves (okay, so one is not enough, I am sure).
Have a good week and wool with you,