Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy New Year
Here it is. January 1st. Update for week 27 - Year of Projects.
I am up early, watching the sun rise over the snow covered trees. It snowed all day yesterday and it is so incredibly beautiful outside my window.
I finished 2016 with three wips still on the needles, and so many plans for the next six months of this yopping/blogging challenge.
The Runar hat designed by Lucy Hague
The Younger Futhark runes spell out, in Old Norse, ‘Þórr vígi, Þórr síði’ (May Thor bless, May Thor protect).
Since my dh and I are such big fans of the Viking series this beanie seemed perfect for me to wear while winter camping. I have used alpaca from my stash and it is going to be very warm.
I have finished the lining and the runes and so it will be easy (netflix) knitting to complete the body and decrease of the hat.
The Uncia Hap also designed by Lucy Hague.
This pattern takes ALL my concentration but I have finished Chart B. On Friday I spent about three hours knitting, then tinking and then knitting again two rows. Thank goodness for lifelines is all I can say. If the house is quiet and I have no interruptions I can make pretty good progress. After I finish posting this I will start on Chart C (the third of eight charts) before my husband wakes up. Wish me luck.
I started a peace cowl and knit four rows (one repeat) every day. I finished my fourth repeat just before midnight last night. I am using some beautiful BFL left over from a shawl I knit last year and it is going to be lovely.
My first time doing an i-cord cast-on and I love the look of it.
So, here I sit, the candles of my carousel are lit
The unicorn is nestled among the Advent Wreath
and the view outside is just getting better and better.
May the rest of 2017 be as peaceful and beautiful as these first few minutes.
And may we all have time