shawl - boneyard, west knits
last few months i'm crazy about knitting..
made few hats and shawls,
my first ever sweater is almost finished,
and i have bunch of new knitting projects on mind
i chose this simple pattern
as my knitting was a bit rusty
and because i wanted to practice a bit
to get tension right, before i dare to knit a sweater
my boneyard turned out a bit wonky
as i had to switch to different needles halfway through it
(i was so impatient to start knitting
and used regular needles to start my shawl
because i did not own circular ones in right size..
and then i kept knitting with them
until there were too many stitches for them to hold,
when i finally got circular needles..
but those i got were one size bigger)
wonky or not, i really love how it turned out
i like how simple it is
it drapes beautifully and is really warm
wool i used is 60% wool and 40% cotton
(white strand being wool, and deep purple one cotton)
i got big cone of it
so there is enough left to make few more shawls and hats or even a sweater
i'm quite impatient when it comes to sewing
and hate sewing anything by hand
so it's a bit strange to me that i enjoy knitting so much
especially those simple repetitive patterns..
but from some reason, i really enjoy making same moves
over and over and over again
i've also tried cross stitching last autumn..
my grandma thought me some embroidery techniques
some 20 years ago
(i still own a pillow case with few embroidered cherries and leaves
i did in satin stitch, ages ago)
but i haven't tried anything similar since..
well, not until few months ago
when i realized i really enjoy embroidery too..
and that's how this cute little skull came into being