My ginkgo socks are done! I finished them last week and I must say, after the heel it went so fast I did the top part in only two sittings! They fit me well, but I must say, they are a little narrow when putting them on. Or rather ‘pulling’ them on 😉
I’m really happy with these socks. As always warm and especially soft, because of the merino content.
After the whole stitch pattern debacle the second try went so much smoother! I really like the stitch it creates 🙂
I have about a little less than half of the yarn left that can go into my yarn stash. I’m sure I will find a suitable project for it. Because there are so many other things I want to make, I’m taking a break from sock knitting (yes, I can totally take a break, I’m sure!), to focus on other things.
After finishing these babies I dived right into another project I had lying around for quite some time and I really thought it could use some attention.
Last fall I started an embroidery-slash-coloring project for one of our walls in the dining room, that is VERY very empty at the moment, since there is absolutely nothing there except its color. As you can see I’m not a big fan of embroidery since the stitches almost look slabbed on, but I can live with it 🙂 It’s so stupid I didn’t finish this project earlier, because when I took it out of it’s hibernation cave I saw I only needed to embroider one little section!
With the embroidery done, I needed to add some color to those dull black lines. I truly had a good time playing with only the three basic colors, creating other colors as I went. The coloring part only took me a little more than an hour and I love how it all turned out. Don’t you just love that feeling you get when everything works out like you imagined? 🙂 I still have some work to do. There are seven pieces in total and the funny thing is that the size I chose for the pieces is a size they don’t sell in frames. Hilarious! This means I have to come up with some creative framing solution and go back into the procrastination zone. When it’s all finished I will show it to you in all it’s glory, but let’s keep it a little mystery for now 😉
P.S. I know there are quite a few blogs that do a valentine related post around the holiday, but there wasn’t much time for me to dive into that! My boyfriend fell off of his bike, onto his arm, resulting in a nasty elbow fracture, that needed surgery 🙁 This now makes me a girlfriend-slash-nurse-slash-mother by default, so I have my hands full. I did however whip up a quick crocheted heart for him with my perfume on it to keep with him in the hospital. That was well received with the nurses and an instant big hit. I spent half of valentines day waiting at home for the call to pick him up from the hospital. Needless to say, we didn’t celebrate with a romantic dinner. Anything he could eat with one hand would do the trick 😉 I guess valentines day isn’t about fancy dinners or big gestures, but more about caring for the one you love. You can find this wisdom on many shared (facebook) pictures with cheesy backgrounds (don’t you just hate those?), but you only realize it when you actually find yourself on the couch with your boyfriend, his arm in a cast and you looking after him 😉