But somehow, something always happened so that I couldn't finish it. first, it took a while to receive the packet because of postal problems in Belgium, then I didn't have the right size needles. The craftshop was closed for holidays, so I had to use an old pair of circular needles but they broke. I also needed to finish Xmas gifts, and the baret got stuck deep down in the knitting projects bag...
But now, finally, it is finished.
|downloadable, excellent description|
I loved knitting with the wool - Riet spins, and the pale wool she made. That colourful other skein changed colours every few rows, so that is a wonderful effect without any effort !
The pattern is very professional and well explained : I didn't make any silly mistakes there. I usually do, and hate to have to frog or to knit backwards.. :-(
The most fun was the latvian braid - I had never done that before. It's actually very simple, and the effect is so nice ! There are excellent tutorials on Youtube.
|the top is a lovely star shape|
|I put a plate inside, to steam it|
|It is a perfect fit !|
|the latvian braids are at the cast on and halfway|
|just caught a little ray of sunshine !|
Now, I still have to finish the mitts. Shouldn't be a problem, and I sure can use them in this icecold weather. As you can see, the circular needles are too long for the mitts. I started on regular needles (size 2.5)
Tomorrow I'm going to a huge craftfair in Parijs. I'm going to look for a box of circular needles that have interchangeable cords. I'm fed up with these cheap needles that I have. The stiches get stuck, and if you pull too hard they break. Buying cheap stuff isn't a good idea after all....