Hello! How have you been? I know that I haven’t been around much lately, and I really hope to visit your blogs again soon.
This weekend we had our little celebration of Sinterklaas. A real Dutch tradition, where we exchange gifts. I always try to make at least one handmade gift for each member of my family, and this year that meant a race against the clock. But I did it!!
I won’t bore you with all the gifts at once, don’t be afraid.
The first thing I’ll show you are a pair of fingerless mittens for my son. He has his own route to bring newspapers, and because it is starting to get colder, he actually needs a pair of gloves/mittens. But with those it is almost impossible to get the mailboxes open and the papers in, so he wanted a pair of fingerless mittens.
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Merino.
Next to the Linen Ridge Stitch, I really love the Lateral Braid, where the stitches are knitted in a horizontal direction. It looks wonderful and is really not difficult to do.
Something else I made was a cowl for our Chilean host-son. He has a hard time getting used to the cold outside, and is also not really used to wearing a lot of extra’s like scarves, hats or mittens. The hat and the mittens he already accepted, but he still goes out without a scarf and that is just not the smartest thing to do. So I made him a cowl. That’s easier to put in his bag when not needed, and will keep him very warm when wearing it.
Yarn: Brooks Farm Yarn Four Play
And last but not least for today: a cowl for my husband. He has a beautiful black coat and didn’t have a scarf to match it, so I have chosen a warm grey yarn to make him a cowl.
Yarn: Online Linie226 Outland