Knitting

Sparkly Valknut Mittens

This was a pattern I came up with a few years ago, because why *not* sparkly valknut mittens?

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This is the Echo Bloom lace shawl that’s on Ravelry. I knitted it for my friend as a wedding gift. This shawl marked the start of a new tradition – knitting shawls for lady friends of mine that marry. It’s nice to have heirlooms and bespoke things, and I hope it serves my friend well (and maybe her daughter too down the line). Long may it remain safe from moths!

 

This was the second lace shawl that I ever knitted, the Rowan Birch Shawl. It took around five months to do, but I was so happy with it.

This was the second lace shawl that I ever knitted, the Rowan Birch Shawl. It took around five months to do, but I was so happy with it.

Bog Doll

This was a little doll I made for an offering at a rite. She’s roughly made, but her dress is handspun and hand knitted. It was almost a shame to burn her.

Leg warmers

My daughter is tall for her age, and when she’s in her carrier, her trousers ride up leaving her legs bare to the elements. I wanted to keep her little leggies warm, so I measured her calves and casted on. These worked perfectly during the colder weather and were so quick to whip up.

Laminaria

I adore Estonian lace, the patterns are so beautiful and fluid to me, and so any lace patterns that utilize Estonian lace stitches are like crack to me. This is some of the stitch detail from the Laminaria shawl.

Laminaria

More Laminaria stitch detail goodness!

Laminaria complete

This is the completed Laminaria. I adore this shawl (and the Thunderhead tonal sock yarn I made it with).

Nisse mittens

Another pattern I came up with – Nisse mittens for my daughter.

Scarf

My friend’s dad was talking about how no one had ever knitted him anything and how he would have liked a scarf to keep his neck warm in winter (he’s a farmer), and so I knitted him a scarf as a surprise. Although I hate knitting in bulky and something as boring as a scarf, it was worth it to see his face when I gave it to him. Long may his neck be warm!

Jacket

Again, the fight to keep my child warm with cute accessories and cardigans. When I knitted this, I knitted the size 24 months pattern. It came out more for a five year old. Oh well, some day it’ll fit.

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