Happy new year!
May 2015 bring you creative inspiration, manageable hair, unexpected deliveries of the finest yarn, and a bucketload of cake.
Speaking of fine yarn, I whispered the words arctic qiviut at the end of my last post.
Whaddya mean, you didn’t notice? Do pay attention, people! Well I’m going to say it just a little louder, now, because the musk ox is a-comin’ to this blog, and he’ll be here soon. Look! One hundred per cent pure arctic qiviut, a once-in-a-lifetime knitter’s dream of a bundle of purple fluffiness:-
More soon, but you don’t rush matters with arctic qiviut, do you? You need to spend a bit of time with it, get acquainted with its foibles. The musk ox is not to be trifled with. Really, this feels a little like dating, except that I have absolutely no intention of calling things off with this beauty. Would you be perturbed if I confessed that I’ve been known to sleep* with it beside the bed, then carry it carefully downstairs in the morning to watch it in different qualities of light, touch it in different moods, and generally figure out what will make these 29 grams of pure heaven happy? Maybe this relationship is a little unbalanced…
*I use the word ‘sleep’ loosely, since the Toddler Twinnage have ensured that it’s several years since I had a decent night’s kip.
But the proper qiviut posts are yet to come. Meanwhile, I’ve been knitting some Stylecraft Special DK and Bergère de France Lima into a doll for a friend’s daughter. (The pattern is from Deramores, so I can’t take any credit.) I started out with a muddle of body parts over Christmas, which took ages to sew together:-
Anyway, she’s finished, and here she is cuddling a wooden lion:-
And she even consented to pose with the Toddler Twinnage, bless her:-
Anyway, enough for now. I have a NYE hangover to nurse. Oops.
May 2015 bring you much time to knit and crochet. 🙂