A posting I wanted to write just after my latest back in... but, funny thing, we were surprised by Autumn Break. A week off from school. I really need to get a big calendar to put on the kitchen wall to mark all the holidays over the course of a year. It's so easy to miss or mix them all up because Dagny is partly on German schedule in her German school and the husband strictly on Japanese.
Anyway, after that week I had to get back on track and simply fell off the wagon again instead. No surprise, you know me by now. It's so easy to just knit and be happy.
In my last posting I had been speaking about what this blog was meant for (other than creating a huge community of followers or getting turned into a book or something equally aspiring...), just for the record, a few of the things I have been making during summer.
Like a new kinchaku (traditional pouch) for Dagny to take to the fireworks. A little yukata for her doll Ulala-chan, crocheted hair elastics, gauze face masks... Dagny's yukata I made a couple of years ago, and this year might have been the last time she could wear it. I let out all hems and extra seams that were sewn to make it smaller when it turned out too big for my four-year-old back in 2007.
The crocheted flower elastics were asked. Earlier this year a dear friend gave us similar ones she had been making. Sadly one of those were lost or misplaced during our move, so I had the pleasure to get reacquainted with my hooks...
And then there was the request for some face masks in early summer when many people wore them because of pollen allergy.
I followed the instruction from an early (the first?) Ito Naomi book やわらか ガゼでつくる - making (things) with gauze. The masks turned out too thick but were worn despite this. Not really meant for protecting against something, more in the manner of dressing up.
Thank you all for your friendly response to my latest posting.
Thanks for the compliments on the second Neighborly and thanks for sharing your thoughts about the whole commenting matter. Made me feel more at ease. Also I found a way to use my mailer to directly respond to comments without sending my answers right to my blog... all is working out in the end. Nothing to really worry about.
What I actually do find worry-worthy is that in the meantime I got so inspired by the many, many beautiful things that are uploaded on ravelry every minute that I needed to cast on for a lot of new knitting projects. And I am planning on even more!
My stash is still fed well, yet I ordered new yarn I came across on ravelry...
I will upload a few yarn and knitting photos on Flickr and explain in my next posting. Basically it is all mostly grey-ish brown and often knit in the round. Working on conquering the Seamless Yoke Sweater again :)
Back hopefully soon with knitting news...