Thank you very much for your warm welcome!
Many of you have been writing to me over the last twelve months - most messages I left unanswered. I will try to reply to you during the next ten days. Hope you are all well!
This is a sweater I started shortly before the earthquake, finishing it while we were on Okinawa in March last year.
I mentioned here on the blog we would be staying on Okinawa... we've been there until the end of March. Came back to Yokohama afterwards, been here since then.
The sweater was made in a bigger size to let Dagny grow into it, and she did, just now, as I mentioned earlier today on Ravelry. Being so completely simple and a little rough meets my almost nine year old girl's sense of fashion perfectly - anything cute must be avoided now, we're becoming kind of cool these days.
And I am not making fun of this - this is only my attempt to take it with humor as I find that all this growing up is happening way too quickly. You know what I mean. Sometimes I'd like to push the pause button for a while.
Last year was the anniversary of 150 years of friendship between Japan and Germany - that little badge symbolizing this friendship found a permanent place on this otherwise completely unadorned sweater, giving it its name - issho ni - together.
It is a DROPS design, old fashioned bottom up raglan without any bit of fanciness to it. Perfectly satisfying if you want to knit a basic raglan sweater.
I will continue with a series of knitting posts here on MOONSTITCHES over the next days. Have been knitting all year, always am, and all those knits, not shared here or on Ravelry feel like a pile of laundry which needs to be taken care of.
Bye! Talk to you soon!