The Constant Things in This Girls Life

When I look at my Ravelry page, I see blue. Blue, blue, blue. This might be my favorite colour, but it does get a little boring, maybe. Well, somehow, not for me.
Yesterday, I took back a sweater I knitted for four (!) years, but I found the collar too low. I changed it, but therefore I needed to take yarn from the band, which was too wide anyway so I started it over again. And that’s where I left it. Until yesterday. Nothing big to be done anymore, just this ribbing. When I was knitting, I looked a little further than my hands and thought ‘this might get boring, but at least this knitting will fit to my wardrobe’. At least, I’m consistant.

The Constant Things in This Girls Life 1

(Hah, do you see the blanket? It’s blue..)

Blue

Last Friday, I lost my Swallowtail Shawl. I love my shawl. I really love my shawl. But in the rush of packing boxes, bringing them to the mail, running errands, I suddenly noticed: it’s gone. It was dark outside. I’m night blind. It was freezing (I did have another shawl under the one). I had two crying kids. I went a Huge Way. By foot, of course. So I sighed, sighed again, and gave up. I was sad. I love that shawl!

Saturday morning, I took the bike, just to know that at least, I tried. Not far from home, at the complete other side of the street, I spied a vibrant blue, bound to a traffic light. You read the word bound? Silk, cashmere, bound, ouch, but anyway, bound to a traffic light – it was there! Somebody did notice it was too good to lay on the ground, and rescued my shawl.. And nobody took it home, which made me so happy! Poor little shawl probably spent the (dry!) night with a knot, and smells like outside. Not the nice, woody kind of outside, more the next-to-a-big-street kind of outside. The rests of the knot probably will disappear after a warm bath, so will the smell. I am just a lucky person. And this vibrant blue? I like it more every time I see it.

Blue 1

Blue 2

Blooming Beret

Did I mention I’m knitting? 🙂

This took me only two days. Quick, easy, lovely. And warm! That might be the most important thing..

Beret 1

Beret 2

Beret 3

Beret 4

It’s the Ashwyn Beret knit with some soft merino I had on stash. I adore this little flower on top. Ravelry notes found here. In the meantime, I’m planning to do more flower hats!