Winter wonder wedding

Do you remember this shawl? I made it three and a half year ago to wear on my wedding day should it be a very cold day. It was a fair assumption since it’s Sweden after all and also since that summer was such a rainy one. Two days before the wedding it rained so hard that it poured into the taxi I was in. Then on the wedding day the sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was way too warm for a woolen wrap, and it stayed that way for the rest of the month. I wore it to a friend’s birthday celebration but that’s pretty much the only time I’ve taken it out for a spinn.

This weekend though, this shawl got to fulfill its purpose – to be worn on a wedding day. My friend Emma got married this weekend and on her shoulders you could find this little sweet thing. I’m so glad it got to be part of Emma’s day, since it was intended for a wedding. I’m glad it got to serve at a winter wedding, where it would be appreciated for all its qualities, its beauty, its color and its warmth. It deserves that.

Take 2

I have started the second take one my socks, this time in the right color combination. I kept the number of stitches though, since that worked out so well with the last pair. I did change one thing though, I cast on four extra stitches and decreased them on the first row to make the cast on edge a little looser. I hope it will work out.

 

This is a little how Alexander Fleming must have felt

There’s just something about these socks! First I picked the wrong color combination, then I discover I knit the wrong size. I knit them four stitches too narrow and I briefly contemplated frogging them. Then I weighed my leftovers and tried the socks on and it turns out it all works out for the best. The socks fit me much better like this (note to self) and this change in size also meant that I have enough leftovers (52 grams and 27 grams) for another pair IN THE SAME SIZE! There will be socks and there will be socks that are big enough to fit me. This mistake isn’t that much of a mistake anymore but just happy coincidences. I won’t compare this to inventing penicillin but let’s just say that mistakes and being a little forgetful from time to time can result in excellent outcomes. I’m quite pleased.

Only one

And just like that I have a wrist warmer. It’s lovely and so soft but I only had yarn for one. I must have misunderstood the pattern because I thought I would have enough yarn left for two but that’s not the case. I’m surprisingly okay with it but remember that I have two skeins left of the same yarn although in different colors. I don’t mind having one wrist warmer in pink and another in a different color. The yarn is lovely and I quite like the idea to knit another pair of socks and then another wrist warmer in a new color. It will take a little while but till then my feet and at least one hand will be warm and cozy.