Needles: 10 mm circulars
Yarn: Mirasol Sulka
Notes: I finished my Ravelympics sweater!!!!
At the beginning, I had a really difficult time understanding the pattern- I had it in my head that, because the sleeves are knitted first, that it was a top down construction (it's not). Silliness, I know. Once I figured that part out, it was smooth sailing. I love, love, LOVE Sulka yarn, it's so deliciously soft and cuddly. And all those FO photos of being outside in the snow? I'm actually not that cold. That's a toasty sweater, people!
Eliza's tutorial on how to wind a perfect yarn cake with nothing more than a toilet paper roll. I actually prefer this method to using a ball winder- it produces a larger centre pull area, which I find allows for smoother pull without any tangles. it's how I wind my yarn all the time now.
And for those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you've probably figured out that I'm at the cottage for these photos. G and I took a couple days off work to create our own long weekend, where we visited his parents at the cottage. I'm going to say something a little crazy here.... I prefer winter cottaging to summer cottaging. There is a different kind of tone to winter cottaging. I love the peacefulness of it, the slowed-down moments of discovering deer tracks through the snow across the yard, or the fragrance and warmth of a crackling woodstove. And oh, the light- I am in love with watching the day's progression over the snow, the way it sparkles in the sunshine, the long blue shadows at dusk.
Plus, snowshoeing!!! My favourite. below, a few photos, including the bird seed cakes we made to hang off the trees for the winter birds:
That's not the cottage in the background- it's a barn.