The last of the tussilago baby accessories patterns is finally released and I think this might be my favorite of the three even if I think they all look best together. Tussilago hat is a helmet style earflap hat in the size range from preemie to 49 cm head circumference and is intended to work for children 0-2 years just as Tussilago mittens and scarf.
As you might have noticed there has been a change of style in my creations lately, that’s to say I have been making other stuff than dresses and cardigans, even shorts which is something I haven’t worn for years until this summer. Early spring I got a craving for beautiful blouses and what do you wear with blouses? Skirts or trousers and that how it all came about. After struggling to fit my first pair of shorts and, being me, wanted to continue making shorts until I had mastered it completely, continued making more. As I went on I realized that I really like sewing trousers or shorts which is what I have been making lately and that trousers don’t have to be uncomfortable or slide down when you sit down and there are more blouses that look better with trousers then they do with a skirt with the exception for a pencil skirt but they aren’t really comfortably nor easy to move around in. So I think this parade of separates might continue for some time.
The latest in this is my knitted Waterlily top from the spring edition of Pompom this year, knitted in Sandnes Garn Alpakka/Silke. Here it is modeled with a wool panel skirt I made about 2 year ago, and I see now that it needs a bit of pressing but just ignore that please. I made a few modifications to the pattern in order to make it fit, firstly I added hip and waist shaping then I lengthened the body approximately 10cm. I also lengthened the yoke 3 cm below the braid and 2 cm in the lace section. The one thing I’m not perfectly pleased with it is the bind of in the back neck I made a few decreases to get it tight but it is still a bit floppy, I’m going to try and sew in a tiny thread of elastic to see it get better otherwise I will have to re do that part. This project made me realize that I don’t like to knit lace anymore, I think that a little bit of lace in a knitted garment makes it more professional and neater looking but I wish someone else would knit that part. That said I’m thinking of maybe making another one in turquoise or yellow, it so beautiful and comfortable and I think it will be great with a cardigan in the winter.
This outfit make me feel like I’d fit in the mini series The Bletchley circle taking part in London 1952.
I live in a mostly cold and rainy city, in the winter it’s often clouded with mist since it’s so close to the sea. I actually live on an island even tho it dos’n seem like it, to get to the main land we only have to cross one of the 3 bridges or take a ferry over the river.
Therefore I prefer to knit with warm yarn. You can never have too many warm sweaters. I have fairly sensitive skin and do not like scratchy wool, this goes in contrast to my favorite needle size 3.0 mm(US 2 1/2)
Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, I have only used this once because I have to order it online from the UK and the postage it fairly high, but I love this yarn and i’m going to make a cosy pullover in it soon. It it soft for alpaca and drapy but not to much.
Abuelita Yarns Merino Worsted is very similar to malabrigo worsted but doesn’t pill much. I have used it in this cardigan my Kerrea. I use it a lot and it’s still as nice as when it was new. It is a merino single and I cannot understand way it holds up so well but it does.
Colinette Jitterbug the colourway elephants daydream. This is a thick fingering 100% merino “sock yarn” I would perhaps not make socks out of it but baby clothes to parents that want machine washable . I don’t really like superwash, I don’t think it’s healthy, but it is practical and this yarn is amazing to work with. It bounces back like nothing else.
Östergötlands Ullspinneri Visjögarn I’m currently working on my second cardigan in this and the color and the white is very soft and nice but the grays are scratchy. It feels a bit like working with cotton since it doesn’t bounce but the texture is nice and I love the fabric.