07 December 2008

My pink sweetheart

The pink Sweetheart has been finished for quite a while, I just haven't got to posting about it until now. I actually like the color. It has enough blue in it for me to like it, even if it's a pale kind of pink. And I really think it goes quite well with this design.

Once again, I found buttons in my grandmother's stash. Lovely buttons in just the right size and color. I'm so happy to have inherited her button collection. Knowing that she put all those buttons in the drawer makes me smile. She even carefully pulled a thread through the buttons that belong together, so that finding the matching buttons is easy. I think of her every time I choose buttons for a project now. I like that.

The dress is in size 6 months, and will be hanging around here until a baby girl is born. I just wanted to make another dress, I'm still kind of in love with these hearts. I also really like this yarn. It's incredibly soft, and with a shine like alpaca, but not as heavy.

Sweetheart [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Sweetheart by Tora Frøseth
Size: 6 months
Needles: 3.0 and 3.5 mm
Yarn: 100 g of Hifa Alv, held double

05 December 2008

Lady in gray

I now have two pair of gloves, and I already want another one. I guess I'd like one color for every mood (but how many are there?). I like how these go with my new winter coat, but then again, the yellow ones go equally well with the purple, and I guess lots of other colors do as well (so what am I waiting for?). Would I love a vivid green pair? Or a pink/cerise one? Or would the everyday choosing only prolong the morning ritual, so that I had to get up earlier?

The buttons are from my grandmother's button collection. It was a hard decision, but I ended up with these gray ones. I found some lovely pale-teal-perfect-for-gloves ones, so I guess the next pair will have to match those.

Lady Wannabe [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Lady Wannabe by Tora Frøseth
Size: L
Needles: 2.5 and 3.0 mm
Yarn: 65 g of Hifa Superwash 4

03 December 2008

Snow!

Last week, I asked for snow. This week, we've tried creating a Christmassy touch in the house. I took this photo of our advent star yesterday. This morning, we woke up to the view below. It's the same three, the same bench as in the first picture, covered in about 15 cm more snow. It's so beautiful out there, the threes all white, all noises muted by snow. We're all in ecstasy! Hang up the advent stars, bring all the angels, but nothing resembles Christmas like huge amounts of snow. And it's still snowing.