International Women's Day
I have drawn a winner for the "leap day mandala"
you're the lucky one this time !
(it will soon come to you in Germany)
For a long time
there was a knitting project that I wanted to make
(on Ravelry .... of course)
But after I studied the pattern a bit
I knew it would be
a difficult task !
There are videos to explain
the ingenious "stacked in and decreases"
But that's doable with a few stitches ...
but with 300 on your needle
But after talking about it with someone
in the Alpaca-on-tour group this Saturday
I really started with a tiny try-out
with only 60 stitches
(the wool is Katia "Darling" and was a gift
from my dear friend "Stins" )
And because it was fun ...
(AFTER I did a LOT of things WRONG !)
I had finally enough courage
to start with a real petal cowl !
(though mine will be a lot smaller than the original pattern !)
NORO Kureyon Sock from my stash !
When I'm really fed up
with aaaaaaaall this "stacking"
then I still have my wonderful
sock-yarn-leftovers scarf !
Finally I received another envelope of my felting exchange !
A card, a beautiful homemade envelope
and a fun little lizard brooch !
Thank you, Anneke !