It seems my Hubster has turned into a DIY ninja. Not only did he whip up a Seedling Window Shelf on the quick, he recently popped up a kitchen shelf for me.
The idea sprouted from this lovely post which featured in my Midweek Inspiration recently
With winter approaching I had been pondering for sometime how to get premium light for my little seedlings, without sending them out into the cold. We don’t have the yard space for a greenhouse and I kind of wanted my dining room table back. One night I awoke in the wee hours with an idea – it was scribbled onto the notepad (this is a frequent occurance) – a window shelf. I was pretty chuffed with the idea and the next time Hubster and I were in the same vicinity we discussed the logistics, he agreed, Thunderbirds are go!
For the past six weeks I have been chipping away at this looooverly cardigan! I would have liked it finished sooner but life seems to be getting in the way of all my crafting endeavours at the moment. It seriously feels like I’ve been working on it forever!
Brrrr winter is finally starting to set in around these parts. In my household, winter equates to snuggling on the couch with hot tea, watching home and garden shows and some serious knitting. Bliss.
It isn’t often these days that I get to make things for myself. Most of the things that are made in this household are either created specifically to be given as gifts or are for the house itself (case and point). Needless to say, I was pretty excited to make myself a jumper, and my first knitted one at that.
A friend and I went halves in this wonderful pattern by Kate Davies quite sometime ago now, when I was a very novice knitter and wanted something to aspire to. Not to say that I am by any means the best knitter around, but I am more confident in my skills and willing to branch out and try new things. Plus the OWLS are just too cute!
It was a fairly simple knit, from the bottom up. The hardest part were the owls themselves as I hadn’t cabled before. Once I had them figured out it was smooth sailing until the end. I used a thinner weight wool that recommended in the pattern because I wanted it a bit slouchy, I also lengthened the torso because I like my jumpers long.
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