I knit this hat for Frederik from the Chunky Knit Beanie pattern by Leslie Friend. I think I finally found a hat that looks nice on him. I'm also going to try the Boyfriend hat (found via Soulemama) on him, because I've been...
...loving Frederik since this day 18 years ago! He's the only boyfriend I've had, so he'll get that hat!
...sewing slippers. Amy Karol put out a new eMailorder, with a slipper pattern. I'm always intrigued by making shoes and slippers, although I shouldn't be. In the photo the slippers look alright on my feet, but my feet are not the same and the slipper on my right foot doesn't really fit. I will try to adjust the pattern, if I feel up to it. In the mean time I'm making slippers for Damaris and Emil. It is a fun pattern and it comes with a how-to video!
...reading. I read at night before falling asleep, and at the swimming pool when Emil has his swimming lessons. I'm always in some book. That's why we collected too many books in the house. I've had to change something about that. I can't stop reading (I wouldn't be able to sleep) so I went back to borrowing from the library again. I had stopped going to the library because I would never return the books on time. Now I have made the resolution to better take notice of the return date and update the date if necessary (you can do it online: I love the internet!).
...baking kardamummakaka from the recipe that Karin put on her Style Blog. I did add two small eggs though. I don't know if I have now changed a great Swedish classic, but we liked it anyway.
...making ceramics again. Fortunately enough people signed up for the class I'm attending for the eighth season. So I can continue putting my hands in clay on Friday mornings.
...planning new windows in my studio. I will get a 'day light system' (that means lots of windows) in two weeks time. My studio (which is really the room next to our bedroom) is quite dark. I even have to turn on the light during the day, not good for picking out colors and sewing. I'm looking forward to getting all the light, but not to having to pack everything into boxes. Oh well, it's good to reorganize from time to time.
...selling in my Etsy shop since this day 2 years ago. That is why I'm having a little promo: If you buy something from my shop this week (before February 8, when my studio is turned upside down), you will receive a free gift with your order. Something cute that I have sewn, a surprise! (you might receive a heart ornament, a zippered pouch, a tea wallet...) I'd say, go for it!