I haven’t been posting for a while. So I’ll start small. (I suppose before going on a break again 😉 )
I have watched quite a few “looking back at 2016” episodes of various shows and they all have in common that 2016 wasn’t a great year. I guess it wasn’t.
But I guess we are not getting out of this misery if we keep focusing on the negative, being worried it will all get worse. And voting for politicians and ideas that focus on fear and worries. So lets all work together to make sure that 2017 will be a better year. I actually have Monty Python’s “Always look on the bright side of life” in my head, so lets all join in.
Since this is a crafting blog, I would like to start by sharing one little project that reunites a few good ( and bright) things knittingwise. I can’t save the world just in one blog post, sorry.
I just finished (and I do mean “just”, about 20min ago) another example of one of my favourite children jumper patterns: The little Rascals by Julia Stanfield.
It is a great ebook, offering you a huge choice of sizes, options like cardigan, jumper, sleeveless, collar, hood,…. I must have used it already 20 times at least:
comfy for little ones without hood or collar
not too girly with kangaroo pocket and fitted hood
with collar and caterpillar on lower front
plain white cardigan for christening
sporty jumper for a big boy with hood and kangaroo pocket
same input – different output
left of 2 sleeveless cotton Little Rascal
cotton sweater with detail
right of 2 itchy woolen jumpers
Goodness, I just realised how far “looking back” in this case meant.5 years I guess.
As you can see, the latest member of the Little Rascal family features my new favourite “colour to combine with” grey. It might be a little bit lighter than in the picture.
I have used Lana Grossa Cool Wool Big. 100% merino wool and really super soft. It feels great and does not itch at all.
So, it is a rather unspectacular project but a combination of things to be happy about. So lets just all sing it again: “always look at the briiiight si-ide of life, da-dum, da-da-da-da-da-dum”