Can you believe it’s been…

almost a year? Yet, here we are, a year after the appearance of this terrible virus, coping as best we can with our new reality. I have done a LOT of knitting these past few months (not many new patterns of my own, but I decided to take a pause and enjoy knitting some of the patterns in my Ravelry queue).

Well, now I can happily say that I have finished 4 new sweaters that I can only wear at …home, as Greece is still operating in semi-lockdown mode. Ironic, isn’t it? I don’t complain though, after all knitting is so much about the “journey” as it is about the finished object. I’m sure you know very well what I’m talking about. The first in the series of the four sweaters that I made during the “stay-at-home” phase was my “Scrappy Sweater”, based on “Gracious” , a pattern by Espace Tricot and it’s the only one that I have been wearing continuously, since it is light and warm and can easily be worn under a coat. I made it using yarn leftovers in a variety of pink and off-white shades.

I really enjoyed knitting this, it’s a very quick-to-knit project, and you can easily modify it to your taste, totally recommend it!

The second sweater I finally finished was a very “personal” version of the famous “Ghost Horses” by Caitlin Hunter. As my bust is my “strong” feature, colourwork on that area can be really tricky, but I fell in love at first sight with this design (because of the horses, of course) and I just had to make it. I decided that my “Horses” could be different and I used hand-dyed speckled yarn in various colourways in contrast with a neutral, greige background. I love how it turned out. I have only worn it once, while recording my IGTV video.

Can you see the horses? I bet you can (and I know they are there). I’ll write about the other two sweaters in a future post. I hope you are staying safe and find comfort and joy in your knitting! See you soon!

PS: click on the photos, so you get to my Ravelry project page for more info.

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