A rash, impulsive purchase a few weeks ago at the Suzy Hausfrau pop up shop lead to some fun and equally impulsive knitting.
You may have seen this book around the traps. Two Norwegian blokes who run a business out of an old train carriage. So dorky looking they’re amazing and gorgeous.
Before I’d even arrived home that day I knew I’d dig out two balls of Knit Picks Palette I’d been hoarding for so long. Their time had come. Isn’t it wonderful when yarn you’ve had forever finally finds its purpose?
Within a day I had my first Julekuler – or Christmas ball.
Such fun. And not as fiddly as you might imagine.
I soon made another.
This one went to my sister, Adele, on the weekend. She said it looked like a little jumper. So true. Many of the designs have come from traditional Scandinavian motifs.
One more. This time with red as the main colour. This one is wending its way north as we speak.
So really I only have the first one hanging on my tree. Whether I make another one before Christmas is uncertain. Perhaps making one more item for my tree each year is a nice way to mark the occasion, and leave room to share some with others.
I just love them. Between these and my Selbu modern hat from a few months ago, I’m getting my desire for fair isle back and can see larger fair isle items in my plans for 2013.
If I don’t write again before Christmas, I wish you all a very merry time with friends and loved ones.
Safety, joy and fun.
Thanks for reading again in 2012.