While I have been away from my blog, I have still been busy with some projects. This is a quilt I made for our dear grandson for his first Christmas:
A detail of the dog in the middle, made with some wool fabric and my usual recycled fabrics. I changed the original pattern a little by adding some background fabric and sashings.
After finishing this quilt I was only able to concentrate on lap projects. I filled my stash with various sock yarns and started knitting socks, one pair after another, two socks at a time.
for men and women,
and otherwise girly socks. All the socks I knitted for Christmas are on the iPad and not my camera, but I think you all know by now what socks look like. I enjoyed experimenting with new ways to cast on or turn the heel, and I used knitting patterns from sweaters or mittens to knit new socks.
At the beginning of February all our snow was gone, we had several days of rain and above zero temperatures. On the 12th it turned colder and started to snow, and since that we have had more snowy days, cold nights and sunny days too. This is the time of winter sport holidays in our schools, and it means skiing and ice skating and enjoying the lighter, longer days and the winter at the same time.