The children and I have already been on holiday for a week, while husband has been slogging away in town. Oh well, noone said that life would be fair.
I have been working hard too – creating a new hat pattern. After ripping back lots of time and returning to the drawing board time and time again I finally find the result pleasing enough to be written up.
The week started off with glorious weather but by the time I was ready to take photos of my new hat the rain was pouring down. Hence the shortage of photos of new, pleasing hat.
But maybe after midsummer – I haven´t seen the weather report so I remain optimistic...
This photo is from my trip to Dala-Floda. Incidentally that would be a great place to celebrate Midsummer – surrounded by people in folk costumes dancing around the maypole.
Did you notice the nice napped edgings – kavelfrans in Swedish.
After learning how to make a napped edging I went home and made my own "napped edging maker".
First you wind yarn round and round two knitting needles and sew a seam in the middle. You then sew this on to the edge of the mitten.
I knitted a pair of simple cuffs to practice on.
The pink yarn is quite lovely – it has been hand dyed by my mum.
Now you need to cut the loops to create a fringe. Like this: