I hope you all had a nice Christmas, I certainly did.
But I also like this quiet time after.
With the hustle and bustle of Christmas behind me, I just like to relax and think about possible new projects for the coming year.
But there is one very, very old project which I have returned to this week.
I stared knitting a wool jacket 6 years (!!!) ago.
I always knew it was going to be a long term project, although I never thought it would take me this long.
It is a jacket from the book "Poetry in Stitches" by Norwegian designer Solveig Hisdal.
It is knitted using Norwegian technique - knitted the whole body in one piece on a circular needle and then cutting into it for openings.
I bought the wool (dyed specially for the projects in this book) directly from the factory in Norway .
This week I finished the main body at last, and started knitting the sleeves.
I really hope that 2018 will be the year I will wear the jacket at last!
I have been wanting to play with some wool applique for some time, and today at last I got around to starting a small picture.
I am using some wool felt, rather then wool fabric, simply because it is cheaper and easier to get hold of.
Also, instead of using a wool background, I am using this black fabric, just because I like fabric and I want to see how it will work together. I stabilised the fabric with Iron On Vilene, which should support the felt better.
I hope you'll also get some time to yourselves this week for some little crafting at least.