Another crazy week. We had glorious sunny weather, we had snow. The news continues to make me sick, but I love hearing all the good work that people are doing to fight for what is right. Knitting and crocheting keeps me sane, as well as walking.
I wear a Fitbit and I love keeping track of my steps, my stairs, calories burned, etc. It amazes me how many steps I can get just here at home doing this and that. My Fitbit also gives me a nudge to move every hour and sometimes I do as it asks, but if I’m in the middle of knitting, I’ve been known to ignore it.
So I think as part of my weekly round up, I’ll do an activity round up as well.
Stairs: 96 floors
For my knitting round up, I finished two projects, both Hygges! I love this word although I’m not sure how to pronounce it, but basically it means “cozy” in Danish.
Hygge Cowl: This is a lovely lace cowl that graduates needles size to give it a very gentle shaping. The pattern calls for 2 balls of The Fibre Co. Acadia. I had three, so I made mine a bit longer. I changed needle size with each colour change and bound off with a little bit of the green at the top.
I’ve worn it both ways, but mostly as a loose cowl rather than a shoulder shrug. My neck needs warmth more than my shoulders.
The pattern is by Kristen TenDyke: Hygge Cowl.
Hygge Cabled Booties: This was a really fast knit, made in Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes in Bulky. They are wonderfully cozy and I intend to wear them as slippers around the house.
The pattern is by Staci Perry of Very Pink Knits: Hygge Feet Cabled Booties.
Staci has a number of video tutorials on her website, Verypink.com, for this project as well as many other projects. For these Hygge Booties, I learned how to do a provisional cast on using a crochet hook… which is so easy and will be the method I use from now on. Also, I learned the German Short Row. This is done on the toes and the heels. My first toe looks a little rough, but the second toe and heels look much neater. Practice makes perfect, but they didn’t need to be so perfect that I would rip out that first toe!
So now I sit and knit and watch the snow outside and try and get that hygge feeling!