Winter day, finished projects, snowflakes and alien fingers

Today was the most wonderful winter's day this year. The sun was shining, and snow from the night before was turning everything white. I've taken the chance to take pictures of my newly finished shawl:

lappenkerchief2

And I'm wearing the sweater I made from handspun yarn. I love it so much, I'm wearing it every day. I originally made this "Silk kerchief" shawl (it's not made from silk, this is just the name of the knitting pattern) to give away as a present, but now I'm not so sure any more. I've heard people say how much they admire my Laminaria Shawl with the complicated lace patterns, and I don't want the recipient to be disappointed because she knows I can knit lace and I'm giving her only a garter stitch shawl. I wouldn't mind too much if it was not made entirely from fine handspun BFL and merino yarns. Oh well. It's very soft and warm and I think it's most beautiful. A tough decision - should I give it away or not?

And there's another project I finished:

tridactyl5

These are Tridactyl Gloves (The link leads to the free pattern page at knitty.com). I've added a fleece lining to make them windproof and they are the most wonderful winter gloves for bike riding.

wintertag

I love the winter sun.
What I couldn't catch on camera was just now on my way home, in the middle of the night, when it started to snow heavily. There were snowflakes as big as a quarter of an inch. And there was this moment when I wondered if I could see a snowflake, and I held out my glove and looked what fell on it, and there was the perfect snowflake, big, white, sparkly and wonderful. I think I haven't seen a snowflake like that since my childhood. But then, I had not taken the time to look for snowflake crystals in many years.

And I've seen a knitted graffiti on saturday:

knitted graffiti (not by me)

I love this idea. Must make one myself when I've got the time. Maybe a crab. ;)
Feronia (guest) - 21. Dec, 05:23

You make the most gorgeous things! Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it through your blog. Best wishes for Yule to you :)

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