This year has been wonderful for Artanis Wedding Lace. Artanis Wedding Lace was inventer this year, the name selected and the concept worked out. I have had so much fun doing this, learned very many new things and also realised how much more there is to learn. I’m looking forward to next year and hoping to bring much joy to brides by starting my little business (have no idea how much time it will tahe but I hope that it will happen in 2015). It is the greatest pleasure when I can make someone happy with my handicraft.
December was a very busy month, I had the pleasure to make two presents for my children’s kindergarten personal. After that, I turned the attention to my family and knitted a scarf for my husband. Our three children were required to attend seven Christmas parties this year which meant that I had no time to knit something for them, but I’ll show you what I picked out for them and I’ll try to make these in January.
The end of December was a really exiting time for Artanis Wedding Lace because Santa Claus did not forget me, but I’ll talk more about this at the beginning of 2015 😉
At first I’m going to show you a scarf I made for a present to the kindergarten. The yarn was brought to me – a mohair blend and I decided to try a short row pattern I had wanted to do for several months, the Rosewood pattern by Silvia Bentancur from Raverly.
The next scarf is also from a mohair blend brought to me and it went as a Christmas present to the kindergarten personal. It is the Feather and Fan Short Scarf by Kelly Faller from Raverly. Here is a close up on the scarf.
And here is the full scarf.
After I had finished these scarves, my husband asked if I could knit a shawl for him also – how could I refuse 🙂 We searched for a pattern together and finally decided on the Frostlight pattern by Robin Urlich in Raverly. He then looked through my yarns and picked a purple yarn.
I started knitting, but pretty soon realized that yarn my husband picked was too thin for a manly scarf. I then rummaged more through my yarns and found two more purple yarns that were thicker. I decided to make it a surprise for my husband and therefore I knitted it when he was outside. When he came inside I quickly put the scarf behind my back and picked up the beginning of the first scarf and pretender to knit it and complained loudly that the pattern was so weird that I have to unknit the scarf all the time 🙂 .
I had not quite finished by Christmas eve (I had about 10 cm left to knit) and so I put the scarf into the package with needles in it. My husband was very surprised and very pleased with it, my son wanted to know how Santa Claus got the scarf I was knitting (magic 😉 ) and one of my daughters was happy that her daddy got the same knitting needles that mommy has 🙂
This is the finished scarf, made with two different purple yarns and the fringes were put on to the “wrong color”. Luckily my husband loved the design and also the sexy curled fringes from previously used yarn. He loved it so much that when he normally does not like having his picture taken then this time he volunteered to wear the scarf on the pictures, a very happy wife here 🙂
As I mentioned I had no time to knit something for my kids this December, but I found an Etsy store MukiCrafts where there are absolutely adorable knitting patterns. I especially love a fox hood cowl Rene (look at the Picture below) and promise that I will purchase it in the beginning of 2015!
And with this New Year promise I wish a Happy New Year to you all!