Big apologies for my blogging absence over the last couple of months. As I touched on in my previous post, I've been going through a really tough time recently and have cut myself off from everything apart from my job. At some point, I expect I will be able to discuss this openly but for now I am focusing on becoming myself again.
It's not all bad, though. Although I fully admit that my crafting output has dwindled lately, I've started a few projects and finished several pairs of socks - all of which I'm aching to share with you all!
As the script for Harry Potter & the Cursed Child was released yesterday to coincide with J.K. Rowling and Harry's birthdays, I figured these should be first up!
Say hi to these gorgeously stripy, Hogwarts House themed Potter Socks!!!
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
~ Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
Although I've been knitting for as long as I remember, adult garments are a type of project I rarely embark on. There are two reasons for this: 1) I've always been a bit nervous about fit and; 2) I really, really hate the tedium of sewing things together. I can, therefore, count the number of adult sized sweaters/cardigans I've made on my hands. A couple of years ago, however, I came across seamless designs: garments made without seams, meaning very little sewing is involved.
The cardigan you can see below was knitted, by large, "all in one". The only stitching was on the pockets & general weaving in between yarn skeins. I am thrilled with the result!