And some pretty deep apologizes for my absence. It was not my plan to post only three times *ahem* during June, but sometimes life just happens. But now it's July already, oh my, and we still have that beautiful sunshine around here! It's been a bit cooler (rainy&stormy lately too), but wonderful still, and over +20C every day. No complaints. What have I been doing then? The usual knitting, ice-cream eating, biking, knitting, sorting things, knitting... It seems I can't toss my beloved needles no matter how hot it gets. But hey, I have tried some other yarns than felting-wool... Can you believe it?
I have tried cotton, and some hemp, and I also have read and re-read my own (and library's) stash of knitting-books. It's funny how you think you remember how to do things, and then you realize that you just don't. Simple things like knitting stripes on round when you're not tossing the piece to a washer and shrinking it 50% has gotten me pulling my hair out. But I am getting there... And more of these efforts later.
Did you spot my new mug? I know I know I know it seems a bit matchy with the nail polish and the shirt, but that was a pure coincidence. It really was. The pink knitting might be too much there, I admit, but I'm a pink girl (my mom knows that too, she bought me the mug) and proud of it.
When I was sipping my tea from that pretty mug earlier today, I spotted the calendar on the wall, and realized, that it's my etsy-shop's birthday coming soon! I wish to celebrate that with some sort of sale a bit later (the b-day is July 16th), and I am planning a giveaway too, but for today I just had to add there something from those early years...
... a few Moomins with something little extra:
Moomin-charms!Those early days I used to make keyrings for my shop of these, but the very last ones I found when I sorted my stash(s) just needed to accompany the last Moomins-scraps to make pretty pouches. And as you can see, reused they really all are; that Little My has been played since 1992 or so and her skirt has seen better days, but she matches perfectly to that Little My pouch. Unique that is, for sure! The Moomins can be seen more closely here, and giveaways and all other birthday- festivities will be announced here in my blog shortly too. So we'll see here soon again, that's a promise!