Today I celebrate my birthday and the lovely Sokkenmuis gave me this pattern as a birthday gift:
It’s I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington. You’ve heard me talking about it before, enamoured as I am by the beautiful increasing and the idea of covered ears (= safety and security. Dutch word “geborgenheid” which associates to being held, physically, in a safe enclosure. “Borg” = “burcht” = castle.)
It is first time thrums for me. I may have gotten too enthousiastic about thrums…
More so at the second ear muff:
Knitting with thrums is a bit of a challenge but the pattern explains it well:
The yarn is the handspun that I made a Rikke hat from which was too tight and then I was deflated or at least my motivation was deflated. But getting this lovely pattern from Sokkenmuis made me rip out the hat right then and there and re use the yarn right away. On needles 2,75 mm.
Hmmm, knitting with handspun. HMMMM, CAKE!
Love thrums all: