I knitted a Hanikamu scarf, and it turned out like this.
A close up on the brilliant pattern.
From behind (I can not understand how come I always look so terrible on these blogg photos, my sloth seems to be a very lousy photographer indeed).
I just love the scarf... I enjoyed knitting it because the pattern was extremely braindead, and I brought the knitting with me everywhere (except to meetings at work, that is for unknown reasons forbidden...). Row 1 is slip one, knit one, yarn over and pass slipped stich over both the knitted stich and the yarn over. Row 2 is just knitted stiches. One side turns out as a thick wavy pattern, and the other side looks like a waffle. I think this way of knitting would be perfect for dishclothes, since it gets really really thick. I used a fantastic yarn from Mirasol, Sulka, which is 60% merino, 20% silk and 20% alpaca. Yes, it is soft beyond words... And also expensive beyond words, sigh. I used two hanks. I am very pleased with my Hanikamu and will use it frequently, it is already getting seriously cold in the mornings when I bike to work.
I have problems cheering myself up this autumn. Last autumn I enjoyed a long vacation in Australia and Malaysia, this year the coldness and darkness seem more or less compact.
Double-sigh. When candles, new books, a lot of lovely yarn and chocolate dont do it, what does one do then? Hibernates together with the snakes? Emigrates to somewhere sunny and warm?