Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Last week I took a walk to Trassel and bought a really soft and thick alpaca yarn.
I'm thinking of making a scarf or a cowl inspired be the pattern on this book cover.
But then I want to start on the dress to N, and a hat for her and A and the green cardigan and all the other ideas and dreams I have ready to start working at.........
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
My Fair Isle capelet is now completed and blocked!
I like the colors and I'm glad I switched to larger needles so the size got right, at least in width. I'm not fully sure the length is OK, it might be loo long. If it's not raining I'll try it tomorrow with a 3 yaer old and a stroller - will I be able to move my arms enough?
I'm happy with the colors and also that it all came out of my stash!
I found 1 (actually 2) balls of Drops Delight and decided to make Eleanor. This time I think I blocked it too much and in combination with not changing to a smaller needles the last rows it turned out a bit too loose.
I like the pattern and I'm thinking of using it again with a thicker yarn for the winter.
It was also interesting to see the color combination, the contrast was bigger than I imagined.
I bought the yarn last year and did the knitting this summer (a fitted knit with a big belly was not my cup of tea). Then it ended up in a bag just waiting for the sewing parts.
The yarn is lovely and it was a fun project to knit.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I need to decide which drawers to buy (all from IKEA), transparent so the yarn can be seen or basket, or boxes with lids, or..... Mean while I'm using baskets that my mother painted with roses.
I also realised I need yet another shelf to hold my stash. T wondered if the amount of yarn shouldn't be decreasing since I do knit from it. I have informed him that a yarn stash will rather grow.
I also noticed I have a lot of knitting books.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
With only the threads to saw in and maybe do something about the edge I should be able to finish it.
Crochet jacket, crochet hat (the olymic one), swallowtail shawl, crow waltz shawl and lemon shawl.
First out is the Aeolian shawl from 2009. Remaining to do is blocking :-)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
At home I regretted not getting more of the green instead, a crochet cardigan would be great. Next time maybe......
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It all started last week when the Hurt sale was announced at Interweave. I spent some time making a nice list but in the end realized that shipping would be 60% add-on to the price and the delivery time was rather long.
Instead I made the same list, first at Adlibris in Sweden and then at Amazon in the UK. They had so many more books and I probably got a little carried away. (But it is an investment!, at least that what I tell T). One book will be shipped separately but these will keep me busy dreaming for some time ahead.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
N first said she wanted a cardigan but then having seen the Oriental Lily dress picture decided for one. I'm making the big sister version, in a size 3 & 4 combined.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I made some changes so that A got a cardigan instead of a sweater, which makes it easier to dress and undress. I found the buttons at Trassel (my new closest yarn store).