Thursday, June 24, 2010

New name labels

After many years I ran out of name labels so I ordered new at Minanamnband.

100 new ones - better start knitting again :-)

Happy midsummer!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

(Too?) many books!!

This morning felt like Christmas Eve.
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

First visit to Litet Nystan

Yesterday the girls took a trip into town to visit Karin at Litet Nystan. N knows the way around in the store and helped walking the toy snail.

Isn't it great what support you get in many ways, Karin managed to get A (now 6 weeks old) to sleep so I could choose yarn. I decided for some fairtrade Pima cotton. I've made a dress last summer to N and will probably do another one, this time in green & blue.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Olympic knitting result - Cork blanket

During the winter games I started on a cardigan in Cork (from my stash since a sale at Wincent some years ago). Having come this far and also redone the back once with smaller needles I frogged it and made a blanked of it instead.

Now it adds a nice Spring color to our sofa.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Oriental Lily in progress

Earlier this Spring when Marias garn started the yarn sale I got three hanks of Araucania Ulmo Multi (2 different colors and 3 different shades, Maria talked about them as three sisters).
I love the colors of this yarn, all three versions.

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.

I'm not completely happy when multi colored yarns creates this pattern of one shade "moving" over the garnment. So I frogged part of the skirt and I'm now "cutting" the yarn every 2-4th row to prevent this further. I'm making the top part in one shade, the skirt in a second and the sleeves in the third. The contrast part i Garnstudio's Muskat.

I'm now trying to get N to try it on prior to finish making it up (OK, I'm actually begging). So far no luck.......

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stickfrossa bag

Even if I didn't knit much last fall I got my hand on a bag from Stickfrossa. She has now opened a webshop with a lot of nice and beatiful things.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Calmer sweaters ready for my girls

I passed Wincent earlier this spring and found the following yarn on sale, calmer for two sweaters and some 4-ply for a very girly cardigan (which can now be 2, one for each of my girls).

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).