Sunday, November 27, 2011

Recap - Skirt in Muskat

Early this summer I started on a skirt to N in Muskat. The pattern is fron Nina's book, Sticka till babyn. A cotton ribbon should be placed on the inside and I took out my (OLD) sewing machine.
I felt like I was back in the 3rd grade and on the first ever sewing class.

The result was terrible. I had to remove it and place it back sewing by hand.

A helped out and checked the result.Luckely, N also liked the result and has worn it a lot. Here is a picture from Gotland this summer. Coffee in Visby and me knitting on "Stjärnhop". I think I only have 10 more rows to go and I should get going. I now have a NEW sewing machine that I bought at Syfestivalen, yet to be used.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Plenty of time!

With 4 weeks to Christmas I feel completely relaxed.
At least this one ought to be ready in time.....

...the rest of the to-do-list I'm not sure.

It's from last years Interweave knits Christmas magazine, the pattern is Holly Berry Stocking. I used Lima from Drops. I've changed the year into A's name. N's is already finished.

I used the I-cord cast-on from the Fiddlehead mittens. They are still on my to-knit list.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Did she have to make it?

I was having trouble enough to choose from the two "Fritt etter..." already out. And now I think I like this one even better.

But there are a lot more difficult and hard decisions in life than this :-)

Picture borrowed from here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Granny stripes blanket ready

I've finished the blanket for N. Big and colorful enough for an almost 5 year old. It been in use for some time before I made the edging. I used a little more then half of each skein. So if A should get a blanket it needs to be just a little smaller, may I'll pick the colors radom the next time, or make a Babette blanket.

I just want to share with you what I picked from the garden last weekend. Roses, lavender and wild strawberry flowers. Not the usual situation in Stockholm in November.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Aidez in Drops Andes

I finished Aidez. I saw the pattern this spring and bought the yarn at Litet Nystan in the Drops supersale period. It was a quick knit. I used 6.5mm and got the same width but different row count. I ended up 20 rows/10 cm and adjusted the raglan shape by adding 6 rows in the decrease. I'm happy with the result apart from the sleeves. I would have liked them less tight.

If you plan to do it and see the error description and picture. My interpretation is that the pattern is wrong. The cross in the middle should be done the other way. I of cause noticed this after knitting passed it and unlike other knitters I left it in there. The bottom one is made according the the pattern description.