Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Twined mittens, October FO

I managed to complete the October UFO project. My first pair of twined mittens are completed and ready to be worn (when dried). I also managed 4-thread braids.

It has been fun taking up twined knitting and I realised that I have some more yarn at home, already invested. So nothing stops me for (at least) plannnig yet another project.

Isn't this the classical way to get more UFOs. Not that I've run out of them yet but the percentage of larger projects have increased as I've completed some "low hanging fruits".


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rainy weekend

During the vacation I promised to knit a Pippi sweater for my daugthers cousin. I bought the yarn in the end of July (last day of Drops super sale). The intention was to make sweater in time for her birthday in November.
Time flyes fast and it is now mid October. I better start and during the rainy weekend I'm now almost done with the body. Time to decide if the sleeves should be made top-down and then have a full sweater in my lap at the end or make the sleeves to be sewn in afterwords.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Twined knitting at Avigmaskan and October UFO

It should be possible for me to finish the pair of mittens  - my first using twined knitting.
This will be my UFO for October.

I made a restart tonight at Avigmaskan, thank you Maria for reminding me how to do a stitch again.

On the way home from the daycare we collected leaves and made an autumn maple leaves bouquet.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Möbius in progress and twined knitting plans?

It is so relaxing to have a no-thinking knitting and I'm curious to see the Möbius grow. Then it's also the yarn. A self striping yarn is alway nice to knit with, the thinking is no longer "one more row" it's "one more color". Noro is like that and here - Rowan is no exeption (even is I would be more visible if I could take this knitting "ball" and flatten it out to see the changes).

I have about 160 stitches and I'm making my "cowl" striped from a right and a wrong side perspective.

Depending on light (and maybe my mood) the Rowan Kidsilk Haze stripe is a mix between Autum leaves and Titti Frutti. I'm looking forward to the finished project.

I'm also thinking about the October UFO and after Avigmaskan tomorrow I see if I dare to pick my (tvåändsstickning) twined knitted mittens that lacks a thumb. They are more than 4 years old and I havn't used the techique since. Time for a challange?