Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lila sweater completed - soft and cozy

I bought the yarn in Berlin and it was very soft and nice to knit with. I made Lila and the model is a bit "baggy" in the sides (maybe because I haven't blocked it).
I increased the length both of the body and the sleeves with approx. 3 cm/1 inch.

I think this will be a new favorite for the coming winter!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Requirement from a designer

I want you to knit this for me!

Designed by N, an original.

My eldest daughter N (age 7) explained that she wanted a new cardigan with stars, hearts and moons.

I guess it's just for me to find the yarn and the time to knit this :-)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tiger girls!

I've made us all tiger socks!

I know I need to learn to-up and also not to be too optimistic that 2 skeins is sufficient (it's not). I still like my socks even with the yellow toes. I've moved in and change to them the first thing at home.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Syfestivalen Saturday

I went with friends to Syfestivalen in Älvsjö and had a great day. We looked at a lot of things, met familiar knitting friends and new faces.

The ambition was not to buy one skein of all the nice yarn but to have a plan for the investments. I almost succeeded.

I bought:
  • Rauma finull (white, red and green) to make Christmas decorations ( I have the book by Carlos and Arne).
  • Their book to make dolls and clothing.
  • Isagers Highland wool to make Daffodil.
  • Fiber (in color) now I need to start spinning before I buy more
  • Band for lining and just because they are pretty
  • Stich markers (because they are pretty)

FO October

In the monthly challenge to finish a UFO I pulled out a bought sweater that I had started to fix after a hole appeared on an elbow.

Restart and a few hours with orange/pink yarn, a crochet book and a hook and I made something to cover the stiches.

I like the red color and now the sweater will last at least this season.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

My first own yarn.....

A day of inspiration and a long for yarn in grey and in wool (maybe even itchy).
Erika and Helene held a great course today about wool, spinning and knitting lace.
Here is the first result of my own yarn. I have always been afraid of spinning and for a good reason. It was fun. I look at my yarn stash and wonder how I should be able to expand it and also explain the need for wool to make own yarn.