maandag 18 juni 2012
The weeks before the wedding were ... busy. But it was wonderfull. A great celebration of our commitment. Knittingwise I really had to focus on the little white bolero and "Martin's" new sweater. More about that in another post. I need to take proper pictures of that project before I can talk about it. Anyway. I have completely gone wild on startitis. In two week time I casted on a Lacy Baktus shawl (done!) an orange dishcloth (done!) a pair of knee highs, a shawl in mohair, a hat, a baby sweater, a shawl in rowan lace and another sweater for Martin. This makes a total of 16 WIPS, about 10 more then my limit. Focus. Baby sweater and Habitat hat first.
dinsdag 15 mei 2012
dinsdag 24 april 2012
I thought I made a deal with myself. I was going to work on wedding stuff. I was not starting or working on non-wedding stuff at home. Malabrigo? Nice, but, not at this moment. It really is a very nice project. Small yarn, beads, just needs a little love. I did not just knit another row on my Ebtide
zondag 8 april 2012
When I was a new sockknitter I was hoarding sockyarn like it was going out of style soon. Remember 'sockyarn doesn't count as stash'? It does when about 80% of your sable stash is actually sockyarn. Anyway, I got a couple of skeins of cotton containing sockyarn in my newbie days and once in a while one pops in the knitting basket. This time it's Online Supersocke cotton summer color. I got some new needles lately from Wolhalla. They're Knitpro's square needles in size 2.5 mm and I was really curious how they would knit. Another pair of Spring Forward socks. I did omit one pattern repeat as cotton containing yarn is usually a bit fatter and less stretchy than wool yarn. I also shortened the cuff as cotton won't stay up the leg without elastic thread. (And I hate working with elastic thread.)Then, at Texel - a Dutch island - I completed the pair and wore them on a refreshing walk on the beach. I must say I don't really like the bumpy feel of of this yarn, but after a couple of wears and washes they feel pretty good. And, they don't pill or loose color. I have half a skein left and I think I'll make some Breeze anklets.But first, back to the sweater.
zondag 18 maart 2012
I'm knitting my boyfriend a sweater. Well, not just a sweater, his first sweater. His wedding gift. He picked out the yarn, picked out a pattern and proposed to me. So, this sweater is kind of a big deal. I started in 2011 right after he proposed. First the sleaves and then the body. I chose to do the body in the round as I do not purl as fast as I knit. I totally love the aran pattern and after a while it really became zen knitting. So I was knitting along really nicely, untill I got to the point where I had used up 11 out of 16 balls and a significant piece to knit left. To ease my mind I visited the store where we got the yarn to get another ball of Rowan Scottish Tweed DK, but, and that's where the thriller commences: the yarn is discontinued. Time to do a math excersize. I measured that one ball can get me 2.5inches on the body. Total length of the body: 24 inches Lenght with 4 balls left: 14 inches Length per ball: 2.5 inches This should reassure me, since the rounds on the last 7.5 inches are shorter because of the arm decreases. I should have just enough yarn to complete. There's just one little problem: I weighed the balls. Two balls are just 43 grams, and two balls 50 grams. Sigh.