dinsdag 29 januari 2008


Since I like to have things planned - OCD-thing-, I thought it would be nice to make a schedule for the socks I have planned. I 've been planning a lot of socks lately.

- Pair for grandma (need to measure her feet because they are huge!)in Lorna's Laces sport, Watercolour, needs to be done as soon as possible

- Pair in stockinette for DF in Regia, Kaffe Fasset blue-ish, need to be done by the end of March.

- Pair of Kilt-hoses for DF in natural white Fortissima Socka. Need to be done by April 1st (Men size 12)

- Pair of socks for DF in ... Opal Tiger? Whatever I have in my hands. Need to be done in march.

- Pair of socks for BF in Cherry Tree Hill brown. Need to be done at the beginning of March.

- A table-cloth for my MIL to be done in may...

Dude, I foresee a lot of stockinette in my near future. I'm a gift junky.

zondag 27 januari 2008


Thanks for all the complements on the scarf. It was really fun to knit and it was received really well. I love making gifts, especially since my knitting skills are improving. Here's another one:


Pattern: Basketweave rib (I heart Ravelry!)
Needles: 2,25 mm Knitpicks Harmony
Yarn: Fortissima Socka about 80 grams

These are for my BF's uncle, who's getting married on February 6th. I've got the second sock for his bride on the needles. I'll get it done easily.

zondag 20 januari 2008

Wanna go to the seaside?

I think I can say that I make a lot of nice things. Most of them I give away as presents, knowing that the recipient appreciates a handmade gift. And so this one will go to a worthy home.


My godmother loves handmade stuff. She's very creative herself; painting, working with leaves and flowers and stems. I had to make her something extra special. I found this pattern on Ravelry. It's pretty easy yet it looks complicated (isn't that just the greatest thing?).

The yarn... I dyed up this skein of twined wool last spring and fell in love with the colors. I didn't intend to dye with this yarn that instant, but I had some dye left and well, I just tossed it in. It took up the dye in a totally different way than the other skeins I had dyed. Perfect for this job.

The needles... I love the knitpicks interchangeables I got. They are smooth, pointy and the cables are flexible. I used 5mm needles and the smallest cable and it was like waking up on holliday.

Now, back to the socks. I haven't finished the Kaffe Fasset ones yet. I'm knitting on two pairs of wedding socks that need to be finshed by februari 6th. I'll probably finish them on Februari 5th, 2 o'clock in the morning.

dinsdag 8 januari 2008


I've been on the needles quite a bit in the last week, just not a lot on the net. Thank you all for the nice comments on the Regia socks. It's not that I don't like them - I love the vibrant colors - I'm just puzzeled to find that the two 50grams balls were wound in a different direction.

The socks for BF's uncle are close to done and I've started the socks for his aunt. They are going to be so lovely! I chose this pattern and a cream colored yarn. Perfect for a 71-year old bride right? It's a lovely story, those two oldies getting married.

maandag 7 januari 2008

Rather awkward

Am I imagining this or is something not quite right in the picture down here?

I could have sworn that I started from the middle of the ball in for both socks. No, forget that, I did start from the middle of the ball in both cases.

They were wound in a different direction, however. Not sure what to think of this. I like unmatching socks, but this is different, somehow.

zaterdag 5 januari 2008

There's that

'Why don't you make me a hat?' He asked. 'You've made one for some friends but not for me, your dear dear boyfriend.' Puppy eyes. Forgot that way back when he got a hat and lost it. He promissed to be really carefull with this one.

Pattern: Coronet from Knitty With some random adjustments for the size of J's head and the yarn I've been using.
Yarn: Silke-Alpaca from Drops Design, two skeins of 60 meters
4mm needles

I really like this pattern. It's easy to make it just the size you want it to be without making a gauge swatch because you first knit a flat border and then pick up stitches for the body of the hat. If I'd knit it again, I'd probably make the border a bit wider.

The yarn was really nice to work with and is just fabulous to wear. It's so soft!

dinsdag 1 januari 2008


Last night I had some bad bad bad cheap champagne - like every year - causing some clouds in my head. No serious hangover, just a little headache. The clouds will open up again tomorrow.


This will be the year of finishing the things I have on the needles. I don't have some kind of 'finishing anxiety', there were just too many obligation knits making it impossible for me to work on some of the big projects. I don't want to carry the same projects into 2009.

* 6 or 7 pairs of socks
* a lace shawl
* two sweaters
* a clapotis
* a hat

I'd also like to finish a needlework project. I a couple of really nice designs either in progress (UFO) or ready to start. Sigh. Finishing things makes me happy and this year I'm going to do things that make me happy. So I'll finish.