dinsdag 19 augustus 2008

An ode to handknit socks (and armwarmers)

So I was at the Lowlands festival this weekend. A weekend of great bands, lots of fun, booze and walking. Usually my feet, legs and back are killing me by Saturday and are only performing out of habit on Sunday. This year, for the first time, I only brought handknit socks to the festival and I am thrilled to say that I'm very happy I did. My feet were a bit warm in the daytime - but would have been so with regular socks as well - but they stayed warm overnight when the cold would set in. My feet were not tired, no blisters, no fungus (ugh). Perfect.

Another ode to knitting: the armwarmers I made last month were also very succesfull at the festival. It was quite chilly at night and they kept me nice and warm.

In other words: I was very happy with my knitting this Lowlands. Now, for some eyecandy, check out this pattern: Wisteria

zondag 10 augustus 2008



Working on these seemingly for-e-ver... but finished at last!
These socks started out as regular straight socks, but turned out too big. So I decided not frog, but to make kneehighs out of them.

Pattern: improvised (64 stitches - 60 stitches)
Yarn: Trekking XXL Fruit & Trekking XXL ProNatura grey leftovers
Needles: 2,5 mm (or was it 2,25?)
They feel great!

dinsdag 5 augustus 2008

a hat!

So I love to give away knitted stuff. I don't make a lot of stuff for myself and if I do, I usually end up giving it away anyway. So when I went to Den Haag to meet up with a knitting friend I did not expect a gift for my birthday (2 months ago) let alone a handknit gift! I just love this hat! It's got cables, it's green and it's soft and cozy! Thank you Karin!