maandag 30 maart 2009

No Internet..

Arg. Bareuh.

Since dear ex-hubby has left the building saturday a week ago I've been cut off from internet at home. A month ago I contacted Ziggo to get a new account on my name. They told me that I was going to get a thingie in two weeks and all would be great.


The next best estimation is that Ziggo will have the thingies again in two weeks. So I'm cut off from civilisation for another two weeks. Argh. In the mean time I'm painting two little closets for the bathroom (GREEN) and my new old bed (raspberry), I'm planning to start working on the stairs (apple green) and the livingroom. Not much on the knitting front, but a lot gets done around the house :)\

Ex-hubby also took the camera (but I got the WII)...

zondag 15 maart 2009

Nothing much new to show you on the knitting front but the progress I made. I finished another Spring forward sock, this time in a yarn by Phildar called Hobby. Can't really say that knitting with this yarn is a hobby of mine. It's thin, splitty and a bit fuzzy. The result is okay, I guess. Will have to see how long the socks will last, but the colors are nice and cheerfull and the yarn is really quite soft.

Linda's spring

To preven SSS I've casted on the second one right after kitcheneering the toe. Not that I've been hit by SSS a lot, but just to be on the safe side. I need to get them done by the end of this month so I need to knit on though I'd really like to be knitting on this other project I have laying around...


And I just ripped back to the ribbing. Too small on 3.25mm needles so I switched to 3.5mm hoping it will be just a tad more spacy. Love love love the yarn.

Oh, talking about yarn, I indulged. Malabrigo sock, Malabrigo Lace and Allhemp6...

zondag 8 maart 2009


A friend of mine asked me to knit her a hat to go with a handwoven scarf for her birthday. Well, her birthday came and went and I finally got a peek at the scarf. I took it with me to match with either yarn I had in my stash or to get matching yarn.

I dove in the stash and dug out three beautifull color options. All three pretty, all three with particular qualities, all three matching with the scarf and with eatchother as you can see in the picture below.


On the left there's a skein of Socks that rock heavyweight colorway ms larock. A very pretty muted colorway. The people at Bluemoonfiberarts really know how to make a girl happy. Both popping colorways as more subtle ones like this.I could go over to their site and order 10 colorways if I had the money :). Maybe just one or two.

The next skein is one of Colinette Jitterbug colorway Ischia. I am so in love with this skein. Vibrant, flashing colors. Impossible to resist... and I know Marion will love it. However, this skein is so pretty and vibrant, it will take away the attention from the scarf.

The third option is a combination of two skeins of alpaca/merino from the Natural Dye Studio. Ssssssoft. Buttah. But not quite bright enough for a blue-eyed blond.

I showed my friend the color options and she was heavily divided between the colinette and the Socks that rock. She also liked the color of the Jitterbug more than the STR, but agreed that the Jitterbug is just too loud for the scarf.

And so Ms Larock will turn into Odessa..


dinsdag 3 maart 2009

Spring spring spring


Now that spring is in the air, Spring Forward is done! Absolutely love this pattern and the fit is great. A bit snug, 2.25 mm needles would have been good too, but my feet aren't very big. In the end I really like the result. The yarn is nice to work with and feels very nice on my feet. Now I'm off cast on another pair of Spring Forward socks for a friend who also really liked the pattern. I'm going to use the Phildar Hobby I have in my stash basket.