zondag 14 november 2010

Grandma would be proud

Hubby got some pretty socks out of Kureyon Sockyarn last year. They were a present for him when he moved in with me. I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out, Nice colorway, great fit. I knew the yarn is not as sturdy as Opal or Regia, so I took some black Regia for the heels and toes and I handwashed them. It wasn't enough for these socks to be as durable as other socks.


I had darned them before, but the ball of the foot was totally worn out. What to do now? Throw them away after sparsely a year of wear? And the legs and heel were fine, wouldn't it be a waste of work?

sok 2
So, I took a pair of scissors.

sok 3
And with some carefull picking up stitches again with some very bright and colorfull left-overs...

sok 4
I worked up new toes.

Grandma, darner extraordinair, would be proud.

donderdag 28 oktober 2010

Echo Flowers

Many many moons ago I was hooked on Etsy and bought a lot of yarn. This is one of them:

chewy spaghetti bucatini

Brand: Chewy Spaghetti Bucatini (discontinued)
Colorway: Pragmatic
100% merino

Last year I created a little basket of sockyarn from the stash and put this skein in it too. Because the yarn is pretty thin, I didn't want to make socks out of it. So I wandered all year how to use this nice yarn wisely. One day I was surfing on ravelry and found it: The Echo Flower Shawl


zondag 3 oktober 2010


Slowly the leaves are turning golden, red and brown. The door to garden gets closed again. Outside it's getting colder, but inside it's still nice. I'm on the couch with a blanket, waiting for the coffee to get ready.

I've cast on a new pair of socks last week. You know, together with rain and wind Socktober has come. Time to grab some nice yarn for the mystery socks of 'Through the loops".

knitty rocks mystery sock clue1
Socks that rock light weight, colorway: Knitty Rocks

So far it's going great with two socks on one needle. I was a bit worried about getting the yarn getting tangled, but it's going allright. Friday the next clue is going to be released.


donderdag 16 september 2010

Coming Around Again

Carly Simon, you know :)

What happened since last time I blogged? Long story involving a lot of knitting, strangely.

First, I got into
a big fight with my parents about my new Manfriend. Not going to get into detail there, but parents and I needed a break. So, I worked a lot and did a lot of voluntering for scouting to keep my mind off some personal things. Didn't sleep, drank too much and worked hard. I was right on course to crazy ville.

Then I broke a backbone in a motorcycle accident.


I can say that I got off really good. After a couple of months I was back on my feet with a lot of new socks, shawls, hats and a sweater :)

Another sad thing happened. My dear dear Nebbus died. After nine years of taking care of this little creature, I was devastated.


After a couple of months had passed Little Dragon, my other cat, declared me her new lifepartner. Every second I was home, she was within arms reach. Terribly cute at first, but after a while I got a bit tired of her cries behind the bathroom door. So, for her benefit and my pleasure I introduced a new man of the house:

mighty in sjaal Mighty Man, Here I Come To Save The Day

How that turned out, I'll tell you next time I come around. Soon, I hope, 'cause I have a lot to tell.