söndag 23 januari 2011

How many shawls can you have?

That's the question my husband asked when we visited Helylle last summer and I bought Noro Sock Kureyon yarn and a pattern for this Birch-bark-shawl by Queen Mudd. The shop keeper answered him that she knew of someone who was knitting a shawl for every day of the year. He believes that I have a shawl for every week, but that's not true - yet. I was glad that I had knitted Nina Sagulin's entrelac shawl before because I think her pattern was easier for me to understand. My shawl is not perfect and there aren't enough squares, because with my gauge I needed more than two balls of yarn. I love all the colours, except the brownish ones in this variegated yarn

söndag 16 januari 2011

Short Sleeve Cardi became Long Sleeve Cardi

I wanted long sleeves because I'm often cold, so Short Sleeve Cardi became Long Sleeve Cardi. As I'm always a bit hasty I hadn't read the pattern through thoroughly and now I have moss stitch stripes instead of knit stitch stripes. I haven't used the proper yarn either. It's Shetland de luxe from Gedifra. The pattern is from Knit Simple, Fall 2010. We've finally put away our Christmas decorations.

One of my pupils had made candles. I got two and here's one of them.

lördag 1 januari 2011

Happy New Year!

A blessed Happy New Year Dear Friends! I look tired and that's what I am. I'm trying to rest as much as I can and I'm knitting too, of course.
Christmas was great and I love to be with my family and watch my grandchildren play and talk. I'm surely rich.
The hat in the picture is knitted in Lerke-yarn, bought in Norway last summer, a cotton/wool mix. The pattern is a "beehive"-thing and was hard to understand as you can see. Sometimes I got it right, but in some places I didn't.

This is my favourite garment! But what do you call it? Ponchonette? Shoulderette? Capelet? Pelerine? Tippet?
I found the pattern on Ravelry and the yarn is Colinette Art bought from Nysta.