Thursday, December 10, 2009
Yarn: UK Alpaca Sock Yarn in mustard
Needles: my new Knit Picks Harmony 2.5mm DPN
I´m knitting socks only from time to time when I have to fill out some waiting time or need some mindless rows inbetween. So usually socks take quite a time until they are ready :)
Pattern: my own (toe up with turkish cast on, short row heel, 3rows stripes)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn
Needles: 2.75 mm DPN
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
To match his new winter jacket I´ve knitted this fast, cute and warm little hat. It´s exactly the same colour and it was in my stash. So what else could a knitter wish for?
Pattern: Norwegian Sweet baby Cap/Djevellue by Gro
Yarn: Hjertegarn Vidal Alpaca in petrol
Needles: 3,25mm and 4mm
I´m using DK weight yarn and have a gauge from about 22sts/10cm.
Felix head circumference is 46cm (15months old)
CO 97 sts on 3.25mm needles
7 rows in garter
switch to 4mm needles
than following the pattern and knitting 14 sts between inc and dec
8x (16 rows)
than only decr. rounds until 13sts on needles
k2tog the whole round
yarn through remaining sts
add 2 i-cords for closing
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Yarn: unknow yarn from stash, fingering weight in light beige
I´ve made the size S. These are very soft all from old stashed yarn and buttons I´ve found in the sewing basket. This Veyla are a christmas gift.
Pattern: Snapdragon Flip-top mittens by Ysolda
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops karisma superwash in petrol
2 Wooden buttons
I´ve made the thumbs and the hand a bit shorter because these are for David who is nine yewars old. This way they fit perfect.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am eyeing the Coraline cardigan for quite a long time and bought the pattern in summer, read it through, thought about different yarn choices, swatched, forgot about it, read it through again.....
I think it is finally time to start. I need a cardigan for the house, so no bulky one and I don´t want to knit one with worsted weight yarn because I still have some plus weight and think that a thinner yarn will add less bulk to my bodyshape.
While winding some yarn I recently bought on ebay I found the perfect yarn for my future Coraline. Some dusty lila fingering weight yarn from Colourmart. It is Colourmart yak/mohair/silk/merino 30/10/10/50 yarn, a little marled and a little to itchy for me to use as a scarf/shawl yarn (but still soft and fluffy after washing).
I have 2 cones, so about 1300m of yarn and my gauge is 22sts/10cm, so I will knit the last M to get the 2nd L size. As soon as possible and as Felix lets me I´m going to start. Wish me luck!
Katinka are new armwarmers/mitts designed by Kirsten Kapur. It was love at first time too as I´ve seen this mitts at her ravelry project page. Now the pattern is out and I´ve immediatly bought it. I plan to knit these as an instant gratification and fun inbetween the long stockinette parts of Coraline.
Maybe you wonder, why I am not stressed with christmas knitting? I just need an other 2 pair of gloves and some hats do be done and the other people who will get gifts at Christmas don´t want knitted stuff. Good for me so I can knit things I like to knit.
I wish you all a nice Advent (pre-christmas time).
Monday, November 23, 2009
I´ve tried to block the points out and also the picots and I think it really looks cute this way.
The colourmart yarns are oiled for industrial use and after washing in hot water and soaking in hair conditioner this yarn became soft and it bloomed nicely. Even the colour became nice.
I really love this colourmart yarn!
Pattern: Scroll Lace Scarf by Ysolda
Yarn: Colourmart Cashmere/Merino Heavy DK Weight in Rojizo
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I really HAD to start this scarf. I wanted to try out the lace and I really think the way it is constructed is very interesting. AND I love Ysoldas pattern.
Lately I see this kind of scarfs which are formed like the "Bactus" and "Just enough Ruffels" everywhere and so what could I do? You see, I had to start this one ;)
The yarn is from Colourmart and still oiled for industrial use but I washed a swatch and it is getting really soft and fluffy after a hot wash. The colour is a bit strange and had to get on the pic, but somehow I like it. It is orange/rosa/brown.
Pattern: Scroll Lace Scarf from Ysolda
Yarn: ColourMart Cashmere/Merino 2/6NM Heavy DK Weight in colour "Rojizo" (reddish)
Monday, November 16, 2009
These one came out nice and the yarn is the same I used for the Pasha hat, so we have a set now.
Pattern: Green Thumb by Diana Foss
Yarn: Hjertegarn Vidal Alpaca
Needles: 3.5mm DPN
These ones are "under construction". The cables are NO mindless knitting and I can´t concentrate on knitting while watching tv at night (nearly the only time these days when I can knit). So they have to lay in the basket a bit.
Pattern: Snapdragon flip-tops by Ysolda
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Karisma superwash
Again I started a shawl :) It is just that it is such a nice way of knitting. It is faster and needs less yarn than a sweater and always fitting, no matter if one gains or looses weight.
Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West
Yarn: ColourMart 100% Extra Fine Merino 10/30NM DK Weight in a greyish purple and leftover Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn.
I´m not sure if I have enough Noro yarn but if not, there is always some other yarn in the stash I suppose.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Now it is done. It only took about 2 evenings of tv-knitting and about 0.8 skeins of Malabrigo Merino worsted.
I am such a loose knitter and on 4.5mm needles, although knitting the s size, it became quite large. For DH it is just the right size.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Pearl
Needles: 4,5mm DPN
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Pattern: Peaks Island Hood by Ysolda
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace in colour garnet (I´ve used 1.7 skeins/knitted with 2 strands)
Finially the Mystery Socks from the Socktober Mystery KAL are finished too. The first was fast but as always I was slow on the second one. But I knit it in time so it is okay.
The pattern was nice and easy to understand. thank you Kirsten Kapur.
Pattern: Mystery Sock 09 by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Wollmeise 80/20 in colour Mistelzweig. I´ve only used 86g of the 150g skein!
Needles: 2.75mm DPN
CO56 because of the slightly thicker yarn and 5 pattern repeats on leg. They turned out to be about a 39-40 european size, so I will give it to my daughter who has larger feet than me ;)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
It was easy and fast and addictive. Maybe I will make one of these again.
Pattern: Eva Shawl
Needle: 4,5 mm crochet hook
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock in Colour 185
I used the whole skein and it has a nice size after blocking. A bit larger would have been nice, but this way it is fine too.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
It is so beautiful to see how the Noro colours appear and harmonic flow in each other. I love it.
Pattern: Eva Shawl (free crochet pattern from milobo)
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock
The Malabrigo Lace yarn is wonderful soft and the colour is a dusty and soft rosa. Very lovely and nice to knit. This shawl is only knitted for about 2 rows a day and the other time only looked at. I will not need it efore spring I think. The knitted fabric is so soft and pretty.
Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn Clark (from Wrap Style)
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Lace in Damask Rose
This one was love at the first sight when seeing the pattern! To get gauge I have to use the Malabrigo Lace 2 stranded and to knit with 6mm needles. It is pain for my hands but the pics of the finished scarf look really pretty so I will knit on (from time to time). The colour is kind of rusty orange and I like it a lot. I hope this scarf will be finished this winter.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Lace (knitting with 2 strands)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Needles: 3.35 mm DPN
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Mini Alpakka in black (soft in the hand while knitting but it itches a bit. Maybe I´m just too hypersensitive.)
Buttons: bought on ebay, black pastic buttons with a little swarovski-kind-of glass in the middle
Finally finished! This was boring to knit and took quite too long but I really like the shape of the shawl and how it looks finished. Although, again hypersensitive me, the yarn itches even after washing it twice. It did soften up, but still....OK, lets say, live and learn and knit on....
Pattern: Weaver´s Wool Mini Shawl by Peggy Pignato (free pattern)
Yarn: Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn
Needles: 4mm cable knit picks harmony cable needle
Davids hair has grown again and the Koolhaas hat didn´t fit over his ears any more, so I had to add about 8cm of ribbing. Now it fits and is warm over the ears again.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Yesterday the postman rang and I wasn´t expecting anything and was really surprised when I got a large parcel from Vienna! My friend Nicola with whom I was chatting about yarns and that I like Alpaca and ..... was sending me a parcel! She got my address over the internet I think and wanted to make me a surprise gift. This is wonderful soft alpaca yarn and Cascade 220 which I wanted to try out for long. Thank you Nicola, this was so sweet of you!
And finally today! When getting the post I found a wrapped parcel from Norway from Ann. Beautiful yarn and a magazin as a thank you for a little favour I´ve done. You are so generous Ann, thank you. I love that colourway and already have something in mind!
I´m happy and grateful. For ravelry and for the great people I met there.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
At her last visit my aunt has seen (and tried on) the Rose Red Tam I´ve knitted for Teresa and me. It was a little small for her and she asked me to knit her something similar with the same yarn. After ordering some yarn I decided to try out the Snapdragon Tam from Ysolda for her. It is a tam and from the same designer, but not exactly the same one as we have. It turned out a bit larger than our hat and I hope thats fine and that it will fit her.
Pattern : Snapdragon Tam
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Pearl (used a bit over one skein)
Needles: 4mm DPN
As I think that scarfs are not very practical for little baby necks I searched the net and found this cute pattern at Garnstudio.
Very useful and fast little project. I had to modify the pattern as the kid is smaller and the yarn is heavier but that was not really hard.
Pattern: neck warmer (free pattern from Garnstudio)
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Pearl
Needles: 4mm DPN
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Some finished socks for Philipp who loves to wear woolen socks at home. Just plain socks in dk yarn and some stripes to make the knitting more interesting (and the row counting more easily;)
Yarn: Drops Garnstudio Karisma Superwash in petrol and mustard
Needles: 3.25 DPN
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Pattern: Springtime Bandit (a free pattern and really a great one! Thank you!)
Yarn: Drops Garnstudio Karisma superwash, colour 52 (mustard/senfgelb) ...4.5 balls used
Needle: 4.00mm cable needle
The shawl was fast and easy to knit. Even for me! The yarn is not the softest but warm and washable and the whole shawl cost me about 9,50 Euro. So this is a real winner!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
.. it became colder the last days and this morning there was a big surpise! The first snow! A bit early this year, so it is going to be exciting how this winter will be and if we will get white Christmas.
As you see on the first picture, we are not prepaired for winter jet.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
..is washed and dried. It blocked out beautifully and has a good chance to become the new favourite in this house. Maybe I will get the chance to wear it too, one day when Teresa puts it off.
Needles: 3.25mm for ribbing, 4.5mm for the lace part
Yarn: Hjertegarn Vidal Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca Yarn, superwash)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Teresas OWLS sweater is finished, blocked and dried. Just 2 buttons are missing. Yes only 2 buttons because only one owl gets eyes.
Pattern: owls by Kate Davis (free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Chunky (used exactly 10 balls), Alaska
Needles: 6mm and 6.5mm