Monday, August 1, 2011

What´s going on?

...a friend asked me this some days ago. Not much I answered. But okay there are always some things going on don´t you think so? Although it should be the hottest time of the year it is not really warm here. The nights get really chilly and last Friday I had to lit a fire in the oven to make it nice and warm in the kitchen.

But today it is sunny again. And quite warm. I think it is the same with most families but here is a lot of coming and going. Someone is always going for a trip or a short (or longer) holiday. Family and friends step by for visits (because if the summer holidays), kids sleep at friends houses or other kids are here for sleepovers, there are barbeques and cake and mushroom searching in the woods, swimming and picknicking,... all that wonderful normal summer stuff.

Also some crafting is going on. But slowly as there is no real need for woolen things right now.

For david I´ve started to knit a sweater from the DROPS Nepal I´ve bought earlier this year. Originally I wanted to knit myself a cardigan but after knitting 2 balls of yarn I was sure I would not wear this colour outside the house very often. It´s a very pretty and vivid green. I wasn´t able to capture the colour on the pic below. It is much greener! So I´ve started  a Seamless Hybrid after Elizabeth Zimmermann. I always wanted to try this sweater pattern out and now it the perfect time. No need to hurry, just knitting for pleasure and fun. And as the sweater is for a 11 year old it is coming along faster as I´ve thought.

Pattern: Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Drops Garnstudio Nepal
Needles: 4.5mm

Stephen West (westknits) started his first shawl KAL on August 1st 2011 and I had to participate. A little shawl knitting never hurts. And Mystery KALs are fun I think.
I´ve finally decided for the yarn and colours I´ll use and knitted the first clue. I don´t post pics of the knitted piece here until the KAL is over I think.

I use only yarn from my stash. Some Wollmeise twin I´ve bought last year and as the anchor some green Araucania ranco solid.

A nice week to to you a enjoy your summer :)

1 comment:

  1. It's much colder here than it should be as well... although other parts of the country are boiling. Knitting for small people does seem so quick, it's going to be a lovely sweater.


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