torsdagen den 5:e december 2013
... you get to start a new project, especially if someone gifted you yarn from amazing Garnkorgen. It was a short sweet period of having just a few projects at once. Since I also managed to start a second (or first really) one a couple of days back since my last bring-along project (you know that one that fits in your handbag and can be brought everywhere) was finished a while back, I'm back in my old habits. And paper-period starts at the Uni. Very good timing...
I am currently amazed at a pattern from the new Knitty and to no surprise it's Princess Franklin Plaid collar . So amazing, it really took me a while to get a grasp of how the heck it was done- my brain just did not compute the surface with the notion that it should be knitted! But I tell you folks, this one is really clever. So simple that everyone can do it, and still looks really difficult.
I have to try this one, sooner or later.
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 13:28
onsdagen den 27:e november 2013
To my amazement, I finished another project yesterday. Good thing, they are made for a friend who does a huge favor for me as a way of saying Thank You.
They are all i recycled yarn, leftovers from other projects and made up from the pattern of scratch or the wrinkly parts of my brain or something like that. Stranded knitting is so much fun!
I almost thought for a moment that I didn't have any projects left, but when I started to look around in my small room, I realized that was NOT the case... Bugger, I really wanted to start another one just for fun.
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 04:21
måndagen den 25:e november 2013
Another cardi done! I'm in a flow! This one is a blanket style cardigan called Caramel knitted in Drops Loves you 3. It's a really easy knit, but a bit on the boring side. You have to be prepared to knit endless rows of stockinette. The only thing that really happened was the stripes, so if you don't have the patience of a world-record holder I kinda suggest that you make it stripey.
But hey, it's you cardi...
It's really easy though, so it's a good one for newbees.
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 08:35
lördagen den 23:e november 2013
|Two darlings in one picture.|
-Now that we are a couple, will you start knitting a lot of things for me?
-(Evil grin) Oh yes! A whole bunch of huge sweaters with bears and mooses and stuff. And I'll be really really sad if you don't wear them like always. Maybe I'll cry...
-(Looks increasingly worried) ....ok?...really?
-Haha, hell no. Just kidding. Maybe I'll knit you a pair of socks if you ask really nicely but that's it.
-(Looks very relived) Oh, good... Have you ever knitted anything for a partner?
-I made a hat once, because I was asked. I don't do the whole boyfriend/girlfriend/whatever sweater things. It's cursed, anyway.
Then on the other hand, I have always wanted to make a Gregor for someone....
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 08:22
torsdagen den 21:e november 2013
|Not the right attires for the 1930ies, but anyways.|
It's all done! Well, except a big button on the front flaps, but the receiver will have to sew one on, I simply don't have any of the right sort. Actually it's going to come to use at Skansen.... The story behind this is that I started to make one while I had my apprenticeship there last spring, but I never had time to finish it. So I brought it with me, and after a looong time, finally had time to finish it.
It fits so nicely I am a bit tempted to make one for myself, something I never thought when I started it. But so many patterns, so little time and the amount of vintage patterns I am tempted to try is starting to reach a HUGE amount so we'll see about that.
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 08:16
tisdagen den 19:e november 2013
I have finally found the perfect solution for all my leftovers in sock yarn qualities. I found this blanket pattern jumping around of Ravelry, and realized it's exactly what I wanted. This is a project that cam go on forever, for all I care. My genious plan is to make lots and lots of these tiny squares, and when I decide it to be enough I just fix them together and Voilà- a blanket. And I wont have to sort through tons of leftovers whem I'm looking for something in my yarn boxes.
Perfect plan, wouldn't you say?
Upplagd av ozelote kl. 08:10