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August 20, 2007

What I have been doing

Schools started last week, and I have had my hands filled with odds and ends. But a little knitting has been done!

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Blustery is finished!

More pictures of the finished Blustery will follow, I must only adjust the buttons. And look, I have been sewing too! I took out all the WIPs from last summer, and started working on them. I also started and finished something totally new:

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Curtains for SIL and BIL in Marimekko's Unikko fabric

August 12, 2007

Eva from Gorizia!

Eva, could you please contact me! My computer continued to act up, and I lost a lot of e-mails. I got you long and kind mail, and I would so much like to thank you for all the information you gave me, but I don't have your email address anymore.

August 08, 2007

The Ogee Lace Skirt

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This is one of the projects I have no WIP pictures of at all. While I was knitting on the spiral boot socks from Interweave Knits summer number my daughter found the pictures of the Ogee lace skirt in it. I had some Rowan Linen Drape yarn that I found somewhat suitable, if I went down in needle size. Hanna is smaller than the smallest size, but on the other hand, Linen Drape is thinner than the suggested Rowan Bamboo Tape. I could even had gone down one size more, the blocking of the skirt made it bigger than I had calculated. But all in all I think it turned out pretty ok, and Hanna is pleased. The pattern was fun to knit, and not difficult at all.

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Project details:
Pattern: Ogee Lace Skirt by Gryphon Perkins for Interweave Knits Summer 2007.
Yarn: Rowan Drape, 3 and a half ball.
Needles: 6 mm, 5,5 for the I-cords (I didn’t have 6mm dpns)

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A close up of the lace

August 02, 2007

Chalet socks and a meme

Oh no, it has been weeks since my last update! Time really flies when the husband is on vacation. Sadly, he will be back in the office next week, and soon will my free time be over too. Schools starts in two weeks (or actually closer to one and a half) and then I have to pick up my own work too. And I really wish I've got my new computer by then, the old one broke down one month ago, and I should have got the new two weeks ago. Grrrrrr...............

I got tagged by Kamicha with a pretty fun meme (not being too fond of memes, I found this one in fact quite nice. And short ;-) The question is what is behind the name of your blog and your signature. When choosing the name Yarn Nest I wanted something cosy and knitting related. I like birds a lot, and I have seen several bird nests where the birds have used yarn and strings to pad the nest with, in a manner far more complicated than any knitting pattern I've ever seen. I saw before me a picture of a bird, sitting in her well built nest, filled with balls of wool, knitting. It would be warm and cosy and you would perhaps see the heads of some small birds around her. I thought of adding such a picture to the banner of my blog, but, alas, not being very skilled when it comes to drawing, it has so far came to nothing. My signature, Maud, is simple; it's my name, so no deeper thoughts behind that.
Feel free to pick up this meme if you want to, I'm not tagging anybody specifically with it.

And the Chalet socks? There have been a lot going around here, but every evening I have had some knitting time too. I have in fact quite a lot of knitting to show, and sadly very few in-progress pictures. The Chalet socks went to my younger son, who likes the denim blue colour of the Regia Silk yarn a lot. The socks fit like gloves on his feet, and he has been skating around the living room on them the way a tomorrow-15-years-old only can do. He thinks it's a good thing we have smooth, slippery floors. And I'm happy there are no cracks in the flooring, or he would wear down the socks in no time at all! The socks are knitted according to the pattern, except for correcting a small mistake in the second row of the first chart; the centre twisted pattern should have crossings on the second row too. If a crossing is made at this place will every second crossing be a double one and every second a simple one, which would be the logical solution, considering the rest of the pattern. You can see the crossings very well on the picture to the left of this text.

Project details:
Pattern: Chalet socks by Nancy Bush from Folk socks.
Yarn: Regia Silk, 55 % Merino wool, 20 % Silk, 25 % polyamide, less than two balls in colour 050.
Needles: 2, 5 mm dpns (five, not four as the pattern called for.
Gauge: 30 stitches and 42 rows to 10x10 cm.



Welcome to my blog! My name is Maud, and I spend my free hours grooming Afghan hounds, knitting, cooking, and growing bonsai trees. I am since the summer of 2012 reporting from Stockholm Sweden, entries before that are from Esbo, Finland.

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