November 24, 2006

Belated update

Okay, time for a belated update. I know I promised this for last weekend, but sometimes are your plans not working out as they should, and, well what do you do. And then when I found the time to sit down and write, well then did the darn net act up, and I couldn’t get the thing posted. Grrr… But her it is. Knitting time has been a bit spare, but I have managed to finish as well the Fifi shawl as my fathers scarf. Both receivers were very pleased, even if Sofia’s shawl was found the next day tied on her big softie dog…


Project details
Pattern: Fifi shawl by Johanna Pajakoski for Ulla nettineulelehti.
Yarn: Rowan Linen Drape, 100 grams.
Needles: Addi circular needles, 3,5 mm.


Project details:
Pattern: Sharfik by Grumperina.
Yarn: Jaeger Extrafine Merino, 150 grams.
Needles: Addi circular needles 4 mm.

And here is one more finished pair of mittens. These were actually knitted back in September, but they were intended for my Secret Pal, so I couldn’t post about them. Here they are, together with some yarns that also were sent to my pal. The yarn is Rowan WoolCotton, and chosen with dry skin in mind. It’s fabulously soft on the hands.


Project details:
Pattern: Cabled mittens from Sarah Dallas’ book Vintage knits.
Yarn: Rowan WoolCotton, a bit more than one ball.
Needles: 3,5 mm.
Alterations: The pattern was knitted on two needles, something I refuse to do, I knitted them on four dpns. The thumb was a new one for me, and was as well easy as giving a nice fit.


And I have made progress on John’s mittens: both mittens are knitted, and only lacking the thumbs. He is getting impatient. A friend of his had said about the mittens with the hole that he doesn’t believe that John’s mum has knitted them, they must be store bought since they are so great. John was pretty pleased, I can tell you, when he told this story, and eager to get the new mittens to show. And I’m so proud of my 14 years old, who is happy to wear hand-knitted mittens to school.

The rest of the WIPs will have to wait until next post. See you then!

November 10, 2006

Finished Bayerische socks alert!


Yes I finished the Bayerische socks in the beginning of the week, washed them and blocked them. And here they are! It has been a time consuming project, mostly because my inability to memorize chart D, but also because all the cabling and the twisted stitches, one has to pay close attention to what one is doing. But it has been well worth it.

The free pattern by Eunny Jang is well written, and has the most beautiful heel I've even knitted. First, the cables and travelling stitches are all going down in the striping of the heel, it's a beautiful continuum, second the heel in itself. I'm not a big fan of the short row heel, even if I'm perfectly able to make beautiful such, for me is the heel flap/gusset heel the favourite. And Eunny's version of the heel ( Click for close up! ) is the smoothest and best fitting I've ever made.

Project details:
Pattern: Bayerische socks by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Regia Silk in cream (002), about 110 grams.
Needles: 2 mm metal dpns.
More: I made four pattern repeats in the leg part and four and a half in the foot part of the sock.

In order to celebrate being close to the finishing line, and again, when passing the finishing line I did cast on for two new projects. They are both stash empting projects, these and 300 grams more before I can allow myself to order yarn for Eunny's Venezia sweater. First up is Sharfik by Grumperina. The yarn is Jaeger Extrafine Merino dk knit on 4 mm needles. This will be a birthday present for my father, not a father's days present as I first did plan. The time is running out for that (I promise I'll show you the time hog at some other occasion, but it's not a knitting project). I have three balls of the yarn and here is the second ball almost knitted up. This has been my commuter project, and is thus not advancing very fast.


Number two on the list is Fifi, a triangular shawl designed by Johanna Pajakoski for the Finnish webknitmagazine Ulla. I had two balls of Rowan Linen Drape in this pale lilac colour left, enough for a small shawl thing for my younger daughter. I have knitted the first ball (if one can call the things for balls when they are winded up around the paper things), and has started the second, using 3,5 mm needles. This should be finished soon!


And a last thing for this entry: Have you seen these lovely socks by Teresa? As one commenter said: Oh, my paws and whiskers!


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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