fredag, oktober 31, 2008

Shetland Silky Triangle

The Triangle in all its glory in back light

The big, beautiful Shetland Triangle is finally blocked and dry and ready to wear! I am actually wearing it right now and it feels wooooonderfully soft and cozy. It measures 88 cm from the top/neck to the point, and 176 cm across the shoulder/neck. Thank you so much for the pattern, Supernøtt :o)

Simple but beautiful pattern

The colours are quite accurate in these photos, but the yellow is a bit richer and a tad more green in RL. The yarn is the Italian Filatura di Crosa WAVE which contains of 75% wool and 25% silk

mandag, oktober 27, 2008

The Scwarmer again

Some of you might remember my Schwarmer (SCarf + shoulderWARMER) from a few weeks back. At the time I just had the frontal photo to show you, so here are a few more, showing the Schwarmer both as a shrug and as a scarf.
Still my own, very simple pattern. Still two skeins of Noro Blossom. Still 5 mm needles. Still MANY (35 to be exact) heart shaped and coloured mother of pearl buttons.

onsdag, oktober 22, 2008

Shetland Shadows

The bumps and repeating pattern of the Shetland Triangle makes a beutiful, tactile surface just as they are - and the different light in the pictures tell totally different stories about the colour of the yarn. The TRUE colour is something in between. I am still determined to block this baby though. Just have to wait until Sunday as I don´t want to risk that our guest bed isn´t dry when our guests arrive on Saturday ;o)

lørdag, oktober 18, 2008

Hat # 7

Yet another hat - this one is also for me, but modelled by Princess with a funny face!

Pattern: my own Yarn: 100% wool by Manos del Uruguay, a bit over 100 g Needles: 6 mm

A matching scarf is on the needles too, but so are the start of an interesting and long planned project, so the scarf is a bit neglected at the moment... But I DID finish my first ever Shetland Triangle the other day, and I will post it as soon as it is blocked

torsdag, oktober 16, 2008


A couple of Calomietries were perfect projects at the Gardermoen gathering (I think most of us broke our own chatter records that weekend... I knew better then getting distracted by too complicated knits!) The green/blue with the Noro edging was made to match this jacket.

The other one is made from a scrap of 6 ply Regia - and left me with an even smaller scrap, maybe for the edge of another Calomietry? A pony tail would make a convenient brake to prevent this thing to slip off my scull, but my hair is too short... My daughters hair is, as you can see, long enough for a pony tail, but she couldn´t be bothered to put her hair up for the shoot. And no, her facial features don´t normally appear this messy ;o)

torsdag, oktober 09, 2008

Gardermoen/Garn-demonen (Yarn-Demon??) 2008

200 g MANOS DEL URUGUAY, 100 % wool. Hat finished, scarf started.

What a great way of spending a weekend! Happy knitters, spinners, crocheters to the left and to the right and in every corner of Moreppen Grendehus. All women. What about that? Well, women can do more than one thing at the time. We all proved our multi tasking skills, resulting in ears ringing (from the talking), full and happy bellies (from the food and the yummy cakes some of the ladies provided us with), red eyes (from staying up all night knitting), new and wonderful acquaintances (as most of us met "live" for the first time), laughing (because some knitters are also born-to-be performers), learning (because we all love our craft and happily share the shortcuts and tricks of the trade), and of course badly afflicted wallets and accounnts (because of numerous yarn-buying possibilities throughout the weekend). It has been great, and THANK YOU SO MUCH ARIELLE and the rest of you who made this possible. Hope to see you all again soon :o) Here are the reasons I am excitedly awaiting my next payday (2600 g of great yarn makes it worthwhile!!!):

350 g purple MISKI (100% baby Lama), Du store alpakka. Bought to match the Noro Cochoran to the left. Jacket to be!

100 g OPAL BAMBOO (50% virgin wool superwash, 35% bamboo, 15% polyester + a glass heart pendant, gifts from Mauds garn

100 g FIORELLO (100% polyamid), Filatura di Crosa

600 g BABY SILK (80% alpakka, 20% silk), Du store alpakka

150 g HACHO (100% merino wool), Du store Alpakka

200 g MANOS DEL URUGUAY silk blend (70% merino, 30% silk)

500 g ROBUST (80% wool superwash, 20% polyamid), Idéna

250 g WAVE (75% wool, 25% silk), Filatura di Crosa

450 g MOHAIR LUX (60% mohair, 40% acrylic), Idéna & some mother of pearl buttons

Blurry but more or less colour accurate photo of buttons

100 g OPAL COTTON (48% cotton, 39% virgin wool superwash, 13% polyamid)

fredag, oktober 03, 2008

Hat # 6

Look! ANOTHER hat...?!? This one is for me and I am selfish enough to say that I would NEVER give this one away... because the wonderful yarn was spun by Supernøtt and given to me as a x-mas gift last year. What a great present! I kept the yarn in a mini greenhouse hoping it would grow while I spent the winter (and spring and summer and fall) trying to figure out the perfect project for these yards of beauty. I think this hat brings out all the pretty shades and details of colour combinations prety well, and it sure looks good on me (This said by a hat-o-phobic, mind you!) ;o) To make the design as big and baggy as I pictured it I had to add some other yarn. A scrap of unidentified burgundy coloured wool (or acrylic blend?) and a strand of purple Plumet did the trick.

This weekend will be spent at Gardermoen in company with MANY other dedicated knitters/blabberers/giggelers - in about 2,5 hours I´ll be there!!! I am so exited and the only thing that could calm me down this morning was to hunt down my little scrap of Noro Silk Garden that I plan to use to trim a Calomietry... I´ve been digging through all of my baskets and bags over and over without finding it - and then, finally this morning there it was, in the very same basket I first searched through a week ago... Why is this important...? It is not. But it describes my excitement about the weekend. I got Fiberfeber (Fiber Fever)... and what cures the Fiberfeber? Well... FIBER?!? This is the skein of wool as it revealed itself as last years x-mas gift from Supernøtt.

Colours quite accurately reproduced in this blurry day light photo