tirsdag, november 25, 2008

Time flies!

I am most certainly alive and kicking - my level of activity in real life is incredibly high but not very blogable. There has been some knitting going on too and I will post some of it as soon as I have the photos ready. Being so busy AND waiting for daylight to photograph is not the best combination, but stay tuned! The Big Gray is about 2/3 done - maybe I can sew the buttons on during this weekend?

fredag, november 07, 2008

Swatching for the Big Grey

This is the first and last swatch for a new raglan I am working on. The idea was to design an intriguing but simple construction for a long cardigan for me. I was looking for the right yarn for several weeks and ended up with the frog-unfriendly Mohair Lux and realised I will have to save my cool construction for another project and another yarn quality (read: a smooth, fuzz free one) in case I have to rip some of it in the process of turning my clever design idea into an equally clever garment... Even though I had pictured a solid coloured simple wool I love the subtle colour changes in this deep, bluish grey. On 5 mm needles it knits up as a light, soft fabric. I have been browsing the web, my knitting books, fashion stores and knitting magazines for pretty plaits and so far I am happy with my choices. This swatch is just that. The interesting celtic-like plaits will be revealed in later entries so stay tuned!

onsdag, november 05, 2008

Signs of the season

These pretty purls and pearls and drops and stripes were made by the morning dew on my window, late October ...and the sweet rose hip hearts were easy and qiuck to make. They greet us and our guests as we come and go.