fredag, februar 27, 2009

Hat # 10 2008

This was the last hat of 2008, brought all the way to Australia for my darling to receive on xmas day. Not that he needed a wool hat to keep warm! (And yes, he also got a few bush hats as well - appropriate for the season!). The yarn is some vintage Rowan classic tweed. I think. Can´t remember what the tag said. It required 2,5 mm needles to give a good gauge. Every wash - or heavy snow fall - makes it softer and softer, so this has been a favourite since we got back home in January. Simple stripes are pimped up by the classic cabled rib.

PS - I am wearing my green cardigan today - and it is unfortunately failing the test because of some less than perfect construction on my part. So I guess there will be some rippin´ tonight! Stay tuned and have a great weekend :o)

onsdag, februar 25, 2009

Good Greens!

The georgious green alpaca (Inca) is turning into a nice cardigan - and it knits up quicker than I would have thought, with a slightly irregular stitch pattern and all. Needles 3 mm makes a very nice gauge - dense enough for not to wear anything under it and loose enough to give a very soft and light fabric. I will be back with a FO soon!

mandag, februar 23, 2009

Hot stuff!

Some of the Nanuk alpaca from last post has come to use as birthday presents for R. I hope she will enjoy wearing these toasty little garments! The neck warmer can be worn in different ways using the buttons to create the shape of the collar. All the pieces are trimmed with a simple crochet border (Inca alpaca).

fredag, februar 06, 2009

New beginnings!

January was such a good yarn month! I stumbled across a sale at a LYS, and I added looooouds of soft, yummy yarn to my stash! And as usual during winter; blurry photos due to lack of light. True colours before sharpness ;o) Like this very pale and very beautiful baby blue Inca alpaca... ...a single ball of petrol Nanuk alpaca, shown here with its perfect match... ...vibrant green Inca alpaca, turning unto a yet another raglan cardie. Stay tuned for progress reports! Hot pink Nanuk alpaca... ...different pink and grey shades of Inca and Nanuk alpaca... ...purple Nanuk alpaca and lilac Inca alpaca. The whole lot; 1,1 kg Inca Akpaca and 800 g of Nanuk alpaca. No idle hands during February!!!

mandag, februar 02, 2009

The Serpent

First of all: thank you for all the nice comments on the Big Grey! It was fun to design, fairly quick to knit and it is a dream to wear, so I am very pleased :o)

There were leftovers from the Big Gey, and I had this desire for another nice ruffled scarf (inspired from a very beautiful one that Supernøtt gave me a couple of years ago). So I cast on a large number of stitches and increased and increased and increased and finally cast off all thousands and thousands of stitches using some black wool - and it turned out my scarf was more than two meter long... meaning it will end up as a strangeling tangle. So I sewed it together "back to back" and it ended up as a wearable and TOASTY ruffled serpent!