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5 Sep

i’ve been gone from blogging for half a year! for quite a while there i wasn’t doing much crafting either, but it’s picked up over the summer. i’ll just have to face it – i’m a periodical person. a project person. so i apologize for the inconcistency, but i think that’s the way it’s going to be. hopefully i still have some readers, but i have to agree – i probably don’t deserve it after all this time 😀

Anyway, what have i’ve been up to – craftwise?

(the pictures are linked to my projects on ravelry)

well, the houndstooth cardi is done!

and i’ve made 5 baby blankets since last. only two of them have found owners so far, but again, i have a few friends with a bun in the oven…

pattern: design 201-15 from dale

yarn: dale babyull, 9 skeins

hook: 3,5 mm

pattern: starflower estonian lace baby blanket (ravelry link)

yarn: tuva from europris, 6 1/2 skeins

needles: 4 mm

pattern: design 201-15 from dale

yarn: baby merino fra nille, 9 skeins

hook: 3,5 mm

pattern: knitty’s opart

yarn: tuva from europris

needles: 3,5 mm

one of the blankets is actually of my own design, and i’m about to post the pattern for it! it’s been test-knit by a few of you, so i just need to to the polishing of the pattern before releasing it (i’ll come back and link it when that’s done).

oh, and the yarn-eating catherine wheel blanket has found it’s place on my couch, finally having reached it’s completion. i lost count of the amount of yarn used, but i think between 40 and 50 skeins… yikes! but i like it all the same!

i also made a silk shawl/scarf. i don’t think i mentioned it on the blog before.

pattern: a wide triangle from victorian lace today

yarn: morbærsilke, 1 skein, 100 g

needles: 4 mm

and of course i was bitten by the bug  – starstruck shawl (stjernespekksjal)- as the pattern was released from the talented girls at pickles! it’s a bit boring, but works up reasonably quick, and i love the daisy stitch – it was only about time i learned how to do it! i’m actually almost done, but this is a snap shot from last week:

back to houndstooth cardi

9 Nov

yup, it’s cold. and i was working on this about a year ago. time to pick it up and finish it? i’m trying. I did finish sleeve number two this week, and last night between 0030 and 0330, i got this far on the body:

here are the sleeves:

and as you can see…. it’s not a good idea to knit one arm, wait a year, and then knit the other. i’ve had to frog a bit as it seems i’m knitting tighter now that last year.

did i tell you it’s quite a fun knit, though? the pattern is worked in different colour combos of 3+1, but it is enough variation not to go mental. (…she says as she has about 98% left on the body. maybe i’ll have to get back to you on that)

new project!

18 Mar
    this is what saturday shopping can do to you:


    and this picture is also 4 skeins short! anyway, fabrics were on sale, so was dale baby ull (50% off at unique (rosenkrantzgate, oslo)), and the rauma istra was planned. 🙂

    and a sunday morning watching oprah and tootsie – getting started on a new project


    pattern: # 4031 from Rauma
    yarn: rauma istra
    needles: 3,5 mm

    this cardigan that i’ve knit once before, only in one colour. this time i’m having a go at the four-colour one.

    which does give certain complications. like, i’m never too satisfied with my two colour knitting. but i very much want to get the hang of it, so here i go.

    i knit about 15 cm up the sleeve, but wasn’t happy with the tension, so i started over knitting much more loose, and am now this far:


    i usually start with the sleeves with sweater projects because it’s not too overwhelming to frog if you get the tension og pattern wrong.

    i’m knitting this first sleeve on the magic loop, and it’s working out well! a great video for showing this is found here, this site also shows several other techniques.