I ❤ Noro #3

April 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

Noro Sekku, color 5D

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I ❤ Noro

March 22, 2012 § 1 Comment

Noro Sekku, color 6E

“BE FREE FROM EXISTING CONCEPTS AND LIMITATIONS”
“PURSUE THE IMAGE IN OUR MINDS”
Eisaku Noro

Harvesting Rowan Tweed

February 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

… and a single merino/silk from DesignClub.

My local yarn store is selling out as they are moving their business online. Sad, as we need those stores, to physically touch and smell the fibers. There was a discount of 50% on selected yarns, which brought me back home with a beautiful collection of Rowan fine tweed and felted tweed DK. I’ve always had a soft spot for the colors and feel of Rowan’s tweed. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?

Rowan felted tweed DK, color way: Bilberry

Fine tweed, colorway: Settle

Fine tweed, colorway: Hubberholme

Fine tweed, colorway: Murker

Fine tweed, colorway: Nidd

550 g. in total for DKr.331/$58 :)

Oh … and a single skein of light-fingering merino and silk for summer:

… and three pink palm tree buttons:

That was it! :)

Balls of PINK !!!

February 1, 2012 § 4 Comments

I’ve been craving for true pink for some time now. The question was; how bright can I go? Here is the answer:

Filatura Di Crosa: Sportwool, 100% pure new superwash wool, 50 g = 125 m/136 yrds + Madil Yarns: Kid Seta, 70% mohair, 30% silk, 25 g = 210 m/230/ yrds.

I’m satisfied :) and plan to make a comfy – and very bright – sweater. It’s a soft superwash wool from Filatura Di Crosa and a fine silk mohair from Madil Yarn. I go for a cowl or for a cable sweater:

© IBGena

© mck7

The cowl sweater will be such a quick and simple knit, whereas the cabled has more risky fitting issues, it looks more interesting though …

While I was dreaming away in pink I made my daughter this cute little headband:

Pattern: Twin Cities Headband by Allyson Dykhuizen · Yarn: 70% wool + 30 Soya · Colorway: Purple/Blue · Needles: 3.5 mm

SOCKS !

January 16, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’ve kind of obsessed with making perfectly fitted socks (!)
I always do them toe-up, two-at-a-time on a Magic loop with gusset and a heel flap.

Yarn: Regia Hand-dye Effect

Yarn: Mayflower Strømpegarn

Yarn: Hjertegarn Ragg-strømpegarn

As my sock experience progresses I start to picture my own socks and I have this thing with knee-highs generously topped with a textured band to fold. My first attempt turned out quite successful and in time I will make a pattern for it.

Yarn: Hjertegarn Ragg-strømpegarn

Now I’m trying to make a pair in a sport weight-yarn with a striped top made from leftovers.

Yarn: Zwerger Garn, Opal Regenwald 6-ply + scrap

Making a man sweater

January 7, 2012 § 3 Comments

For the first time, I’m making a sweater for my boyfriend.

It’s quite a challenge. As I know how much I can ravel one petite piece of garment size x-small for a perfect fit, I don’t want to think of the amount of work to redo for a man’s sweater.

Anyway, The thing was to find the right pattern, simple but not boring. I went for Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert. Yet another nice version of her seamless, top-down constructions.

© by Wilfert's

Next thing: To find the perfect yarn … It couldn’t be wooly itchy, no bright colors, still it should be interesting enough to maintain my interest in the project.

ORGANIC WOOL + NETTLES by Onion Knit:

Organic wool + nettles by Onion Knit

It’s a beautiful charcoal grey, it’s very crisp and a true pleasure to work with.

Now, just a perfect fit, we’ll see …

Lady and the tramp

October 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Luxurious Silky Merino from Malabrigo meets cheap soya yarn from my local discount supermarket. But how they suit each other well !!!

There’s a price difference of $7 per skein …!

Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino · 51% silk · 49% merino · $9.5 per skein

Soya yarn from Netto Supermarket · 70% wool · 30% soya fibers · $2.5 per skein

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