March 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Vine Bolero by Emily Johnson · Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino · Colorway: Green Grey · Yardage: 300 · Weight: 100g · Needles: 4.5 mm
February 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
A few skeins of unwanted sock yarn held together with some lace. It was straight ahead, using a simple top-down pattern I’ve used so many times. I had a few issues with the stripes as the amount of yarn in each color pretty much directed the arrangement … Basic and comfy sweater that will be used a lot, but not a big deal really …
Pattern: Raglan Stripes by Britta Wilfert · Yarn: Various sock yarn + Madil kid seta + Rowan fine lace · Needles: 4.5 mm
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?
550 g. in total for DKr.331/$58 :)
… and three pink palm tree buttons:
That was it! :)
January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
Pattern: RONA wrist cuffs by Alexandra Brinck – download for free · Yarn: Sandnes Garn Alpakka · Colorway: Dark grey · Yardage: 91 · Weight: 38g · Needles: 3.5 mm
They are pretty, but I didn’t have enough yarn to make them as long as I wanted and they itch … so I made another pair in a nice cheap wool and soya yarn from my local supermarket.
January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Pattern: Shawn says, “Skhat!” Hat by Rebecca Stromgren · Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted · Colorway: Paris Night · Yardage: 179 · Weight: 85g · Needles: 5 mm
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.
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.
Now I’m trying to make a pair in a sport weight-yarn with a striped top made from leftovers.