No kidding !!!

March 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two skeins of Silky Merino

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

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

Granny squares

October 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

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One big cable cowl

October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pattern: Oversized cable neckwarmer by Kasia Lubinska – download for free · Yarn: DK wool and soya yarn from the local supermarket · Yardage: 180 · Weight: 75g · Needles: 5.5 mm

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

In my pockets …

September 13, 2011 § Leave a comment


As the Autumn is approaching, this cardigan was a must. It’s warm but still open for a breeze … The pockets are geniously constructed and really comfy – Looks cool, don’t you think?

Pattern: Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier · Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Lima · Colors: Light grey · Yardage: 1010 · Weight: 515g · Needles: 4.5 mm

Very expensive Malabrigo

August 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

I can’t believe I did this! … payed the tariff on this box = 252 kr ($48) on top of the shopping prize of $85, shipping to Europe included. A total of $133 for 7 skeins of Malabrigo !!!

I guess the prize for the yarn itself ($71) is fair enough and it’s a treat to shop at Eat Sleep Knit but I didn’t expect the subsequent tariff as I have ordered and received yarn from the US before without having to pay any extra bills. The tariff was too high and $133 too much for yarn that I didn’t even have specific projects for – just wanted to check out the feel and the colors … so I decided to let it go, letting the post office keep the parcel and eventually return it to the shop.

I couldn’t get it out of my head though and after almost two weeks at the post office I picked it up –  closed my eyes and paid …

Now the box is at home, and yes, the yarn is nice but it’s still just … yarn …
I don’t even know what to make of it, what do you think?

3 skeins of Silky Merino: Cloudy Sky

2 skeins of Silky Merino: Green Grey

1 skein of Merino Worsted: Paris Night

1 skein of Rios: Glazed Carrot

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