Saturday, August 23, 2008

Yarn shopping, again

I stopped by Wilfert's on my way to work on Thursday. I don't usually shop there, but as I had gotten a newsletter saying they were having a sale, I decided to have a look.

I ended up with 6 skeins of Rowan Summer Tweed, in the colour oat. I am going to use it for Daylight, by Martin Storey, as I think it looks beautiful in white. I have had that pattern in my queue for a while, and bought the book, 'Rowan Kasbah Collection' this spring.
I had originally planned to use Madil Loden for it, as I couldn't afford the Summer Tweed, but now I got 6 skeins for 200 Danish Kroner (around 40USD) - I am so happy, because the feel of the yarn is really different from the Loden. It's lighter, and much better for summer.

Then, yesterday, I decided to go back to have a look at the 'take 10 skeins for 100 or 20 skeins for 150'-basket. I ended up with 20... (big surprise!) 14 of them are a linen yarn from Løve Garn - Lima, in five different colours - that I would like to one day make a blanket from.

The remaining 6 skeins were 4 of Rowan Classic Natural Silk Aran, in a beautiful shade of light green (not entirely sure what it's for, but probably some kind of summery top), one skein Louisa Harding Kashmir aran (for the Bainbridge scarf, another neckwarmer or a pair of wristwarmers) and one skein of the really soft GGH Soft Kid.

What a bargain! I have only one skein of Rowan yarn previously, the Ribbon Twist that I have no idea what to use for. I'm really looking forward to knit with one of the silk yarns. Yum!

In other news, I have finished my vest from 'Feminin Strik', by Lene Holme Samsøe.
I knitted it all in one piece, with 'fake seams' on each side. It's a tad on the smallish side, but I haven't blocked it yet. It's also missing buttons, and for now, it stays closed with a ribbon.

I was really happy to make it in one piece!! And I knit much tighter this time around (I tried making this vest once before, it turned out far too large, and I hated doing it in three parts).

The summery socks are coming along, I'm about halfway on the leg of the first one. It has been really quiet at work this week, so I have knitted a tiny bit in between, when my fingers aren't all covered in paint. It took some courage pulling out the knitting the first time, but I think I'm okay with it now.
Today I got the day of - it's raining, a lot.

I love finishing things! And knitting in public! And yarn! Yay :)

Oh - and the summer vacation pictures are coming (it's just that my hard disk is almost full...)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Pratchgan 2008 - it's outrageous & over-the-top & brilliant

Ramblings of a yarn junkie: The Pratchgan 2008 - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!:

"He said it's outrageous & over-the-top & brilliant & he's gonna put it on his bed."

I'm so proud of what we've done, and that it was received so well!!! And the pictures are great! I nearly cried looking at them!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Originally uploaded by cherryred2001
The afghan we made for Terry Pratchett is finally done! The Ankh Morpork Knitters Guild on Ravelry decided to make him an afghan after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last winter. Everyone made one square with a motif from one of his books, and cherryred put it all together. Hopefully, she will be able to hand it over to Terry in person in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks.

My square is on the second row from the bottom, number 7 from the left. It's feegles.

It turned out great, and I'm really proud to be a part of this project!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ravelry stuff

I got my order from Ravelry today, a Hanes Women's Daily Dose Tee - Animals
and a button pack. I had hoped to get it today, as I'll probably go to the Stitch'n'Bitch Oslo meeting tomorrow, and I wanted to wear it then, especially the 'My name is' button, of course.

I have been on holiday at our summer cottage in Kragerø (South-Eastern Norway), I will post pictures from my new camera (got it from my Dad as a Bachelor Degree-present!) when I'm back in Copenhagen. Until the end of the week I'm staying at my Dad's house.

I haven't knit much, as it has been too hot. But when I got tired of reading tabloid newspaper, I simply HAD to knit something. I had brought arwetta sock yarn to make toe-up socks from Knitty summer 06, but the needles are in use for the tabi socks, that I also brought, but realised that it's been too long since I knit them I don't remember exactly where I was, and my notes unfortunately weren't good enough...
So I got myself a new set of 2.5 mm dpns, and started knitting the socks about a week ago. I had to redo the short row toe several times, but finally got the hang of it. I haven't gotten very far yet, but my Grandma, who was also staying in Kragerø, thought they look promising, and wanted me to knit a pair for her :)