Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stjärnhop UFO -> FO

I'm done. I still havn't counted all the border stiches but it is ready, washed, blocked and also worn. It is huge and I like it a lot.

Happy happy!!!
It's also the my first project completed in 12under12under2012.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stjärnhop, scissors and looong border

It is always a bit scary when scissors are close to my knitting, even if this time I was holding them (the combination daugther and scissors are even more scary).
But now it's done and I'm knitting the border - many stiches - maybe I count afterwards.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Noro striped scarf

I found some Noro yarn on sale this fall and had to have them (at least that was my feeling then). When they arrived they where darker than they looked on the screen but I went ahead anyway. I used the Jared Flood pattern (ravelry link) but I casted on 43 stiches.
I just started but it turned out that the two skeins were changing from light to dark at the same time and the result wasn't good.

..................It was better the second time.
I like the way that Noro yarn changes and I often want to do "just one more row" to see what will happen next.

The pattern (1x1 rib) is an easy knit, a good project to have have handy for slow Holiday knitting.

T got it as a (little late) Chrsitmas gift.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lovikka mittens for N

Years ago I bought pink lovikka yarn on sale (I don't even remember where now). My earlier attempts to finish mittens for N has turned into UFOs so a restart was needed.

I also felt for a quick project for the Holidays. The pattern is from this book. The hat is actually also from that book and a FO 2010. The scarf was made 2009 - maybe.
Being pink they were quickly accepted. She actually decided herself to also put on the scarf and the hat that I've made earlier.

In the future I'll maybe do stuff that matches.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Christmas is over

During the Holidays part of the family (myself not included) re-installed the PC but this is now completed for me to use and also reach pictures taken during Christmas.
I managed to complete the stockings for both girls. N (5 years) was thrilled over the candy content while A (1.5 years) more was trying to wear them and walk (with little success).

Both are made in Lima from Drops and if no one eats them during the year I'll use them again.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

12under12under2012 January UFO

I've joined 12under12under2012 to get some energy to finish hopefully 12 of my projects.

First out in January is my Stjärnhop.
With my investment in a mew sewing machine I have now restarted the project and hope to end it during January.
It's "only" the border left.