Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I do what I can - I knit

Two weeks ago I brought my god daughter to Litet nystan. She wanted an MVG (highest grade) in crafts (syslöjd) and we went to do some shopping. Together with Triinu we decided for mittens designed by Nina at Nysta in Silk Garden and Lima. I hope it will not be too difficult.
I bought some yarn at the same time. A dear friend has received bad information about her health and I need to do something - so I knit - and hold my breath. It will be a Springtime Bandit - a huge one. The yarn is Manos Silk Blend.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Flower sweater ready

N stated that she wanted a new flower sweater since the first one no fits her little sister A.
She asked for one in black with beige sleeves.

Of cause orders can be altered, no beige - just black. (Stupid mom not to think of all options at Syfestivalen and not invest in sufficient stock for all possible alternatives!)

After some negotiations pink and striped sleeves were OK. I think I had 23 cm left of the black yarn when ready. 0 of the darker and about 10 m of the ligt pink.

Now it just remains to see if she will wear it .

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oops, I happened to win some yarn at Tradera........

...and of cause it was possible to add some more to the basket.
I won 200gr of CM Fin in pink/purple (Aurora) and added 200gr of Honungsmoln, "cloud of honey" - I like the name!

So yesterday the parcel from Uruguay arrived and A helped my open it. The pictures are taken with the flash and not fully matches the true colors.

The yarn feels soft and will probably be shawls - some time in the future. Maybe this one or this.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Socks for N

Another project completed from my newly added stash.
I used a pattern from Järbo for traditional raggsockor.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A work-out and a bit disappointed

At syfestivalen I bought a kit to crochet a rag carpet. 1.6 kg and hook nr 10.This was not a relaxing project, more of a work-out. There was nothing smoth in the work.
Even if the finished size is OK in some ways I ran out of "yarn" 5 rows before the pattern was over. So the carpet has no second pattern border och picot edge.

Maybe next time - or not.

Hjärtkatt number 2 ready

When I made a Hjärtkatt this Spring N wanted an exactly the same. Now that is finally and my March project in 12under12under2012 is completed well in time.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Knitting with Vasaloppet

Great morning.

I spent it in front of the TV, watching Vasaloppet (traditional Swedish ski race) and knitting on a cotton sweater for N, Marks&Kattens Eco cotton and it will be a flower sweater.

I'm keeping up the pace in my added stash from Syfestivalen.

This morning had great weather. Sunshine and all the trees were beautiful, all dressed in rime.

March UFO

Time to finalize this cat. I made one earlier for Hjärtekatten and then N wanted one, looking exactly like that.

Time to finish. This is my UFO for March in 12under12under2012.