Sunday, September 30, 2012

September FO - fingerless mittens Fallberry completed

Last day of the month and the September UFO is now a FO. I ended up with changing pattern and restart.
I found the original pattern again on Knitty but couldn't figure out the needle size. Browsing on Knitty I also found Fallberry so I decided to change pattern.

And just in time for Fall I have a new pair of fingerless mittens.

The needle size is 3mm and I used Blue Sky Alpacas (sport Weight?).

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Avigmaskans KAL - Lydia socka completed

I'm a bit surprised that I actually finished both of them - and they fit!
I made them a bit longer, 60 instead of 40 rounds.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Julstickning med spinn - I'm on!

I'm going to Granhammar in December for knitting and more. It looks very promising.
Lucky me that have a private travel agent that got train tickets already.

Someting to look forward to.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Möbius knitting at Avigmaskan

Today the theme with Avigmaskan was Möbius. The room was full with knitters and I managed to start, get stuck and then restart my möbius shawl. I'm using Kidsilk Haze stripe fom Rowan and size 5mm needles. I have approx 130 stitches.

This is an interesting way of knitting - some thinking is required.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Restart Diva - LUFO project

- After counting I know that I'm making a size L.
- Needlesize is 3.25 (I think)
- Pattern relocated.
I need to read and think(!) to understand what to do next with collor. So I started a sleeve instead.
No purl stitches in sight - yes! Colors are still great.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Utlottning - Extra garn

Visa Lisa har en utlottning av kit bok+garn Extra garn.

Jag läste om den boken på engelska och villa köpa den för att N skulle börja, det blev inte av men nu när den finns på svenska vill jag gärna ha den för att inspirera fler i familjen att sticka.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lydia socks - KAL with Avigmaskan

I'm joining Avigmaskans KAL for the Lydia socks. I'm sceptical since my sock-knitting history is not impressive but I must be in some kind of "flow" - the progress is good! Both heels are made (it's a toe-up model) and I get some time every night sitting outside A's room until she falls asleep (being 2+ years many things are more interested than sleeping).

I hope to have time to come to Trassel on Tuesday, to get some help with the finish and to learn more about the Möbius shawl.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September UFO

Time again to dig into the UFO pile and this time I found Fetching, a fingerless mitten that I somehow stopped knitting after the first one - and not even that I completed.
Luckely I found the pattern at Knitty, now the next step is to figure out the needle size and restart.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mer utlottning

Denna gång den fina boken Brodera på ylle på med nål och tråds blogg.
Bläddrade i den på Liljevalch och skulle gärna se den i min bokhylla.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Visit to Vilnius

I had the opportunity to take a business trip to Vilnius. Very hectic and intrestings days and only a short break to visit a yarn shop.  I went to Merzgimo Zona. It was a very nice shop with a lot of known yarns.
I was focused to get some local yarn. They had linen in many nice shades but I wasn't really prepared to buy (decide color and identify a target model to decide quantity etc.). 

Instead I found some nice local horn buttons (and one german with lace pattern).


Sticka på landet har utlottnig av sitt eget garn.
Kurt och Rune. Vackert naturfärgat.

Självklart vill jag vara med i utlottningen.