Thursday, November 29, 2012

LUFO - Diva in reverse

After struggling with the pattern, both in Danish and English, I finally dared to start with the front/collar of Diva. Short rows and in parallel reduce stiches on the outer edge. It didn't feel like plain "TV knitting". I thought I got the hang of it and had good progress, until I started to look at what I was knitting.
Oops - I forgot some 9 ridges between the short rows.

(in Swedish) - Gör om, gör rätt!

A deep breath, some word not made for printing and two more nights I'm back on track.
The 12under12under2012 LUFO deadline with Lucia (December 13) is approaching fast, luckely for me I have December 8 planned for a knitting day on train and in Granhammar

I just hope I have enough yarn.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

First reflective hat in progress

With new alpaca and reflective yarn and a super nice weekend with good friends I managed to almost complete the first hat.
A bit small for me but hopefully right for a 6 year old.

Now I just need to knit a second one and finish up the work.

Why not start on mittens instead....................

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In the mail

It's here!
The delivery with reflective yarn from Eva i Stäket has arrived and now I just need to figure out what to do first!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Yarn addiction - not me

- "I want to knit with reflective yarn."

I've had this idea a few weeks in my head.
Already last week I tried to buy the yarn at Litet Nystan. With two kids ni the car (A was sleeping) I circled more than 20 minutes around Mariatorget to find a parking space. I was aiming for a legal spot and one close to the store to be able to carry A after I woke her.  I didn't find one!

Today I was better prepared! Play day in the park at Bergsgruvan, lunch at kid restaurant with balloons and gifts and then finally a walk to the store. With 20 minutes to closing the store was full. Balloons and stroller at the door and we went in.

I'm buying for the kids - Yeah - right!
I'm trying to tell myself that but to be honest - I'm buying for myself.
I have yarn, lots of yarn. Buying yarn still makes me happy.

In the bag home I have
- Purple Allino to become a bolero for N
- Alpaca to make hats for A and N
- Nepal just for the fun of it. Maybe mittens and scarfs for A and N.

Of cause the reflective yarn was sold out!
Luckily Eva in Stäket had then in stock and I've saved my day by making an order.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pippi sweater completed - almost in time

The birthday was yesterday and today the sweater was completed.
The pattern is an own creation inspired by a number of patterns for 10-12 year olds.

I hope it will fit and be liked. Time to wrap it and mail it towards the Kalmar area.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November UFO - baby cardigan

It was ment as a gift for a friend how got a son, but he is now almost 4 years old and more than 105 cm and way too big for the cardigan.
But I guess there will be another baby among friends - better to finish it before hand. The pattern is my favorite Strawberry bud" and the yarn is Regnbågsgarn eco cotton. I think the yarn is a leftover from this cardigan.