Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunny Sunday and "Pippi striped hat completed"

We had a gorgeous Sunday, a perfect winter day, the first in a long time.

The family took a walk on the ice and N took the Pippi striped hat I just completed (the finish up parts, the knitting was done in November). Well, I didn't have time to block it so it's a bit too pointy for my taste.

The hat is made based on a pattern from one of Nina's books (Nysta) and the yarn is Drops Alpaca and with a reflective yarn in the stripes. (Now I have to complete the second one for A.)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Syfestivalen Spring 2013 - result

I'm proud of myself for not buying loads of yarn without any ideas of what to make of it.
This time I was focused to buy yarn for a Pop Spots shawl. I found Islandic Einband lace yarn for one in blue/green and maybe also one in Dark brown/pink later on.
I also got a goody bag with soft alpaca yarn from Sticka after the "yearly meeting" (årstämma)
On the way out I grabbed one ball of green sock yarn since I actually managed to finish one pair last year.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

LUFO 2013

I'll try to get Diva finished this year - just need some more yarn first.

Monday, February 4, 2013

I-cord bind-off on Haruni

I tried to calculate in my head the number of stiches needed to complete the I-cord bind-off but failed. I'm normally pretty good at math but something told me not to figure this out. With an extra repeat on the basic pattern I must have at least 100 loops to make (of 8 rows of 2 stich i-cord).... I'm lost again.

The good news is that it's completed and the next steps are to weave in the ends and block it.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Caramel in progress

I'm knitting on my Caramel cardigan. I've completed the stripes and will now contionue with the dark brown for the sleeves and lower body.