Sunday, August 18, 2013

Vodka Lemonade by the sea

It's like knitting with butter.
The Manos Silk Blend is very soft.

Friday, August 16, 2013

One more summer cardigan completed

Of cause the oldest sister also needed/wanted (or actually got, as I wanted to knit one for her) a cardigan. This is a bolero from the book Knit for Kids by Paula Hammerskog and Eva Wincent
It is originally in alpaca and Kid silk but I made it in Allino (linen and cotton mix 50/50) and kidmohair.
I've found that warm sweaters are not used that much so thinner cardigans are far more popular by both daughters.

...and my youngest liked her cardigan.
Today I'm a happy mother and a proud knitter.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Child cardigan completed - all threads done

It has been fun. I took cotton from my stash (Rowan 4-ply, Erica Laurell, Huskroken, Drops Safran, Drops Cotton viscose and some others) and based this on my standard children pattern (I made it here, here, here, here, here and at least 2 more nor documented) . The pattern is Strawberry Bud from a Rowan magazine. This is however the first time I make size 4-5 years. I made the front and back in one piece
The fair isle pattern is based on this Debbie Bliss pattern. I decided to take random colors and then also noted that I didn't follow the pattern (but I thought it was OK and I had vacation).

Now I just have to wait and see if she likes it!

This means I can now start Vodka Lemonade, so with superb logic I started on a Color affection!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Soon I can start a Vodka Lemonade

I promised myself to start my latest knitting urge, a Vodka Lemonade cardigan, as soon as I finished the weaving in of all the threads in the cardigan I'm making of stash yarn. I'm passed the knitting (apart for the buttonband and neckline) and this is the exact point I normally put the project in a plastic bag and start a new knitting.

This time I set up an own rule: wait with the new, very nice pattern, wait with the soft and super "feelgood" yarn Manos del Uruguay silk blend - wait until all threads are weaved in.

I think it works - I'm on the last sleeve!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Raka rör shawl

Blocking by the sea!
 I thought of this as a good project to have at hand as a good project to do one row here and then another without thinking too much. Suddenly it was just finished. Lovely yarn, very nice pattern and a beautiful color.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Result of a trip to Öland & Kalmar

The family went on a trip to Öland and then Kalmar and before going home we had two days at Astrid Lindgrens Värld.

The first stop of related yarn shipping was on Öland. A small handpainted sign stated "GARN" and I ended up with some buttons, needles for children and a small embrodery (maybe a book mark in thye future). 
The second stop was to Ullcentrum in Kalmar and this will be a Stjärnhop, intented as a gift.

 Many hours in the car ment a lot of knitting. A cardigan using left over yarn from the stash!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pippitröja completed and delivered

I have completed the sweater with inverse Pippi stripes and it's delivered. Now the sisters have matching sweaters and the first one has been used a lot. It is always good to hear that things you make are liked and used.

The sweater was first tried on my 3-year old, but she will have to wait until she can have this size.