30 March 2014

Knitting: shawls and scarves, oh my

If you didn't know me by now this would be a bit of a surprise: my favourite items to knit are shawls and scarves.
My dear Mom started to comment on this a while ago after asking what I was knitting this time. "What are you going to do with all of them?

Well - I wear them. Daily. Sometimes a scarf and a shawl, most of the times one or the other.

I'm always looking for lovely patterns. I'm not a lace kind of girl, not frilly or too ruffly.
More of a tomboy.

So, currently I'm working on these and have my eyes on the next ones already:

 Lanja Sámsdóttir's Rummy
Lanja Sámsdóttir's Rummy
is currently on my needles, in Holst, incorporating some handspun I still had around.

I love how simplistic the pattern is. Oh, and it's free!

On the other needles is

 Ambah's Migee
Ambah's Migee

I modified the pattern and went stash-diving. I will have to return to it in a minute, it's so lovely!

Next up will be:

Lifelines, a free pattern. Stripes, I simply cannot resist them. I might combine a handspun single with a Wunderkleckse for this one. It's another free pattern and I have enough odds and endds to make a whole wardrobe out of this pattern.

But don't worry, I have a summer sweater and a winter cape on the needles as well!

Now back to knitting, someone stole an hour from me and I have to make up for it :-)

23 February 2014

RaveOly - Ravellenics

See, I do knit other garments, not only shawls ;-)

Confetti Cloud - done

Pattern: Snowcloud
Yarn: Undyed yarn from Bart & Francis, dyed by yours truly.
Needles: 5mm circular
Mods: sleeves shortened so they reach to my elbow. Started decrease after row23
Inncreases are yarn-overs, knitted “twisted” on the return row. Leaves no holes and I don’t have to think too much.

Fits like a glove and looks really good with denim :-)

12 February 2014

Valentine Spinning: Strawberry Chocolate

Participated in a little spinning challenge over at Ravelry.
2 oz of chocolate strawberries inspired art yarn.
Will be knitted up into a shawl together with the two other yarns in the picture.
The natural white one is a mystery fibre I got along with the Viking replica spindle, the brown is Manx Loaghtan and the spindle comes from SpinCityUk over at Etsy.

Hap-style shawl, I think.

09 February 2014

Feeling soft today

So I made this.
And I really should be knitting and not perusing Etsy :-)

08 February 2014

Chasing Clouds at work


Ballee is creating a pattern collection for the wee ones, little hats knitted or crocheted out of yarn dyed by Dutch indie dyers.

I'm delighted to share Lasse with you.
The blue and the gray are made out of yarn I dyed and I love how they worked up.

Wouldn't the hats be a lovely project for the Ravellenic games that started yesterday?
I have cast on
Snow Cloud

I had started several projects with this yarn and neve quite liked the outcome.
Seed stitch seems to do the trick and I love the way it looks. Excuse the crappy picture, it's raining cats and dogs outside and my little office has bad lighting. I assure you, the finished product is going to look a lot better :-)

Back to the needles!

24 March 2013

Still hibernating

Heavens, will it never get spring?

I would love to indulge in flowers and ice cream.
Yes, ice cream.
Chocolate and strawberries, two of my four favourite flavors:

09 December 2012

Etsy: For long cold winter

I'm proud to be featured in this lovely collection!
Thank you!