I couldn’t resist – I simply had to get my needles into the new ITO Sensai. There now long contemplation, or difficult calculation – I simply CO 160 st and kept knitting until ball was over 🙂 I ended up with a light as feather silky cowl, that has so much warmth in it you wouldn’t believe! Continue reading
I might be repeating myself, but socks are something I simply have to knit when the time comes. Autumn is approaching and soon my not so little anymore prince will be splashing around after rain and exploring damp forests with his rubber boots on. And as the temperature gets nearer to the zero (Celsius) home knit socks is a big advantage! In fact, last year he went on with his rubber boots and socks even with a little bit below zero (Celsius), and only got into his snow boots when it was really really cold, or – as the name suggests – after the snow fell.
So here I am, getting ready for Winter. I thought I was making these socks with some room for growing feet, but looks like I will have to make a larger pair, as these are tight fit now. And I’m talking about width, not foot length which is easily adjustable 😀 I will have to CO more…
You might suggest buying a pair at the store and getting on to some more pleasant (for me) knits. But those store-bought socks just doesn’t make it right. Besides, while knitting my little boy manages to entertain me. E.g., I put those sock with needles in them to measure how much do I need to knit for foot and ask him whether he likes it. “Yes, very much, especially the spikes. Please, leave them in”. Do I need to tell You the spikes are my 2.5 mm sharp DPNs? 😀 Luckily we came to an agreement for removing those spikes after all…
So that’s my day-to-day knits while waiting for the most colorful season of the year. And a hat, fingerless mitts are queued, and definitely something else will pop up. And who says I’m not working on something for myself? Oh, and my mother already has introduced me to her Christmas wishes 😀 How many WIPS do You usually have going on?
- Patten: plain socks with short row heels, CO 52 sys for a 3 year old guy
- Yarn: Sole to Sole
- Needles: 2.5 mm
Sometimes in a little ladies wardrobe you can find tiny, often invisible, yet very important pieces. These little panties, for example. “Nothing special” you might say. But just think – wearing these panties means now you can sit down on the (still cold) ground and explore what’s happening under those old grass leaves ( you are mistaken if you think there’s nothing of interest there 😉 ). Continue reading
Hurray! The weather is just what it is supposed to be at summer (at least for now), so took the chance and photogaphed another linen FO. I’m in love with this deep blue color, which takes my mind off to the see, white sand and tropical fishes…
And again, I was knitting linen on circulars, but thanks to the lace pattern it does not twist like Mr. Shapeless… But there’s one more thing that happens almost always with linen for me – it groooooows. Despite of all the swatches, the final garment usually turns out to be way longer than my calculations predicted and after wearing it grows even more… let’s say this blue sweater was already some 10 cm longer than what You see now after washing and treating it with hot steam, and after wearing it wasn’t far from a mini dress… BUT (and I do not suggest You trying this at home!) I found a solution. Instead of hand washing, I put it into a washing machine and after that (the horrible part) – into tumble dryer. It turns out perfect 🙂
A few words about knitting. I tried a wooden cubics for this knit, and liked it even more than carbonz. The knit was looong, going endless rounds, so I kept finding something else to do. But finally the only thing left was to seem shoulder and hope that I’l have a chance to wear it this Summer.
By the way, linen fabric after tumble drying becomes extremely soft and drapery. Yet, do not try this at home, and if You do – I’m not to blame 🙂
- Pattern: Lace Batwing Top, from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2013 (my changes: did 2 pattern repeats without incs before starting the sleeves).
- Yarn: Lithuanian linen 4-ply, single strand. 220 g.
- Needles: 3.5 mm
It is a rather simple pullover knit in round with no seems, with just a little bit of “spice” at the shoulders. Those zig zags are knitted in different direction.
- Pattern: Eastbound Sweater
- Yarn: Scheepjeswol Stone washed, color “Crystal Quartz”, 330 g.
- Needle: 5mm
But after washing and blocking turned out to be a doily! It was too big…
I’ve crocheted it last summer, but it had to wait for the T-pins to until now. I had found this pattern somewhere on the World Wide Web, but didn’t save it… Tried Browsing for it, but no luck, so if anyone of You stumbles upon it anywhere, please, give me a notice. I really need such a pillowcase. Of the appropriate size… If my memories are correct the Yarn used for this pillow-doily was the leftovers of Fresco lino and lithuanian linen (a bit more beige on the edges).
That’s it for today!
OMG, thouse Holstgarn Samarkand can officialy be called a never ending yarn! I bought 6 balls of white and 1 ball each: green, yellow, red and blue. So far I’ve made a sweater, hat & cowl and this little shawl I’m showing now. Yet I have 130 grams left!
This had to be a blog mainly about knitting, but I’m still sharing bits and pieces from my cross stitching period. Well, who sets the rules? Me! 😀 So here goes one more project from the times when I was tangling embroidery yarns 🙂
Warm, soft and cozy home for my smart phone. Continue reading