Friday, April 25, 2008

moving on

My next project is already on. There are loads of great pictures of Juliet on Ravelry, but it was Lara from yarn it who made me want to have one of my own. I chose Siena Big yarn for this pattern. It's a nice berry colour.

The pattern I use is from Zephyrstyle. And there's either a cropped or a long version of it. Given my last cropped project, I'll go with the long one.

A couple of days ago I found this pattern on Drops website. And here's the picture.

And I cannot help but think that the similarities are beyond accidental. Does anyone else think that way?

BTW, today I fly to Chicago for a short trip. I've already ordered tons of knitting magazines and books that I can take home with me. I'm so excited!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

FO: Rebecca cropped cardi

It’s finished. But the combination of this style and this colour is just too much to get accustomed to it that easily.

I found 8 skeins of this great wool in my hubby’s grandma’s stash. The yarn is quite thin, so I actually had to double-strand it for this pattern. Halfway through the pattern I was worried it wouldn’t be enough to finish the cardi. I even contacted Austermann to check whether they have anything similar just to find out that they haven’t been producing this silk and new wool mix for the past 20 years.

The pattern itself was quite easy to follow and I do like the stitch and the cables.

Hmmm…. I cannot quite make up my mind whether I like it or not.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

sunday knitting

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day... Especially at the weekend. I don't have to rush out of the house, can enjoy my coffee or tea (I've been trying to cut coffee out lately), read something, have a nice morning conversation... Maybe listen to some music... Oh, just wonderful! It's such a relaxed start of the day, especially this Sunday!
I want to finish my book today. I'm reading Arthur & George by Julian Barnes. It's such a captivating story. Then I want to finish knitting my cropped cardigan. It's a pattern from the new Rebecca.

I love the pattern, but what I'm not sure of is whether it'll suit me. I often feel that knitting is like going shopping. I discover a wonderful pattern, knit it just to realize afterwards that it does not suit me at all. That's soooo disappointing. I've substituted the yarn for this pattern - it's a nice silk and new wool mix.

It's not normally the colour that I would choose, but I want to finish the "brown period" in my wardrobe. (I guess I should start off with choosing some different colour for my blog background.) It's time for some summer colours.
I bought the new NEON. It's a German magazine with some interesting articles on (life)style, culture and events. Anyway, I discovered this photo - this moss stitch cardigan (with cables on the sleeves that you probably cannot see due to my bad photographing) gives me some hope that the colour I chose for my cropped cardi will suit my complexion.

Can you see the cool shoes that she's wearing? Those are sneakers on heels!
Then there's this blue raglan top that's probably very easy to knit and that I'd like to add to my wardrobe as well.

And have you seen this dress in the new Rebecca? Ok, it's brown, but it's so nice, with just the right amount of girly for me. What do you think of it?

Enjoy your breakfast and I hope to get back soon with some pictures of FOs.

Friday, April 11, 2008

a christmas dress

This is gonna be the first knitted item that I present to you. My cute model is standing a bit too far off, but she is very proud of her dress. I actually made two of them for both my little nieces. It was an easy pattern to follow, from a very old Lithuanian book (I'm sure my grandma bought it sometime in the '70s). And it took only about two afternoons, which was great, since I was re-starting knitting after a break of about 5 years.

entering the blogger world

Hi! My name is Siga. This will be my blog on knitting (mis)adventures. I have been reading many great blogs from other knitters and decided that it's time to join this wonderful community.

Knitting-wise I am an advanced beginner who desperately wanted to knit Norah Gaughan's Capecho. I fell in love with the pattern the moment I saw it. Well, the project is still on, I didn't get discouraged from all those misfortunes (yet) and one day I will be able to present you my finished version of the Capecho-Craze. I don't know how that's gonna happen, but before the end of the year I hope to be able "
to embrace my inner capecho".

Let the blogging begin...