Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The temperatures are in 20s here and we are enjoying this sunny summer weather. It is so warm that I did not yet get round to blocking the shawl from last week's WIP Wednesday post. I know I should, it'd dry in no time. Now I have a new project on the needles that I just had to cast on because I saw somebody with a finished version of it. This cowl was on my to knit list ever since it came out, but I was saving it for the day when I have enough scraps from Drops Alpaca. That seemed to be the perfect yarn for it. Well, but now I had to buy some Drops Alpaca as I didn't have enough scraps and start it straight away.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
We love basketball. Eurobasket is taking place in Lithuania this year. We watched Germany play live and enjoyed it a lot. It was a good game. Tonight's the game between the host nation Lithuania and Germany. The little one is ready for the game.
As to the knitting info, it is more or less Hannah Fettig's Sock Yarn Sweater. I used bits and pieces from my stash for it.
Friday, September 9, 2011
A third entry in the series*. This is why we knitters should love cotton. This has been worn by my husband some 30 years ago. I got it from my MIL, washed it and the little one has worn it a couple of times this summer. The weather has not been that great, but I plan on putting some long-sleeves underneath and getting some more use out of it. It fits perfectly and looks as good as new. This will be kept for the next generation.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The first time that I saw this pattern was over at knittedbliss' blog back in February. I don't know how one becomes the chosen one to be a test-knitter for Veera, but Julie was among the lucky ones. Since February, this shawl has been knit up many times and there are really great versions of it over on Ravelry.
I must have purchased this pattern sometime in April, before the little one was born. But I never knew what yarn to choose for it. Interesting, I always seem to have a yarn issue for my projects.
Anyways, I went to the famous Wollmeise sale this year. And Stripe Study shawl was on the list as a project needing the right yarn.
Like many, I only managed 11 stripes before running out of contrasting colour. I did in fact start the 12th green stripe only to realize half-way through that I definitely do not have enough yarn. So, I ripped back. Otherwise, there are no mods whatsoever. My sister is ready for fall.