Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FO: One was not enough; Lanesplitter take 2

Looks familiar, huh? Just because this pattern is so fun, straight after casting off the first one, I cast on for this. I still had Noro Kureyon (colourway 95 for those interested) and matched it with some brown Cascade 220 heathers. I've been wearing this skirt a lot. I've had it on around 10 times before these pictures were taken. This skirt holds its' shape really well.

Some specs
Needles: 4.5 mm circulars
Yarn: about 1.7 skeins of Noro Kureyon, colourway 95, and 0.83 of a skein of Cascade 220 heathers in brown

Oh, I did not have any brown tights at hand this morning, but since I'm wearing my honey cowl in spritz colourway, it works out pretty well. No pictures to prove that this time though.

Friday, February 24, 2012

knitting outsourced

Yes, I outsourced knitting the sock yarn blanket to my sister. Well, I am giving her my leftovers and she is knitting herself a blanket, so it's not a perfect outsourcing, but maybe once she's done with hers she will be hooked up on those little squares that she will have to keep going and maybe I will get a blanket for me as well. Wow, there are a couple of maybes too much in that sentence, but who knows...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

oh, decisions decisions...

I spent weeks knitting this yarn up. Frogging took less than 30 minutes. This yarn looks great in garter stitch and I am debating between vine yoke and garter yoke. OK, I was debating between the two. The slight variegation would work perfectly with Ysolda's Vine Yoke cardi. However, the way this yarn is spun, I'm thinking Melissa's Garter Yoke is a better choice for this. I'm swatching and then we'll see.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

FO: Blinde Venus socks

Finally. I knit socks with Opal Hundertwasser. I love them. Unfortunately, they are not for me, but for my older sister who was playing my feet for the last two weeks. Well, mostly that meant carrying around my little one. Some three years ago - before I broke both of my ankles - I did not know why somebody would knit socks. There are so many other great things to knit that I did not understand how come somebody would spend money (buying lovely yarn) or time knitting socks. That changed thanks to my broken ankles and to my friend Christine. I love my feet ever since and I am thankful for the fact that they carry me around, bring me to places (and yarn shops). And with yarn like Hundertwasser Blinde Venus I could keep on knitting only plain socks till the end of my days.
2.0mm circulars, toe up, slipped stitch heel. A perfect fit.

Monday, February 20, 2012

back on my feet

Thank you all for the kind comments and the well wishes. I am back on my feet. The stitches are coming out today and since I do not wear bandage anymore, but still want to protect my ankles, I found another use for my toast arm warmers. They go nicely with my Lanesplitter no. 1 which I am also wearing right now.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

FO: Nordic stars yet again

There was some radio silence round here. I've hinted on this blog before about some broken bones. Well, just a week ago I got the metal taken out of my body. This gave me loads of knitting time. Above was almost finished at the hospital whilst waiting for surgery. I had to stop halfway through the second one as I did not have enough beads put on. This was a perfect, mindless knitting project as I knew the pattern by heart. Rosarios 4 Merino Land is a nice, thin yarn that gives clean lines. I really like these stars and will surely knit them again. After all, I still have no beaded wristwarmers myself.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012