Sunday, July 22, 2007

Victorian Lace Socks

Pattern: from June 2007 Six Sox KAL
Yarn: 1 skew of Fleece Artist Basic Merino Sock in Ivory (as seen at Nattugla2007 )
Needles: Addi's 2.5mm DPN for one and new Addi lace circulars 2.5mm for another one Modifications: extended rib, heel, toe, YO in 'Melon stitch'

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The pathetic blogger

Sorry guys, with only 7 weeks left until dissertation submission, life is getting pretty hectic here, meaning I have less and less power left for knitting and blogging. Besides it is summer and I want to get away during weekends, travelling around lovely Cambridgeshire County and visiting new places.
Here is the top I finished more than a week ago…

Model: Top 140 from Burda 06/07 (I call it Summer Breeze)
Yarn: 5 balls of Luxury Yarns Hawaii in colour 958
Needles and hooks: 3.5mm and 2.5mm
Modifications: I made the back piece 1cm longer and crocheted the edges so that the straps would not roll and fall down the shoulders

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The One with the Sale and Chest Pain

I have been experiencing some chest pain through this week, so I am on a caffeine-free diet right now. Kind of tough, like I‘ve lost the grip of what I am doing, as my daily pace had to slow down. I am staying away form books and articles this weekend, devoting much of my time to knitting. Summer Breeze top is now 2/3 done, but there is no summer to wear it.
I also went to John Lewis yesterday to find out it was a huge sale day. Look what I’ve bought: 4 skews of Debbie Bliss Pure silk at the price 3 times cheaper! I would have liked to buy more but it was all they had left in this particular shade of silver grey. Have to find a pattern for it.

I also bought 1 ball of Rowan 4-ply Cotton for the bag I fell in love with this weekend. Go and check it out if you haven’t already done so at Purl Bee.

Oops, just realised, I never blogged about the top. Well I it is from German Burda 06/07, model 140. This is the picture from the mag and the one with the beginning of the back (I am now at the same place with the front)