Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2008 Olympics Part II: Flow top

Second project that was born on a wimp, got the yarn, spend the night thinking what pattern to knit and got on with it. To me it wasn't about knitting Olympics and finishing this one on time, I just wanted to know whether I will have enough yarn to finish and will it fit me or not.

Pattern: Flow by Noragh Gaughan from Berroco Noragh Gaughan vol 2
Yarn: 3 skews of SweetGeorgia Yarns Buttercrunch in natural indigo dye (sheds a lot when at work)
Size: 38 but knitted 30 due to a huge gauge difference
Needles: 4.5mm
Modifications: I didn't have enough yarn to finish the neckband and armbands, so I omitted them which still looks great with this yarn

Sunday, August 17, 2008

2008 Olympics Part I: German Stockings

I am having a great knitting weekend, some WIPs are getting finished in reasonable time!
As I wrote before I've decided on knitting German Stockings for this years summer Olympics but half way through realised it wasn't as challenging as I thought. So I've started an additional project (Flow top, Ravelry link). Both are now done!!!

Here is first instalment: German Stockings

Pattern: German Stockings by Cookie A.
Yarn: 1.5skews of Mama Blue Knitting Goods Simple Merino Sock in colour Naked on a Tuesday
Needles: Addi 2.5mm
Time taken to knit: 8 days

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Eye candy Saturday

Does this get your knitting mojo back?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

What I did this summer

Well... I am not blogging again. This past month was pretty hectic, not only from work point of you, but also socially. We had 3-5 afterwork things a week and I did make it to most of them. DB and me also travelled up north to visit the Peak district and Chatsworth (the house of Mr Darcy ;)). I was not really taken by it, but grounds are stunning, a must visit for everyone.

Knitting-vice I finished one pair of socks, started another pair, bought quite a bit of yarn, and selected my Ravelry-Olympic project. It's German Stockings by Cookie A. Something I long wanted to knit and something I know I will wear a lot because Anna socks have been worn extensively though winter.

I leave you with Kusha Kusha scarf pics ( did I tell you I LOVE it)
Enjoy the rest tof your knitting weekend ;)

Project: Kusha Kusha Scarf (Kit-78) by Setsuko Torii
Yarn: 1 skew of Habu Silk Stainless A-20/21 1/20 in black and 1 skew of
Habu Super Fine Merino A-177 in colourway 56
Needles: 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 4mm and 5mm