Monday, 29 October 2012

Yes, Jade Is the Girl of the Hour

pattern: Georgia by Jane Richmond
yarn: madelinetosh tosh merino light, in colour Jade, 200g
needles: 3.5mm (3.75mm)

I'm in love. With the yarn and the simple yet brilliant pattern. Even though this didn't pan out the way it was supposed to at first, the overall feeling is really positive. Size 36" fits my shoulders and boobies, but on the waistlevel it looked more like a tent and less like a cardigan. So I frogged the whole thing all the way to armpits and decreased heavily, ending up with the sts count of 30".

To begin with, the colour Jade seemed bit too strong a green for me, but slowly I've become simply infatuated with it. Maybe I need something a bit saucy to wear as I struggle through these next 6 months in teaching training? 

The buttons were just waiting for the right project in my button box; simple, little things I found in the fleamarket a while ago. Once again going with a meagre student budget, otherwise would have invested in wooden buttons or something jade green?

Will definitely make another Georgia in the future, so wonderful was the pattern once the sizing problem got solved.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wear the Dotted Ring Around Your Neck

pattern: West Desert Hood by Virginia Catherall
yarn: white Virtain Villa 2-säikeinen as the base and DK leftovers
needles: 4,5mm

Well wonders will never cease... I actually finished something (actually finished the cardigan too, but I'll need my royal photographer to take the pics). Used 14 different DK yarns from my stash, most of them bamboo, soy or cashmere based, which nicely balanced the coarse wool by Virtain Villa. I've had the wool in my stash for a while now and I would have used something a bit softer as the main yarn if I had had the money. But this was one of those 'poor penniless student' projects and the overall budget was zero euros, so the cowl is a motley assortment of whatever there was to be found in my stash.

P.S. Anyone else experiencing any problems with Blogger RSS feed? Some of my fave blogs I follow through google don't appear in my blog feed or sometimes drop completely from my feed list.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Colour Therapy

The rainbow cowl is not ready yet, but meanwhile check out these awesome home-dyed yarns here and here! Shout out in the comment box, if you have dyed yarn at home and got gorgeous pics to show for it; I think we all need a little colour therapy with the winter darkness settling in again.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Hey Blogger, Get Stuffed.

I tried to publish a post but Blogger decided to swallow it into the bottomless pit of Internet space. Now I'm pissed off and tired and unwilling to write the whole thing all over again, so here's the long story short:

- Here's my Georgia, made of Tosh
- in size 36", fits my shoulders perfectly, not so much in the waist
- frogging everything up until armpits. [insert f-bomb here]

- Here's my future cowl, as the mornings are getting chilly
- DK weight leftover yarns
- still need more yellow for it, so if you have yellow leftover yarn in DK weight, I could swap it for chocolate, buttons, or sockweight leftovers or even a small skein or two (I'll need something like 20g per colour)