Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Birthday Prototype

pattern: prototyping
yarn: Handu merinosukka
needles: 2.75mm

Forgot my friend's birthday so I knit her these. I writing the pattern down (on a paper, since the awesome program is at the moment way too expensive). Lovely, lovely yarn, the colour in the pics is way off, it's closer to mintish green-blue than cold blue.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Springs in Whose Serene and Silent Waters Heaven is Seen

pattern: Arroyo by Sarah H. Wolf
yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool, 265g
needles: 8mm

This lovely scarf was finished already in December but today was the first day I've been home before the sundown since August, hence the overdue pictures. I love this project because of the yarn, the pattern itself was really simple and to me quite uninteresting. But the yarn... This is going to sound weird, but this scarf smells lovely: it's a mixture of my lavender fabric softener, my cherry parfume and pure, oily wool. This is one of those knit garments of solace that make you feel instantly better about everything.Will definitely knit a teacher jacket for myself with this yarn after May and the end of the training.

Here's a better picture of my bobble tam.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Now for Something Completely Different

It's nice to enjoy someone else's creativity for a change. I won this small coin purse in Jennike's giveaway, which is kind of convenient for a crazy coin purse collector like me. So I have a purse for my knitting bric-a-brac, a purse for my bus cards, a purse for my keys and phone, a purse for coins, a purse for my memory sticks and a purse for all of these purses - and now this, a purse for my make-up I carry to every place! "Yo dawg, I heard you like purses...". Cheers, Jennike!

This is something I've been working on. I forgot my friends birthday, so I'm making these for her and if everything goes as planned, I'll be begging for testknitters in a couple of months' time.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter

pattern: Rumpled! by Alice Yu
yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, in colour Vincent's Apron, 105g
needles: 2.5mm

Got this absolutely perfect yarn from my man and have been sitting on it ever since. Is there anybody else out there who suffers of a chronic luxury yarn paralysis and is dead afraid to start a project with something expensive in the fear of ruining the whole lovely skein? I do and it's horrible, as I love yarn like Jitterbug.

This project, however, was a success. The pattern was of the usual Alice Yu awesomeness and the yarn was perfect for it. Then again I compeletely cocked up the decs with 4 stitches. But who cares? Not Doctor Who! And that's what I watched when I knitted these; something to get my mind off the school chaos.