Thursday, 24 April 2014

And I'll be stranded like a man in a mine

pattern: Feathernest Raglan by Amy Miller
yarn: Shetland wool, 350g
needles: 5mm

pattern: winged it
yarn: Lang Seta Tweed, 35g and leftovers of tosh Sport in colour Wheat
needles: 3mm and 3.5mm

Feathernest has already been ready for a while now, but time has been a bit scarce lately for a photoshoot or for general loitering around the town. The shetland wool used for the pullover is superwarm and really soft after a thorough dip in fabric softener - I actually wear it now without a jacket. Knitting the yarn, however, was heavily laced with profanities and blasphemy. Scratchy bastard... Some fuckups with the pattern, but who cares really? In short time, this has become my trusted basic pullover.

 As the temperatures have risen enough to discard woollen hats almost altogether, I just had to buy a couple of balls of Seta Tweed for a spring hat. Really cool and amazingly soft, the yarn was also surprisingly nice to knit for silk! It was so nice to knit that, in fact, I finished the hat in couple of hours. Adieu, hyperthermia, this girl started thermoregulation in time this year!

Monday, 21 April 2014

I'd just to like to say, if there were no Batman, there'd be no Joker

pattern: Broken Seed Stitch Socks by handepande
yarn: Hedgehog Fibers Sock, 40g in colour Villain, and Artesano Definition Sock Yarn, 40g in colour Cream Cake
needles: 2.5mm

Magneto. Harley Quinn. Scar. Bowser. Darth Vader. Governor. Dr. Horrible.

Because the yarn was a wacky mixture of pinks, greens, oranges, blues and purples and it was fantastically named Villain, I had to buy a skein of Hedgehog Fibers Sock. It's soft and wonderful to knit; love it. The colour, though, looks like someone after gorging Halloween sweets tried to call Uncle Earl on the yarn instead of on the big porcelain phone. That's why I used some white yarn and this seed stitch pattern to calm it down a bit and the result, I think, is really nice.

Kind of look like children's socks because my friend has such tiny feet. Anyway, superhappy and hopefully she will be too.