Saturday, 18 October 2014

chevron seven is locked in place.

pattern: Fletcher Mittens by Amy Swenson
yarn: Noro Kureyon, 85g
needles: 4.5mm

If you've ever been punked by Noro yarns, you know the taste of a bitter, unpleasant surprise when that lovely pinkish-green skein vomits out only blues and oranges (well, okay, insert your own effing favourite colours and horror colours into this sentence to get that tangible hell no -experience). Luckily, a friend of mine likes blue a lot and the size fit, so now these treachearous things have a new home! The pattern was a great one, will definitely do again sometime in the far future. Right now I'm having some serious trust issues with Noro.

Monday, 13 October 2014

a world where there are Octobers

pattern: winged it
yarn: Rowan Fine Tweed, in colour Buckden, 45g
needles: 2.75mm

pattern: Côte-Nord Cap by Amy Miller
yarn: String Theory, in colour Cactus, 50g
needles: 4mm

October is the month that makes me crave for chunky, tweedy yarns, cably patterns, warms sweaters and spicy food. This year the sweaters, cables and tweeds are combined with my new biker jacket, really flat sneakers and killer red lipstick (okay, the lipstick is a year-around thing, but the shade got just a tad more killer and matte).

Didn't find any really cool cably pattern for fingering weight mitts with long cuffs, so I just winged it. These longer mitts really used just two tiny balls of Fine Tweed! And it has cables and everything! The DK is from a German web shop and was such a positive surprise! It has an amazing feel to it and the subtle changes of the greens are absolutely lovely. Recommend knitting this hat, too, it was pretty much a no-brainer, but really cute! Maybe even nicer with a turned up brim?

Next time I'll bring a bombardment of mittens with me! Something chunky, something colourful, something geometric!

Friday, 3 October 2014

And I would give all this and heaven too

pattern: La Grasse Matinée by Anna Johanna
yarn: Malabrigo Sock, in colour Seco y Fresco, 196g
needles: 2.5mm and 3.5mm

Okay, so, I want one in every colour. The pattern is just so fantastic and for the size S I used less than two skeins. I must admit that it does not have the same gorgeous ease as the original one made by Neulisti or the amazing Merilin version by Sanna, but I swear I even knit a swatch and was trying to make something baggier and less form-hugging. Horror films and tv series just got in the way. All the same, I love it and I need to knit a couple more, especially with Malabrigo Sock.