26. februar 2009
24. februar 2009
18. februar 2009
My Scrap gnomy pattern is now available as a Ravelry download. Thanks to "Knittingcouple" (ravelink) it's also available in German!
The hat has been test knitted by Olesdatter, you can see her beautiful version here. Thanks a lot!
This is a perfect stash busting project! I used 6 nuances of main colour (MC), and three contrasting colours (CC), but you can choose to use more or less different colours, depending on your stash.
Child: suitable for head circumference 45 – 50 cm.
Adult: suitable for head circumference 52 – 58 cm.
For adult size: Appr. 150 g of DK/light worsted scrap yarn (tension 23 sts/10 cm and 29 rows/10 cm in stranded pattern. )
Needles: 3,0 mm and 3,5 mm small circulars and dpns.
For children’s size: Appr. 100 g of fingering scrap yarn (tension 28 sts/10 cm and 37rows /10 cm in stranded pattern)
Needles 2,0 mm and 2,5 mm small circulars and dpns.
15. februar 2009
One sweater/T-shirt that is too short.
8. februar 2009
When I first saw this, I thought - no, I'm not going to waste my time on this. But then I saw more of them, among them Yarndancer's and it was kind of fun, so I decided to give it a go.
The idea is that you mark with bold the things you have done, mark the ones you plan to do sometime in italics, and leave the rest in plain text. I have included crochet too, I've always done both. Some of the techniques I don't know at all, others I have looked up on Wikipedia or in dictionnaries, because I didn't know the English terms.
American/English knitting (never ever!)
Cable stitch patterns
Combination knitting (what's that?)
Darning (had to check on Wikipedia to find the meaning of this word)
Designing knitted garments
Domino knitting (never finished...)
Drop stitch patterns
Dyeing spinning fiber
Dyeing with plant colors
Entrelac (don't think I have the pacience...)
Fair Isle knitting
Hats: Top-down (Marnie's Halley's Comet Hat)
Holiday related knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting and purling backwards (What the .... is that????)
Knitting for a living
Knitting for pets
Knitting for preemies
Knitting in public
Knitting items for a wedding
Knitting on a loom
Knitting mittens (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting to make money (designing, that is)
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with alpaca
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with beads (my Phantasy hats)
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with dog/cat hair (no, but I once borrowed a sweater made from dog's hair - it was incredibly warm!)
Knitting with dpns
Knitting with linen
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Knitting with silk
Knitting with someone else’s hand-spun yarn
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with wool
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Long Tail CO
Moebius band knitting
Participate in an exchange
Participating in a KAL
Publishing a knitting book (I can always dream...)
Slip stitch patterns
Steeks (Lots! Norwegians are barbaric when it comes to steeking!)
Teaching a child to knit
Teaching a male how to knit
Twisted stitch patterns
Two end knitting (looks very time consuming)
Writing a pattern
7. februar 2009
Some kind of Ravelry hick up, I thought, when I noticed that my Stripey pattern had been downloaded 147 times on the 1st of February. But then I understood that the hat is chosen as the February knitalong in Hobbyboden (a Norwegian craft site). And new Stripeys are popping up, for example Tesha's (blog in Norwegian).
Some people have found it a little short. You can easily make it longer by knitting a cm or two more before starting the decreases.
1. februar 2009
...in this book by Tine Solheim, Maskeball, one of my favourite knit and crochet books.
I don't think the book is translated. Norwegian crafters can also find her designs in "Familien" from time to time, this is from their Christmas edition 2008. I love the dress to the left.