30. september 2012
29. september 2012
Click here to join (for Ravelry members only).
One of the themes for the Ocotber Pot Holder is "Sommerminner" (summer memories) - as these flowers.
22. september 2012
Annepålandet and Torunn test knitted the first version of the pattern. They had troubles with the short rows, due to my poor explanations. I counted and recounted, but couldn't figure it out, before suddenly, one sleepless night - eureka! I understood how I had to do it. I tried it out on this hat, but I knew beforehand it was going to work.
The first two test hats also turned out a bit too big, and I was struggling with the charts, the sizing and the decreases. I was wondering - should I just leave it there, and forget about the pattern? I mean, you don't have to publish a pattern every time you make something. It's a bit obsessive, isn't it? But then I thought of all the work I had already put into the hat. And when I discovered the Testing Pool group on Ravelry, I decided to give it a go. Earlier, I have used the Free Pattern Testers group. It was okay at the time, but the group has so many rules to obey, that I was reluctant to use it again.
19. september 2012
Mostly knitting lately, but with the Potholder Swap, I need to change into crochet mode. These are my latest crochet projects:
Btw, there is still time to join the swap!!
16. september 2012
Join us on Ravelry if you're interested. (Everybody is welcome, but the group discussions are in Norwegian, so a certain understanding of that languge is necessary.)
Here are my blogposts from last year's swap.
9. september 2012
7. september 2012
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Have a nice weekend - with or without comments!
5. september 2012
4. september 2012
Pattern: Sheep Heid
Speaking of sheep
- this summer I discovered a lovely podcast called Electric Sheep. It's made by Katie, a London knitter, who speaks brilliantly about sheep, imaginary and real ones, about wool and kntting, but also other interesting and more serious subjects, like beards, gin, cakes and more. Like me, she's not a sock knitter, which feels good to know. The podcast is a perfect mixture of fun, serious essays and knitting. I brought several old shows with me on holiday, and had some quiet mornings with my sheepy knitting and a coffee, listening to Electric Sheep, while the rest of the family were still asleep.
Speaking of sheep #2
- Have you seen Pinneguri's new pattern? Her Angry Sheep Cardigan ("Sinnasaujakka") has just been released. You see the lovely modell on the photo? I'm using it without asking, because that's me! I did not make the cardigan though, it's one of Pinneguri's four (?) projects. On Ravelry, there are already 19 project pages for the cardigan - probably more when you read this. I've not casted on yet, I'm trying to do some UFO-finishing and stash busting. I'm thinking I might find some suitable yarn in Shetland during the Wool Week, so I'll be stash busting till then.
Speaking of sheep # 3
- I noticed I had several patterns and projects in my favourites, that I had tagged with sheep. Here are some:
A couple of free sock patterns, sheep may safely graze, and biscottes sheep
Kate Davies' cute tea cozy, Sheep Carousel, and her blanket, of course. I believe there are more sheepy patterns coming from her soon.
Here's a sheep chart, and here's a free pattern for a very sheepy sweater.
A free mitten pattern here, and a baby cardigan here, Sheep Yoke Baby cardigan.
There's a children's sweater from Sandnes design, aren't these the cutest little sheep?
And then, a knitted sheep, free pattern here.
1. september 2012
My "Dreaming of Provence" hat pattern is finally ready!
Hats in colours and patterns inspired by Provence. The pattern has three versions, a beanie, a more slouchy hat, and a beret .
Thanks a lot to my test knitters Garnhumlan, Babben and Kirsti! And thanks to SummerMelody for proofreading the English version.
Size and measurements
Slouchy hat and beret: The circumference of the ribbing is 50 cm / 20 inches for both models.
The size is adult medium. The stranded fabric beeing less elastic than the ribbling, all models fit a head circumference of 54-56 cm (21-22 inches).
Yarn: You can use fingering yarn left overs in suitable colours. For each flower row, you need appr. 8 g (28 m / 31 yd) of each colour for the beret, and only 5-6 g (appr 20 m / 22 yd) for the beanie.