lauantai 2. helmikuuta 2013

Unfinished business...

When I started knitting I set myself a goal of one project at a time. I did very well... in the beginning. Then I started on a big project. A large pillow case that may become a throw. This depends on how I feel whenever I get to the final length, which is as long as I am tall.

                                          This is an old photo, I'm now up to my neck :)
                                          Yarn: Novita Isoveli, Nalle, and Nalle Aloe Vera

Since this pillowcase/throw is such a big WIP (work in progress) I, of course, needed a smaller project to carry along with me in the car, waiting rooms, etc.

                                          Yarn: Novita Pretty Baby

I've made this baby blanket before in yellow, green and white. This is a real simple knit, something great for me when I'm travelling. I only noticed well into the 2nd skein of yarn that there is a flaw in the color scheme. I think I'm going to be practicing my newly learned 'patience when knitting' skill by ripping quite a big chunk of this out.

Who wants to be knitting a warm blanket while on vacation in a place of sun and heat? Not me.  So, while in Spain, I bought some yarn and attempted my first top with some tricky knitting (tricky for me, that is).

                                          Yarn: Katia Linda

Those funky little circles took me days to figure out. Why days? Because I had to put the ripped out mess down many times and step away. Wait. Then come back with a better frame of mind. Yes, this was before the sorely needed skill of patience kicked in :) Unfortunately, I've let this gem sit for too long. I'll have to take some time to figure out this pattern again.

But in the meantime...

                                          Yarn: Drops Alpaca and Drops Kid-Silk

A warm and cozy sweater for a very cold winter! My attempt at Norway's most talked about sweater for 2012  - "Skappelgenseren" by Dorthe Skappel.   The combination of this yarn is unbelievably soft and squishy!

4 WIPs. Not too bad. Well, actually 5, but I'm finished with that one now. :)

perjantai 1. helmikuuta 2013

Still Knitting...

It's been a long time since I've posted, but I'm still around. Still knitting. Still out walking when the feet permit.

I was enamored by Julie Crawford's (  "Stockholm Scarf". It took me awhile to find the right yarn and the right color. I found it :)

                                          Yarn: Gjestal Tinde

It took me quite awhile to knit this, but here's the end result.

I saw these Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments by Little Cotton Rabbits on Ravelry and wanted to try my hand at them! This was a real challenge for me - those needles were so small. But oh so fun!

                                          Yarn: Hjertegarn Diamond cotton

Another fun cowl "Drop Stitch Cowl" by Abi Gregorio. I plan on making more of these as soon as I find some chunkier yarn. Fun to knit and so soft and squishy!

                                          Yarn: Hjertegarn Chunky

This past year of knitting has taught me patience and new skills. I've had to slowly work on one project, rip out others countless times and even give up completely on a couple of others. I shouldn't say give up completely as I plan to restart those same projects with different yarn, perhaps,  and with a renewed determination.