25 février 2009
The sun is out and that gave me the courage to block the scarf: So that's what the set-up looks like... not spectacular but very functionnal. And that's the magic of lace: it reveals itself during the blocking. And the sweater is also coming along nicely: Doesn't look alot different but that's alot of stitches per round/row now. Last count was over 228 ! And a close-up of the pretty pretty cables: They will be more even after blocking as usual.
24 février 2009
Finishing the boyfriend hat gave me the opportunity to get going on the leaf scarf again. I had put everything down to concentrate on getting boyfriend's head warmer. So after a couple of evening curled up on my sofa, here's what happened: That's right, the leaf scarf is finished ! This was a great knit, there's something hypnotic about the pattern. I never got bored and I couldn't put it down. 2 skeins of ShibuiKnits Sock yarn in purple (the colour is actually a number I can't remember)4 mm needlesCast on : Jan 10cast off :... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2009
So, the ranger hat is done !This one was a battle of its' own... the stripeing, the travelling stitches, the decreases at the top because I didn't have a compatible amount of stitches at the top... anyway, it's done and it's pretty but manly and it's warm for boyfriends' ears. Very happy with this.
10 février 2009
We just found out at work that the following weeks, the place will be closed due to financial difficulties : 9, 13, 17, 21 & 25... Wow, that's alot of knitting time! with no consequences on my pay ... on the plus side.On the minus side, how am I going to get all my work done ?! I am one of the lucky ones, I still have a full plate of work. I also have to take 12 days of holidays + 1 day a month of compensation... I'll be at home more than at work. It'll cost me in heating (I have a timer which cuts the heating just before I... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2009
So finally there was a bit of sun and I took a photo of boyfriend's hat. I'm having a tough time deciding when to change colours so it looks random but harmonious.Needles: 5mm circularYarn: Noro Cash Iroha colours 108 and 1Pattern: Ranger Hat by Anni Laine (free Ravelry download) On Saturday evening I went to see an ice hockey match. I actually also went to one 2 Saturdays ago but forgot the camera.My town's team lost by 4 points!!! but still I like the game and the others did play better. Happy Sunday!
05 février 2009
On the 11th Jan, I promised you an FO picture. I forgot all about that promise until I realized I hadn't shown you!!! One Jesse hat: Quick knit: only 2 days !Needles: 5 mm circsYarn: Dream in Colour ClassyCast on: 10th JanCast off: 11th JanNo modifications. Toasty ears !
04 février 2009
So today I have an FO... a long time in the making but anyway... Lizzy socks are a now a pair of finished socks. And I even got a sunny picture !!!: DetailsNeedles : Addi turbo 2,5mm circsYarn : Easyknits bamboo mixPattern : Lizzy socks (free Ravelry download)Cast on : 6th DecCast off : 26th JanNo modifications, just made the leg a little longer than intended in the pattern. The lacey scarf hasn't been touched since the last post. I have been trying to make the promised hat for boyfriend and have finally figured out the... [Lire la suite]