torsdag 29 november 2007

Smitten by a mitten

Pattern: Manly Mitts by Elizabeth Morrisson from
Yarn: Hjertegarn's Lima 100 % wool
Needles: 3,5 mm dpns

I really love these mittens. They were a quick knit (that's always a plus!), the pattern was easy to follow and memorize. And they fit me like a glove. I knitted the smaller version and with this yarn and these needles they turned out quite small.

söndag 25 november 2007

New things, new Merino yarn from Drops

Things haven't been great.
I've visited the dentist again.
I've been ill after a vaccination.
The oldest son probably has scarlet fever and when I've had a few minutes over I've spent them on Chistmasgifts.
But I have a few thing to show you:

Youngest son's new hat. He went with me to the yarnshop and picked the colours himself.

Pattern: k3 p2 rib all the way up. Quick decrease.
Yarn: Lima from Hjertegarn 100% wool
Needles: 3,5 mm

Next up the gigantic beret:

Pattern: my own improvisation with a terrible result. Much too big. Will be frogged.
Yarn: Drop's new Merino (at the moment it's only in black or white but with more colours to come).
Needles: 3,5 mm

I really liked this yarn. I started at least five different projects and frogged them until I knitted this hidious thing. It will be frogged as well. I thing I will knit a Kaari instead. Or another Leaf T-shirt.

And finally Buttony:

Pattern: Buttony by Oh my Stars
Yarn: Kampes 2-ply wool yarn
Needles: 4,5 mm

I think I was a bit too optimistic when I decided that the circumference for the arms was enough and put them on scrap yarn. If it doesn't fit me I hope there is someone else interested in this raglan sweater...

fredag 16 november 2007

Christmas gift

Pattern: Key Cozy from Wind loop
Yarn: sock yarn left overs held double
Needles: 3,5 mm dpns
This might be a good christmas gift. It only took a few hours do knit.

torsdag 15 november 2007

tam on a plate

Pattern: Tweedy Tam by Dropped a Stitch
Yarn: Felted Tweed from Rowan
Neddles: 3,5 mm circs and dpns

This was supposed to look like a beret, and it sort of does when put on a plate, but on my head it looks more like a regular hat. I did it in the adult size, but I haven't blocked it yet. Maybe that will transform it.
Anyway, I quite like it like this. I think I will knit one more in a brighter colour and add even more stitches and see what happens.

fredag 2 november 2007


I made myself a knitting bag. The fabric is from IKEA. It turned out better than I had expected.