Yarn along – Week 50 – Not what I planned on doing

I waited to do my Yarn Along post yesterday night after I would have finished the first sleeve of the last Phoebe Sweater. It needs to be finished, blocked and ready to go next Thursday as we are going to London on Friday and I start to feel a little pressure here. But well I started another quick shot of a christmas knit for a friend so my time was a bit divided between the two projects.Arm_warmerBut, and here’s the big BUT, I made quick thin angora/mohair arm warmers to match my costume for tonight and this kept me all evening. UPDATE: after all I didn’t really wear those but they might be good for some other costume one day…

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Linke Maschen oder “Glatt Rechts” stricken – Purl Stitches or Stockinette Stitch

Wer rechte Maschen stricken kann merkt: so sehen die meisten Stricksachen aber nicht aus. Um das klassischeste aller Strickmuster, genannt “Glatt rechts”, zu stricken, braucht man zusätzlich zu den rechten Maschen auch linke Maschen. Diese werden dann im Wechsel gestrickt: eine Reihe rechte Maschen, eine Reihe links. Wie linke Maschen gehen, zeigen die Bilder und das Video.Tutorial_Links_stricken_1 Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 49- it fits!

Today is Wednesday and as usual I’ll share my reading and knitting with you and all the people who take part or read the Yarn along Posts over at Ginny’s. Today let me start with this: Wooohoo, yay, yippieh, juchee! *grinning like mad, dancing around like a crazy person* Yesterday I received this picture:He-really-likes-itIt fits! My long-time project, the Christmas Sweater for my brother, did not only arrive in Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 48 – Better late than never

Again I didn’t manage to post my Yarn Along post to share with all of you in Ginny’s Yarn along on Wednesday. And this is why: I wanted to show you some proper pictures (and not the same old “it’s nearly finished but not yet finally done” pictures) and this meant finishing up things and I only did that last night. Complete-toddler-cardiganI finally finished two important projects: Yesterday I sewed up the Toddler Cardigan, Continue reading

Katniss Cowl – After the start of the movie

Since the movie came out thinks have gone crazy on ravelry and here on the blog for my Katniss Cowl pattern. Literally everybody seems to look up the pattern. To be honest, I never ever expected this and I’m super proud and hope that after I fixed some really big mistake on the back side chart, even more people will be making this cowl.

I just want to give a kind of statement to some questions and things that came up so far and that I have read in forum posts. Many people seem to like the pattern but many seem to get it, me or my intentions wrong and I feel a bit like I have to explain myself.

  1. The cowl doesn’t look exactly like in the movie. It is not authentical. I haven’t even seen the movie yet. All I had in July to base my design on was this picture where you could see the cowl from the front. I had no idea about what it would look like from the back or that it had an armhole. So my design is my interpretation of that cowl and doesn’t aim in no way to be the exact copy.Katniss_Cowl_on_Katniss
  2. The roped collar doesn’t fall like the one in the movie. The drape is not right. My design includes the nearest way that I found to make something similar like in the movie. I know it doesn’t have the drape of the movie one which is sad because that was what I was aiming for but it was the next best thing I could think of and if your read the quest on designing this cowl, you know I tried a lot…Take-a-look
  3. People comment on the pattern on ravelry and don’t get an answer from me straight away. The pattern is for free because it was the first thing I ever truely designed. I have no professional background in designing things and therefor don’t claim that my design or even more my pattern is fault free. To be honest I never expected that that many people would be interested in it anyway. If you find a mistake, let me know. I’m happy to update the pattern. But I have a fulltime job and (I know, it sounds weird but it is true 😉 a life away from knitting. I love to help but it might take some days until I reply.

Hope you enjoy the pattern and I appreciate every link back to finished goods on ravelry.

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Yarn along – Week 47 – and done and done and done

Just a quick update for the Yarn along over at Ginny’s because we hosted a little early Christmas dinner for some friends yesterday and everything not related to that dinner was neglected a bit. Therefor the late post.reindeer-sweaterYou know what is the great thing about a soccer game that my boyfriend is watching at Continue reading