Yarn Along – Week 17 – New projects

This week is Knitting & Crochet Blog Week but I decided to leave today’s topic for tomorrow and rather join Ginny’s Yarn along. So make sure you check that out what colours I like (you actually get a good glimpse on it when you look at my projects at the moment) and what my stash looks like in Thursday’s post.

As predicted last week, I ditched the angora top and went for the top I Top-part-of-my-Geminireally wanted, the Gemini. I’m using a peachy coloured cotton/acrylic mix which knits up nicely. I was not too sure about the top down approach though. I was quite sure I did everything according to the pattern but the increase part during the lace section looked a bit messy compared to the part were you only knit stockinette stitch. So I decided to start new, fixing this. Now it looks far better. You can see the changes I made on my ravelry project page. Continue reading

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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week IV – Day 1 & 2 – The House Cup & Mascot Project

Knitting-and-Crochet-Blog-Week-2013Yeah, welcome to this year’s Knitting and Crochet Blog week. No. 4 already and my first one. This is the first assignment : “A bit like Harry Potter, but not quite, this year’s Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is split into 4 houses. Don your favourite knitted or crocheted hat and let it guide you to which house you will be in.”

Options were the House of Bee for the busy ones, the House of Manatee for the gentle and calm ones, the House of Monkey for the intellegent and funny ones and the House of 8602254927_bca960e097Peacock for the ones showing of a bit (for more information on all houses have a look here).

I love to listen to Harry Potter Audio books when knitting so this is exactly my question. And I didn’t have to argue with the hat into which house he had to sort me. It is definitively the House of Bee. Bees are busy and industrious, but can flit from one interesting project to the next as bright and shiny things capture their interest.” says the description and the same is true for me. I love to work on many projects and can’t stop browsing patterns on ravelry. I have so many ideas what I want to do. But I would like to add, I’m a hard worker too. Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 16 – Socks up

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along for this week again. This week has been quite successful knitting and crochet wise. You can see how much my Sofa Blanket has grown: I finished the first third of the stripes. And one sock of my Business Casual socks is finished, the other one ready to turn the heel.All I knit Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 15 – The cardigan is finished (again)

Yes, I did it (again). The cabled cardigan that had been finished for christmas and had not fit at all is now finished again. And now it does fit! I seamed it Detail-cardiganyesterday so I haven’t got a proper wearing picture yet which is why you only get to see a detail.

Than after not really managing with my first try on a lace shawl (I kept making mistakes, maybe I would have needed more stitch markers) I decided to go for something easier first and started a Lonely Treen Shawl. I used some really old wool from my mum’s stash. It worked beautifully! And what a quick knit! But I guess a bit more of my yarn would have been great. Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 13 – a bit of a shopping spree

Today’s Yarn along post (of course as usual linking up with Ginny at Small Things) is a bit frustrating. I thought I could show you a finished cabled sweater, probably even blocked and sewed, modelled by Michael. Well, that is not the case. Ok, to be honest, I didn’t knit as much as I thought I would on the weekend. And Cabled sweatermaybe if I had stopped and thought twice when I last fitted the sweater on Michael I could be further too, but well, after a second fitting yesterday I realized I was decreasing far too much to gain enough height on the shoulder and had to rip back 26 rows. That doesn’t sound much, but on a sweater this size, 26 rows over the whole cardigan is about a weeks work and it really hurts. The sweater seems to grow into a neverending story and this when I am so keen on finally starting something new, something springlike, summery (even though the weather is not at all like this yet. It is sunny but bloody freezing!) Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 12 – did I say I didn’t like crocheting?

For this weeks Yarn along over at Ginny’s Small things I can show you two finished objects: The crocheted baby Baby-Blanket-and-Baby-Shoesblanket and some super cute baby shoes. Funny enough I found a pattern for exactly the baby blanket that I knitted on Ravelry. I hope little Vitus’ mum and dad will like it. Vitus himself will probably not mind at all as he’s only a week old. I just need to put labels on it. Did I tell you? I got myself my own labels. I had a voucher so I thought I might as well spend it on buying labels. They arrived on friday but I haven’t put one get. I will take a picture of the first items with labels for next weeks yarn along. Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 11 – Good progress

Yarn along week 11Joining Ginny’s Yarn along with a short update: Nothing new concerning the reading but knitting wise I got further along. As I finished my cardigan last week I could restart on Michael’s christmas cardigan that didn’t fit at all. As I could keep the arms I’m quite far again. The back of the cardigan is already up to the raglan arm part and I have half of the first front part. I also finished most of the baby blanket on the weekend. It only needs two more rows all around. The recipient was born last Friday but I won’t see him until Easter so I might even make some more stuff just because I can.