Yarn along – Week 43 – Check, Check, Triple Check

As I planned last week, I got everything finished that I wanted to finish in October to stick to my Christmas Knit Planning:

The second Phoebe Sweater is finished and only needs blocking and buttons which I will take care of once we are back from our holidays. I even knitted the first rows of number three which will be a dark pink. This means that the red cardigan is finished on time: Check!Claras-and-Antonias-sweaterNext on my list was finishing the October part of my brother’s christmas sweater: sleeve Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 42 – October knitting

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along quite late again this week but here is my short update: This week I started a new book, Salman Rushdie’s “Des Mauren letzter Seufzer” (The Moor’s Last Sigh) from which I have only read a few pages yet so I can’t say much about it and concentrated on two projects: The Phoebe’s Sweater for Clara and my socks. I finished sock one and am halfway through sock two. The picture is from yesterday morning but by now I already nearly turned the second heel. That was quite quick.book-and-socksThe cardigan is developing Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 41

Yesterday was a busy day but I thought I can do my Yarn along post a little late too. So to join all the knitting ladies out there sharing their work at Ginny’s Yarn Along, here is what I’ve been knitting and reading this week:Cardigan-no-2I continued knitting on my second Phoebe’s sweater. After a size 2 this time size 4 and Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 40 – Tchaka!

Today I have only a short update for Ginny’s Yarn Along, but a significant one: Tchaka! I’m the quickest! Well maybe not, but a quick one indeed. Within one week I knit up the a Phoebe Sweater in the smallest size. I wove in the last ends yesterday night and now I only need to block it and find matching buttons. And I already started with the second size and finish already the lower patterned part. Now a lot of stockinette stitch (181 stitches per row!) buteven though this one is a little bigger, it still knits up really fast.Freya-and-Claras-SweaterAnd on the weekend I was longing for something else to knit so I started Continue reading

Yarn Along – Week 39 – am I crazy?

I can’t agree more with Ginny who in her last Yarn Along post wrote:

I think that I must be experiencing a strange knitting phenomenon.  Larkspur’s Phoebe’s Sweater is knitting up very quickly for me and I have passed the halfway mark.  However, I know good and well that if I were knitting with fingering weight yarn, that I wouldn’t have been able to knit the same amount of yardage in the same amount of time.  Does that make sense?  There’s something about knitting at 3.5 stitches/inch I guess–this particular sweater progresses so quickly and that motivates me to knit more often.

Absolutely the same happens to me. I waited most of last week for the wool for the my Phoebe’s Sweaters (yes, I’ll do three of them, one in orange for a 2-year-old, one in red for a 4-year-old and one in fuchsia for a 6-year-old…) to arrive and then I was away for the weekend. So it was Sunday evening when I finally opened this big box of softness and colour (literally dozens of skeins of Drops Big Merino, plus a few in Merino Extra Fine, all in all more than 50 skeins… )a-box-full-of-lovelinessAnd I started knitting straight away. Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 38 – New decisions

Last week I saw on Ginny’s post that she was knitting a Phoebe Sweater, an item that I had laid my eyes on for some time now. So I showed the ravelry page to my boyfriend and he was instantly convinced when I told him that those coats would make perfect christmas presents for his nieces (if he paid for the wool). And after testing for gauge with two different yarns, I decided for the Drops Big Merino that was in my testing order. It means I have to do a little bit more stitches (about 1.29 times more, I have calculated) but they have great colours and the yarn is on sale at the moment here. So what did I do? I ordered kilos of yarn and I started knitting with the one skein I already had. It knits up really fast.Phoebe-Sweater_No1I have finished the Ode to Veera and it looks Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 37 – Knitting at supersonic speed

This week I knitted at supersonic speed (it was a rainy weekend) and as usual I am happy to share this with you and the other ladys at Ginny’s Yarn Along: The toddler cardi has grown only a bit but it knits up so fast now that I have wool it should be quickly done. I had to order more yarn after I had finished off the first skein. I can really recommend this shop if you need wool (they deliver to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherland, Luxemburg, France and Denmark) because they delivered super quick: I ordered on Thursday, transfered the money and I had the wool on Monday.toddler-cardi-detailAnd because I needed a new project for the weekend I started two. Continue reading