Yarn along – Week 44 – Lots of finished projects

After missing out last week due to nothing much to tell, I’m joining Ginny’s Yarn along again this week to say: Yeah, I finished two projects and the book I’ve been reading for quite some time and it is time to say goodbye to knitting for the next two weeks!

My cowlI finally finished my cowl. I only had 100g of this gorgous baby alpaka wool so I had to make the best of it. I actually really like the outcome even though I took me several newstarts as the wool was never enough and the thing never really fitted. It is wider at the bottom, so I can draw it down a bit (well, nearly over my shoulders), and gets more fitted around the neck. It would actually fit really tight at least this is how I planned it to be, but I completely forgot that my head is obviously wider than my neck is… 😉 So I had to leave the back open a bit to get it over my head… I might add a small button though, to be able to really make it close tight around my neck when it gets colder. Continue reading

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Yarn along – Week 42 – back to square one

I wanted to Join Ginny’s Yarn along again to tell you: Yes, I finished Michael’s sweater vest. Well, and than came friday and everything started to be a bit frustrating.

The red of the cowl with the blue of the vestI was about to finish the vest on the weekend and Michael tried it on… and then it was back to square one as it didn’t fit at all. But I’m already a good way up again.

And I started a cowl from beautiful soft dark red Baby Merino wool that I bought on my trip to Amsterdam.  Continue reading

Yarn along – Week 39 – or what I’m knitting and reading at the moment

I actually wanted to show you some things I made so far this year but then I stumbled upon Ginny’s blog Small Things and her Yarn Along Post, asking other people what they are knitting and reading (check them out too, there are some cool things that other people are doing) this week so I thought I start with telling you what I’m doing this week and what I’m reading meanwhile.

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