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

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Yarn along – Week 25 – It’s summer

It’s been hot and sunny, actually proper summer weather, here for 3 days now (wooho!) but it is suppossed to cool down again over the weekend (not so woohoo) so I just quickly join Ginny’s Yarn Along with my weekly knitting and reading updates: I finished my knit and crochet top. Here is what I looked like wearing it after a long and sweaty day at the office. A bit of a weird pose? Well try taking nice pictures with a mobile phone at the office at five to six on a hot summer day…

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Yarn along – Week 19 – Nothing new (yet)

Today I’m joining Ginny’s Yarn along with a finished object. My Gemini is finished. And the blanket is growing as well. Look how big it is already! It is starting to be heavy and bulky but that is how it is supossed to be. Only the socks have not been knit this week but I will try to get on with them this weekend.

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Yarn along- Week 18 – Man, I was busy

My blog post have been centered on knitting and crafting for a while now. Well sure this was because I joined Knitting & Crochet Blog Week last week. And today is Yarn along Wednesday that I definitively join, but after that I try to balance it a bit again with travelling which should be feasable as I’ll be travelling a bit in May and June. But for this week I just want to show you, how busy I was and how much I got done last week and today (don’t you love lazy public holidays?).

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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

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