Saturday, February 21, 2015

For spring days


Last autumn I bought some madelinetosh Twist light without a real idea what I would do with it. Let’s say it was an impulse buy, I simply loved the colours and thought they might work well together but other than that, no real clue. Now I bought it on the “internet” so the colours “in silico” might not be the same as “in vivo”, but when I got the package, they luckily were….

But simple stripes would be a bit too boring and I felt that ripples would be better. I have had the pattern Alouette in my sight for a long long time, but as I have equal amounts of each of the colours I wanted to have a striping that would be more equal for all the colours. So I tinkered a bit, came up with my own striping sequence and off knitting I am...

The other big change, it will not be a jumper but a cardigan, hopefully with long or at least 3/4 sleeves, since short sleeves woollen garments do not really work well with me...

I am pleased so far, a nice vintage-looking cardigan, good for the spring?


Friday, February 13, 2015

Some cheer



Grey February days and one needs some cheer….. This is an emergency hat  just for that  occasion, knitted with yarn from stash, Silk Garden. I don’t know how long I had this yarn and it was always meant for a hat, so when this pattern came out it was just logical. It is very quick to knit and really good to battle the gray….