Montag, 18. August 2008

On insomnia

It's 5 o'clock in the morning and I'm awake. I listened for half an hour how the bf was sleeping and then I had to get up because it didn't make me sleepy but even more awake. So this is a good time to show you my latest FOs!

First of all the Shetland Shorty from Knitty. The pattern is interesting and you can finish this on a weekend. I did size S and it fits perfectly. I am still thinking about dyeing it but I'm not sure. The yarn is still the same from my MS3 and the Snowdrop Shawl and there is still a bit left on the cone!

Nest up is a Little Shedir which I made after this instruction. I made it out of Schachenmayer Jazz and it turned out quite stretchy so the recipient to be will be able to wear it for a long time!
I wasglad I could do cables without a needle when working on this!

I am currently still working on the February Lady Sweater but hope to finish it before my vacation next week!

Mittwoch, 13. August 2008

Sp12 package received!

Thank you soooo much Sp 12 pal.!!!!! I love everything that's in this package. You've spoiled me rotten!!! I just wonder what the black thing on the chocolate is for?? I guess i have to learn Danish to do the pattern for the shawl ;-)

Sonntag, 10. August 2008

Cobblestone fits!

BF tried on the Cobblestone yesterday and it fits perfectly!!! I'm so relieved" Although I measuresd him up I was still pretty unsure while knitting it up as I have never knit a sweater for another person before. He seemed to like it very much :-) So much for the "boyfriend sweater curse"...
At the moment I'm working on "Shetland Shorty" from the recent Knitty and I guess I will finish it up today - so photos will be up soon!

Mittwoch, 6. August 2008

Cobblestone finished

I know all about the "boyfriend sweater curse" but lacking inspiration and my bf pestering me about my knitting him a sweater I decided on the famous Cobblestone - and here it is!

Spending hours on Ravelry looking for a decent men's sweater I just had to decide on it. It looks neither gay nor 80s (which I think most men's pattern do) and is mindless enough to knitt in stressy times. I wasn't really sure about my choice of yarn ("Achat" from Junghanswolle) but I have to say the result is nice. It took a bit of figuering out how to start a new skein but I think the changes in colour make the design even more interesting than with plain yarn. The bf hasn't tried it on yet as he is away on a trip - so keep your fingers crossed that it will fit him. Well, otherwise I will use it as a lounging sweater for myself.
I still have to finish the February Lady Sweater but I don't feel like it at the moment. Maybe I will turn to some sewing instead or on another shawl. I don't want to start any socks becuase that is for our trip at the end of the month.

Sonntag, 3. August 2008

We are going on a summer holiday

Finally, finally the summer holidays have arrived. The last two weeks have been very hard indeed. It felt like I was dragging myself from day to day. But now - six weeks without grading papers, handling kids and doing paperwork. It feels great! And I can fully concentrate on knitting and sewing again - all the more as the bf is away next week :-) All I managed to achieve in the last weeks were these well- known baby booties. We went to see bf's sister who lives around 2hrs away and she is expecting. So I thought these would be a good gift. I made them out of leftover yarn from my Firestarters which I dyed myself with Kool Aid. I chose this yarn as we don't know yet whether it will be a boy or a girl, so neutral colours were the best in my opinion. The pattern is great - I knit them up in about 1-2 hrs.