Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Color - That Is The Question

Bright or not? Bright colors it is :-)
I can use so much time finding the right colors for a project. In fact I have spent days to match colors, finding them in my stash or online. 

To me, the right colors makes my project as I want. If I want bright colors, which I normally do, pale colors will not do.

The chosen ones - finull in pink, red and green.
I wanted to knit a green scarf with pink and red pattern. And I wanted to find a fresh take on my design Dot The I .

Well, I tried to find my supersoft yarn in those colors. They look good - but not at all as bright as I wanted them. I found them in Finull.

Not that green color I actually wanted but this will make a really bright scarf.

I miss a good yellow green color in proper wool that is not pale.

Been searching for a long time but never found it. But this will do just fine.

I can get the yarn in my local yarn store and get a move on the project.

Nothing is more frustrating than wanting to start knitting at once and have to wait for yarn in the post that in the end turns out to be a wrong color after all...

The scarf will be half with dots and half with stripes. I already love it. What a great project this time of year.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to 
make you somthing else is the greatest accomplishment
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Stitch Story
Needles: 2.5mm
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Pattern: Dot The I
My Ravelry Page: Color Me Happy

Monday, 28 November 2016

Traveling To Space

Another scarf from my design Lifelines. Knitting it in Kauni.
They are often called UFOs. All of those unfinished objects piling up all over the house. Instead of finishing I have started new projects over and over again... Scarves and more scarves. To start new is just much more fun than to finish.

A bright red shawl in Finull and mohair.
But, I have knitted gifts for christmas and a birthday - and that should count for something. I will show them when I can.

Another pom pom shawl in Kauni and mohair.
After tedious training my shoulders are better and I can knit more again. Not as I used to. But I am so happy to pick up the needles and just knit and enjoy it. I think it counts as a very important christmas gift.
Also another pom pom shawl in Kauni and mohair.
Now, I should get a grip on those needles and finish some of these. I am on the Lifelines scarf. Stripes are after all medicinal knitting if you ask me...

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Dancing With Pom Poms

I wish I did not knit this. Because it was such fun to knit - and I would love to do it for the first time again. Know that feeling?

To wish your book never ended or your scarf could be knitted on forever because it make your inner woollen heart dance?

Well, it got finished and I really enjoy it. Kauni is my number one rainbow yarn.

I pared it with several colors of kid mohair and the softnes it gives - need I say more???

I cannot get the color flow in Kauni to match exactly with the mohair so the transitions are not that even.

But that really do not matter. I like it anyway.

Entirely garter stitch and pom poms for the ends is a mindless and giving thing.

It took me quite some time to knit and I really enjoyed every stitch of it.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni effektgarn, kid mohair in matching colors
Needle: 5mm
Accessorice: Pom Pom
My Ravelry Page: Rainbow Of Course
Pattern: Happy Pom Pom Shawl

She stood in the storm and when the wind did not 
blow her away she adjusted her sails
Elisabeth Edwards

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Red Is Underestimated

Everyone looks good in red. If you find the right shade. I have always wondered why we wear the same color, black, in both funerals and parties.

Oh, it is because I look thinner in black, you might say. But really, what is the point in looking thinner if you look really sick in black?

Anyway, that was todays color talk. Back to my red scarf with some yarn balls.

I started this late spring and needed something I could knit a few rows on here and there. It got finished in august, but I needed some photos.

So, here they are. I love this red color. It has a touch of orange in it and still is bright red. This is a great scarf to both wear and knit. Easy and light.

I love those yarn balls as they give the scarf a great finish in an easy way.

Pom poms eats a lot of yarn too - great for stash busting.

I cannot say how happy I am to have found those pom pom makers. I use the ones from Clover. They come in several sizes and is so easy to use.

No more card board cutting and spending a lot of time pulling all that yarn through a hole in it. I really like this scarf and the design. And it is sure time for using scarves now. In red :-)

There is a shade of red for every woman
Audrey Hepburn

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm
Accessories: Pom poms made with pom pom maker
Pattern: Happy pom pom shawl
My Ravelry Page: The Red Thread

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Happy Rainbow Knitting

I LOVE knitting this rainbow scarf so much. The fact that I can knit more than just a month ago is giving me so much joy. I will never be able to knit the way I did.

But I can knit and take precautions. That is truly enough right now. Isn't it just strange what is enough when you do not have what you use to have?

Anyway, I knit garter stitch on wooden needles. That seems to be the thing right now. And what is better than to find a Kauni rainbow and some mohair and knit it together in a hot scarf?

Beginning of the scarf.
It is always so much fun to see the colors come to life in stitches like this.

Kauni is magic in a skein to me. Best quality yarn and great colors.

I found some stashed mohair in various colors so I shift when I see they fit.

There will not be the smooth transitions as there is in Kauni - but it works and the scarf gets so soft.

I have in fact knitted this scarf before. I tend to repeat and repeat the repeats because repeating is just fun. Get it?? LOL!

This is from the free pattern Happy Pom Pom Shawl. You can see some madness pom pom scarves here.

There are four of them soon to be a pom pom family of five when this rainbow is done. I cannot wait until it is finished. And it sure uses a lot of yarn. That is good news about getting that stash used...

Life is not a problem to be solved, 
but a reality to be experienced
Søren Kirkegaard

Monday, 26 September 2016

Bottled Up For Knitting

I do not only have yarn stash. I also have a lot of jewelry stash from when I made jewelry from polymer clay. I once bought some tiny vials to use.

When I discovered them again I realised that they will be great stitch markers as well as jewelry.

So, I made a couple to see how they work. One of them is made with one of my wedding photos and tiny glass balls inside.

I added a fresh water pearl and shiny glass beads. It is quite spesial to use this one as I knit a little now.

I also made one for a friend with the blessing inside a long with tiny glass balls as well.

This is one of those stich markers that can stand alone and that works great as a gift.

Not another stitch marker will be alike. I fancy that.

Planing others as well. Found a butterfly wing in the fur of a neighbours cat.

The only thing is that whatever I put inside it has to be tiny. Really tiny. And that is the great fun of it.

The desire to create is one of the deepest 
yearnings of the human soul
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Out Of The Closet

They were hiding back in the closet. But suddenly popped up in the back of my head. 

In 2010 I made a necklace I used once. Then it broke and the beads were stashed away. Back in a closet.

Nothing is like finding already made beads and put them together again for a bracelet. 

This is truly mixed media. Polymer clay, decoupage and felted beads for a light and colorful accessorie.

Since my knitting is a little off for too many months more my brain is obviously trying to find new ways to get that creative itching off... LOL!!

I could actually have made this again if it was not for the felted beads. 

It took a lot of power to get them properly felted. 

I used rowing to make them and a lot of soap and water. But it was so much fun. 

The decoupage beads are made of napkins and those white light beads you find in craft stores. 

Decoupage is actually quite fun to do. And alomst anything can be decoupaged.

Anyway - I suddenly have a new bracelet. Not that I need more. Or something like that... LOL!!
Some left over beads could easily become another bracelet. I may have some other stashed beads that match...

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