Sunday, 23 September 2018

Soft Mathematical Error

Autum is just lovely in sunshine, crispy air and with a new shawl. Sometimes I wish I was a mathematical wonder who could spent some time calculating sizes on things. But, I just knit and find out afterwards that I miscalculated again.

This shawl is assymetric and I wanted this look with the colors and stripes. I really love this color combination. And the shawl is huge...

It is a very easy and mindless knit in garter stitch. I increase one stitch every other row on the first part and decrease 1 stitch every 4th row on the other. Hence the asymmetry.

I used Rauma Finull together with mohair yarn. I must say, a match made in heaven.

I just love that soft feel with the warmth it gives through autumn and winter.

I am in constant outlook for mohair in the colors I like so I end up with various brands to get the right color.

This time I used BC Garn Kid Mohair in bright turquoise and Mayflower Kid Silk in red.

I used Rauma Plum for the orange. I must say, the BC Garn Kid Mohair is the best mohair yarn I have ever used. I love it - and now it is discontinued. Too bad.

Well, I am very happy with my new shawl. However, asymetric shawls does not drape so well or as easily as I want it to. I may think again: Maybe I should knit another in the ordinary way with both sides of the shawl beeing the same length? A very big question - for a knitter...

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, BC Garn Kid Mohair, Rauma Plum mohair, Mayflower Kid Silk
Needles: 6mm
My Ravelry Page: Just Easy
Measure: 277 x 70cm
Accessorise: Tassels and crystals

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Sparkling Or Not

Felted bracelets with sparkling beads.
Glass beads and svarowski beads are something to make wool sparkle. These bracelets are so easy and quick to knit that I could easily get too many of them.

I have used stash yarn, Finull, held double. I cast on 8 stitches and knit stockinette stitch for 23cm. Sew the ends together and felt them in the washer. I let them dry on a glass bottle to form them after washing. That makes them totally round and keeping their shape.

I found some glass beads and sequins and simply sew it on. Very sparkling and actually nice. I like them a lot and they keep my wrists warm as well.

Owls in ceramics for stitch markers.
I can not knit a lot these days. Right now nothing, to be honest. Simply depressing to not create in my favorite way. Life is hard - ask anyone who have tried... LOL!

Anyway, I manage to make stitch markers and those are so much fun. Only problem is that there are a lot of them now. I sold some before christmas and hope to get rid of more. But as you know, shipping costs are extremely high. So I keep it where I live - I should move to a larger place...

When life gives you lemons,
throw them back and demand chocolate
A cup of coffee or tea? 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

I Am Marked

Should it be greatness? Or maybe to shine? Whatever - the only thing marked here are stitch markers.

I have made some of them lately - to do something while knitting is not an option.

I am greateful that I can do something creative and find these little markers so much fun to make.

Finding all the findings can be quite a job - so happy we have internet.

Have a look and see how some of them came out :-) Enjoy :-)

Owls and purple blessing

Buttons in lovely colors

From the beach with real seashells from Denmark

Words of encouragement

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sweet Sixteen

It happen to be a long time ago that I was 16. Where did all those years go? Ok, this should not be about those days but about knitting. LOL!

There is one shawl I have knitted now 16 times. And I have in fact started on the 17th...

I love these shawls. And I am always amazed by how the stitches comes out.

I knit this with a cable where I use a needle in 3.5mm and a needle on 9mm. And simply knit in rib stitch.

How did anyone ever come up with such a clever idea?

Turquoise is my favorite color. So in order to go for another one of these shawls I had to convince myself that I needed one.

And strangely, it really just took some seconds.

Of to the yarn store for more yarn - and here it is with the usual swarovski beads and tassels. I just love it.

The fabric is so light and nice to wear. And the color - just magic.

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. 
Don´t save it for a special occasion. Today is special
Regina Brett

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: Cable with 3.5mm and 9mm
Assessories: Swarovski beads and tassels
My Ravelry Page: Number Sixteen
Pattern: Geshickt Gestrickt

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A Tree Frog And A Bracelet

Green and orange? Really? Yes, it is possible to combine those two colors. And why would it not - a tree frog is created in green and orange colors.

I have knitted one of these scarves for a friend earlier. And then found out I simply needed one too.

I believe that we must be amongst those people wearing color combinations rarely seen.

The scarf is knitted in Kauni and Rauma Finull. This tree frog is numer eight from the same pattern.

I so love knitting these - and they are so comfortable and warm to wear.

And in some great colors they lighten up those grey winter days.

I created a polymer clay bracelet to go with the scarf. These disk beads are fairly easy to make and is done in a minimum amount of time.

I like them and the fact that I can make something that match without using a lot of money. I found some old beads to go with it.

So, what colors have you combined that would normally not fit if you ask others?

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull and Kauni
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Red Katana
My Ravelry Page: Another Tree Frog

Don´t fit in. Don´t sit still. Don´t ever try to do less than you are.
Angelina Jolie

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Best Color Combo Ever

If I should choose two colors, and only two, to knit from the rest of my life it would be these two. Bright red and bright turquoise.

It may be because they fit me so well or simply the fact that they are a perfect match.

I can see from my projects that I tend to use these two together a lot.

A fun little detail on my scarves.
And what puzzles me sometimes is that people are always trying to renew everything.

That feeling when something is new is so nice. But everything gets old and the feeling disappear.

If you are wearing the same colors again and again you get a lot of comments like: Do you not have anything new to show for? Why do you always use the same colors?

We must always thrive after the new whatever that is.

We must always be on top regarding design and color.

And to be honest - what are we really trying to achieve?

Why is it always "wrong" to knit the same all over again? And even in the same colors?

Not always easy to arrange a photo.. LOL!
I have simply logged off all those thoughts about always being better, knit new things and keep up with everyone else.

And I must say - that makes me happy.

To just create as I like it. To use colors I like and wear them with a smile.

That endless competition on being best, being seen and post huge amounts of photos in social media has left me thinking: Is it worth it? Do I feel better of it? The answers are no.

So, I have taken time off from a lot of it. And must say that blogging always has been fun.

And visiting others blogs are so lovely. Like knitting the same scarf all over again in my favorite colors :-)

Are you just creating what you like no matter what others may think or say?
Or do you feel that you should renew all the time and post photos every day?

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: A Matter Of Stripes 

Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isnt´t given freely by 
another person, it isn´t worth having

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Two Of A Kind

When I saw the pattern for the scarf Mondsee I did some stash diving. The best thing about that kind of diving is that I do not need a snorkel.

Although, there should be a kind of snorkel for stash diving - after all there are a very long way down to the bottom of it... LOL!!

Well, I started the first scarf with a thin yarn in red. I finished the scarf but the colors were not that bright to my taste.

And I wanted a brighter one with a bit thicker yarn. The first one is knitted in Holst supersoft and the orange one is knitted from yarn I bought in Riga and Finull for the colors.

And I really love that orange one. Often I knit in small needles for this kind of yarn, and for this one I would prefer 2mm needles.

But I tried 2.75mm and the drape is so fantastic. More smooth and soft and the yarn feels so nice. It is not that even knitted but washing do tricks with wool. Always makes the colors shine more and make it more even.

I added a little more length to the orange one with extra color sections. My scarves have to be wrappable. I loved knitting these scarves. The short rows are just enough to keep me from sleeping and the stokinette is always a satisfying way to knit.

If you want to knit your own you can find the pattern on Ravelry here. You can also see all the other different takes on colors for it - how much color do to a garment. Here is my red one - you can surely see the difference from the two.

Strength lies in differences - not in similarities
Stephen Covey

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