Saturday, 4 May 2019

Knitting Completed: 1198 Rows And 29 Words

Just love the length of my new scarf. But wearing black and say I love bright colors.... Say no more...
Yes. That is about it. The Ticker Tape is done and it was so much fun knitting it. Everyone says that it seems like a huge effort to put in a scarf. But there are only 38 stitches in one row - that is not much.

As you can read in my previous post about The Ticker Tape the scarf is knitted letter by letter.

I actually thought it would be shorter, but ended up with 4.53 meters. Actually just as I wanted it.

I just knitted and knitted word for word. I just love wearing this.

But I must say: Why did I not knit this in turquoise which is my favorite color? Have no idea. Maybe I could knit another one in that color?

After all, I have the whole pattern ready in Excel. I thought it would take a long time to make the pattern, but copy and paste is easy and so was the making.

I found it easier to knit from a pattern than to find each letter for the words in the pattern.

I could have knitted wrong - and spelling mistakes was not an option...

The scarf must have made it to our local newspaper because I ended up in Lindesnes with the it. Not a lot of people have knitted the Lords blessing I assume... LOL!

So here is the fun facts about the scarf:
  • 4.53 meters
  • 29 words
  • 116 letters
  • 10 numbers
  • 1198 rows
  • 43.128 stitches
  • 4 x !
  • 1 fish
  • 29 word spaces
I used three skeins of each color from Rauma Finull. Proper norwegian wool to keep me warm. 

You can check out the project and find the pattern for your own Ticker Tape on Ravelry. The pattern comes with letters and numbers so you can knit something that is just your own. 

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Blessing In A Ticker Tape

Norwegian: Writing in norwegian I had to make the letters Æ, Ø, Å as they are not included. Works fine.
For some years I have had this project in my queue. To knit something like this with double pointed needles were simply out of the question. So it was just sitting there until a friend wanted to knit it - and I found the Addi CrasyTrio to help me on the way.

That did not go well - sort of too many things dangling and I finally got hang of magic lopp. I mean, with four meters of knitting that is a lot of trying out. First I tried with KnitPro wooden circular needles. The wire was way too stiff for the magic loop.

Trying Addi CrasyTrio did not go well...
Then I tried my ChiaoGoo lace - and I am never going to knit magic lopp with anything else. Ever! They are the best needles and the cable lays straight no matter how many times you roll it up. It has a nylon coated steel wire. Best knitting needles I have ever tried for this project. I did experience to go op 0.25mm in needles size as I knit magic loop tighter than I did using dpns.

Anyway, I decided to knit the Lords blessing in norwegian. The patterns is fantastic - it comes with the alphabet and one can create the text as wanted.

I am using excel to write the whole text out. Makes it easier to knit. Copy and paste words and letters works perfect - and it did not take a lot of time to get it finished.

It really is a creative design. I just love knitting it and it gets so personal with my own text.

I normally do not use white for my knitting. But this time is different: The color white stands out the most of all colors as it reflex all light and colors. No matter what other color you put beside it - it will take all the attention. In this case that was excatly what I was looking for.

That is why I knit the letters in white, and they stand out perfect. Using white as dominant thread on the letters and blue as dominant on the back of the scarf. I think that made a huge difference for the back of the scarf with a darker dominant color.

I just love knitting this. It has it all: Fun, personal, easy and creative.

Creativity is how I share my soul with the world
Brene Brown

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: ChiaoGoo lace for magic loop, 2.75mm
Pattern: Ticker Tape
My Ravelry Page: The Blessing

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Look: A Scarf Falling From Heaven

I recently had a big clean out in my closet full of knitted scarves and shawls. And it made me think: Where did they come from? And when did I knit these?

Some of them are now going to be sold before christmas by Salvation Army.

The ones that are not sold will be given to people as gifts at christmas.

I love that my knitting can keep other people warm. I should have done this a long time ago.

And what are we doing holding on to so many things? We should give more.

Anyway, this is about some recent knitting. Another assymetric scarf in bright colors.

I love the combination of the colors. It makes them all shine and has a fresh look. A fairly easy-peasy knit.

I increase one stitch on every other row and then start decreasing every 4th row. I increase on one side and change colors on the other.

That way the edges looks so much better. And I have spit spliced every color shift. A little more work and so worth it.

I am really happy about this scarf - especially because the colors are so great together.

The best things in life are not things 
It is the people who make you feel loved and cared for

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm
Accessories: Tassels and swarovski crystals
Pattern: Skråplan
My Ravelry Page: Green Stripes

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

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