Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A Peek From A Rainbow



When I was little I was curtain that if I ran fast enough I would get to the rainbow just in time to touch it. That was a lot of running in excitement not even thinking that a rainbow is unreachable. And instead of thinking I failed when I did not reach it - I thought that a new day would give me new exciting running for a rainbow.

I have that same feeling when I create. That endless joy and excitement creating and finishing projects. One of the biggest blessings in life.

I had so much fun knitting my rainbow scarf that it was a little sad when I finished it. The colors are just wonderful and adding some stripes to it did the trick.

I had some leftovers and knitted some mittens I felted in the washer. The yarn, Kauni, is excellent to felt. The mittens are thick and warm.

I felted them two times in the washer. They looked really awful before felting and I never thought they would be so nice.

I love knitting with this yarn. But it has a lot of knots and broken threads. But that is ok - I spit splice it so I do not get those ends to weave in. The yarn is also very dirty and has that oil in it. But nothing a little washing can not handle. I will definitely use the yarn again and again.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni effektgarn rainbow (EQ)
Needles: 2.5mm for scarf, 5.5mm for mittens
Pattern: Hitchhiker scarf, Mittens from pamphlet Strikk og Tov 8
My Ravelry Page: Hitchhiking To A RainbowHandy Rainbow
I added four stripes to get a bit more life to the scarf.

20 comments:

  1. So glad you managed to catch the rainbow in your knitting projects as these are just fabulous! I like the added stripes in the mittens, they make a lot If impact.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Kjempelekkert! Et par votter i enden av regnbuen. For en skatt!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Takk Sylvia - ja, noen ganger er man heldig!!!!

      Delete
  3. What a beautiful ensemble! The shading is so pretty, and the stripes you added really stand out!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Debbie - I am very pleased with those stripes!!

      Delete
  4. Så herlige farger!! Og både skjerf og votter ser veldig gode ut!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful, and your words make me smile!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oj, fantastisk flott- både sjal og votter!!! Så utrolig fine i regnbuens farger!!! Du er så flink med farger!! (har nok sagt det før, men gjentar det gjerne!) :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tusen takk Britt - alltid koselig å høre da!!!

      Delete
  7. Morsom den fortellingen om hvordan du jaget regnbuen som barn. Det ser nesten ut som om du gjør det ennå - om du nå ikke omsider har fanget den. Det er i alle fall klart hva som er inspirasjonen din.

    Som vanlig sprer du fargeglede i hverdagen. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He he, ja du har kanskje et poeng Helle!!! Takk skal du ha!!!

      Delete
  8. I love the picture of you! So cute! I can see you running! Your creations are stunning!! They always make me happy ;o) I can't wait for the warmer weather, to show off my pendant ;o) Hugs ;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Stacy - a bit scary but I crossed a line... Hope you like wearing your pendant!!

      Delete
  9. Du er virkelig en mester med farger! Alt du strikker blir lekkert, og de smale kontraststripene gjorde en utrolig forskjell. Flott detalj.

    Blir i godt humør av å titte på det du lager. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. De vottene ble fantastisk fine.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comment - it means a lot to me!!! Sorry about the robot words - it is due to loads of spam. Hope it is ok!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...