Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Crazy In Red

It may occur that I have been called mad to have knitted three of this cool construction, Viajante. In fact, the photos also confirms that. LOL!!

I love big shawls. And I love bright red. There is so much life and joy in that color. And it is the highest arc of the rainbow. Red is simply one of my favorite colors.

I have already told you about the awful oil and smell of the yarn I used for this Viajante in this post.

There were still a smell in it after washing but I used a project bag I could wash and it went well.

But this is really strange: I actually weigh the yarn right after I received it. It was just a few grams under 400 grams.

After washing, rewinding and knitting with it, 40 grams were just gone. I have absolutely no idea why. Some of it must be that oily spinning oil that was washed out.

And some must be moisture. But 40 grams?

Anyway, I managed to get that large Viajante I wanted. After another wash it is really nice. It could actually have used one more wash to get all of that smell out. But it do not bother me anymore. At least the oil is gone - or I could not have worn it.

As I ran out of yarn I started the mesh a little earlier and knitted as much as I could before BO. I am happy with the size of it.

Large, cosy and a really nice garment for cold indoors and outdoors.

A bright red color is just fantastic. Unfortunately it is really hard to come by, both in stores and in yarn color.

In Norway it is often called christmas red.

Well, I always tend to think that limited use of certain colors is all about the bright colors. I have never heard about christmas gray or summer brown.

Anyway, do not bother what colors are called. Life is too short to care about such small things.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Blackhill Høylandsuld, Garnudsalg
Needles: 2.5mm for body, 2mm for lace
Size: 230 x 144cm
Pattern: Viajante
My Ravelry Page: Color Me Red

Red, of course, is the color of the interior of our bodies. In a way it´s inside out, red.
Anish Kapoor

26 comments:

  1. Det er da blevet mega lækkert i den farve-julerød-tihi,jeg sad og tænkte på flotte røde valmuer indtil jeg nåede til hvor du skrev julerød LOL,og jeg gad også godt vide hvor de 40 gram er blevet af ????,jeg vil prøve at veje et sjal næste gang jeg strikker med supersoft,før og efter vask :))

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    1. Tusind tak Gitte - ja, tror også jeg skal tænke på valmuer!!! Glæder mig til at høre hvad der sker med dit garn :-)

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  2. That is a lot of yarn to just disappear by washing! Anyway the pattern is so beautiful and the size suits you so well! One cannot be sad while wearing red, I think!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie - it really makes me smile!!

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  3. It is stunning!!!! Red is a wonderfull colour. It brings life, passion and activity!

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  4. Herlig, herlig, herlighed så herlig!
    Du kler da også godt den røde fargen:)

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  5. LEKKERT!!!!
    Og i min farge.
    Rødt gir meg energi, og omgivelsene også.
    Fine, røde sko du har også.
    Så merkelig at 40 gr forsvant, men som du sier, noe må være oljen, noe må være fuktighet.

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia!!!! Ja, rødt blir jeg glad av hver gang jeg bruker fargen!!!

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  6. Det var virkelig flott! En oppkvikker i en hvit hverdag!:D

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  7. What a beauty and your first photo made me chuckle (you look so cozy against the cold wind, Lone!)

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    1. Thank you so much Monique - I was... So nice to be inside something warm when it is cold outside :-)

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  8. Kjempeflott sjal - og så stilig med rødt!!
    Artige bilder også! :-) Er søkkimponert over at du strikker disse store sjalene på tynne pinner...og ikke bare ett!!

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    1. Tusen takk Britt!!!! Det er jo så gøy!!!

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  9. Visiting your blog always inspires me to try and wear more bold colours, every day and mixed up in one giant vibrant collage of energy and fun :-D

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    1. Thank you so much - and I am happy that you have found colors!!!

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  10. Lone, you always make me laugh! LOL! Christmas gray, summer brown!!! ;o))) Love the first picture!! The red looks stunning on you! I don't understand about 40 grams being gone? Weird?? Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy - a good laugh is really good for us!!!!

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  11. Found you via Stacy at Magic Love crow, what wonderful creations you have. If you would like to visit me back I am at http://www.astartemoonblog.com, blessings, Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much Alison - and thank you for visiting my blog!!! Welcome!! I am on my way to visit yours!!!

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  12. Synes du er helt fantastisk så strikker det ene megadigre sjalet etter den andre! Knallfint i knallrødt, og alt kler den smukke!

    Ha en flott og herlig lørdag! Jeg holder på å avslutte flere strikkaplagg som jeg endelig ser enden på :)

    Klem fra nord :)

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    1. Tusen takk Desirée!!! Ha en fin lørdag du også - så god du er som gjør ting ferdig!!!!

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  13. For et deilig sjal, og en kjempefin farge!

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