Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sword Knitting In A Flash

Tour de France takes three weeks. As my Viajante was finished early I managed to knit this sword before the riders ended up in Paris.

Garter stitch is perfect for tour knitting - it does not take any effort and one can keep track of everything that happens in the race.

Now, you may think you have seen this scarf before. I have knitted another one, only I changed the colors a bit.

I simply wanted a red and turquoise one. Both yarns are Rauma finull.

The pattern is straight forward and gives a really nice scarf. Fun to knit and nice to wear - the perfect combination if you ask me.

Since I use a thinner yarn that the pattern ask for, I add one extra repeat of each section for a larger scarf.

The pattern is called Red Katana. The Katana is a japanese sword used by the samurai.

I would have a hard time using this for cutting anything. But I can cut the freezing short this summer. Coldest since I do not know when.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2.5mm
Size: 236 x 58cm
Pattern: Red Katana
My Ravelry Page: Repeatedly Red

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Tour de Woolly Repeat

The perfect cup for this years Viajante knitting. The shawl need blocking.

This may qualify for some sort of craziness. I am a part of my own Tour de Fleece. That is a spinner event during Tour de France - cycling by the best of the best.

As I do not spin knitting is fairly close. As long as others do the spinning.

Last year I knitted a Viajante for a friend in 13 days during the race. I did the same this year as well.

Not for the same friend - for another who will receive it late August.

I was so lucky to find a cup on Etsy to sort of underline this knitting madness.

On the back of it the word Viajante is written as well. Oh yeah, I love this.

Well, since Tour de France lasts three weeks, what do I do the rest of the time?

I knit another Viajante... This is my 10th and in my absolute favorite color, turquoise.

Both are knitted in Wollmeise lace. And I have gone from 2mm needles up to 2.25mm needles. My 8th Viajante got a little too thight.

Without a little craziness, life would be very boring indeed
Finally a Viajante in my favorite color turquoise. My tenth Viajante :-)

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Wacky Woolly Summer

Woolly: Dressed for this years summer :-) 
Some people think that there are polar bears walking around every street in Norway. Well, that could be the case this summer. The weather alternates between freezing wind and sun or rain and even more rain.

Scarf marked for life...
For a woolly knitter that is sort of perfect. In that sence that wool is used even in the middle of July.

Yes, I am not kidding. Although, I have to mention that I may be a little freezy type. So, what do I do?

I knit. In wool. Since I knitted my red sweater I could not enter the world without a matching scarf.

After all - appearance is everything. Or something like that.

The scarf is knitted in the same colors as the sweater although with a bit difference.

The turquoise and the green domininates with the red as a eye catching finish.

Sliding stitches back and forth for this effect.
I really like how this came out.

I did not plan much, just knitted and alternated colors and stripes as I liked.

Of course, one should mark ones knitting properly. In a 100 years someone will find my scarf with my name on... LOL!!

I alternated the three colors with one row of each. Easy peasy when sliding the stitches back and forth.

I enjoyed that and it gives a fun effect on a project.

Unless the summer really turns up this year - I am properly dressed for the weather.

With my wacky woolly umbrella from Ireland.

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?
Danielle Laporte

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: Simply Red Scarf
Size: 250 x 30cm

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