Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Love At First Sight

You´ll never find a rainbow if you´re looking down. Charlie Chaplin
One could think this is about human love. But it is not. It is about two colors that were living apart. When they saw each other, they instantly formed a match.

A perfect match that will last for the rest of their lives. The one was born in Norway and the other in Latvia. They formed a sunrise just before winter came - and the beams will warm up a knitters heart.

Anyway, do not get your yarn to tell stories. You will end somewhere where people wear white coats... LOL!!

So, this is my fifth Red Katana scarf. See the other ones here. I had all this red Finull yarn lying around in half and quarter skeins in different dye lots.

And a lot of orange yarn from a trip to Riga which actually was a part of a six kilos purchased on the market.

This orange is infact not just orange. It is THE ORANGE. It is brighter, more hued and simply what I needed for my scarf.

Finull yarn has a lovely orange but it is too dark - and their brighter one is too yellow. That is how it works for me - the color has to be right or I will find another.

The whole thing is knitted in garter stitch and in six different sections. I add a lot more repeats to them as I use thinner yarn than suggested in the pattern.

There is enough concentration to to not fall asleep while knitting and not more than you can watch TV or whatever.

I am so happy about this scarf. Just what I wanted colorwise, garterwise and tasselwise. Not to mention knitwise.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, Yarn from Riga
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Red Katana
My Ravelry Page: Sunrise
Autum is nearly over and all I needed was a knitted sunrise to get me though winter.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Birds In A Bottle

How are you suppose to fly if you are made of polymer clay and your maker did not make wings on you? And the worst of all is that you are stucked inside a glass vial?

The flock is out.
Well, since my new polymer clay stitch markers are uable to speak as well, we will never know...

It is all about knitting and my box of birds were suddenly empty. 

I simply had to get my clay out and make more of them. I love creating with polymer clay. 

I will never regret all the work that has gone into learning and failing with it.

These birds are formed, textured, baked, washed, painted, baked again and coated with floor polish. 

Stitch marker in use.
And of course they needed wire as well - I was so happy I found colored tiger tail. 

That makes them more colourful to meet on my way on a row of stitches. 

I think I will make more - they are great gifts and very personal. Handmade is just the best no matter what people say.

I found some glass vials and they are great to put them into for safety - and to avoid them flying away to more exotic places. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Nothing Is What It Seems...

Is it normal to fasten a scarf in the back of your head and hold to others up with your hands at the same time?

Now, I had this idea about how to get my three scarves photographed. This is how it came out... I had fun and you can hopefully see the scarf madness of the repeated pattern Red Katana.

Made as a gift.
I have in fact knitted four of them - and gave one away as a gift. It was a success.

They are fun to knit, comfortale to wear and the shifting in the two colors gives a great effect. Will I knit more?

I expect as soon as I find two colors that scream: Knit us together, please.

Colors often do that. Just lying there in my stash or in a yarn shop screaming at me.

It must be quite normal to hear it? Or maybe it isn´t? Maybe I should get my head checked... LOL!!!

Well, there you have them. I love these scarves. An easy pattern that is fairly mindless. It is originally knitted in a thicker yarn. So there has to be extra repeats in every six sections and there will be more stitches. But that do not bother me - it is fun to knit no matter what.

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
are the ones who do
Steve Jobs

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull apart from Kauni (the green color)
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Red Katana
My Ravelry Page: See them all here
The latest one in the Red Katana family that seems to grow by the stitches...