Friday, 25 December 2015

Gift Knits

I love giving handmade gifts. Wish I could manage to make more of them. This year I have given a cowl and a shawl away. 

The cowl is knitted in Pus alpaca. So soft and light and a dream to wear. 

The pattern is Millwater and I have of course knitted some of them. They are great gifts, easy to knit and still looks quite lovely.

The other gift is a shawl knitted in yarn from Holst: Supersoft and Titicana alpaca. 

I was really surprised how little yarn I used for the shawl. 80 grams of supersoft and about 60 grams of Titicana. 

The shawl is light and soft. I put it into a tote bag and it was a great success.

So, off eating chocolate and rest. Enjoy your christmas days where you are. 

Thank you so much for your christmas wishes in my last post. So nice of you!!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Merry Christmas From My Heart

I wish you all a peaceful and merry christmas. 

I just want to thank you all for your visits and comments on my blog. 
Without you, there would be no blog.
Take care of your self and the ones you love.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Totally Stripy Love

Can you guess my favorite color? 
It came out just as I wanted it. I love the colors and that I knitted stripes all the way up on the sleeves. This is going to be a favourite just alongside the red one I knitted. 

I had a little trouble about choosing colors for the stripes as you may have seen in this post. The unraveling was more that worth it. 

Stripes on the sleeves and a part of the body.
Now, all those sweaters and jackets I have knitted through the years with drop down sleeves are never used. 

Too big, too boxy, too everyhting that I do not like in a garment. Just the fact that we learn to measure our boost and not just under the arms for circumference has been the answer to why all of them are too big. 

Also figureshaping for women has been totally absent in knitting patterns. It is on its way in, but mostly you decrease on increase on the sides of the garment and that will not give the effect that decreasing two places in front and two places on the back, like in this sweater. 

The designer Amy Herzog has given knitting pattens and altering something for every body shape. I salute her and her work. 

I have learned so much from knitting this sweater - and I have a pattern I can use and alter as I want. The sweater fits perfect, without me looking like a sausage. LOL!!

This is in fact just what I wanted for christmas. A woollen hug is just what I needed although there are 13 degrees outside and snow is not in sight. Which is just perfect to me :-)

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2mm for rib, 2.5mm for body
My Ravelry Page: My Favorite Color
Pattern: Mix No. 31 (altered a lot)
The Perfect Fit with decreases in front and back. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Now We Are Talking

Finally I am happy with the stripes on my new sweater.
I should have made a swatch. But I dislike knitting swatches so much. All that time going into something that will lie there with no use. No way. I loose interest in a project if I have to knit a swatch first.

Before unraveling - did not like the outcome of the stripes...
So, as always, I found my colors and started knitting stripes on my new sweater.

Almost done before binding off for sleeve holes - I realized that the stripes were not at all what I was looking for.

The project ended on the bottom of my box of other unfinished projects. Until I found out: Unravel and get the move on that sweater. So I did.

Unraveling is after all a very fast task. Over in a minute and the sweater was ready for some new and more likeable stripes.

This is my fourth from a pattern that has been highly modified to fit a thinner yarn. You can see the one I use the most here.

I love the colors in the stripes. I have started one sleeve and will knit stripes on both sleeves all the way up.

I think this is going to be a really cool sweater - after all, one is never too old to be cool... Or something like that.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream
C. S. Lewis

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2mm and 2.5mm
Pattern: Mix No. 31
My Ravelry Page: My Favorite Color
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