Sunday, 30 October 2016

Dancing With Pom Poms

I wish I did not knit this. Because it was such fun to knit - and I would love to do it for the first time again. Know that feeling?

To wish your book never ended or your scarf could be knitted on forever because it make your inner woollen heart dance?

Well, it got finished and I really enjoy it. Kauni is my number one rainbow yarn.

I pared it with several colors of kid mohair and the softnes it gives - need I say more???

I cannot get the color flow in Kauni to match exactly with the mohair so the transitions are not that even.

But that really do not matter. I like it anyway.

Entirely garter stitch and pom poms for the ends is a mindless and giving thing.

It took me quite some time to knit and I really enjoyed every stitch of it.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni effektgarn, kid mohair in matching colors
Needle: 5mm
Accessorice: Pom Pom
My Ravelry Page: Rainbow Of Course
Pattern: Happy Pom Pom Shawl

She stood in the storm and when the wind did not 
blow her away she adjusted her sails
Elisabeth Edwards

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Red Is Underestimated

Everyone looks good in red. If you find the right shade. I have always wondered why we wear the same color, black, in both funerals and parties.

Oh, it is because I look thinner in black, you might say. But really, what is the point in looking thinner if you look really sick in black?

Anyway, that was todays color talk. Back to my red scarf with some yarn balls.

I started this late spring and needed something I could knit a few rows on here and there. It got finished in august, but I needed some photos.

So, here they are. I love this red color. It has a touch of orange in it and still is bright red. This is a great scarf to both wear and knit. Easy and light.

I love those yarn balls as they give the scarf a great finish in an easy way.

Pom poms eats a lot of yarn too - great for stash busting.

I cannot say how happy I am to have found those pom pom makers. I use the ones from Clover. They come in several sizes and is so easy to use.

No more card board cutting and spending a lot of time pulling all that yarn through a hole in it. I really like this scarf and the design. And it is sure time for using scarves now. In red :-)

There is a shade of red for every woman
Audrey Hepburn

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm
Accessories: Pom poms made with pom pom maker
Pattern: Happy pom pom shawl
My Ravelry Page: The Red Thread

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Happy Rainbow Knitting

I LOVE knitting this rainbow scarf so much. The fact that I can knit more than just a month ago is giving me so much joy. I will never be able to knit the way I did.

But I can knit and take precautions. That is truly enough right now. Isn't it just strange what is enough when you do not have what you use to have?

Anyway, I knit garter stitch on wooden needles. That seems to be the thing right now. And what is better than to find a Kauni rainbow and some mohair and knit it together in a hot scarf?

Beginning of the scarf.
It is always so much fun to see the colors come to life in stitches like this.

Kauni is magic in a skein to me. Best quality yarn and great colors.

I found some stashed mohair in various colors so I shift when I see they fit.

There will not be the smooth transitions as there is in Kauni - but it works and the scarf gets so soft.

I have in fact knitted this scarf before. I tend to repeat and repeat the repeats because repeating is just fun. Get it?? LOL!

This is from the free pattern Happy Pom Pom Shawl. You can see some madness pom pom scarves here.

There are four of them soon to be a pom pom family of five when this rainbow is done. I cannot wait until it is finished. And it sure uses a lot of yarn. That is good news about getting that stash used...

Life is not a problem to be solved, 
but a reality to be experienced
Søren Kirkegaard