Sunday, 29 January 2017

Pink Sunday With Dots

Pink has finally found its place among the accepted colors. Due to protests all over the world and the fact that protesters was wearing pink hats - pink has become a legal color for those of us who have passed the age of five... LOL!

Pink looks good on so many people. Unfortunately it is often talked about as girly and in other negative terms. 

Well, I will take back pink no matter who says what. 

I have newly found that pink is lovely paired with red and green. 

The pattern is from my design Dot The I and it really needed to be colored up, if you ask me. 

I cast on 100 stitches which was enough to join the round on a 40cm circular needle.

It is of course knitted in finull. 

I made the pom pom with a pom pom maker - I could not have lived without it. 

The days with cardboard templates are gone. I used a little green on both sides and half is pink and the other half is red. I really like how the whole scarf came out. 

I love those colors and the total freshnes of them. What a joy to find new ways to combine colors. And what a freedom to wear them. 

Sometimes it is hard being a woman. Then I remember I can 
wear pink as much as I want, and I feel awesome again

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm for stranded pattern, 2.5mm for stripes
My Ravelry Page: Color Me Happy
Pattern: Dot The I

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Always Secondary

They are always in the shadow of the primaries. No matter what they do, they will never be standing next to the ones on the top. The primaries are simply more unique, and they are necessary for the secondaries to have life.

Yes, we are talking about the color wheel. The primaries (red, yellow and blue) are the root to every other color. They are the purest of colors. They rule the kingdom.

So, I thought I would give a little attention to those hidden secondaries. The forgotten, and still so important, bright and lovely colors.

Green and orange together.
When you use a triangle in the color wheel you will get three colors. You can read more about that here.

In this case I have picked out orange, purple and green for my project.

I have knitted with orange and green with great success before as you can see on the photo.

Two colors that not normally would have joined and created harmony.

And color harmony is the thing here. If you use secondary colors for a project you will get harmony in your color use. The color wheel is in fact the best tool ever for color inspiration and harmonisation of colors.

I cannot wait until my striping in purple and orange is done. I think my green yarn will make a lot of difference when it is added. I am knitting a new scarf from my recently published design, Colorize.

So, how to you use colors? Do you choose for comfort or do you try out different ones? Or is color just too complicated?

Turn your face to the sun and the shadow will fall behind you
First i stripe knit in orange and purple. Then I add the green.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Check Out My New Design

I am really excited to finally have published a new design. I have had so much fun knitting in these colors and finding a way to get the scarf excactly as I wanted to.

Colorize is an asymmetric scarf in bright colors.

Half the scarf is knitted in two colors not far from each other in the color wheel. The other half in a complementary color to them.

In this scarf I used pink and red together and added green as the contrast.

I have knitted this in Rauma Finull, my favorite yarn. I love norwegian wool yarn. It is durable, and often has bright colors.

The garments keeps me warm, colorful and holds its shape. So no wonder I have designed another scarf in this yarn.

Now, if you would like the free pattern you head over to Ravelry and download it. There are more photos to see as well.

If you are not a member you can download the pattern here.

It is written in english and norwegian. I always write my patterns in english first.

Much easier as it is more exact and have alle these abbreviations one can dream of in norwegian.

Anyway, hope you like it. And I hope this inpires you to let all those gray and black colors rest for a while. You will look wonderful in color - trust me.

As we let our own light shine, we unconciously give 
other people permission to do the same
Nelson Mandela 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sun, Summer And Scarf

Not that wild in real life... LOL!!!
Well, not quite summer yet. But as the days get longer there are hope for it to come soon.

In the meantime I can use my new scarf.

This summer thinking comes from the Kauni yarn in orange and red - it is like a sunrise on a warm summer day.

I have had this darling turquoise Kauni yarn lying in my stash for some time. I had enough of it for a very long scarf.

I also found this other orange red Kauni yarn to pair with it.

I knew that I would run out of the sunrise (the yarn that is - LOL).

But no way I was going to buy a new skein. I call it a design element instead.

Anyway, I took some other orange and knitted my name and year of knitting it.

And added a knitted tag on the end with a button, also from stash.

I am actually very pleased with it. Kauni is kind of just the right thickness, not too thick and not too thin.

Sort of between Finull and Holst supersoft. I should use it more for scarves and shawls maybe.

And maybe I have a lot more in my stash. Yes, I do. I must find a project to use for it. Yes, I should. I have a lot of favorites on Ravelry. Must check them out.
Lone, your are talking to yourself - that is a very bad sign... LOL!!!

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni solid, Kauni effektgarn
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: Sunshine And Turqoise

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy Knit Year

I Wish You All A Happy New Year
I appreciate everyone of you. Your comments means the world and the fact that my blog is still here is thanks to you. Now, lets take a look on the year of 2016.

This could have been a normal knit year. But nothing in life is normal, is it? My shoulders went on strike before the summer and I had to find another way to be creative. Thankfully I am much better and knitting is again the red thread in my creating.

Scarf Of The Year
When I saw the happy pom pom shawl I almost fell off the chair. LOL!! I had to knit it - but it was in Finnish. Google translater came up with a really strange pattern and I contacted the designer and got help. I have to admit - it took over. I have knitted six of them. The favorite must be the rainbow one.

Here are all the pom pom madnessūüėä

Only Clothes Garment Of The Year
I had planned to knit a new sweater but I only managed to knit a tunic in Holst yarn. I am not that pleased with it. A strange fit and too short. I could easily do something about the length. But I think I would rather knit a new one in a color I like better. 

Diversion Of The Year
I have to be creative. So when knitting was out, stitchmarkers were in. I have great fun making them and finding all those charms for them. I mainly give them away as gifts or sell them to friends. They look good in a glass and I can make them very personal with words and charms. 

I have made a lot - I tend to overdo things and think I could use a million stitchmarkers or that others could need a hundred sets of them... LOL!! Here are some more of them.

I ended with a total use of about 18 kilometers yarn. I have knitted seven gifts for children. How many sets of stitch markers? I have no idea. All in all a very good creative year. 

Whatever happens to you, you can either see it 
as a curse and suffer it, or you can see it as a blessing and make use of it

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