Thursday, 8 July 2021

Nothing Like Wool For The Summer

Not a lot of sun or warm weather. We are using umbrellas, rubber boots and looking long and far for a bit of sunshine. But I am not complaining. Oh, I think I just did... LOL! Please sent a bit of summer. Please!!!

Now, this is what I call a perfect summer for using a woolly sweater. I simply fell for the pattern from Sandnes called Mogen. Thick yarn, big needles and a fairly quick knit. 
 
Showing off at a beach in Mandal.
Only thing is that raglan in this kind of sweater is a heavy thing on the needles. Not good for my shoulders. 
 
But raglan is my preferred bind off. It suits me the best and is excellent under a jacket. In this case an rain coat...

I really love the colors of it. The pattern had a photo of an oversized sweater but no mentioning of how to get that. 
 
I would have knitted it a couples of sizes bigger. And I actually did. A new one in red - coming to a blog post near you very soon. Need to get out in between the rain showers.

I used the yarn from the pattern. It is called Fritidsgarn. It has a very lovely feeling to it. Warm and soft after a turn in the washing machine. And it is a nice feeling using a sweater I knitted.
 
It is always a big thing to be so blessed that I can still do that. Although I had to let a lot of creative activity go the past years - I am even more grateful for the things I can actually do. Sometimes less really is more.

So, while I wait for the sun I can keep warm. Not bad at all. I wish for you that your summer is sunny and bright. And the brightest of days may not even have sun in them. It can be a small act of kindness from a stranger, a telephone call from a friend or simply be happy about what is life right now.

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed
Henrik Ibsen
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Sandnes Fritidsgarn
Needle: 5.5mm, 6mm
Pattern: Mogen by Sandnes
My Ravelry Page: Dreaming of the sea  
No, this is not my boat. Nor do I intend to go sailing... I love the sea, but there are limits. LOL!

10 comments:

  1. You are adorable! LOL! I love your sweater and I love the colour! Well done! I will send you some heat!!!! Big Hugs and happy Summer!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Stacy💕 I can feel the warmth already cause the sun is out today for the first time this week. Thank you sweetie ☀️🌸💕

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  2. Lovely sweater. It looks so good on you!

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  3. Oh I do like your sweater, it is a wonderful colour and really suits you.
    I noticed your shoes too, they are great :)

    We've had a lot of rain today, I'm hoping for some sunny days soon.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you so much dear Jan😍 I really hope the sun is out now where you are. Wishing you a lovely summer☀️🌸💕

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  4. En varm hilsen til deg, kjære Lone. Genseren din er flott. Ja, det ser veldig varmt ut og jeg håper sommeren har kommet for deg og den vakre genseren er i skapet og venter på høsten.
    Kos deg.
    Lag en god tid for deg selv. Klem fra Viola

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  5. Tusen takk kjære Viola❣️ Her har det vært så nydelig varmt og godt. Så genseren får vente litt. Håper du fik min e-mail? Og at dere har det bra med alt som skjer i Tyskland? Sender en god varm sommerklem til deg🌸☀️💕

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