Archive for July, 2007

What might that be?

July 30, 2007

After finishing all these projects I had (almost) no ufos left. Okay some socks I’ve started 2 years ago in a really horrible colorway are still there but nothing really serious. So I came up with a bunch of new projects:

I casted on some lace in an Uru-wool I bought 3 month ago in Cologne.

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This is the Print O’ The Wave Stole by Eunny. I wanted it more like a shawl so I casted on only three repeats of the pattern. I’ve knitted six repeats so far, the pattern calls for two times 17 but I think I am knitting only one large panel instead of two crafted together in the center.

I also started knitting slippers for myself.

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But I ran out of the black yarn for the sole, and I’m waiting for a new skein to arrive.

Yesterday I spent some time
in front of the computer watching movies and knitting these:

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Please feel free to guess what these might become.
To give you another clue: two of these belong to the same project.

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Tonight I’m going to sew..

FO: Slippers, socks and a bag

July 26, 2007

I finished the felted slippers for my boyfriend. This was a quick and easy knit and an exciting time in front of the washing machine. Like 99.9999% of all germans I own a front loading washer. Fortunately I can stop the washing process and open it because the water level doesn’t rise to high.

These are the unfelted slippers worn by my boyfriend.

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And this is what came out of the washer 30 minutes later.

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I let them felt until the fit was ok. The elastic you can see at the heel was removed after 3 days of blocking/drying.

Details:
Pattern: Slippers from Felted Knits by Beverly Galeskas
Yarn: Cascade 220, 2 skeins charcole grey and 1 skein black
Needles: Addi Turbo 9mm
Modification: The sizes of the slippers in the book weren’t big enough to fit my boyfriend so I did a little math and constructed my own pattern which wasn’t hard and I added one more short row to close the “hole” a bit more.

I’m really glad they came out so well and he seems to really like them, he wears them although it’s warm outside.

While waiting for the slippers to felt I finally finished the monkey socks I started months ago.
I really like the yarn, it’s 100% wool they are so soft and warm. Please excuse the quality of the pics.

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Details monkey socks
pattern: cookie a, knitty
yarn: collinette jitterbug, toscana 1 skein
needles: 2.5mm bamboo dpns

And last but not least I finished the Petunia Tote form IK Spring 07

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I really hated the yarn but I love the bag after I washed it 🙂

I lined it with a light yellow cotton fabric and reinforced the bottom with a plate of (bought) felt instead of a piece of cardboard so I can wash the whole thing.

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Details Petunia Tote
pattern: Katie Himmelberg in IK Spring 07
yarn: Stahl – Palermo (lightgreen 98) (100% cotton, 105m / 50g)
needles: 4.0mm addi turbo circular and 4.0mm dpns

I won!

July 24, 2007

Last week I commented on maschas blogiversary and she randomly picked three winners amongst all commenters and I am one. I don’t know what I will get but she wrote me a very nice e-mail and asked many fiber related questions…… 🙂

So dear Mascha thank you very much for this great surprise and I’m impatiently waiting for the postman 😉 .

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July 19, 2007

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all about colors

July 11, 2007
  1. Green or green?
    As I already talked about I want to knit the market square pullover in Drops Alpaca. But I could not decide which of the two greens to choose. The yarn is only available in two or three onlineshops her ein Germany so called the owner of wollkultur and she sent me samples of color 100, 1010, 7238, 7895 and I knitted the tiniest swatch I’ve ever knitted.

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    (from top to bottom: 7895, 0100, 7238, 1010).
    I decided to order color 7238 and 0100. The dark green is hardly a green at all. It’s very grey and dark brown.

  2. I orderd some cascade to try felting a pair of slippers for my boyfriend. I have never felted anything in the washingmachine so I bought Felted Knits form Beverly Galeskas. And after reading this book I got a little bit enthusiastic and bought a few skeins of Cascade 220

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    from left to right: 8910, 8400, 7824, 8555, 8914, 7822.
    Tomorrow I’ll start swatching and felting.

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FO: Absorba

July 9, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, I proudly present: Absorba the great bathmat

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Pattern: Absorba from Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne
Yarn: Coast Lyric 8/8 in darkblue, lightblue, white (3 balls each) and yellow (1 ball).
Needles: Addi Turbo circ 8.0mm
Modification: I basically used the instructions for log cabin and calculated the lenght and width of the stripes to fit my needs.
And my feet will never get cold again after showering 🙂

progress: yes, pictures: no

July 3, 2007

I discovered lately that taking good pictures of knitted stuff is hard but I’ll try to post some pics tomorrow.

About the progress: I finished the bibs in time, I made two: the one with the flower and another one just alternating stripes in dark-blue, light-blue, white, and yellow in garter stich. And then I had a ton of cheap cotton-yarn left over so I decided to knit “Absorba the great” form the Mason-Dixon book. I used three strands of yarn held together in dark-blue, light-blue and white and the largest needle I have (I don’t know the size I have to measure). It was a quick knit and I finished it yesterday and now it’s lying in front of the shower and my feet won’t get cold any more.
The petunia is going slowly I’m a little bit bored and the yarn is splitty splitterson itself. But for 1 Euro a ball I’m not really complaining. I picked it up yesterday and begun the second pattern repeat. Yesterday I also read the instructions for finishing more carefully and found out that you’re supposed to line only the bottom but I think I’ll line the whole bag because I don’t like pens sticking out of my bags and I always carry at least a pencil with me. I have a black cheap cotton lying around but I don’t like black lining because it makes it hard to find your stuff in the bag. I have to think about it.

Enough for today I’ll go and take some pics to show.