31 December 2007

Slouchy raisin

This was made as a Christmas present for a good friend of mine, and though we haven't yet got to meet to exchange presents, I'll present it for you, since I don't expect my friend to read this blog too often.

It's a Raisin/Estella hybrid, made with Raisin's lace pattern but Estella's slouchy hat shape. My friend loved my Starfish, so I made her a similar one, in her favorite color. To get just the perfect color, I mixed three different yarns. It's almost like painting with yarn, and I have found out I really enjoy working with colors like that.

Slouchy raisin specs:
Pattern: Raisin lace pattern combined with Estella's hat shape.
Yarn: Mirasol by Du store alpakka, Tynn alpakka by Du Store Alpakka and some unmarked left overs in blue, held triple.

Garf

Time for blogging about the Christmas gifts now unwrapped by their owners. I made this scarf for my husband. I used left overs only, mostly Shetland's wool from Hanne Falkenberg kits, but also some Finull and Pt2 left overs.

I simply CO about 330 sts, working garter stitch all the way, changing colors at random. Then I picked up sts along each edge (1 st for each ridge), worked a few rows of garter stitch, and BO. I made sure I worked all edges in the same color, to ensure a tidy look.

If I was to make another one, I think I would make it a little bit longer (CO a few more sts, maybe 150 at this gauge), still I'm pleased with the result, and so is my husband.

Garf specs:
Pattern: My own.
Yarn: Hanne Falkenberg's Shetland's wool, Finull by Rauma and Pt2 by Per Tryving

02 December 2007

Rural swatch

I've been meaning to start this project for a long time. Both the pattern and the yarn have been in the house for quite a few months. Now I've finally made the swatches, and I am looking forward to working on the Urban Aran Cardigan, made famous by Jared as a modification of Patons' female sweater pattern. It's for my husband, and the yarn is lovely. A rough tweedy yarn suitable for my Man. The color is moss green, hence the photo surroundings. Guess I'll have to rename the beast Rural Aran Cardigan. I had to borrow my sweet seventy something neighbour's knitting needles size 5.5 mm for my swatch yesterday. By the look of my needle supply, I usually don't work with larger needles than 4.5 mm, so I'll have to do a little shopping tomorrow.

Starfish

A new hat for me! I’m so pleased with this one. I adore the color, which has always been one of my favorites. It’s made of two strands of alpaca held together, in two different shades of purple, one of them a little more pinkish than the other. I also like the shape. It got just as slouchy as I wanted it to be. The pattern is Estella by Ysolda, but in my opinion, this is definitely not any kind of star. At least my unblocked version reminds me of nothing but a starfish. So I'm heading towards winter with a starfish clinging to my head. Despite the starfish associations, this is a lovely hat to wear. It's warm, still airy due to the stitch pattern. Speaking of which I didn't really enjoyed working on. Ysolda's pattern worked out just fine, nothing wrong with it. But my pt needles - which otherwise are always my first choice -wasn't too good for this project. They just weren't sharp enough for exercising this particular stitch pattern. But now it's done, and I love it! As soon as the rain stops falling from the sky, I'll be proudly wearing it everywhere.

Starfish specs:
Pattern: Estella by Ysolda
Yarn: Sandnes Alpakka by Sandnesgarn and Inca Alpakka by Rauma held double.
Modifications: Since I have a slightly larger head than the 50 cm indicated as a standard for female heads (although I don't think I know a single grown up woman with such a small head..), I casted on a few more stitches than suggested by the pattern.

26 November 2007

Cherry

Cherry is finished! I liked working on this scarf. It's my second knitted grown up scarf ever - I usually don't have an urge for knitting scarves. They're too long, which usually means too little action for my taste. But it seems I've grown up knitwise lately. I truly enjoy the knitting process, and don't seem to bother if it takes a while to finish. Earlier I always had quite a bunch of UFOs which I never finished. Now working on several project at the same time is no problem, I feel quite confident I'll eventually finish them all. So I'm not a monogamous knitter. Apart from that, I don't like having too many projects going on at the same time either. But two or three is fine.

Wearing a scarf can be a bit of a problem. Not so with this one. When I first spotted it on the Amimono site, I preferred the thight way, but wearing it myself, I think I like it best with the ends hanging loose.
Cherry specs:
Pattern: Cherry by Helga Isager, found in the November issue of Boligliv.
Yarn: Sandnes Alpakka by Sandnesgarn for the garter stitch and left overs of Inca Alpakka by Rauma and Babysilk by Du store alpakka for the ribbing.
Modifications: Due to gauge difference, I casted on a few more stitches to get the indicated width.

20 November 2007

Knitting a scarf

Cherry is growing, and I like her. The garter stitch is relaxing, and the rib part comes as a nice change which again is over before it gets boring. I'm using one strand of Sandnesalpakka, which is thicker than one strand of thin alpaca, but again thinner than two strands held together as recommended in the pattern. So I'm working more stitches per row, and making the scarf a bit longer as well.

The other day, though, while peacefully working on my scarf, I was suddenly getting doubts about whether knitting a scarf was such a great idea after all. Is it really such a healthy activity? I found this at Life in Yonder, and although I may be the last knitter in the world to have seen this, I'll still post it. As a warning or just for the fun of it, pick your choice:

18 November 2007

Squishy purple mitts

Squishy mitts for my daughter are finished, ready to warm her cold little hands while sleeping outdoors in kindergarten. These mitts are so fast and fun to make, I guess this won't be the last pair. And the fit is excellent. They are fitted, and therefore easy to wear - who likes huge mittens? - still elastic enough to allow for lots of finger gymnastics if needed. The best about them, though, is that they are identical. So when 2 year olds want to "do it myself", there is no wrong mitten. The top is round, so there are no left and right.

Same pattern used as for the blue ones, only this time I added cables for an interesting structure, and I also made a twisted rib. The colors and structure remind me somehow of old ladies. During the knitting process, I had doubts about whether they would be super cool or very ugly. Now they're finished, I definitely like them. And so does my daughter, she's been wearing them all morning, in the living room..

Squishy purple mittens specs:
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Falk from Dalegarn and Inca alpakka from Rauma

16 November 2007

Squishy blue mittens

Since the temperature now seems to be stable at about -10 degrees of Celsius every morning, I figured out my kids' little hands would benefit from some soft, warm homemade mittens. These were hardly ever WIPs, I made most of them yesterday watching Forbrydelsen, and finished them this morning.

They're made of one tread of Falk from Dalegarn (which apparently not so good for children sweaters would be my first choice for mittens) and one tread of Inca alpakka from Rauma. The Falk yarn makes the mittens quite firm, which I like, and the alpaca adds softness, warmth, and squishiness (is that a word at all..?) which I love.

The fit is quite narrow when not stretched, but since there is some kind of ribbing in all of the mittens, they are very elastic.

Squishy blue mittens specs:
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Falk from Dalegarn and Inca alpakka from Rauma

15 November 2007

Orthogonality

Birgitte started her WIP week a few days ago, and this is not my attempt to exceed her ambitions by introducing FO week! I really just happened to finish the kindergarten sweaters for both my kids at about the same time. More precisely, I redid the neckline of my son's sweater just after I'd finished my daughter's Blueberry. The orthogonal sweater has been almost-done for quite some time, but the neckline was a bit too tight for my son's taste, so I decided to redo it. Now it's the way it should be for a two year old not to be too frustrated every time the sweater is pulled over the big little head. It would have been a shame, after all, if my son was to develop a hate relationship with my knitted garments.

This project is also a result of my experimenting with making my own designs. I got the idea partly from EZ's Tomten, partly from a design Barbara Walker calls Peasant sleeves. I've also added short rows for some shoulder shaping for increased comfort. I also added some length at the bottom back, again by working short rows.

The yarn is the same as for Blueberry, and the same considerations apply to this project. It would have been even better with some tweedy wool, but since this is a garment for heavy wearing and tearing in kindergarten, I figured out the Pt5 was quite suitable.
I'm quite happy with the design. It's masculine, yet still childish enough. I guess the garter stitch contributes to the naive look of it. I enjoyed working on this. Even if working garter stitch in the round is not my favorite, I chose to avoid an under arm seam. Those are boring to do, as well as an easy victim of tear and wear. I made the end of the sleeves quite narrow, in order to compensate for the absence of ribbing. I think it works out this way, it holds itself in place even under the outer clothes.

Orthogonality specs:
Pattern: My own.
Yarn: Pt5 by Per Tryving

14 November 2007

Blueberry

My daughter's kindergarten sweater is finally done. I started out knitting this, but my first attempt was frogged. This time it was good enough. She was so happy to wear it this morning, and kept saying

"New sweater, just for me! Thank you, mommy!"

This hasn't been the most entertaining project ever, but it's finished, it fits. Obviously my daughter is satisfied, and then, so am I. The yarn is OK for this purpose, and much better than the yarn I used for my first attempt, but it's not my favorite. A bit boring, maybe? A bit too smooth and uninteresting?

I improvised the design, inspired as usual by the competent ladies Walker and Zimmermann. I love those books. They have made me capable to make my own patterns, and though I'd like to knit some of these as well some day, right now I enjoy knitting "on my own".



Blueberry specs:
Pattern: My own.
Yarn: Pt5 by Per Tryving

11 November 2007

Fishtail


I've finally cast on for Cherry, and have totally lost my heart to her.

08 November 2007

Annefødder wrist warmers

This pattern is not at all my pattern, I've just slightly modified and translated it (with permission) from Anne’s scarf pattern, which can be found on her lovely blog Hverken fugl eller fisk. The blog and the original pattern are both written in Danish.

A note on the name of this pattern: The Danish word for Duck's feet is andefødder, and since the author's name is Anne, the pattern simply must be called Annefødder, as in Anne's feet..

Gauge: about 28-30 st = 10 cm in stockinette stitch.

CO 54 sts using Old Norwegian cast on or another elastic cast on method.

Row 1 [RS]: knit
Row 2 [WS]: knit
Row 3 [RS]: k1, [k6, increase 5 sts by working (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) in the next st, k6] x 4, k1
Row 4 [WS]: k1, [k6, p6, k6] x 4, k1
Row 5 [RS]: knit
Row 6 [WS]: as row 4
Row 7 [RS]: k1, [k2tog x 2, k4, yo, k2, yo, k4, k2tog x 2] x 4, k1
Row 8 [WS]: k1, [k4, p8, k4] x 4, k1
Row 9 [RS]: k1, [k2tog x 3, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog x 3] x 4, k1
Row 10 [WS]: k1, [k2, p9, k2] x 4, k1

Repeat until desired length. Work 2 rows of garter stitch, bind off on RS using an elastic bind off method. My favorite is Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn cast off (from Knitting Without Tears). Close the side seam, weave in ends, block the beauties and voila!

And please leave a comment with a link to your blog (if you have one) - I would really like to see a picture of your version of the Annefødder!

02 November 2007

Cashmere and Love at first stitch

I've read about it in blog land, I've seen the posh scarves and sweaters in the shops I never enter, but until recently, I was happily ignorant of it's softness. My first encounter with the softer-than-baby-skin cashmere has been a scaring one. It has only just left my needles, and I long for it already. You might try to compare it with alpacca, but it's so not the same. Even at a price five times the price of the most expensive alpacca, it's worth it. I bought 75 g of pure luxury at Sofies in Oslo. It's a wonderful little yarn shop owned by a totally enthusiastic yarn lover. She made me promise to wear the cashmere close to my skin, so I made a neck warmer for myself, and a pair of wrist warmers for my aunt's 60th birthday.

Both my projects in my cashmere adventure is inspired by the most lovely scarves made by Anne, a danish knitter whose blog I truly enjoy reading. Her knitting projects are wonderful, and so are her writings about her life. She blogs at Hverken fugl eller fisk, a place worth visiting for those who read danish. The pattern for the wrist warmers is from Anne's scarf "Annefødder" - Bird's feet. It's so delicate, so cute. I adore the litte foot prints on the garter stitch dunes. I will give this pair away, but I think I have to make one for myself as well.

The pattern for the neck warmer (in the lower photo) is "Bundter af blade", an easy to remember, still interresting pattern resulting in a beautiful structured fabric. I will post a photo of the whole neck warmer some day, but it needs to be worn and today is not the day for modelling.

21 September 2007

Orthogonal fun

I have frogged my daughter's pullover, because I didn't like how the fabric worked out. I guess the yarn was a little bit too heavy for a little girl's sweater, or maybe my needles were too small. Either way, the knitted fabric was too stiff for my taste. I just wouldn't like to wear it myself the way it was. So I'll knit a new one for my little girl..

In the meantime, I'm working on the kindergarten pullover for my son. He'll obviously need one, too. I found some Pt5 yarn on sale last week. Inspired by the stripes in this piece of beauty, I found just the right colors for my little boy. This yarn yields a soft-soft fabric, I think it will be nice to wear. As before, I'm knitting top-down, or at least not knitting bottom-up. As suggested by the title, this is a multidirectional knitted pullover, totally without any seaming. It's a peasant style - set-in sleeve hybrid, constructed again with Barbara's help. I've finished one arm and half-way down the torso, so FO pictures are to come soon (I hope.. ).

14 September 2007

Chilly mornings

This year I've decided winter won't be that bad. After all it's the main season for wearing my favorite knitted garments! I bought some alpaca on sale the other day, and I'm planning to knit quite a few wrist warmers to wear on those chilly mornings. I started this on the bus home from work today, and have already finished one.

31 August 2007

Sheldon

My lovely niece was born on August 21. She is so tiny, and the bootees were way too big for her..! Sheldon is now hers, I hope they will make good friends.

The turtle was a great project. Great not in terms of time, but in joy. So many clever details, I learned a lot from her.


Pattern: Sheldon the Turtle
Yarn: Mandarin Petit by Sandnesgarn

20 August 2007

Red stripes

A sneak peak of the newest addition to my pile of crafty projects. Someone might say Summer is over now, I ask was it ever around this year? The days are getting somewhat colder, and my little children need warm clothes for enjoying outdoor play in kindergarten. The woollen pants from last year will last another season, but they need new sweaters. I've finished the planning for both of them, with some help from Barbara and Elizabeth.

Since I've fallen in love with the top-down approach, using the proper method when casting on has become an issue. I want the neckline to be as elastic as possible. It needs to embrace the neck so my children won't be cold, and at the same time it would be sad to have a fight over tight necklines every day. And since the head of a child is so big comparing to the tiny neck, this certainly is an issue. My usual long-tail cast on is way too static for this purpose, and in searching for another method, I found the German twisted cast on, also known as the Old Norwegian cast on. It is perfect. Easy to do, looks good, and is quite elastic. Ironically, being Norwegian myself, I learned it from an American site..

01 August 2007

Pink hat for a little girl

The next little gift for my little niece is finished, a hat for the tiny lady to wear in winter. I really like the shape of this hat, thank you Gro, for sharing the pattern! I made I-cord ribbons, because I love the look and feel of them. And I really don't think anything else is soft enough to be close to the baby's skin.. Speaking of soft skin - that's my husband modelling on the picture..

Pattern: Gro's Djevellue/Sweet Baby Cap by Gro
Yarn: Babysilk by Du Store Alpakka
Modifications: I rounded it off a bit more by decreasing between the suggested decreases four times at the very end.

31 July 2007

Bolero

I've wanted to make a bolero for some time now, but haven't found the right pattern. Inspired by one spotted in Oslo the other day, and with some help from Barbara Walker, I now make my own. I'm knitting top-down with black Babysilk, which I love, and 3 mm needles. Stockinette stitches all the way, and a tiny 1x1 rib edging is the plan for the moment.

I suspect that my raglan increases might hit somewhere outside my armpits, though, due to a quite wide neckline and a possible miscalculation concerning the relation between front/back/arms stitches. I'll try the thing on properly later tonight, crossing my fingers that my suspicion fails. I will frog if necessary, but not gladly.

18 July 2007

Little Bootees for a little girl

These bootees are definitely not made for walking.. My dear sister is very pregnant these days, and in a few weeks (yes, my dear, we're talking weeks now, not months anymore :-)) I'll become an aunt for the first time in my life. So, my little niece is getting these little lovely ones to wear on her tiny feet. Hope my sister will like them. By the way - they're tiny! It's only two years ago, still I can't remember that my babies' feet were that small..

Pattern: Saartje's Bootees
Yarn: Babysilk by Du Store Alpakka and Sisu by SandnesGarn

15 July 2007

My Gray Root is finished!

Long time, no blogging.. Ravelry is kind of occupying blog time. It's perfect for me. Since I don't want all my time being consumed by the Internet, I prefer knitting content when I'm reading blogs. I want to get inspired by all the skilled knitters out there. And that is what Ravelry is all about.

But even though I haven't blogged much lately, I have been knitting. Rusted Root is finished! I enjoyed working on this. The fun part came first, which suited me fine. Being able to try it on and realizing that it would indeed be wearable, motivated me to knit on. And with such large needles, it went fast as well.


Pattern: Rusted Root by Zephyr Style
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK
Modifications: I knitted more rounds on every rib edging.

05 June 2007

Love my gray romantic knit!

I love this pattern! It's so fast, yet I just can't memorize the lace pattern, so every other round, I have to look. This way, I knit plain stockinette most of the time, interrupted by lovely lace once in a while. A perfect knit in front of the TV, or while watching the kids play in the garden.

It's my first top-down knit, but definitely not the last. It suits me well that the fun shaping parts come first! And the puff sleeves.. Love them! I also like knitting with Rowans Cashsoft, even though I'm usually not particularly fond of synthetics. I really hope I like wearing it despite the microfibre..

20 May 2007

Fascinating..

A k1p1 pattern repeat will hide the purl sts, while a k one row, p one row pattern repeat (eg garter stitch) will hide the knit rows.. Just started thinking about it, and can't really get it - why is it so? What is really the difference between a vertical and a horizontal k1p1 rib pattern? Or even better - why is the difference so huge? Garter stitch reminds no one of a k1p1 rib, still that is kind of what it is..

An unfaithful knitter I am these days. I'm kind of tired of knitting with 2mms, so now I've cast on for Zephyr Style's Rusted Root, using Rowan's Cashsoft DK and those wonderful 4.5 mms!

15 May 2007

Toe-up Monkeys

My very first pair of socks is finished. Knitting the first sock was like a dream, learning about magic loop, magic cast on, turn heel.. The second sock went just fine, still I think I might join this plan for at least a couple of pairs. I will definitely knit more socks right away. The thing is, the other two knitting projects that lie around here are kind of frustrating right now. I'm not sure if I really love the Silke tweed yarn used for the Shifting Sands, so I might frog all of it and go for another yarn for the scarf. Or maybe I'll change my mind and finish it after all.. The vest is on hold for the moment, simply because I can't decide where to go with it. My original plan was lace all up, and maybe that is what it should be too. It's a good winter project, and not going anywhere, so there it is..

Knitting socks is so compatible with Summer. Easy to carry, and perfect for knitting a round here, a round there without loosing track of it. The Monkey socks were fun, and I like the yarn, though I'm not all crazy about the colours. Think I'm more of a somewhat solid kind of person. I've already started another project with a perfect green mix, more about that later.

Reversed monkey


Pattern: Monkey socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock, "Gold Hill"
Modifications: Yes! I knitted the sock toe-up, only because I liked the idea of that approach, using this pattern, thus reversing the Monkey lace.

27 April 2007

Socks

I've never really appreciated the fascination for knitting socks. The ribbed ragg socks knitted with quite thick yarn (often grey..) that I usually see around in the real world just haven't appealed to me. Then I discovered the new world of sock knitting. Fingering weight yarn. Lace or another interesting pattern. But most of all - the never ending ways of knitting a sock. I've fallen in love with the toe-up construction, I like trying the sock on while knitting, and not having to calculate how much yarn you need for a long enough cuff.. I've almost finished my very first sock, and I'm looking forward to knitting the other. And more socks. The idea of having enough hand knit socks to actually use hand knits instead of boring black socks..

These are only a few of the socks I'd like to knit..

12 April 2007

Knitting bag

Using ugly LYS plastic bags for my ongoing knitting projects, lying around everywhere in the house, is now history. I've finally made myself a knitting bag! Knitting using this beauty actually makes me glad :-)

And since different hobbies sometimes converge, this post is also published on my sewing blog..

01 April 2007

Stash reduction and a slow, but oh, so beautiful knit..

I've come to understand that one of the big knitting blogiverse issues is stash reduction. I got a sudden urge to tidy up my stash this evening, and this is the result; a plastic bag with lots of yarn I'll never use. Most of it is as old as my knitting hobby, stolen from my mum's stash when I was a kid, and I think that my future projects deserve better yarn than that. So I've decided to give it away to the kinder garden next door (where my twins will start in August :-)) , I'm sure they can find better use of it. It actually was the woman in my LYS's idea, and a brilliant one, I must admit..

I've also done some knitting the past days, and I've realized that the Shifting Sands scarf is just the slowest knit ever! It's not boring in any way, but advancing if only a decimeter seems to take forever. Even my husband is commenting on it! The result, though, is awarding as anything. I'm so excited about the resulting fabric!

29 March 2007

Shifting Sands scarf

I've cast on for Grumperina's lovely Shifting Sands scarf. It's for my DH, who doesn't really wear woll scarves. Instead, he puts on multiples of thin cotton scarves when the temperature asks for a bit more than a single one.. So, when I showed him Jared's beautiful yellow scarf, he instantly agreed on my idea. As long as it won't be too wide, and it's long enough, he'll wear it. Since he's kind of a warm type, I chose Garnstudio's Silke-tweed for it's 52% silk. The rest is lamb's wool. The knitted fabric is a bit stiff, but at the same time very soft. An inconsistency, yes, but that's still the way I see it..

I really like the texture made from all the small cables, but all the cables on the RSs and the purls on the WSs also definitely have the potencial of turning the whole thing into an UFO..

27 March 2007

Vintage lace vest growing

This is how far I've come with the lace. I enjoy working on it. I just regret not having made the rib longer, cause that would have suited the lace better. Does anyone know how to fix that without frogging the whole thing?

I have still not decided how to end it. I tried it on today, and found out I'll probably add some waist shaping. But straps or short sleeves..? Not quite sure. It's actually the result of the inspiration I got from a picture I saw on a blog. It wasn't an FO or anything, and might not be hand knit at all (but I doubt it..). I think it was the friend of the blogger pictured with the blog owner, and the friend had a a green lace strap top. It was so beautiful, but now I can't find it..

New name

Since most of the blogs I read are written in English, I've decided to write in English only, and I've also changed the name of this blog. Strikkedilledama is now knittingalot. Enjoy the new me!

26 March 2007

Mini Droplet hat revisited

Just wanted to share this little picture with you. It's the Mini droplet hat on the very cute owner. Too bad it's springtime over here these days. They say alpacca can be worn in summer as well, but I don't know. I still think the alpacca fibers are pretty warm. So let's hope for some more chilly days before summer gets here for real (or not!)..

23 March 2007

Vintage lace pattern

I've been working on a new project for a week or so, a sort of vest or something - kind of inventing it as I knit. It's going to be a lace thing, from a lace pattern found in an old knitting book from 1952. I got it from my step grandma who got it when her son was born. It contains mostly clothes for kids, but there are also some adult patterns. Some of the patterns are hilarious (like bathing trunks for boys, or daddy's smoking jacket..), others are quite nice. I'll take som pictures from it one day.
Here's a sample of the lace pattern. I almost gave up on it, because in the book, it's all written out, and reading it as it was, I couldn't see the logic. But when I draw it, it turned out not only logical but also very easy to remember. So now I knit almost without looking at the pattern, and I love it!

I also love the yarn, thin alpacca once again, and the colour! A rusty warm red. Since I haven't figured out how to end the project, it certainly has the potencial of turning into an UFO, but so far it knits up fast, and I enjoy the journey. Despite the lace, it's actually quite compatible with watching TV as well, and that is always an advantage when it comes to finishing the project.

22 March 2007

Shady potholders

I made these a couple of weeks ago, in an attempt to find out about shadow- and domino knitting. I think I prefer the domino version when it comes to looking at the FO, but the technique involved fastening way too many loose ends for my taste. From that perspective, the shadow knitting was much more fun.










Pattern: Inspired by the book "Shadow Knitting" by Vivian Høxbro
Yarn: Muskat from Garnstudio, held double on 4,5 mm needles

12 March 2007

The Hound's-tooth Cap

The Hound's-tooth Cap was so fun to make! It took me a day, and I really enjoyed myself in the process. I like the design, it looks really cool on, and I was equally thrilled when I discovered that it's knit in one piece. A bit of sewing to finish, but it was quite easy to see what it would look like while knitting.

It's a birthday present for a friend of mine, and I think this hat will be perfect for her, so I'm quite excited about it. I hope for an action pic of her, but will have to wait for her birthday..

Pattern: The Hound's-tooth Cap from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2006/07
Yarn: 2 strands of Sandnesalpacca and one strand of Inca Alpacca from Rauma, all tree held together

09 March 2007

Mini Droplet hat

The Mini Droplet hat is off the needles, waiting for it's new five year old pink loving owner. It's the same yarn as for the adult Droplet hat, only knitted with smaller needles.

Pattern: Droplet hat from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: Alpacca (cold brown) and Sisu (warm brown) both from SandnesGarn held double
Modifications: Made the hat quite a bit longer