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.