21 November 2010

Attitude


When I learned to knit, 26 years ago, I wanted my knitting to be the smooth, wonderful stockinette stitch. And a few years later, when I'd learned how to purl – or knit in the round, I don't remember which came first – it did finally look that way. I still want my knitting to look that way. And if the garment has an exciting construction, I don't find knitting stockinette stitch the least boring. Creating beauty simply can't be!

My new design is another tribute to the stitch of my heart. A plain cardigan as it may look, those little details keeping the knitter – and the eye – interested are definitely there. Twisted ribbing, tubular cast ons, as well as bind offs, creating beautiful edges. Cropped length on both body and sleeves makes this perfect for layering, a way to wear wool without getting to warm. The design also offers a different approach to the set-in sleeve. All seamless, except for those tiny holes under each arm.

I find this garment extremely easy to wear, and I have been wearing it a lot already (the winter has definitely arrived, so there is an urgent need for woolen garments). I'm particularly fond of this yarn–button color combination, but the cardigan can of course be worked in a more subtle color as well, it will look great anyway.

Attitude [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Attitude (Attityde) by Tora Frøseth
Size shown: L
Needles: 3.5 mm
Yarn: Ask, 450 g of green (6023)

14 November 2010

Father's Day

Today is Father's Day in Norway, and all my men's and boy's patterns are 20 % off. Sale lasts until midnight tomorrow. Click image to purchase patterns. Happy Father's Day!

08 November 2010

Energy booster

I'm back home after a wonderful weekend in Trondheim with a really good friend of mine. There were great conversations - this girl is my absolute favorite discussion partner! And we read a wonderful little book, After the Quake by Murakami. Only six little stories, and I finished it on the flight back to Oslo. I usually find it hard to get to know the characters when reading short stories. Not so with this one. I think I even got to know them a little better than I usually do with Murakami's characters. I think I'll re-read it in a while, there is more to these stories than revealed at first reading. Besides talking and reading, we ate great sushi (what would life be without good food?), enjoyed a lovely opera at Olavshallen, and went for a walk in this year's first snow! And even though I'm now happy to be with my family again, I long for that lovely white carpet covering everything and making the world clean and quiet. I hope we won't have to wait too long.