01 July 2012

Grey

Another rainy day, and even thunder. Suits me just fine, as I have cast on for a sweater, and enjoy seeing the fabric grow slowly between my fingers. It is a brioche type stitch pattern. Simple and no fuzz at all. A little more attention is required than when working plain stockinette, but I don't mind. The stitches look so beautiful.

While in Denmark, I stayed at Anne's place. Anne appeared to be such a loving person, easy going and at the same time one of the most exciting and challenging woman I've met. We had a great time, as if we'd known each other for a long time, even though we'd only met in cyberspace until the day I arrived.

I learned quite a few things from Anne. First, she learned me how to make a simple lunch look and taste fantastic (to the left is the lunch she made exclusively for me after arriving from my first workshop).

Secondly, she learned me about window sills. Hers are a work of art, as anyone reading her blog would already know. I live in a house without a single window sill (except for the one my husband had made for me in the kitchen, which is full of herbs), but I figured a bench in front of my living room window would do. So now I have a simple black bench full of Anne's pelargoniums and a few candles to cheer us up while staying inside even though it's summer holiday.
Thirdly, I got inspired by a gorgeous grey cardigan she almost finished while I was there, and the result is slowly, but steadily emerging in my hands. Grey is definitely the new black, and I can't wait for it to be finished. Still, I enjoy the low pace, knowing that the hundreds of thousands of stitched means countless hours of knitting. Can't help but loving it.

9 comments:

duBedåre said...

Grey is the new black, eller hva? Skulle likt å vært på foredragene din i Danmark, men den gang ei. Kanskje en annen gang?

Mye fin inspirasjon du tok med hjem i alle fall!

Anne said...

Kom snart igen, søde Tora, vi nød sådan at have dig her!

Hyggeligt at du nu fik plads til lys og pelargonier i stuen. Mon det er Morten der har været i gang?

Tora said...

Det kan jo hende det blir workshops i Norge en gang og, det kunne jo vært gøy!

Og Morten slapp, Anne, for IKEA hadde gjort det godt nok for ham. Så nå nyter jeg å kunne innrede vinduskarmen min jeg og, og da gjør det ikke fullt så mye at det regner, for da kan jeg jo tenne noen lys!

Pelargoniene er jeg så glad for, og det ser ut som om det går bra med dem, både dem jeg satte i jord og i vann. Forresten så kommer jeg tilbake, vær ikke redd, det var så godt å være hos dere!

skb said...

Grå er definitivt eit godt val. Eg har brukt sommaren på å tenkje på det neste proskektet til meg sjølv, og har òg landa på ei grå jakke :) No er neste steg å kome seg på butikken ( eller nettbutikken ) å finne den perfekte nyansen av grå.
Ha ei god helg.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tora, please i would like to know if it is possible to convert your circular needles patterns to straight needles. I started doing the "little sisters's dress" and reached to the "129 stitches", then did not know what to do, i did it just as you mentioned in the pattern, should i stop now and start all over again and if yes, how do i continue, or can i simply keep working, and how to? maybe if you have this pattern for straight needles it would be easier. thank you very much in advance.

Tora said...

Hello, anonymous!

Please send me an e-mail, and I'll help you out!

Best,

Tora.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry i forgot to mention my email. it is: bouba_hm@hotmail.com. thank you

Anne Marie said...

Hei!...hvor er du? Håper alt står bra til og du stikker innom og sier hei når du kan. Du er savnet :-)

Tora said...

Hei, Anne Marie!

Hyggelig å høre at jeg er savnet! Jeg er her fremdeles. Og lager faktisk også strikkeoppskrifter innimellom. Men jeg har bare ikke riktig fått dem ut det siste året. Mye morsommere å lage oppskriften og strikke enn å oppdatere hjemmesider og Ravelry og blogg og sånn.

Tora.