This is the jumper that I will be tackeling, The Sólja Jumper by Anna Maltz. The pattern can be bought on Ravelry.
I will be making the left one with three rows of flowers on the yoke and the neck is higher up on that one. There will not be those colours because I wanted mine in blue, so here’s my choice. The yarn is Drops Karisma.
The yarn has been ordered so all I can do now is wait.
So what can I say about this one then ? Guess? I HATE IT!
It did not take long before I put it back in it’s plastic bag and sold it off.
Have a nice day!
So, I have bees seeing these for some time now on different podcasts and thought that “Why mess with things that already works?”. I am a DPN user and it works just fine for me and I have tried Magic Loop and hating it, so when I saw these I thought that this must be something in between them both. It’s still a bit Magic Loop when it’s on only two needles but you knit with the third but it’s more like DPNs because lots are using only three needles and knit with the fourth (I use four and knit with the fifth). So after seeing some podcasters talking about them and showing how they work and and some YouTube films I decided to give them a try. So I ordered a set in 2.5mm (US 1½) and when they arrived I tested them on the spot by casting on a pair of socks. They were a bit fiddly in the beginning but that’s everything when you try it for the first time, but after a few rows of the ribbing they started to slowly work for me.
It did still feel a bit uncomfortable using them but I kept going and when it was time for the stockinette stitch it really started to feel better. I have come a bit further on it and looking forward to see how it will work with the heel with these needles so I can’t write about that right now so it just have to wait till I get to it. But so far these needles are OK. To be continued …
I’m knitting two pairs of socks at the same time, nothing strange at all with that, but they are for two different persons, and this is the first time I do that. The first pair is for me and the other for my husband who for the first time asked me to knit him a pair!! No preasure there!! First pair of them both are done and I have now started the sedond one for my hubby.
My Socks. A free Swedish pattern called: Anitas randiga i 4-trådigt Opal garn
Yarn: Black Opal and multi coloured ONline Supersocke 4-fach Neon Color
Needles: KnitPro Zing 2.50mm
Husbands socks: Pattern is a mix between 2 patterns and payed for.
Yarn: Svarta Fåret “Frost”
Needles: ShiaoGoo 2.25mm
Source: Sock Heel Patterns Glossary – Curls and Q
Found a fantastic site where you can knit 16 different heels to your socks!
This is a yarn shop in Nottingham, England that I stumbled over by mistake for some times now, after finding Eleanor’s vlog (Video Blog) on YouTube.
Eleanor is one hilarious and bubbly woman who makes me laugh and happy every time I watch her vlogs and I just love her. She’s just brilliant. But some people might find her language a bit vulgar from time to time.
She’s been working so hard with the yarn shop from day one, when they were three ladies owning it, but now she’s bought them out and she’s moved to a bigger shop by using crowd founding.
Her first “vlog” was 4 years ago and lots have happened since then.
I will now in late November travelling over to England with my husband (who’s English) to meet up with family and friends and attend a concert (Marillion) and also, take a trip to Nottingham to visit Eleanor and her new shop. I’m so looking forward to this.
Please feel free to follow her on YouTube: KnitNottingham
Her Shop: KnitNottingham
Kay and Dan Jones
This is the BEST podcast of them all out there if you are into knitting, History, Crafting and Baking. This couple are just the best and Dan makes me laugh every time I watch a episode. I can’t recommend these guys enough, and I would love to know that I have managed to get them a few more viewers after writing this. Please give them a go, you won’t regret it!
Denna sjal/halsduk är så otroligt lätt (när man löst spetsen) att sticka och fort går det. Nu har jag stickat en till mig själv denna gång och är riktigt nöjd med den.
Garnet jag använt är :
Denna sjal kommer jag att göra flera av, det vet jag redan nu. Det kan bli fina presenter om inget annat. Det går åt lite garn och jag tror jag kan göra två till av det som är kvar av nystanet.
Vill ni prova på att göra denna sjal så finns mönstret här hos garnomera.