Some projects on the Go!

I have a few projects on the go and jumping between them depending on how I fell and the one that has been waiting longest to be picked up again is a bag, a Mochila Bag.

Mochila Bag

 

Next one is the Sólja Jumper.

Sólja

Next is a pair of socks that I have started twice before and this is the third time, the “Hermiones Everyday Socks”

Hermiones Everyday Socks

 

Next in line is the beautiful shawl “Longbourn” by Kay F Jones.

Longbourn By Kay F Jones

Then to the second “Sommarväskan /Summer bag” by Järbo Garn AB and it’s not much to see at the moment.

Sommarväskan 2

Then it’s the Christmas Scarf because Christmas will soon be here, so why not using a yarn with inbuilt tinsel ?
Christmas Scarf
And then to the latest project, a double think crocheted pot holder.
Double Thick crocheted pot holder
So these are the things I’m having on the Go at the moment.
/Diana

Promenade Socks

The designer Kay F Jones has done it again! She has made another fantastic sock pattern called Promenade Socks and can be bought on Ravelry. This woman should, in my opinion, receive a medal for pattern writing. They are so well written that you fly through it and end up with a fantastic item. And this time it’s this pair of socks, the Promenade Socks.

Pattern by: Kay F Jones aka bryonybear (she also have a podcast together with her husband Dan aka ObiwanKnitter, called The Bakery Bears).

Yarns: Opal Sweet & Spicy Colourway: 8612 Honey. Opal Uni Solid 4 ply Colourway: 5184 Olive Green.

Needles: 2.5 mm, DPNs

Kindness Shawl 2 Finished!

It’s finally done and it did get a bit bigger with this yarn but it’s still too small for my liking and I think I will be using it from time to time. It’s a lovely pattern and easy to knit. I think I have to make this one again someday and make it bigger.

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern by: Jaala Spiro

Can be bought at Ravelry

Yarn used: Malabrigo Lace

Colourway: 237 Cuarenta

Needle size: 4.0 mm

Kindness Shawl by:Jaala Spiro

I have knitted this one already once but the yarn was wrong for it and so beautiful, so I frogged it so I can use that yarn for something else instead. The yarn i was using was #Pro Lana Golden Socks 4-frach” in the colourway 932 and dye lot: 60988. Stunning blue colour. I couldn’t block it properly to get the points out in the lace and it ended up way to small and short.

KindnessShawl_1a

ProLanaGoldenSocks4-frach

I would love to get my hands on more of this one in this colour but it looks like it’s a hard task.

So now I’m knitting this again in Malabrigo Lace and the colour is: 237 Cuarenta.

KindnessShawl

And this yarn is much better for this shawl.

Malabrigo Lace from kicki

/Diana

It’s time for me to finally knit a proper jumper!

SoljaTröjan

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.

SoljaColours 

The yarn has been ordered so all I can do now is wait.

/Diana

Cowl for Mother-in-law

My mother-in-law forgot her previous cowl that I did knit for her and she asked her son (my husband) if I could knit her a new one. So here it is.

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The pattern is a Järbo Garn AB pattern (the village I live in) and it’s in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch. The pattern number is 17-14.

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If I’m lucky my husband will have it with him in may when he’s over to the UK to visit family and friends.

/Diana

Yarn, lovely yarn

I was in need for needles in size 3.75 and didn’t have any (apart from the ChiaoGoo set that was in use) so I ordered a pair by KnitPro Zing with a 80cm cable. I really like the Zings. So to get the most out of the postage I ordered some yarn with it and one favourite of mine is the Cascade 220 fingering yarn (100% wool, 50gr, 250 metre). I have a shawl in mind made up of three colours, black being the main one (not a colour but you know that) and then I wanted purple and yellow this time instead of lime green because I have made one in dark grey, purple and lime green not long ago. But when I saw the magenta one I did get some problems of picking that one or the purple one, so I bought both to see how it will look in real life.

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Then another top favourite yarn is Malabrigo Lace (100% Baby Merino wool, 50gr, approximately 425metre) and I have been for a long time now wanted to knit with beads, so I bought some beads to go with them as well.

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I have a strong feeling that both of these will be the Pyttipanna Shawl and the Blue one is for me but the red one I might have made for someone depending on how it goes with the beads.

/Diana

YlloTylls Knit-along Zebra Socks

The yarn shop in Uppsala (Yll o Tyll) was holding a KAL, making a pair of socks by making stripes by knitting from the inside of the ball and the outside of the ball. The only problem I had by making these was all the ends to weave in after and there are 14 ends!!! I also learned to make a short row heel and I did not like the progress of it but the fit is brilliant, so I guess I have to practise this a bit more..

Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle – Crazy Zauberball, Sandnes Garn – Sisu Solid
Needles: 2.25 mm (US 1), 2.50 mm (US 1½)

 

    

 

Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts v2–Circular

I did get some yarn from my mother-in-law for my birthday so I had to make something out of it. I started with a yarn I never tried before but I loved the colour of it and that it had copper metal thread in it for some sparkle. So what can you knit out of a 50 gr ball that have 100m in it? I had no idea! So Ravelry to the rescue and there I found a fingerless mitten that was made in the same yarn and I have never made fingerless mittens before so this would be interesting to see if I could do it. I did! and I loved them and so did my husband and wanted a pair and another friend of mine ordered a pair as well.

The pattern is a free one and by Lisa Beamer Cannon (on Ravelry) and the pattern is called “Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts v2 – Circular”.

This pattern is really fast & Easy and here are the ones I made.

First up are these Aubergine /Brown ones for me.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange Glitz Chunky. 50 gr, 100m (109.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

Next pair for a friend.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange. 50 gr, 90m (98.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

Last pair for my husband.

Yarn: Rico Design Creative Melange. 50 gr, 90m (98.4 yards).

Needle: 4.5mm (US 7)

/Diana

ARNE & CARLOS – Designers, textile artists and authors

These guys are really good and their sock yarns are beautiful and so are their designs. Even their tutorials are relaxed and down to earth so it’s easy to see and understand what they are doing.

Source: ARNE & CARLOS – Designers, textile artists and authors