søndag 8. februar 2015

..:Lilac Wish Lace Shawl :..

Pattern : Lilac Wish Lace Shawl by Alina Appasov
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca in color grålilla
Needles: 3,5 mm


This is not the biggest shawl I have ever made, but I think one of the most delicate ones:)
It fits my daughter who is 5 years old perfect, but she hasn't gotten it yet. I was thinking of adding it to my giftbasket for a while - and think about it :)
It's a lovely pattern to knit, it's a great pattern!
And seriously - when I got to the border I couldn't find myself putting it away. So the border took me about a day - all day - hehe.
Fun knit, in a my absolutely favourite yarn!
But if I am going to knit this again - in a bigger size I need to do it in a thicker yarn.

torsdag 5. februar 2015

..: Feeling blessed - about not beeing an monogamous knitter :..

Well, this is always a hot topic. And I wanted to share with you how I feel about it.
First of all I will say that YES - I get a bit stressed having many projects ongoing at a time...BUT it's a rare feeling I have about knitting. If I feel stressed about it, it's just because I am not in love with some of the projects anymore...
So, look at this bowl...look at the colours....and yes it's a chocolate there as well :) Tell you more about that later ;)
I have two more project ongoing than this, but these are the ones I constantly is knitting on at the moment. The grey one is Ascalon shawl - that I am having a KAL with - it's beautiful! Yes, it takes it's time - but is soooo totally worth it! The yellow is a pinstripeskirt from pickles, and the purple is a Lilac Wish Lace Shawl. I love them all. And yes, of course I could knit one of them at a time....but for me...not so much fun.

I actually need more projects to keep my love for knitting I think. I need som easy knitting for days that my head is all fuzzed up....I need just a beautiful knit when I just want to knit all the beautiful things...and I need challenging knits when I feel up for that. And I also have some socks on my needles, because I just need socks on my needles - *laugh*.
Well, I feel blessed, because I am surrounded by fellow knitters that I am able to get to know, both in real life and through internet. And knit together with. And I am surrounded by all this great fiber, pattern and yarn.....smell it and feel it. It makes me happy!
And yes, I am the big no monogamous knitter - and I am proud of it! :)
And I do knit a lot, it keeps me sane. And is my therapy.

This evening I will knit on these three things, eat the chocolate (because I decided to spoil myself today), and together with that I will watch podcast (mandarines), drink tea and watch some tv-series (currently I am watching "necessary roughness".

So, the feelings I have had before - feeling guilty having so much projects ongoing - no more - I am only feeling blessed to be able to be spontanious and not-monogam.

Happy knitting ya all!

mandag 2. februar 2015

..: Testknit Minimalsen :..

Okay - the first entry this year...and some changes. Since I have several international knowledge I am starting to write my blog in English this year.
Not that I am that good in english grammar, but I am sure everyone gets my point - hehe.

The first knittingproject I wanna show you this year - is a cardigan I knitted for my daughter. I was finished with it in January. This is a testknit for Malsen & Mor. The cardigan is called Minimalsen, and are stranded knittng (iiiccck - ut of my comfortzone!). It's knitted in Malsen & Mor's washed Shetland Soft in colours : Rips, Blå Vinter, Hvit, brun drivved and brun kaffe. It's knitted in 2,5 - 3,0 - 3,5 mm needles.

I enjoyed the knit very much - and I think it turned out gorgeous for my daughter. With the birds in the border. LOVE IT!

Well, it's to late to say Happy New year - but I'll do it anyway ;)
And happy knitting you all!