It might be better to say that the raw materials for Fred’s new sweater have arrived. All sixteen balls of Icelandic wool in their monochromatic glory for the pattern “91149 Jón by Hulda Hákonardóttir“. The project’s working title is “Fred’s Monochrome Sweater“.
I’m really not sure where they’re all coming from. Maybe I’m not giving them away fast enough. Maybe I need to store them in a more attractive manner. But they just keep appearing! Continue reading They multiply!
Yes, I do notice my habit that all of my blog post titles with exclamation points. Maybe it has something to do with being so excited about knitting in general?
My Monkeys are done! And they look gorgeous on the blocking forms, though you can really see where I learned to do the yarn overs correctly. Oops. 🙂
My mom bought me a pair of nice sock blockers for my birthday and then shipped them to Sweden for me. I haven’t actually had sock blockers before and wow, they make the socks look amazing! Plus – dragons! This is definitely incentive to finish the other Monkey sock so I can go ahead and wet block them! I promise there are better pictures coming – but … Continue reading Sock blockers for my birthday!
I was a bit frustrated with my Rosy Posies project because I felt that the yarn-overs weren’t loose and airy enough. I’d seen something similar with my Monkeys, too – but I just put it down to my gauge being really weird.
It turns out that all this time, I’ve been doing the yarn-overs wrong.
So I convinced the people at work that they needed to send me to Gothenburg to assist on a project, which is why I now find myself on a train.
I was in Litet Nystan yesterday and encountered some Drops Fabel yarn, which is self-striping. There were a few knitted examples and I was hooked. I purchased some and immediately cast on a sock. Yes, it was useful that I happened to have a free pair of 2mm circulars in my bag, wasn’t it?