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Knitting and gardening

June 6, 2014 by sigrid

A Norwegian summer often equals a rainy summer. But to day we have the first rainy day in weeks. Since the weather have been so bright and sunny, I have prioritised gardening before knitting lately. This time of year is so amazing, with flowers and green leafs everywhere. So of course I try to spend a lot of time outdoors, sometimes bringing my knitting. But mostly it is too hot knitting with wool out in the sun.

But I have done some knitting. I started the “Riding jersey” by Lise-Lotte Lystrup. The pattern can be found in the book “Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters”.

 Vintage knitwear

I have had this book for a long time, but have never made anything from it. Or rather, I have never finished anything from it. I have started a few projects that I frogged, due to lack of …. well concentration I guess.  The UFOs have been laid aside for a while, and when I pick them up again I don’t remember where I was and what I was doing. And I never bothered to really sit down and find out.

Unfortunately I discovered I don’t have enough yarn :(. Both the front and the back is finished, and I have started one arm. Hopefully my LYS have some of the yarn I chose in a similar shade. The yarn, btw, is Dale of Norway Royal Alpakka. I have knitted a sweater with this yarn once before, a couple of years back. The “Fair Isle Yoke” by Susan Crawford. This is one of my favorite sweaters.



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