My recent UFO is sweater for myself. A lovely pattern by Rauma. But it is kind of boring to knit. The whole sweater is knitted in ribbing pattern. So, I needed a small break from this. And decided to find yarn in my stash to make something for my niece. In the book “Barnestrikk fra mørkeloftet” by Evelyn Sævik (don`t think it is translated in to english yet) I found a sweater I really liked. All the patterns in this book is modeled after patterns from the 70ties. This one is named “The cute sweater” (Søt genser). A fitting name in my opinion.
Posts Tagged ‘alpaca’
May 25, 2015 by sigrid
May 19, 2015 by sigrid
February 21, 2015 by sigrid
As I believe I have mentioned earlier, I was taught to knit by my grandmother. And I am forever grateful for the time she took to teach me. Now she is 85 years old, and still knits. She is a remarkable lady, keeping up with the this teqnelocigal age we live in. She has daily contact with her sister, who lives in California. This January her sister came to visit her for an entire month. Norway in January can be quite cold, so they decided to start a knitting project each. Her sister knitted a cap she could wear during her stay her. My grandmother decided on a top in nice warm alpaca yarn. But when she got home, she looked at the pattern and decided it would take too long. While her sister would finish her cap in a couple of evenings, she herself would end up knitting on this project for a long time. She would rather spend her days painting (witch is her main hobby) , she declared, and gave the yarn and pattern to me.
So, the other day, I started knitting the top for her. And she was quite right. It will take a long time to finish this project.
September 15, 2014 by sigrid
I suddenly remembered I have not blogged about the riding jersey I finished during the summer. This is the first project in a long time that I knitted using continental style. Almost every time I picked up the unfinished project I had to remind myself to knit continental and not lever style.
August 10, 2014 by sigrid
This is the most frustrating and the most rewarding project I have worked on for a long time. I am extremely pleased with the FO, but I have seldom cursed this much while working on a project.
April 26, 2014 by sigrid
So, I finished this cute little dress today. This was a project I really enjoyed knitting. The pattern was very well written, though in danish. It is a top-down pattern, and you can follow the same instructions for the yoke to make a dress or jacket/bolero. But the pattern also contains instructions for a top and a tunika. You can more information on the “Bella Baby”, as the pattern is called, on Ravelry.