Tuesday, June 20, 2006
I found this nice cotton fabric at Tygverket the other day. It might turn into a nice summer dress!Luffarschack, noughts and crosses, tick-tack-toe
I've copied some nice patterns from one of Tove
's japanese pattern books, perhaps I'll use one of those...
Posted at 6/20/2006 1:18:18 pm by katarinawiberg
Monday, June 19, 2006
Some progress on my Agnes cardigan! I've finished the "tail" part of the back, and the pattern stated that I should cast off all stitches and then pick up the exact same number of stitches along that edge. At first I wondered what the point was of doing that, if it was to create a decorative egde, there are other ways to go about that. But then I figured it must have something to do with the "firmness" of the garment, perhaps it holds it's shape better if there is a cast off egde at the waist? Well, I did what the pattern stated, and in hindsight I'm glad I did, the cast off egde forms a lovely little braid between the moss stitch "tail" and stocking stitch upper body. Cast off egde braid
The yarn I'm using is Drops/Garnstudio Muskat which is a 100% mercerized cotton. It's very soft, but one has to be wary when knitting, it can split. And I can tell you that knitting nothing but moss stitch works fine when watching My Neighbour Totoro
(Tonari no Totoro) on DVD!
Posted at 6/19/2006 9:28:46 am by katarinawiberg
Friday, June 16, 2006
So far I've only done a few rows on my Agnes cardigan, but let me tell you, it has gotten me right back into knitting in bed! I swore to stop that after having to correct mistakes made in the wee hours of the morning, but I simply don't want to put this beauty down!This is the "tail" part of the back.A detail of the moss stitch.
This past Wednesday I went to the SnB Stockholm knit-in at Marias Garn
. It was really nice as always, and it's very nice to see what everyone else is working on. Take a look at some photos I took over at Flickr
I'm always on the lookout for nice vintage knitting- and sewing patterns, and this week I won an auction on Tradera (like e-bay in Sweden). It's a pattern of a very lovely dress from 1970. It has a lot of 60's sense to it I think. Simplicity pattern from 1970.
Posted at 6/16/2006 12:47:52 pm by katarinawiberg
Thursday, June 15, 2006
I'm a big fan of much of Rowan
's designs, especially the ones by Kim Hargreaves
and Sarah Dallas, and the first Rowan magazine I ever bought, no 35
, happens to feature many lovely designs by them. As you might remember, I've already made three projects from that magazine before:
First there was Iris (my second knitting project ever):
then there was Arabella:
and then there was Audrey (I'm not happy with the size and will reknit it):
One of the projects in that magazine I've been ogling for two years now is that lovely, lovely cardigan Agnes:
I've put all other projects aside, decided on yarn and cast on. I so hope that I will not tire of this one, because it's so wonderful and I really want to wear it THIS summer! I'm not putting up any bets, though... I realized that the Cotton Glace I'm supposed to use is a bit expensive, so I'm going with Drops Garnstudio's Muskat Instead. Now, I know it's a bit thicker than Cotton Glace, but when I swatched my gauge was spot on, so I'm not worried. But I can't get over how stylish this cardigan is! My hope is of course that I will look quite stylish in it to. We'll see about that.
Posted at 6/15/2006 9:23:15 am by katarinawiberg
Monday, June 12, 2006
I've been awfully busy lately and unfortunately my knitting is suffering. Not only have I had very little time to knit, I've been too restless to take out my knitting when I do have time. I was planning on going to Mariatorget on WWWKIPDay, but unfortunately, other things came in the way of doing so. Very, very dissapointing!
However, things are looking better now, and I will definitely go to Ginoscoffe tomorrow
(Tuesday) and knit! I hope I'll meet my fellow knitters there unless they've all melted away in this heat...
It is indeed summer in Stockholm and it's WONDERFUL! I'm always the first to complain about when it's too sunny or too hot and I'm always seeking shade, but now it seems as if my days as a vampire may be over. I want summer and I don't want it to end! (Well, we'll see in September if I'm fed up as I normally am...)
Emily asked about the yarn I'm using in my Colchique jumper, it's one strand og Kampes 2-ply wool yarn and one strand of glittery mohair from Løve (a danish yarn brand).
Marika has tempted me to do a test:
| You scored as Elizabeth Bennet. As one of Austen's most beloved characters, Elizabeth Bennet represents what most women would like to become: strong, independent, and loyal. Of course, she has her faults including a stubborn will of iron and a clinging to first impressions. Overall, Lizzie is bright and lovable...something to admire and aspire to.|
Which Jane Austen Character are You? (For Females) Long Quiz!!!
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Posted at 6/12/2006 10:26:53 am by katarinawiberg
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
there's no point to this entry
other than to show you my cute and silly cat.
He's so sweet.
Posted at 5/23/2006 8:59:30 am by katarinawiberg
Monday, May 22, 2006
invited STHLM knitters and Stitch n Bitch Stockholm to her home for a Yarnswap Day! The rule is to bring whatever yarn you no longer want/need and find something someone else has brought that you would like to swap it for. if the other person likes your yarn. Triangle swaps has been known to happen!
I found it really hard to find any yarn I actually wanted to part with, but I finally decided to bring the green alpaca that was once intended for my Knitting Olympics project, some self striping sock yarn and two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in pink and green. The alpaca came home with me again, but Erika
liked the other yarns so I swapped them for some 2-ply woolyarn from Morjärv in a kind of strange pink-purple-grey colour and one big ball of rusty red mohair. I also fell in love with some smurf blue yarn (also from Morjärv) that Satoko
had brought and she gave me a ball of dark blue to go with it. And I took one hank of Noro Kureyon in the sam shade as my striped mittens off Myra's
hands. I have to pay for Myra's and Satoko's yarn, though, since I didn't have anything to swap with, but I got them at a bargain! Thank you dears!
Check out Karin's
blogs for more revelations from the yarnswap! Here are some photos:
And I've picked up an old project that hasn't seen the light of day in months. Pictures to come...
Posted at 5/22/2006 10:20:16 pm by katarinawiberg
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Football + Knitting = True
Thank you, thank you, the ever so clever Marika
for this initiative:
The summer is saved! Knit together during the World Cup
! And being true football slackers, there are no goals, no prizes, no medals. Just knitting. And football. And beer. And crisps. For me, at least.
And by football, we mean soccer. NATURALLY!
Posted at 5/11/2006 3:54:08 pm by katarinawiberg
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Posted at 5/9/2006 4:24:24 pm by katarinawiberg
Friday, April 28, 2006
I have finally gotten around to buying the pattern for Eunny Jang
's Deep V Argyle Vest
! It's so fab, I can't wait to start knitting it! And first I have the wonderful treat of finding the right yarn and colours. I'm kinda leaning towards the Kampes 2-ply wool I'm using for my Colchique (purchased at Marias Garn
, of course), because it's a very nice yarn and it comes in many lovely colours. Now, there is a KAL for the DVAV
, but I probably shouldn't join it because me joining a KAL ususally means I won't start knitting the intended project for oh, lets's say another six months or so. And I don't intend to wait that long.
BTW, it's raining today. I generally don't mind rain, in fact rain is one of my favourite types of weather, but today I was sorta hoping for more sun. Spring is late in Sweden this year so every little ray of sunshine is very welcome. Plus - I wanna use my new shoes! Did I tell you I bought a new pair the other day?, no I guess I didn't. Pictures to come. When it's dry out so I can use them!! (Big hint to the Weather Gods, there...)
Posted at 4/28/2006 10:09:26 am by katarinawiberg