Monday, February 25, 2008

... a bit of knitting...

Hi again!

Winterholidays are over, the kids are back in school- for three weeks-and then it's Easter...

I'm back to quiet mornings all by myself, exept for Mr.Black, he always keep me company. He usually leaps into my lap and try his best to get me to put down my needles-LOL!

We woke up to a cold morning, with snow pretty far down the mountain. A time when a sweater like this would come in handy:-) Only I'm ripping it... It's a sweater I knitted 20-25 years ago, used it myself for some time, but then gave it to my sister. She didn't use it a lot either. So a few years ago I took it with me. I don't like to use it! It's too boxy, the sleeves are too wide, the shoulders are too wide, and it is too short. But the colour is great. The pattern too. All cables and seedstitch. My plan is to frog it, and knit something new out of it, a slimmer jacket I think. Preferably something with cables, because that is fun. Only have to find a pattern. You would think that was pretty easy- with all the hundreds of free patterns "out there"? It's not. I've been looking and looking and looking- no one stands out! I've never been into designing my own sweaters or patterns, so I still hope to find THE pattern.
Sweetheart! Found on Tora's blog. Cute and cuick. She has better photos on her blog. Why is it that red is so difficult to photograph? It comes out all blurry. There is a cute heartpattern to begin with- it is knitted top down, and I added hearts to the hemline(only remember if you do that that it will add five stitches per heart, so the hem will be more swirling.) Now I need to find some buttons! Yarn? Gjestal babyull, 100 % mernowool, 50g/175m, 28st=10cm, I used needles 2.5mm, the colour is 840, it's a semisolid, quite nice one. The pattern says 50-70 grams for a dress, I knitted in size 12 months and used 132 g.... Length approximately 42 cm.
Some time ago I knit EZ february sweater from Knitter'sAlmanac . Buttons, yes, I need those...have you seen Yarnhog's blog lately? She makes her own buttons out of polymer clay. Great idea. Now I'm off to feed the sheep. Before it starts raining again...
Have a great day:-)

12 comments:

Mary said...

That is a beautiful blue. Have you seen the cabled cardigan yarnharlot just made? I'm thinking of making it someday. The little dress is adorable.

Bea said...

Så lurt å resirkulere gamle gensera.. :) Skal gje beskjed om eg kjem over gratismønster på nettet. Har du sjekka garnstudio sine sider?

Jakka og babytoppen var virkelig søte. Greitt å strikke slike småplagg av og til, og veldig kjekt å ha på lur om det skulle dukke opp ein baby!

Ha ein fin dag!

Rani said...

WOW, Marit! The knits are wonderful! I can't imagine frogging something so lovely, but sometimes a knitter has to do what she has to do. sigh.

What lovely red knits. That EZ is one of my favorites to knit for wee ones.

Stay warm!

Tracy said...

That blue is gorgeous...That's a LOT of frogging though...can't wait to see what you'll recreate with the wool! That little red dress is the sweetest--wonderful! Keep warm and dry...Happy week ((HUGS))

Britt-Arnhild said...

Nydelig blåfarge Marit. Og flott mønster!

Takk for bursdagshilsen :-)

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Takk for helsinga! Eg er veldig nyskjerrig på kven du er og kor du bur. Har du 4 - 5 bloggar, og les og strikkar du så vanvittig mykje? Fortel, fortel...
Vi var på helgebesøk i Selje i haust, og eg har familie i Kjødepollen.

Bea said...

Hei, har ein bitteliten rundpinne på 30 cm.. Den er veldig grei når ein venner seg til den, men eg får ikkje til å strikke vrangmasker, så til det bruker eg fortsatt strømpepinner..

Ingen magic loop på meg enno, men har vurdert å prøve det ein gong i framtida :)

Ha ei fortsatt fin veke!

Farmors said...

Lykke til med ditt opprekkingsprosjekt ! Har du tittet i boka: Feminin strikk av Lene Holme Samsøe ? Har nettopp kjøpt den, mange fine jakker der synes jeg ! Genseren var jo riktig fin som den var, men er man ikke fornøyd, så er det like godt å bruke garnet om igjen ! Jeg for min del lager hesper som jeg legger i bløt, heng til tørk, og vips, nytt garn !!!

Janice said...

That is a gorgeous blue! I can't wait to see the 'perfect' pattern once you find it! Enjoy your quiet mornings knitting and looking out over your beautiful view!! Sumo and I both wish we were there helping you with the sheep!!

Line Kristine said...

I hvilket blad fant du oppskriften på babysettet med sauer på? Fortell meg gjerne også nr. på bladet :)
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STRIKKEMOR(O) said...

Hei, og takk for i går! Det var skikkeleg moro! Det er nesten for gale å rekke opp den flotte gensaren, men det er sikkert betre enn at han berre blir liggande ubrukt. Fasongen på gensarane har forandra seg mykje på 20 år...

Felisi said...

Fint mønster på genseren ja, imponerende om du gidder å rekke opp for å strikke en ny...
70 kroner for Opal, jaha, da sparte jeg jo litt da ;o)