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:-)