Friday, April 27, 2007


Gaah! How irritating is this?!
I´m knitting a summer dress in cotton for one of my nieces abroad, and it needs to be finished on Monday. And yes, I did start a bit late.
Even though I have a total fear of measuring gauge, I knitted a test-swap before I started. It was perfect! Now after 10cm of the dress, it is 4 cm to wide! Rip, smaller needles.
Cotton sucks.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hanne Falkenberg Ludo jacket - getting there

Well, I´ve been writing about it long enough, here it is. The first half finished, the second half is luckily well on it´s way.
Even though all the measurements are right, the arm is WIDE. Super-wide. So I will try to make a bitnarrower when I put the whole thing together. If I feel really brave, I´ll sew it and cut off the excess. Or maybe I´ll have my mother do it - she´s the expert at these things. It´s nice to have someone else to blame when things go horribly wrong too ;)

Anyhow, this whole thing is knitted back and forth, all straight forward, kind of in a U shape, ending up with the arm. Very easy! Except I kept forgetting to knit two together every other row, and forgetting to not do it in the patterned rows.
But all is well that ends well, and the colors are gorgeous!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Secret Pal competition

With the beautiful weather we`ve been having, little has been done this weekend with knitting! But I will answer the secret pal competition questions:

1) How old were you when you learned to knit? I was three the first time I tried and around 4 or 5 when I actually understood what I was doing. I remember knitting a sweater which was probably my first when I was 9 - pink and purple!

2) Who taught you? My grandmother taught me. I have a cool picture somewhere of her teaching me cast-on, which I´ll try to find and scan in.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Back from vacation!

Which we spent at the zoo.
I finished the project for mye secret pal. And I finished one half and got started on the second half of the Hanne Falkenberg Ludo sweater for my son. Since I´ve been to lazy to measure the gauge earlier, I finally found the time now because the arm is quite wide. But my knitting is right on gauge, to the millimeter! In all directions! Amazing... normally I knit a bit loose!

The Palette scarf from is getting a little rest, it´s a project I have to do while at home and when my son is not around because the yarn is so fragile. So it´s taking a looong time. Also, I´messing up the PSP (SSK on the back) a little bit, so I´m a bit pissed of with it really! The picture is of the scarf which is now about 20cm longer.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

On vacation

Will post back shortly!
I started the Palette scarf with Evilla Plate yarn - not sure yet how clever that was.
I finished a small project for a secret pal, and I got restarted on the Ludo which no longer fights me. At least not openly.