I love the finished sweater :-)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I love the finished sweater :-)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
But I can show you waht is on the spindles:
BFL from Freckle Face fibers in the Peony colorway... wonder why did I choose that particular one? LOL
Did you note the color of the spindle? When I say it on etsy in this shop I just couldn't leave it, now, could I?
Speaking of spindles... I was watching a Kundert spindle on etsy which got sold, before I had the money to buy it.... I was rather dissapointed. I looked up his site, and asked about shipping internationally. He replied within a few hours and I told him what kind of spindle I am looking for (medium weight to spin sport and heavier yarn) and he made a maple one especially for me and the package was here less in than a week. I just had to try it at once with my beloved merino silk mix, and it spins so wonderfully. It is one of my very best internet-buying experience.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
This year Christopher went as the little caroon figure on the left side...The waterspider. It is a really cute cartoon series many in Hungary about the spider who lives in a garden pond, his best friend the grumpy land spinder... what makes it really nice that though the stories are rather human (friendship, jelausy, and restarting, and lots of interesting topic) it is also biologically correct. Here are the two main characters.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
You might remember how I struggled with decluttering and getting rid of PJ mess (umm stuff) last year. One person who helped me so much was my ex collegaue Eszter. She came, she packed, carried boxes, shipped things with her car, all the while not even excepting money for the gas she used. Without her, I would have never finished the work. I am ethernally grateful to her, in a way no word or present could tell. I knew she liked my gray vest knitted BB (before blog), so I decided knitting one for her, as a thank you.
Now, if I could only get her come here, hand it over, and do a modelled shot...
Friday, February 12, 2010
I casted on on jan.1th. Yarn is King Cole's merino blend DK, which has a weird way of relaxing, so knitting a fabric that will end up dense enough in the right size is tricky. To add trouble to problem, the only package of this color in the shop missed one ball, and I only had 450 gramms. It is wearable, though slightly small. Maybe it is high time for me to loose that weight I am trying to for years now?
Pattern is Girl Friday from knitty 2009 fall. 3mm needles. Only one mod: a couple of decreases and increases for waist shaping.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Anyway the question arose what to do now?
.. Shall I look for something similar, like this? Or this? and knit the border from a different shade? Shall I just give up and look for an other pattern? Then which one?
Fiber merino and silk blend. Spun on this little spindle... I ordered an other one from the seller and while conversing about living in Hungary, unaviability of things, shipping prices and other things I mentioned that i like this one too and maybe an other time I will order it too. Then the box arrived and I opened, unpacking the one I ordered and there was some extra fiber along. Christopher wanted to open that one to and I said, "calm down honey, that is just fiber, we'll open it later" "no mama, there is something inside, look" and just as I was starting to yell at him that "I said leave it alone" this lovely little spindle fell out... It is so cute and I loved spinning with it. Plying was done with the big star shaped spindle also bought from the same seller.
ETA: Problem solved. I found the exact same fiber at ETSY of all places. I was surprised because this was a commercially mixed and dyed fiber and I didn't expect it to turn up there, but it did. I got the amount I needed and shipping costed me 7 dollars (with some other fiber in the package). Yayyy, I can't wait for it to get here.
Monday, February 8, 2010
"I am not a socknitter".
I still do not think myself as one. Of course, I do think that handknitted socks are way superior than any storebought one, and I do knit socks from time to time. But I rarely drool over sockyarns on etsy, and a new sock pattern cannot make me want to jump out of my skin.
Then as I finished knitting on a bigger project I was looking around for something to do until the blocking dried and I found this:
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Do remember that I live in a 69 square meter apartment on a tent floor, so the only place I could do it was the narrow floor space in the kitchen.
It dried for two days and I got out some screw drivers and put the thing toogether in the even smaller place in the bedroom: