Monthly Archives: July 2010

Dressy sweater for Sumarrós

Being on vacation has its privileges. One of them is all the time for knitting and crafting. I have been making stitch markers for my little side project as we are having a special this week. You can read about it here if you are interested. I also finished this sweater for Sumarrós yesterday and washed it and let it dry over night. She was sooooo happy when she was getting up this morning and getting dressed and put it on. It looks really good on her I think.

When I made myself Dressy Sweater by Pickles my daughter Sumarrós absolutely loved it and asked me to make her one. Since the free pattern is just in one size I had to wing it. And it turned out really well!

DressySweaterMini2

Mini Dressy Sweater

DressySweaterMini

Pattern: Based on Dressy Sweater by Pickles
Yarn: Single ply unspun Icelandic wool
Needle: 5mm
On Ravelry

When did that kid grow up so much? Where is the pause button? HELP! 😉

Right now I am working on some commission knitting. A co-worker wanted a sweater and asked me to knit her one. And since I am a sucker for the traditional Icelandic lopapeys, preferably with a little twist, I said yes. And the getting paid for doing what I love helps also 😉 I have about 15cm done but it is going super fast. I can’t wait to see how it turns out and I will off course post pictures when I am done.

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The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

I love the name of this pattern. And the simplicity of the pattern. And the outcome. Especially with the yarn that I used, it is so incredibly soft and the subtle color variations are just fantastic. It was exactly what I was going for. I have a little more than 2 more skeins of the yarn and must find something great to do with them.

Grey Neckerchief

Grey Neckerchief

Grey Neckerchief

Pattern: The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by OrangeFlower
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Twist #69
Needle: US 8 – 5.0 mm

I am on summer holiday this week with my daughters. I am really hoping for nice weather so that we can go camping, even if it is only for 2-3 nights or so. The getting settled in the new home is almost done, just little things here and there to take care of. Today we are going to go to IKEA and try to find fabric for curtains for Sumarrós’s bedroom along with new bedding and other little stuff. I love IKEA and can spend hours there, just browsing.

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