Monthly Archives: March 2011

Another pair of socks, and Still Light

So yes, you were right, I have been bitten by the sock bug. Not to worry, I am very happy with it! I whipped up this pair for my older daughter Sumarrós and she loves them. I am also pleased with them, really like this yarn and the color combo of the stripes.

Socks for Sumarrós

Socks for Sumarrós

Pattern: No real pattern, I casted on 50, decreased to 48 after ribbing and did a very basic sock.
Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä
Needles: 3.5mm

They are a bit big, but I am sure that she will outgrow them in no time. They are soft and warm and have not left her feet since I casted off. Win win!

I have also been working on this incredible dress from Veera VälimäkiStill Light Tunic. I have been wanting to knit it for quite some time now. Had decided on the yarn and the color a while back but was not really in a hurry to knit it as I had plenty of other projects on the never ending to-do list. Then Ístex, the manufacturer of Icelandic wool yarns, announced new colors for Kambgarn and also that some colors would be discontinued. Among the discontinued colors was the one that I had decided on for this project, so off course I went out and bought loads of it, on discount I might add. And well, since I had the yarn and had bought the pattern some time back I decided to start the project. It has been wonderful to knit. At first I thought to myself ‘Oh my, such a big project on 3mm needles, and in stockinette stitch only!!’ But you know what, the pattern is so well written, and so interesting that it is a pure JOY to knit! At least I have not been bored at all! And today I cased of the body and started the sleeves, which I am going to make longer than on the original. And since I casted of the body, that meant that I could finally try it on! So here is a snap!

Still Light Tunic
Pattern: Still Light Tunic by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Kambgarn color 9640
Needles: 3mm

As you can see I have to finish the sleeves and the pockets. Since this photo was taken, earlier today, I have knitted just over half of the sleeve and plan on finishing it tonight while watching a movie.
I love this tunic so much that I am already planning the next one. At this moment I want to have one in every color I can get my hands on. No joke. It is such a great dress to have during winter!

Veera is fast becoming a favorite designer of mine. I really want to knit her beautiful Stripe Study Shawl next and am already playing around with color combos in my head for it.

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Sock knitting and exchange stitching

I finished my first pair of knitted socks! YAY! I have always been a bit afraid of the idea of knitting a heel so that has been the main reason for not knitting socks. But when I decide it is time to do something I usually do not quit until I am able to do it. So, I managed to do it! And off course it was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

Socks for Karítas

Socks for Karítas

Socks for Karítas
Socks for Karítas
Pattern: Basic Child’s Gradiance Sock in Foot Prints by Laura Lough (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Alpaca Select 4 Ply
Needles: 3mm

And some stitching. Yes, I finally finished a stitching project. I signed up for an exchange in my Icelandic stitching group with a pink theme and figured that the needleroll that I started as a SAL in January would be a great exchange piece. So I finished that one up and sent it along. The pictures are not good at all since it was night time when I was shooting them, and absolutely no natural light to be found anywhere.

Pink Exchange

Pink Exchange

Pink Exchange
Antique Hearts Needleroll – Shepherd’s Bush Kit

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