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Stripe Study and Socks

I started this shawl two days ago and am already over the halfway mark. It is going super fast while I watch True Blood. I am almost finished with Season 2 so no spoilers please. I got into it pretty late, but have watched the first two seasons over the past week or so.
I love the simple design of this shawl, and decided to make it with very fine weight yarn as I wanted to be light as air. I like how it is turning out and can’t wait to block it.

Stripe Study

Stripe Study
Pattern: Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace
Needles: 3mm

I am also knitting these socks. They are not going as fast, but I do knit a little on them from time to time. Last night I finished the heel and started the gusset. These are my first “complicated” socks and I love how they are turning out. Am absolutely in love with the yarn! My friend Ágústa dyed it for me. I also have a skein in red that is just sitting around patiently to get used on another pretty pair of socks. They sure are addicting to knit!

Pattern: Sprouting by Beata Jezek
Yarn: Hand-dyed sock yarn from Ágústa
Needles: 2.5mm

Oh, I also got a new camera. I am absolutely thrilled with it. I got the Canon G12 and have been playing around with it a bit over the past couple of weeks. I am very happy with my Canon 400D, but this one is so much easier for carrying around as the 400D is so big. I still use it a lot, but this new G12 is my carry around camera these days, along with my new Diana Mini that I absolutely adore as well.

New Canon G12.


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Arna, the knitted little bear.

My younger daughter Karítas has been sick both yesterday and today. She has a fever and a horrible cough that keeps me up at night. Last night was a bit better than the night before, and this morning seems better than yesterday morning. So hopefully she is on the mend.

I have been looking at knitted toys on Ravelry and other places lately and have had the urge to try them. So, sick baby, me staying home, yarn all over. Off course I had to try one out! So let me present Arna, the knitted bear. And yes, she is a girl so she got a pink nose, requested by Karítas.

Karítas and Arna, the knitted bear

Arna, the knitted bear

Arna, the knitted bear

Pattern: Henri the Knitted Bear by Rachel Borello
Yarn: Mandarin Petit
Needles: 3,5mm
The project on Ravelry

Now I have a whole list of little creatures that I want to make! Off course Sumarrós wants a knitted toy also so she is going to pick one out for me to knit for her. And I have some ideas of my own 🙂


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