28 November, 2009

slow knitting

i purchased some yarn, recently. yeah. i should have written: i started few projects and i'm close to finishing some of them, but i cannot show them here, because they're christmas presents. but the truth is: i started way too many projects, some of them christmas presents indeed. but i haven't finished any of them. so i bought more yarn, as a motivation to finish the started ones. because i really REALLY want to dig my fingers into these yummy Felted Tweed... there's also a bilberry colourway in my stash. a beautiful match. the dark raspberry merino Katia, which doesn't look raspberry at all on this photo, is for a pair of gloves for me. rowan colourscape chunky for a christmas-present-hat for somebody who doesn't wear hats. i believe she needs one ;-).

in the meantine, i'm slowly knitting a sideways-knit hat. it's a slow knit, because i use noro sock yarn, knitted on 2mm needles (!!!!). takes ages, but it seems it's worth the effort.

...all this photographs were taken during what seems to have been the only 5 hours of sunshine we had in November. when i moved in here, i thought Stockholm is in Sweden, not in Mordor. what a dark autumn...

27 November, 2009


pattern: Hero Pullover from IK Fall 2007
yarn: 12 (?) balls of Alaska (Garnstudio); 50g/75m of 100% wool
needles: 4.5mm

finished in September, photographed sometime in October (towards the end of it there were few sunny days!), blogged...now...

JaeniƱo likes it and wears it to work, what makes me feel soooo proud!

i like the sweater, what does not mean it's flawless. unfortunately. i trusted in the f***ing swatch too much, instead of trusting my gut feeling. so, the sweater it's few cm too short. damn. i'm going to lengthen it somehow (picking ut the stitches and knitting a few rows? cutting the cast-on edge, picking up the live stitches and proceeding from there?). but for now, it's used as it is.