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Monday, June 27, 2011

Drops asymmetric vest 129-15

This weekend I went to a reunion at Rauland Høgfjellshotell. I grew up in Liberia, and for those of us who has lived there, this is a bi-annual chance to meet and catch up. Here is the view from my hotel room:
Look at the mountains in the background. Beautiful!
Before I went, I managed to finish the vest in linnen wich I started some time a go. All those endless rows of purl demanded that I worked on something a bit more interesting in between. A boring knit, but I'm happy with the result.
The colour is neutral and will fit with anything, and the linen gets very soft with wear. I like the pointed sides, perfect for those of us who are "blessed" with so called child-bearing hips.....
The pointed sides are acquired by increasing every other row by doing a yarn over, and then knitting it through the front loop to leave  a small hole that forms a simple pattern in the sides. Neat.
My only complaint is that the linen leaves trails of little woolly linen pieces all over the rest of ones clothing. I wore it over a black t-shirt, not a good idea! I hope it will shed less after a few times in the washer.
Pattern: Knitted DROPS asymmetric vest
Yarn: Drops Lin, nearly 5 skeins
Needles: 4.5mm
Ravelled here
Yeela is wondering what's going on. 
What are you doing?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cardigan 127-12 in Noro Kureyon sock yarn

More super macro flowers.
I finished my cardigan in Noro.
I am happy with how I managed to make the colours even on both sides.
And I love the colours.
But I think they are too loud for a cardigan, too much movement and variation. The yarn would probably have looked better in a scarf or a pair of socks. Anyway, I will put it in my cupboard, and maybe wear it some day. Together with something black.
Pattern: Knitted DROPS jacket in garter st and stripes in "Fabel" and "Alpaca"
Yarn: Noro Kureyon sock yarn
Needles: 3mm
Ravelled here
Since I've been such a good girl, finishing all those projects, I could reward myself by starting something new.
Kirsten Kapur's Cladonia.
Incidentally Kirsten has just started a KAL, so I joined my first of the kind.
 And here is another flower for you :)