Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2008

It's time for an update :)

Hello knitters!
I finally got through my last exams and I hope these are the last for my life ;) So now, there is enough time for browsing all the pretty knitting sites and blogs and also for knitting and listening to podcasts. I'm not that good on writing in English, but I try my very best!

Here are some FOs from the time since my last post.

First I finished my Rebecca sweater. I loved to knit it, but it turned out too small for my boobs and has a way too large neckline. The arms are too big. I think, I'll put it in the frog pond. I'm so gutted about it, I never want to see it again. Bye bye sweater!

Next one is a sweet little hat for the goddaughter of my boyfriend. She was born on January 29th and we visited her on Sunday. I didn't finish the babyblanket yet and I really wanted to bring a gift, so this was done in one evening.

bonnet01

and a closer shot of the flower appliqué

flower01

I turned out too big for her, but she is very small so it'll fit a bit longer ;)

My new toy was brought to me by Santa aka beloved boyfriend and I don't want it to be scratched. I had some leftovers from my Column Of Leaves Hat and made a cozy:

NDSliteSock01

and with the Nintendo DS lite
NDSliteSock02

Now on to the WIPs!

My Column Of Leaves Scarf is waiting on the needles to be finished, it is now about 120cm/ 48" long

colscarf1

It'll be very pretty when blocked and finished!

I started with my Central Park Hoodie some days ago, I finished one arm and am now waiting for my Options cables, mine are too short to knit the fronts and the back in one piece.

CPH_first_arm

CPH_first_arm02

I knitted it in the round, I hate seaming ;) (says the seamstress )
Again, the yarn is Malabrigo yarn worsted, purchased at Jürgen Weidner.

I ordered Kilcarra Aran Tweed via ebay, and this is what I got. I think it's the biggest skein I ever received:

Kilcarra

250g of great Irish yarn. I ordered it for the Tweedy Vest (beware pdf!) I cast on last night. I need a vest for work.
This is the gauge swatch, thank God, it softened a bit after washing!

tweedswatch02

The ball was so huge, I never thought it would fit the winder:

ballwinder

Ah! I forgot! I joined Hat Attack! It's a kill or be killed by my knitting competition (similar to sock wars). I think, It'll be fun! I can use yarn from my stash, so it's ok.

Do you like yarn porn? I added some new colorways to my suffering collection yarns. Here you go:

colorway Gryffindor:

gryffindor

colorway Phoenix:

phoenix

Kool-Aid is so much fun to dye with!
These are not for me, but for a friend. I'm not a Harry Potter fan ;)

OK, I think that's all I have for you today!

Happy knitting!

Kommentare:

  1. Thanks for keeping me company today! Nice to see you after such a long time. And you've made me crave for Malabrigo. ;-p

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  2. Your ball definetly beats mine.

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