Friday, June 29, 2007

Secret Pal final package

I just wanted to write a quick post to let my secret pal know that I received the final package. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Pictures and more info about her coming soon, when I get a chance to upload pics. At the moment, I'm enjoying my holiday on a small island with no internet access. Oh bliss! :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Gothic Spire

And I knitted yet another Cookie A. creation. This time, it's Gothic Spire socks. I really like these! The pattern is really interesting and different, and they fit perfectly. I've never had to modify any of her patterns.
The yarn is Rowan 4-ply soft. Not the most obvious choice for a sock yarn, but it's absolutely perfect! No splitting, no fuzz, just a nice and smooth surface. And it's much more affordable than "real" solid sock yarn.

I'm going on holiday in a few days, and I won't be updating the blog for a while. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you for visiting. Did you see that you've been here over 6000 times already?! So, thank you! :)

I'll spend my vacation knitting and possibly also designing a bit. I'll give you a few snippets of my work once in a while when I can. Have a great summer!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I just had to post a link to a blog I found today. A bunch of knitters in Stockholm are covering all kinds of objects around the city in knitting and crochet! How cool is that!

Check it out!

And this is apparently where it all started

Wouldn't this be fun?!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

More yarn...

I won a contest on Kris' blog a while ago, and this is the prize.

Fleece Artist sock yarn in the colorway "Hercules". Look how beautiful it is both as a skein...

...and as a cake.

Thank you Kris! This will make awesome socks.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Yarn madness

Hmmmm... What to do when it's a zillion degrees outside and about one degree cooler inside? Oh, I know! Dye yarn! What a great idea!

A whole lot of walking around two chairs to get it to self stripe, and then standing in front of hot steaming pots! Then hang it to dry in the sun. Then walk around the same friggin chairs again, trying to detangle the mess of yarn. Then winding it into a ball. Then winding it into a skein. And then into a cake. I'm starting to question my sanity...

At least the result is pretty nice.

This is KnitPicks yarn dyed with KoolAid. I got both the yarn and the KoolAid from my Secret Pal. Thank you, it turned out great!! I'm planning to knit a scarf with this.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

New sock

You didn't think I could go without a sock on the needles, did you? This is my new sock project.

Can you guess what I'm working on?