Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Aeolian shoulderette

I had to take a break from the baby knitting frenzy and knit something "grown up". When the spring 2009 Knitty was published, I knew I was destined to knit the Aeolian shoulderette. It took me one week, and this is what I ended up with.


(Yes, the picture, once again, leaves a lot to be desired...)

I absolutely love the yarn. It's Evilla 8/2 that I got from Tinttamarelli. The colors really aren't properly displayed in the picture. They're much more beautiful, the dark parts are darker, and the lighter parts are brighter. I really like how they almost follow the pattern. A dark part in the middle, lighter around the "leaves", dark nupps and a bright red border.

I'm not keeping this one, so I might just have to knit another one...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Color Therapy

I'm really looking forward to spring right now, but it's still very wintery here in Finland. Time for some color therapy to cheer me up.


Apparently, blankets are the new socks here at the moment. This is Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown. You can find it on Ravelry, if you're there. The yarn is Noro Kureyon Sock. One repeat of all the colors got me this far (it's about 30 cm wide). I think there are two or three more of the repeats, so it won't exactly be a huge blanket. I'm thinking of adding a white border or something to make it larger. I'm not really thrilled with how the blues and greens are gathering in the same place, but I guess I'll have to live with it. I just wish there was more red and yellow... Bad photo again. I blame the winter light!


There's also color therapy of another sort going on here. I'm a big fan of subtle colors: brown, beige and "natural" shades. This yarn is one of my favorites: Evilla. It's veeeery woolly, some might even call it scratchy, and it has a lot of lanolin left in it. It's a bit smelly too! Perfect! This will be a Pinwheel Sweater. I'm already waiting for warmer weather so I can wear it as a jacket.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gift knitting

I'm not the only one with a bun in the oven at the moment, so I've been doing some gift knitting. Let's just hope the recipient doesn't read the blog before the package arrives...


Baby Booties again. This time the yarn is Sandnes Smart. This pattern is so versatile. It's simple, but you can adapt it any way you like. And all little babies need little booties!

I also made something for the mom and dad to be.


Pomatomus for mommy. The yarn is Storm in the Attic, Storm in Wolhalla.


Adapted version of Resoleable Socks from Favorite Socks for daddy. Yarn: Novita 7 Veljestä. I added a twisted cable to make it more interesting. Let's just hope these fit. Rumor has it that Mr dad's feet are slightly on the gigantic side...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

February Lady Sweater


Pattern: February Lady Sweater

Yarn: Rowanspun DK, held double

Needles: 5,5 mm

Also in my Ravelry notebook


What can I say. I love it! I wanted to knit myself a quick and easy "belly cardigan", and this turned out to be a perfect choice. I actually did finish it in February, but I've been a bit lazy with the photographing lately. And it's still winter her, which means crappy light.

I used up almost all of the yarn. I wanted to be on the safe side, so I started knitting the sleeves before the body. Then I just continued with the body until it was long enough.

Oh, and remember this?


Yup, it is now a finished February Lady Sweater, instead of a Green Sweater Experiment in never ending progress.