Monday, 25 August 2008

What will it be?

I found this single skein of Skye by Colinette from my stash and I think it's time to make it into something... What that something is - I do not know yet. But it will come to me. Soon - I hope.

Maybe a hat? to one of the girls. You see - it's really not my colour, although I do love green. But this green is colder in shade and it has pink in it so it would suit someone else better than me.

I also found this lovely mustard yellow/ochre chenille yarn by Araucania. Just love the colour! it clearly wants to be a small scarf. Obviously!

Sunday, 24 August 2008


I made it! and just in time. Boy I'm happy that I managed to make it.

My Ravelympic project was Lady's Circular Cape from Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby. All in all it was a nice project to knit and I do love the outcome.
However - photographing this thing was quite hard as it is raining outside and there just is not enough light inside. But here are some pictures anyways...

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Border -

is coming along nicely. I can only admire this pattern, it is so pretty!

I am not letting this fool me though - I know that this border will take forever to knit. And it is likely to eat up all the yarn as well. I hope I managed to modify pattern enough ( made less increases, to take away some of the fullness of hem) so that I have enough yarn in the end...

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


...yes, it is growing slowly. I am starting to think that I might not be able to finish this during the Olympics, but I'm trying. oh yes, I'm definitely going to try. I'm approx. 1 day behind from my goal - should be doable. (see my optimism here? )

Friday, 8 August 2008

Olympics are here!

So let me introduce my Ravelympics 2008 project - Lady's Circular Cape by Jane Sowerby (from Victorian Lace Today)
I'm using Parisienne by Colinette in "Castagna".

Here all prep-work done (fortunately I did swatch this time!! had to downsize needles a notch - to 4mm)

and now I'm ready to begin. I just hope I can manage to finish this in time.... It should not be too bad. Demanding yes, but not impossible. Now I can only hope that children stay well and won't get sick and that everything else goes smoothly as well. otherwise - bye-bye deadline.
Here we go!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Frogging time

So it came to this - inevitable frogging. After a good night's sleep
(punctuated by "some" wake-up cries from my teething 7month-old) I
realised that even the most brutal blocking would not make this shawl
big enough - so border lace would need to be frogged.

It took amazing 45minutes to do just that!

I should have enough yarn to complete at least two or three more pattern
repeats before attacking border again. *sigh* and I thought I would have
this one completed before beginning my next shawl/cape...

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Back to the light

Haven't been able to access internet at all since last Thursday. Our net provider had some problems in our area and no phone lines were working for over 3 days... So frustrating.

Anyways - finally found my Broadripple socks that I knitted during our holiday trip. (how I managed to hide them is beyond me - don't ask - it's one of those mysteries: things just... disappear)
And here they are : all cheery and colourful. love them.

Other WIP that I've been working on is Flower petals Lace shawl from Knit.1 magazine
and it looks really small and wrinkled before blocking. This , of course might have something to do with the fact that I substituted yarn to lace weight alpaca - which is much thinner than seacell/silk blend that pattern suggests...)I still have approx. 1/2 of border to knit before the Magic of blocking. Cannot wait.