Friday, 31 December 2010


I had been wanting to make a pair of socks with this technique since I first heard about it

The pattern is arch-shaped socks, modified to make a ribbed leg. I like them, but I don't love them as much as I anticipated, yes, they fit well and are comfortable, but so are straight socks with much less work.

I don't think I will be making many more of these after I finish the pair.

I dyed the yarn some time ago, I did like it when it was in the skein, but I like it better knitted up.
Now, happy new year everyone.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010


I'm trying to empty the house of yarn and fill my wardrobe with knitted goods. I made this simple triangular shawl with a variation of the stitch pattern used in Balloons with a lovely sport weight yarn I dyed a long time ago.

I'm a real bad photographer.

Sunday, 12 December 2010


This fall I am into accesories, I haven't knitted a sweater yet (wait! I made a jacket, but I didn't show it to you), mostly gloves, and as there aren't enough patterns around, I repeat myself

The yarn is dk (light sport, actually) from world of wool. 3mm needles. They are oh so comfortable, maybe because the gauge is quite loose and the fabric is rather stretchy, plus the yarn is very soft.

The second picture has more accurate colour.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The most popular beret

This season seems to be the Brambles Beret from Knitty. So I had to make one, turned out ok.

I knitted this one with katia austral, yarn held double. I made the middle version, and feel it's a little short, but I actually made the right desicion as I used all the yarn I had to make this size.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The rose (and the mushroom)

After a (long) summer break I went back to dyeing.

In summer most plants are dry, and there is nothing worth harvesting, but with autumn comes rain and with rain comes life. The new mushroom season has provided a lot of inspiration and new things to try.
The fibre on the following picture I could have dyed anytime because I used an exhaust bath of cochineal wich of course I didn't harvest myself

The fiber on the last picture was dyed with mushrooms, the paler beige is from clitocybe nuda and the darker is from lactarius sanguifluus . I had expected a more exciting result from the first one, violet maybe? But still, it's ok. Before anyone says anything, I have to say that I didn't pick up the delicious lactarius sanguifluus just to dye with them, I only used the stem and rotted parts to make the dyebath, and we ate the actual mushroom.

All mordanted with alum and cream of tartar.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


The yarn is handspun and hand dyed by me. The pattern is windschief.

It was meant to be a hat and a cowl. The hat is finished and I like how it came out, but I didn't have enough yarn to make the cowl as long as the recipient wanted it so I have it on hold until I find a yarn that I like to finish it.

It's a very simple pattern, but very often the most beautiful stitch is simple stockinette stitch, and you only need a couple of details to make the design special.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sea jewels

I got quite a cold. At this point I already wear my winter clothes but I went to the beach yesterday, is a long walk to get there and the hot sun was shining, the water was calm and so clean I couldn't resist. It was fresh but it felt nice, in the nordic countries they swim in the icy water and nothing happens to them, unfortunately, I got a little cold when I went out.

I picked up some sea shells with holes that I made into stitch markers,

I don't know if they will be very useful, they seem fragile.
And also a pair of earrings.

Friday, 15 October 2010


I love cold weather! As a knitter it gives meaning to my life, making my creations more useful. I know you can knit garments and accesories for summer, sometimes I do, but in winter the possibiliteis are so wide: scarves, sweaters, gloves, like this one

It's knitted with katia austral, to match clokwork, although they only have in common one colour, and 3mm needles. Cozy, cozy.

The first one was fast to knit so I think it's brother will be with us in a couple of days.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Spiral mittens

I finished the mittens! And also the pattern to make them.

They are fun to knit, and the shorter version is fast and uses less than one ball of yarn: perfect to use up left overs.

What's interesting about them is their construction, they are made in a spiral way, you knit a strap back and forth and attach each section as you go, so no sewing.

I've uploaded the file to Ravelry, you can get it here if you'd like.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

For the hands

I have a drawer where I keep gloves, scarves, woolen socks, and other winter apparel. Because fresher wether is aproaching I browsed a little through it and found these armwarmers

I knitted these two winters ago, and forgot about them. They are too long, stuffing all that length under your sweater sleeve isn't very comfortable,but I like the idea, so I'm knitting another pair, shorter, with the yarn I had left over from my skew.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010


Now that autumn is coming (it suddenly arrived here on sunday) is time to get ready for the colder weather.

The pattern is Clockwork, and the yarn Katia austral. It is a little heavier than the one used in the pattern, but this way a got a bigger and warmer scarf. I love this yarn, the combination of acrylic and merino makes it easy care and also very soft, besides, it it's quite unexpensive.