I really love yarnstorming and last October, I breast yarnstormed to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I’ve made a Pink Breast crochet pattern!
Here it is and it doesn’t cost a krona:
Inga, one of my sisters-in-law, is an opera singer, my singing teacher, and a fabulous diva. Her birthday was last July so I decided to knit her a shawl. I thought it would be perfect for the occasion to photograph the shawl on her grand piano…
More photos on my flickr.
I have so many friends having babies these days! I love to knit gifts for newborns so the last few weeks I’ve been doing blankets and little caps. The other day I bought Ysolda’s books Whimsical little knits 1 and 2 and have since knitted the cutest baby booties I have ever seen. It’s a great project if you need a little gift and a perfect opportunity to show off cute little buttons you might have in your stash :)
I also knitted a Bring-it-on-baby-blanket in bright “girlier” colors. I just love this pattern and to use bright colors!
Just finished one Bring-it-on-baby blanket from Pickles.no and have casted on for another one! The one I finished is for a little boy due very soon.
This blanket is an easy – and yet so cute – pattern and with the gorgeus colors of the Ístex Kambgarn it’s pleasure to knit! Having 5 friends with babys on the way fast and beautiful knits are more than welcome :)
What a summer this has been! I moved to a new place, got married (man! that was fun!) and got a summer job as a librarian! Also lost my knitting-mojo somewhere along the way and haven’t knitted for about 1.5 months now. So what better way to kikc-start your knitting-mojo than a beautiful baby blanket?!
I’ve been looking at the Bring-it-on baby blanket from Pickles for days now and finaly bought the yarn. I bought one of my favorites, Icelandic Kambgarn, in four colors: beige, gray, blue and kind of green/blue. It’s 100% pure new wool, spun and dyed in Iceland and comes in so many fabulous colors. The blanket will be a gift to my friends baby, a little boy due in the fall. Can’t wait to cast on! :)
And yeah, did I mention that my deliciously scrumptious and vibrant hand dyed Eigingirni can now be shipped worldwide and I accept PayPal? Yes indeed! :)
HAPPY SUMMER KNITTING!
I started to knit a baby afghan and I had 3 skeins of the Icelandic Kambgarn. I knew it wouldn’t be enough but I started anyway. Then I finished all the skeins and went to my yarnstore to buy more. That didn’t work out good because they were out of my color and waiting for more from the factory. Holy yarn… that means I will definitely not get the same dye lot.
So I panicked of course… and then I called “my” yarnstore that is in the next town and asked if they had it and of course they did! Same dye lot and everything!!! I will pick it up when I go to my knitting club on wednesday.
While I was searching for the skeins my friend told my that her mum always bought stress-skeins. I think I will always do that from now on!
Yarn: Icelandic Kambgarn
Needles: 3 mm.
Pattern: Peppermint Ripple from the book Weekend Afghans
Closeup of the pattern