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Knitting with Mr. Fibonacci!

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician born in 1170. He is known for the Fibonacci sequence of numbers where every number is the sum of the two previous numbers.

It starts like this:  0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233… etc.

So… why am I, the knitter, going on about some Italian that loved numbers?

Because the Fibonacci numbers are BRILLIANT for striped knitting! Yes, by using these numbers to help us decide when to change colors you get a garmet that is random in color without looking like you where really confused when choosing the colors.

This is a vest I made, using Fibonacci’s numbers with the striping:

Pattern:  Vesti goes hipp from the book Prjóniprjón
Yarn: Létt-Lopi from my stash
Needles: 3,5 and 4,5 circulars, 60 cm.

Here is the project on Ravelry.

On the needles now is a shawl. The pattern is from the book Prjóniprjón, the needles are 6.0 mm. KnitPro’s and the yarn is my very own hand dyed Eigingirni. Here is what it looks like now… just a few stitches on the needles:

Frost all done! :)

The traditional icelandic sweater I was making for a friend of mine is all done and shipped to USA!

Pattern:  Frost by Védís Jónsdóttir from Lopi 29
Yarn:  Álafoss lopi, same colors as in the pattern

A little close up on the finishing…

A birthday gift

Inspired by the icelandic handball team, playing on EM in Austria, I knitted this hat for a birthday gift. It’s icelandic wool and the colors of the icelandic flag.

Pattern:  Dökk húfa úr tvöföldum plötulopa from the book Vettlingar og fleira.
I made up the fair isle part.
Yarn:  Plötulopi (unspun Icelandic wool), had 2 strands together.
Needles:  4.5 mm.

WHERE did January go?!

It feels like 2009 was just yesterday…  School is taking a lot of my time, but there’s always time for knitting ;)

Me and I had a little conversation yesterday about how we’d spend today. The options were many: study, read schoolbooks, do assignements for school, clean the apartment, knit, hand dye…

Of course I didn’t do what would have been smart to do or what absolutely HAS to be done… I hand dyed!  I just had few skeins but it turned out I was running out of color so that was ok. Unfortunately, I need batteries for my camera so you’ll just have to imagene that here is a photo of 7 wonderful hand dyed skeins ;)

I joined a mystery knit-a-long in the beginning of January. It started of with few left over skeins of Létt-Lopi and 4.5 mm. needles:

After the first clue, it looked like this and I had no clue what so ever where this was going:

And after 5 clues this is what I got: (with a little variation from myself…)

For more photos of this project, check it out on Ravelry ;)

I haven’t decided if I’m going to put buttons or crochet the edge or what…

 

My ugliest FO !

Inspired by this link on Ravelry I decided to show you my ugliest FO (finished object for those not yet familiar with the knitting lingo ;) )… EVER!

So… here goes:

S6002790

S6002789Shawl/scarf/whatever.
The lace drowns in the yarn and everything
about this FO is wrong. In one word: Disgusting!

What can I say? Sometimes you just fail :Þ

More FO’s !

Just finished to knit to tiny baby caps. They are sooo soft and make a great gift for newborns.

Tiny baby silk caps
Yarn:  Debbie Bliss Pure Silk
Needles:  3 mm.
Pattern bought at Storkurinn, Reykjavík, Iceland.

More photos on my flickr!

And it’s Saturday- love it! I’m not going to get dressed all day. It’s a pajamas Saturday with knitting and candy – couldn’t be better!

Autumn knits!

Autumn is here! There is no way for me not to notice as the rain has been poring down for a week now. I love the autumn, it’s cozy and for me it means new beginning. I started reading folklore at the University of Iceland in the beginning of September and now my days are full of folklore (they were before, I just didn’t know it! ;) ) and knitting. And a little Bubbles. Just a little… ;)

I have great friends that moved to Iceland one year ago. Me and my boyfriend are going to visit them tomorrow and I will bring this:

A little winter package

Lopi hats for the whole family :)

(Let’s hope they won’t read the blog before we arrive!)