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Sunrise Clapotis!

From the moment I saw Clapotis on Ravelry I fell in love. This was something I just HAD to knit!  …and I did ;)

Here is my Clapotis:

Pattern: Clapotis on Ravelry
Yarn: Kauni, color EU
Needles: 4.5 mm.

My Sunrise Clapotis on Ravelry.

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…

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…

 

First project of 2010!

The first project of 2010 is a traditional icelandic sweater for my friend Rocky. I have both of the sleeves done. Hint if you don’t like knitting sleeves: Knit the second one first, it helps ;)

Pattern: Frost by Védís Jónsdóttir,  from Lopi 29
Yarn:  Álafoss Lopi
Needles:  4.5 mm. and 6.0 mm.


NB! There is an error in the pattern for the sleeves for the size small. It says CO 34 sts, knit 4 cm. of rib and then add 2 sts. Then you have total of 36 sts but the fair isle pattern requires number of sts you can divide with 8. So I casted on like it says for the size medium and adjusted the number of sts along the way. I ended up with 48 sts as told in the pattern.

The last hours of 2009…

I am going to spend today knitting! The last day of 2009 has arrived, isn’t that amazing?! Time has flown away so fast!!

New Year’s resolution? YES! I am going to knit more, hand dye more and design more!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU! Look forward to a new year full of yarn, spinning, knitting dyeing and getting inspiration.

I think 2010 is going to be a great year!

The handcrafted x-mas gifts…

So… I knitted and crochetted few gifts for this years and finally I can show you!

Crochet flowers brooches
Yarn: Ístex Kambarn (red, white and purple)
Hook: 3.5 mm.
Pattern: Found it on the internet and then lost it again…
Made for both of my grandmothers

Blaka (a small shawl)
Yarn: Ístex Einband (less than one skein for each shawl)
Needles: 4.5 mm.
Pattern: Blaka by Védís Jónsdóttir

Made for my cousin and grandmother. I have one left, I just couldn’t stop knitting this pattern!

Blaka – close up of the pattern. You can find more photos on my Raverly project site.

Cable mittens
Yarn:  Classy from Dream in Color
Needles: 4.0 mm.
Pattern: Basic cabled mittens
For my cousin.

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

Stress-skeins!

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

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!