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2014!

In the first months of 2014 I promised myself to write down everything I’d craft in the year and make a fancy list of if by the end of the year. I made a list of almost everything I did and tried to put it all up on Ravelry with photos. However, some pairs of socks and mittens were missed by the camera and it’s not a complete list for the year as I’m definitely forgetting something…

So here it is, in no particular order:

Knitting 

Baby set for the wee one; a sweater, hat and socks

Ysolda’s MKAL shawl

A green BSJ

A purple BSJ

Striped socks

Kenzie shawl

And… loads of mittens, socks and hats for the kids.

Crocheting

A blanket for the wee one

 Herðubreið shawl

 Blanket for a new nephew

Jóhanna af Örk hat/cowl

 

I’m setting the goal for even more crafting in 2015!

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Baby Surprise Jacket

I simply LOVE the Baby Surprise Jacket that Elizabeth Zimmermann designed in 1968. When you’ve gotten used to reading the instructions it’s simple and fun to knit and the result is brilliant! A piece that doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen turns into a beautiful baby jacket. I love to try it out with different types of yarn to make different sizes.

This is my latest BSJ, in blue and white for my newest nephew.

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Ístex Létt-Lopi
Needles:  4.5 mm.
My Little Blue BSJ 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…

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…

 

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.