Well, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday! I’m still on vacation and won’t be back at work until next week, so I’m hoping that these last days of the yuletide holidays will include a lot of knitting.
Although you wouldn’t know from reading this blog, I do knit quite a lot. But I don’t finish quite as much. Here’s one thing though: a scarf for Stefan! He had asked me to finish it before we left for New York to spend Christmas there, and I finished it on time. Here he is with his new scarf on the High Line!
Pattern: Pavement from Brooklyn Tweed
Design: Jared Flood
Yarn: Pure Shetland Wool from Wiltshire
Yarn source: Wool in Bath
Needles: 4,5 mm
Started: 1 October 2014
Finished: 14 December 2014
Modifications: No mods, but it turned out a lot longer than I had intended, since it grew a lot during blocking.
It’s the same yarn as in my Linnae Pullover and I really enjoy knitting with it. It’s soft (but not too soft) and springy. I bought it in Bath a couple of years ago and I still have two or three hanks left.
I didn’t manage to take any decent photos when I finished it, and now it’s been worn a lot and is a bit crumpled up. Perhaps the only bad thing about this yarn is that does have a tendency to form bobbles.
I really like the stitch pattern although it was a bit dull to knit in the end. Not much variation. But it was worth it!
Right now I’m working on a few old projects that I would like to finish. Haven’t started anyhting new, but I’m really eager to. I don’t know what yet. Something to keep me warm through the rest of the winter.
One stitch at a time, this scarf is growing.
I have a thing for very long scarves.
One might argue that I have enough scarves as it is. One might. I won’t. My shopping went rather well the other day, I am now the proud owner of a brand new spring coat! Unfortunately, it’s too cold to wear it outdoors yet (and why would I wear it indoors, apart from admiring it in the mirror?). I quickly came to the insight that I do not own a suitable scarf to go with my new coat. Well, once again – how lucky I am to know how to knit! I’ve had two hanks of soft Louet merino yarn in light blue and chocolate brown for almost three years that was gifted to me in a swap in the Ravelry Book Club.
Light blue merino
I’ve never really figured out what I wanted to use this yarn for, but yesterday it came to me when I realized I had a need for a new scarf. I knew I wanted it to have stripes and that one of the colours should be blue, and then I remembered these two hanks in my stash. I wound them into balls last night and cast on.
Scarf with stripes
Looking pretty good so far! It’s a simple garter stitch scarf. Simple but pretty.
For my non-knitting friends: FO = Finished Object.
And old scarf
This particular pattern was very popular a few years ago, I knitted this is 2006. It’s called “My So Called Scarf” and is designed by Allison Isaacs. There are over 5800 projects on Ravelry!
I really don’t wear it much anymore. The yarn is very nice, it’s a single ply from a spinning mill on Gotland called Ihregård. However, it’s become very fuzzy and the stitch pattern have become slightly obscured. It’s still is a nice scarf, though, perhaps I should wear it more.
This is what it looked like when it was new
Today is my birthday and I’ve received the best birthday present. Snow.
Stockholm covered in snow