Pavement

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!

Pavement 9

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.

Pavement 4

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.

Pavement 3

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.

It’s snowing.

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I couldn’t help it or I really, really need this

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.

blue yarn
Light blue merino

brown yarn
Brown 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
Scarf with stripes

Looking pretty good so far! It’s a simple garter stitch scarf. Simple but pretty.

An Old FO or AMOCP#3

For my non-knitting friends: FO = Finished Object.

An Old FO, amocp#3
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.

my so called scarf
This is what it looked like when it was new

Today is my birthday and I’ve received the best birthday present. Snow.

Snow
Stockholm covered in snow