Wednesday, August 31, 2011

back home

back home......
we had 2 wonderful weeks in marsa alam [egypt]

the most time we spend in or under water
but we took lots of pics, so i can show you
 a little piece of this wonderworld

the nilevalley

footbridge to the reef

all those pics were taken directly at the hotel reef
we also made a 2 day boattrip to the sataya reef

we had so much fun snorkeling with dolphins,
maori wrasses, red sea fusiliers, giant tortoises
and many more......
it's like being on an other planet

for now i will leave you to do the unavoidable laundry...!!

have fun

isa k.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


finished my testknit for Joji today
opposite pole is an amazing, cozy sweater

the pattern will be soon available
and i highly recommend knitting one of your own!

once you get along with the different cablecharts
it flies off your needles
i did this in a hurry cause we will leave for egypt

i knitted the first st of every garter round
to get this neat seam on the cuffs

when i'm back home i will add a few rounds
to make the garter section a bit longer

pattern. opposite pole 
yarn. mistral col. 1906
13 skeins for smallest size

so for now i will leave you with all the best wishes
and hope to have some nice stories and colourful pics
when i'm back from egypt

isa k.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


just a few wip pics of this beautiful testknit i'm doing for Joji

it's a circular sweater/cardigan
with reversible cables

only the sleeves to knit 
the yarn is soooo soft and a pleasure to knit

on my last wedge i did less shortrows
to match the cables for grafting
let me tell you 
grafting reversible cables is hell!!!!

i had to redo sts a few times until they worked right
but it's worth it, you really don't see
the grafting, it's a complete circle!

pattern. opposite pole by Joji Locatelli
yarn. mistral col. 1906
needles. 5.5mm and 6mm circulars
5.5mm dps for the sleeves

maybe i can finish one sleeve before we
leave for our trip to egypt

have nice days
isa k.

there's a great tutorial for grafting over at wisehildas blog

Monday, August 8, 2011

he's growing so fast

paul is growing so fast!!
look at this charming little guy

every girl around falls down to her knees
when he smiles

we celebrated G's birthday this weekend
and had fun with friends and our family and paul!

the next days i will have to prepare our trip
to egypt next week, so there will be little time to
keep you updated

currently on my needles.
testknit for Joji
a wonderful cabled version of pole

and,....of course you know, that i tend to multi-task....
a little test for chris
an allover cabled messengerbag

maybe i can show a few pics before i leave

have a good week

isa k.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

new dress

ooooops,....  i did it again.....
another dress. this time i used an old xxxl shirt

i was not totally happy with the seam at the bustline
so i added a few crochet flowers and motifs 
out of this book and now i'm really happy with it!!

it's comfy and cozy and i think a perfect holiday dress

maybe i will take it with me to egypt 
only 14 days to go....yeah!

have a nice one

isa k.