Tuesday, May 29, 2012

shawl testknit

finished my testknit over the weekend and got some
pix for you

added a few feather and fan rows to the bottom edge
and used a picot BO - this turned out so cute!
i really love this!
the pattern itself is easy and clear and was a pleasure
to knit. i think Milja will publish the pattern soon,
so you all could knit one of your own ;))

aaand a few FO's of april, i didn't show:

another alga
used the same yarn as for my first 
no changes to the pattern, only the colour change at the bottom
just for fun

another walnuss 
worked with 1 thread linen/cotton and 1 thread linen
got perfect gauge on 4.0 mm needles

and my very own agnes 
yarn. tierra by LANG YARNS (unfortunately discontinued)
      and handpainted merino
needles. 8.0 mm and 5.0 mm

oooh, my laundry room is calling!!!!!
seams that i have to do some housework.....

have fun,
isa k.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

garter and stripes

will finish this cute shawl testknit this weekend (hopefully!)

did the striped version (of course!) and i'm really happy with
my colour choice (though it's neutral and not that brave at all)
maybe i will find the time to do another one in bright colours
......thinking of lime and pink?!

my other testknit for Joji is ready, but all those pics
i took this morning were too bad to add them to my project page..
so i hope for some helping hands over the next days to do
some better shots!!!

next week i will have a few days off (the cafe where i have my
additional job, closes for a week) so i hope to get some 
pattern writing done and of course some posting here (hahaha)

hope you all have funny days,

isa k.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

lattice lace

the sweater turned out soooo nice
love this lacey thing....
and the best of all

it is worked in rounds,
so no (except for a few shortrows at the neck)
p2tog tbl to work!!!!

before blocking i thought the raglan line
could be a bit longer, but blocking fixed that well

half a sleeve to finish my tourist testknit for Joji
also in grey (what else?!), with a few
absolutely cute yellow stripes on the body!!!
..............aaaaand about to start a test for Milja 
i am not sure what colours i will use

a real hard choice - should i go with neutrals?
i mean, grey or blue, something that fits most of my clothes?
or should i try something bright???

first i will knit the half of this sleeve and
maybe think it over tonight,
let's see what the next day will bring along

happy days

isa k.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

some sewing

my sewing mojo is back!
had lots of fun making these skirts

simple a-line shaping 
and some doodle stitching
that's it

currently working on a testknit for Joji,
her tourist sweater was a love at first sight
and she kindly offered me to test the pattern

while some kind ladies are testknitting the pattern
of driftwood (beach sweater part two)
there is something new on my needles:

a little lace work took a step into my knitting and
i'm very pleased with the outcome of this sweater

bottom up raglan construction
lattice lace pattern for body
plain stockinette for sleeves

it's blocking now, so i can think about
the next project..(hahahaha)

have fun
isa k.