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Posts Tagged ‘yarn’
… how lucky me, having two strong and busy hands, knitting me a new cold-banishing shield, named “fernglade”.
The original pattern was created by Megan Marshall for the knitty winter issue. Isn´t it great? More into lace knitting at the moment I immediately fell in love with this beautiful piece. I knit it with Wollmeise Sockyarn in Veilchen-color and needles in US 2/3mm and a US 4/3.5mm. To stay close to the gauge measurements I added one pattern-repeat more as described for the slouched model (Megans instructions: 8 times, mine: 9 times) and I will repeat the rows 2-7 more than 8 times. I don+t know how much, but I will let you know here or on raverly, when it is done.
Did you recognize my cute, little Christmas-present from Nadja? Yes, yes, yes my first knitting stitch marker! I´m so happy about it. She never made such markers before, so it´s her first time too. She sent me another one, which I had to test, but for my taste it was a little to heavy, but the one here is GREAT.
I love it. Hope she will put some new ones in her DaWanda-shop soon, so you guys will be able to get them too.
… is indescribable huge… I like every shade of it and as I had the chance to get this yarn from “Wollmeise” I certainly could NOT resist )
It was the first time for me to do a lace shawl and I was quite nervous how it will look like in the end. I was not really satisfied as I saw this grumpy pile of yarn… Till I found about blocking! Blocking is a method to even and smooth your knitted piece. You water your finished knit-work and stretch it on a soft underground and fix it with rustproof needles. As my shawl was bigger, I tried the wire-blocking method: Get some fibre glass or carbon sticks, as used for kite-building, and pull these thin sticks through the edges of your shawl.
This saved me regarding the loads of needles, which would have been needed to stretch the shawl properly… And what should I say?
I LOVE my shawl, and the yarn is great, the color, the softness and and and… hope you have something cosy like this too!
A couple of days ago… Now blogging it seams years ago, because so many things happened in between. Any how- I started to make these mittens. Basic pattern for them was the freebie from Cidermoon. The girl who will get them as a present chose the hot fall-colored, lilac yarn from Lang-yarns.
We bought it together at LaLaine, a shop next to the nice Savigny-Platz with a great variety of yarn of high quality. So when the mittens are done, my friend will have a cosy memory of the nice time we had together.
If you like, you can follow the work in progress here.
Next weekend Barbara and me will go to a fair next to Frankfurt to research for our range of products. This gives me the opportunity to give the finished mittens to my friend, because she lives close to Frankfurt. But what she doesn´t know jet: We prepared another little surprise in this apple green bag…
We will disclose the secret soon, stay tuned!