Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nostalgic squares

As a child of the seventies I just can't resist groovy granny squares in bold colour combinations. This must be caused by the early impressions stored somewhere in my brain of my orange crib with dark purple flowered curtains, psychedelic wallpaper, endless shag carpets and my dear fluorescent orange teddy bear with the pink ribbon around its neck.
These squares are the optimistic beginning of a big granny square afghan that will swallow up all my cotton stash yarn.
Maybe I'll have some yarn left over for a granny square cardigan, like the one Eric Clapton had on in "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus". Have just seen the DVD, first time I saw the thing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Guarding the stack

Wiseguy has probably had a busy night, found him sleeping in the new hay in our barn. That's why he's been smelling so good lately... Haaaaaah… tchoo-hatchew!!

Rose Trellis Shawl

On page 62 of "A Gathering of Lace" I found a nice chart that can be used to make a romantic triangular bottom up lace shawl (Chart A, Part 1).
I tried it out with 100 grams of Isager's Tvinni colour 0 (natural white), 7,0 mm knitting needles for the main part, and 5,0 knitting needles for the sewn on edging.
The top came out not so very straight (maybe due to the way I have sewn on the edging afterwards).

Monday, June 18, 2007

Strawberry Protection Squad

Wiseguy on watch on the strawberry patch.
I had a serious conflict with the weeds earlier today, but lost courage after ten minutes. Well, they're not in the way, so...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Career move

Dreaming of my own gypsy caravan... and a donkey, some ducks and a double bass. Started on some crocheted ornaments and curtain fringes for the imaginary wagon. Free crocheted butterfly pattern: here. Has anyone got a crochet or knitting pattern for a caravan?

Friday, June 8, 2007

How many scarves does a girl need, really? As I scurry off to work, I usually forget to fling one around my neck (for instant fashion flair...) anyway. This one used up 50 grams of Isagers Tvinni 11 s and my 5.0 mm bamboo knitting needles (noticed they are about 4.5 mm in diameter now). My own pattern.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Another scarf... Knitting lace scarves is so addicting. The pattern is my own; a variation on the dark purple one with cat's paws I made recently. I just changed the pattern in the middle, the edging is the same. The yarn I used is 50 grams of Isager's Tvinni colour 12 s.