Archive for the ‘knitting’ Category

Last year we were invited to knit at a charity shop ( I am a member of a S&B group ). I went there with my spinningwheel…..It is the beginning before knitting isn’t 🙂 ‘There’ I found yarn I couldn’t resist. My colour and fluffy! At home I knitted a sample and I thought it too green. So I blended it with my indigo dyed chenille. That softened the colour. Lovely! I had enough yarn and decided to knit a long cardigan!

garendetailNowadays I frequently use this book for knitting: It makes me more creatief!
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vestIt is a warm and cosy one!

Some time ago I knitted a sweater from my handspun yarn. After undoing and changing I finally was happy with the result. What about the leftover yarn? Normally you never use it.
However look….. a bag is a nice solution.  I often wear jeans and this way it became a nice combination.

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My second top-down sweater. I chose a raglan sleeve and a v-neck.
I had to adjust a little, but knitting from the top that’s easy.
There is still some leftover yarn. I’m knitting a bag now.

I can wear it both sides!

The yarn is homespun

However when I wore the sweater the roll-collar flattened at the front and that irritated me!
It felt like a bib. I decided to undo the knitting and choose for the V-neck band.
From the leftover yarn I knitted a circle shawl.
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frontV-neckOn the photo it looks a little strange, but it really is a big improvement (for me).

…here is my cardigan without sleaves. Ann Budd’s book is an eye opener.
At first it felt like thinking upside down.
When I didn’t quite understand  how to continue, I visited her group on Raverlry and asked for help.

I had to finish the borders and it took me a long time to decide what colour.
Finally I choose brick-red and dyed my home spun yarn (I am not sure, but I think it was Bleu du Maine).

I made two hues, light and dark and used them both.
However when it was finished, I thought, what a pity I can’t wear it on both sides! There is no seam…
…but the edges weren’t that nice on the purl side.
After deep thinking I undid one armhole and crochetted the first row, then I started knitting.

During the Annual Spinning Day in 2013 all members got a small bag with tops.
Four different combinations of colours, called: summer-autumn-winter and spring.

I spun it in a special rhythm.
After each part of a season I added dark alpaca. I plied the single with grey cria alpaca

……and I bought this book:

 

‘Granny, will you knitt socks for me???’ Surprised I answered:”Do you really mean that?”
And yes he was serious.

“Will you wear them?”
“Yes….”

Together we went to the shop, so he could choose his own colour.
Being 4 years old he could only see what was on the lowest shelf.
He took the yarn and said: “Oh no, I don’t like this one.”
It was dark!
Now it was time to lift him and yes he saw the yarn with green….his favourite colour.
(I knew he would like it, the moment I put my eyes on it.)

Time to get started.

I knitted and  measured and kintted and measured……


They are perfect!

On his socks he went upstairs to show me something.
‘Oeh, they tickle,”he said.  So we decided to take them off.
“I think my feet need to adjust to them.” 🙂

The next day a photo showed him, walking in the garden on his socks.
He even wears them inside out.
Job done!

I am a little late with updating my website. It is all about winter….nevertheless here they are….

At the moment I am knitting a shawl, a sweater and socks.

This shawl I started yesterday!

A sweater…from recycled yarn
Toe up socks from a sock blank named  ‘stripes’

The first time….. a sock with a special pattern…Nice to do….

and after weeks……and weeks…I did finish them….

my ‘poncho’ sock blank socks…..

It took some time, but here they are….

After knitting 6 pairs of hosetops for new members of
The Highland Regiment , I had enough…..

However…from time to time… 😉

Undone again! The yarn looks nice….

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..
‘gaudy’…..

Time for knitting…..

Last Sunday I dyed these ‘future socks’ !

‘poncho’…..

‘stripes’…..

‘gaudy’…..

The big question now is….what will the socks look like!

I did it! Today I finished my poncho!
My sister-in-law permitted me to use the model of her poncho. So nice of her! Thank you Loeska 😉
The first time I saw her wearing  it, I envied her, you know 🙂
The colours are different though.
Turquoise and purple are my favorite colours and I used red to brighten it up, but I already mentioned
that in one of my previous blogposts.
The fringes form a nice band at the bottom….(the way I braided them)…. I think 😉

The collar is knitted separately and sewed with the machine to the neck-piece

It took some time…
I already wore them, nice and warm!

These socks were baptized by Alexandra with the name…’Halloween’ socks 😉
It is so surprising, knitting with the yarn of a dyed sockblank.
Thanks for the idea of the black band at one side of the sockblank Meta…..it looks great!

I knitted my own sockblank. I used needle nr. 6, 2 threads and 40 stitches.
A friend and member of my knitting and spinning group adviced me to dye this sockblank with a black band at one side…..
After washing the blank was undone again…..


…..and now I am busy knitting two identical socks, with my own dyed colour pattern.
My friend was right, the repetition of the colour black gives a very nice effect.

Another pair on the needles….

My new socks. Nothing special! Just nice colours for warm feet.

Well it took some time but here it is……the winter outfit for little Monkie !
It was knitted with sock yarn.
The coat was white, but after finishing, dyed under supervision of Lucas
(with the voice of ‘MonTie’  :-))

The hood is knitted as the heel of a sock and it fits perfectly.
Socks and mittens  are knitted as hands and feet of the original ‘Jacob’ pattern,
but 1 needle size bigger.

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