Thursday, September 26, 2013

FO :: Scylla

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My Scylla socks came off the needles today And as you can see I didn't have enough yarn to make the long cuffs I like... So they ended up as a pair of anklets - which I am ok with.

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A close up on the pattern. It was an easy and fun pattern to knit and I will be knitting it again some time.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Scylla (free pattern)
Modifications: I knitted a ahort row heel and jumped right to the k1, p1 ribbing after the pattern
Yarn: 49 g Lorna's Laces
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Size: 64 sts, european 39/40
Started: September 17, 2013
Completed: September 26, 2013



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I also finished the stripy socks for Endre which I started back in March...
Luckily they still fit, but they are a bit short in the cuff and I guess he will outgrow them during the winter. So I better go theough my stash and see if I can find some yarn and cast on a new pair for him.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: 56 sts, cuff down, k2, p2 ribbing and a short row heel.
Yarn: Fabel, leftovers from this and this pair of sock
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Size: European 33/34
Started: March, 2013
Copletd: September 25, 2013

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

FO :: Hitchhiker

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Oh, it was a bit sad to cast off the last stitches on this project...
Such a fun knit - and I love how it turned out! It's definitely going to be my new favorite scarf this fall/winter :)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Hitchhiker
Yarn: 100 g of unknown sock yarn
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Size: 39 teeth
Started: September 17, 2013
Completed: September 21, 2013



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The indian summer we've been having the last couple of weeks are gone, and we are back to our normal fall weather with rain and below 10 C. So I guess it won't be long before my new scarf can be worn.

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I found this when I went blog reading today :)
tincanknits is celebrating the return of knitting weather. Until September 26 you can buy one pattern or ebook and get the second pattern or ebook for free. Just use the cupon code: BACKTOKNIT.

I love her patterns and Vivid and Lush are now in my library :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WIP :: Hitchhiker and socks

Joining Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday and Keep Calm Craft on 

What's on your needles today?

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I didn't feel like knitting on any of my projects yesterday, so I casted on a new one ;)
Hitchhiker in an unknown yarn I got from my mom. I know it's some kind of sockyarn, maybe OnLine..?

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The socks I had started last week has a pattern now. I found Scylla and really liked the slipped stitch pattern. My worries is that I will not have enough yarn... I might knit both feet and then see how much yarn I have left.
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And finally I picked another ufo from my basket. I started this pair of socks for Endre back in March... So I guess it's about time I finish them so he can wear them before they get too small.


I haven't had much time to read this week, but I managed to read a few chapters in The Yellow House last night. It's not so good yet that I can't put it down, but it seems like the story is getting there.

"Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore."



I'm also reading The 13 1/3  Life of Captain Bluebear. It's a funny and easy read. I have it beside my knitting and read a few pages now and then during the day.

"Captain Bluebear is a bear with blue fur - in other words, a creature as unique as the fantastic adventures he undergoes. Unlike cats, which have only nine lives, bluebears have twenty-seven. This is fortunate, because our hero is forever avoiding disaster by a paw's breadth. 
In this remarkable book, Captain Bluebear tells the story of his first thirteen-and-a-half lives in a world as far removed from our own as can possibly be imagined: the mysterious continent of Zamonia, where intelligence is an infectious disease and water flows uphill, where headless giants roam deserts made of sugar, and where only Captain Bluebear's courage and ingenuity enable him to escape the dangers that lie in wait for him around every corner."

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekending

Weekending, my favorite part of the week. A time to relax, live, love, just to be.
Joining with Amanda.

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- Foggy mornings
- Bread baking
- Hiking
- Home made pizza and watching The Pirates! Band of Misfits
- A bottle of wine
- Candlelights
- Knitting
- Getting the creeps of all the moths crawling outside the windows at night

How's your weekend been?

FO :: His and Hers ♡

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I started this pair of thick and warm woolsocks for Hubby and me back in March. And I only had one sock left to knit... Then I guess some other projects came along and kept me away until a week or so ago when I picked it up again. I think wollsocks or "læsta" / "raggsokker" as they are called here in Norway, are boring to knit. But it is so worth it when you have a pair to wear.
They are meant to be worn as a second pair of cozy and warm socks when it's cold.
I often wear two pairs of woolsocks during the coldest part of winter.

Pattern: 64 and 60 sts, 2x2 rib and a short row heel
Yarn: Mor Aase Raggegarn 113 g blue and 110 g pink
Needles: 3,5 mm / US 4
Size: European 42 and 40
Started: March 9 , 2013
Completed: September 11, 2013

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WIP :: Tropical socks

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Keep Calm Craft On :: Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

Reading: I finished Timeless last night and really like how the author wrapped up and ended the series :) I've also read a norwegian crime book - Malstrømmen, which was very good and I'm looking forward to read the next book. So I had to find my next read and just picked up a book I bought earlier this summer - The Yellow House, which I hope is a good one.

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

Knitting: I've finished the thick woolsocks for hubby and me, just need to weave in some ends and there will be an fo post. The Sock Knitters Anonymous group has sock kals each month, and for Sockdown in September one of the options was to knit with tropical colours. I knew I had a skein of Lorna's Laces in the right colours and casted on a pair. I think it will be a pair for Eirin and the toe is done. I then started Serpentin, but I didn't like how it turned out, so I ripped back to the toe... So, I'm not sure what pattern to choose. I tried to search for other socks made in the same yarn, but none of them caught my eye except this pair which I don't have enough yarn for. So I guess they might be a couple of plain vanilla socks.
I have made a pair for her in this colourway before - Jaywalker.

Monday, September 9, 2013

FO :: Another pair of Waffels

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It's a great start of the week when you can put some new socks and have your breakfast (which is a cup of tea and a slice of bread with homemeade redcurrant jam) outside.
The day started with just 2 C and a thick fog, but the sun came up after a while and it got quite warm in the sun. We are having and indian summer here in the north - which feels great!
After I casted off this new pair of Waffel socks, I desided to finish some of my ufo's... So a pair of thick wool socks or "læsta" as we call them came out in the sun with me this morning. I just have the second sock to knit so this pair should not take long to finish.

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I didn't even try to get them to match... The stripes was too long and even if the two skeins had the same dye lot, one of them had a brighter green than the other...
The colours are much more brighter than I managed to capture with the camera.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Blueberry Waffel Socks (free pattern)
Yarn: 71 g Mini Mochi #108 - A very soft, but a bit fuzzy yarn.
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Size: 64 sts, european 39/40
Started: September 1, 2013
Completed: September 9, 2013



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Friday, September 6, 2013

FO's :: Turn a Square and mitts

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I had quite a bit left of the Kureyon Sock from Noro after finishing my Waffel socks, so first I casted on a pair of toe-up socks,
but I changed my mind and casted on a hat for Eirin instead.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Turn a Square (free pattern)
Yarn: 17 g Kureyon Sock by Noro # S240 and 27 g Sisu #1042
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5 and 3 mm / US 2,5
Size: I casted on 120 sts to fit my 11 yo
Started: September 2 2013
Completed: September 4 2013



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Eirin wanted the hat to be a little baggy, so I made it longer than the pattern said.

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Still there was some yarn left, so I knitted her some matching mitts ;)

Ravelry project page
Pattern: None, I made it up as I knitted. But I casted on 52 sts.
Yarn: 7 g Kureyon Sock by Noro # S240 and 14 g Sisu #1042
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Started: September 5 2013
Completed: September 6 2013