Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Forgotten Blanket

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8 years ago I started crocheting blankets for all three of my kids. Somehow I lost the mojo and the squares were put away in a bag... Earlier this spring my youngest son helped me go through my yarn stash and we came upon said bag. When I told him that most of the squares were for a blanket for him he really wanted me to finish it. So this has been my main project this summer. I had made about 1/3 of the squares I needed so it felt like a manageable projecs. I had some yarn in the right colour in my stash, but some of the dye lots were not the same. It's most obvious in the blue squares, but he doesn't care ;)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Framhurst Afghan (free pattern)
Yarn: 1775 g or 35.5 skeins of Mor Aase Superwash
Hook: 3,5 mm / E
Size: 115 cm x 165 cm

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He was so happy when I finally told him it was finished! He has been following the progress this summer and since I told him I was going to finish it I had to set other projects aside. And the other two blankets..? No, I'm not going to finish them- I asked the teenagers if they wanted a blanket, but they were not interested.. I think the squares I have made for my daughters blanket might become a pillow. I'll have to make a few more squares though.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Loppa

I hope you all have had a great summer! The kids are back to school this week and things are slowly getting back to normal. I've been knitting a bit this few weeks finishing a kofte and casted on a couple of new projects, but mostly I've been crocheting on a forgotten project. More about that later this week :)

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So more about my kofte. It's Loppa or the Flea cadigan by Pinneguri. Skeindeer Knits and Voolenvine have been hosting a knit along for this cardigan this summer. And they still haven't set an end date so you have time to cast one on.

I knitted mine in leftovers from my Setesdal kofte. It's the same grey, but it looks so different with purple instead of pink.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Loppa
Yarn: Dark and light grey and pink in Tove, purple and blue in Ask and dark blue in pt2
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1.5 and 3 mm / US 2.5

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I decided to do my own twist on the patterning at the bottom of the sleeves and the body and picked two of the colours I liked best.

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I did the waist shaping and I think it looks good. The photo was taken on a really sunny day so the colours are more true in the above photoes.

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We have been hiking a bit and spent time in the forest at our lean-to picking cloudberries. And I really hope we will have a great autumn so we can do more of it! It's in the outdoors and in nature I feel that I can build up new energy and gather inspiration.

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