Saturday, May 19, 2018
Humulus, Bird Boxes & Narwhal
So when Rauma decided to join the two yarns pt2 and Finullgarn into one brand, Finull pt2, my local yarn store put all their pt2 yarn on sale. And I just couldn't buy some of it ;) So this beautiful dark blue came home with me along with some various shades of pink which will be knitted into another sweater or kofte later. It's the first time I have knitted a garment out of pt2, I have just used it for mittens earlier. But after a wash and a soak with some hair conditioner it turned out soft and squishy!
The pattern is Humulus which "everyone" seems to be knitting (along with Zweig, which I am going to cast on this summer). The pattern on the yoke is inspired from the Humulus plant. A plant I really want to get for my garden, it's so pretty when it grows upwards on the walls or on a trellis.
Ravelry project page
Pattern: Humulus by Isabell Kraemer
Yarn: pt2 dark blue #37 and Finull white #400
Needles: 3 mm / US 2.5 and 3,5 mm / US 4
And as you could see on one of the photos we have been making bird and owl boxes from old wood planks. We have already put them up in trees around our house and hopefully some birds will move in. We usually get European pied flycatchers in our boxes, which is great because they eat a lot of insects. But we also have other small birds from the Tit family.
We made owl boxes because we have had a little Boreal owl here this winter. It's not afraid of us and have been sitting and singing next to the house. So maybe it will find a mate and move in in one of the boxes :)
When I had finished the Humulus sweater I saw that Sari Nordlund was looking for test knitters for her beautiful Narwhal sweater. I first saw the sweater on her Instagram account a while ago and just knew I had to knit it if see wrote up the pattern! I sent her a message telling her that I would love to test knit and I could. I am using the same yarn as in the pattern - Safran by Drops, and it's going to be a perfect summer sweater!