Somehow this fabulous yak-thing dropped into my mailbox a couple of weeks ago and seemed to be perfect for a textured shawl.
It's already soft as cashmere. Already, before washing. And knowing these yarns only get softer and more blooming after a bath my expectations are high as a kite.
Happy new yak!
And happy new year!!
I brought home two giant bulbs from Amsterdam last october and forgot them until mid-november. I finally got them into soil on the very same day as one of my favourite danish bloggers. I've so much enjoyed the photos of her flowers' development, especially this one. And finally here are mine! And were they worth waiting for! One of them even has 3 buds rising, and from each bud there came 6 flowers! 18 flowers from one single bulb!
It's fall. In fact, right now it's so much fall here that it possibly gets. There are brown, yellow, ochre and red leaves flying around. It rains sideways, sometimes even from below! (? - Up until now I've only heard about one place where it rains from below - but believe me - today we had rain from below here!)
Outside our kitchen there is a big bamboo. If a plant can be a pet, this one is. I love it so much. For one - it looks wonderful and has even put on some flecks of yellow to praise the fall. But most of all I love it for the sounds it makes. The swishing sound when the wind flows through it's leaves, and the little tap against the window when some of the branches do a windy dance.
I think I will do a lot of knitting in the kitchen this fall and winter. While listening.
I made another little thing for my neck. I wanted a black scarf - not too woolly - but yet a little warm. Something drapey and fringey.
....are mostly here again and I feel it's not a bad time to pick up a little blogging again! Thank you so much for very kind and thoughtful comments, - I know it sounds like a cliché - but I mean this from the bottom of my heart; - such comments mean a lot to me! Things have worked out wonderfully so far and I am very optimistic.
I have been knitting! And I have FOs to show! Last thing first, I finally finished Flicca. Really, ends weaved in, sleeves seemed and buttons on. I even have proof:
modifications: I cast on as for the largest size - my gauge was way smaller - and knit body in one piece back and forth. Then I knit the sleeves up to the armpits, joined all 3 pieces and knit yoke back and forth with raglan decreases. I did no neck shaping and knit a straight collar in 1x1 rib and finally a seed st. lining as also down the fronts.
result: considering the size of this thing it is a light (approx. 700 g), bouncy, warm and comfy coat and it fits perfectly, (which is more the result of luck than accurate calculation!) Me happy!
bonus: a lot of extra space in my ongoing-projects' basket and hence room for many new little and bigger things!
This project is pure magic and pure joy! The warm, heathered colors of this yarn are unbelievable. I am not a blue person, I hardly ever wear blue. But the blue in this sweater is the prettiest ever. Some day someone needs to make something out of this blue. A shawl for instance...
700 hundred knitted panels. I have never ever in my life seen anything like this music video from the Quebec band Tricot machine. The knitting is made by designer Lysanne Latulippe of this fashion label. Be amazed: