Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Os-Knitting has started!

GO team Sweden! My friend did a knitblog for us Swedish patriots... anywayMy project - the winter coat was started. Now I realize I should have checked gauge and counted a bit more careful, but it was such an interesting start of the OS! From Pavarotti to Sophia Loren, Allende and Susan Sarandon. Wow- Peter Gabriel felt a bit old. I have not swatched enough - and this morning, I measured my coat (it was to the floor), now it is FROGGED! And I re did it- I will do the "fine lady's cape" pattern, which naturally curls a bit, and is good for my non-flat body. I'm knitting vertically, so it doesn't hang out. Anyway, it is Lovikka from Kempe and Colinette point 5 in 7mm! And Sweden ladies have bet Russia in Hockey! 3-1! Wow. They were great. I decided on a realitivly simple pattern, so I could keep up with the OS on TV. Also, I'm doing pockets, which concerns me as much as having time to blog a bit. Took a break and revisited Maria's Yarn again, for a closer look, when it wasn't yammed packed. Still very busy. I doub't she will be able to close at two on saturdays. I got some 50 Mohair 50 wool in white from Estonia. TO socks I think.

Well the good news is that the Hemse Stickstämma are on the send out, so I was worried for no reason. It will come next week. So relax friends. Anyway back to knitting my OS entry. Will I make it? Will it be great, wearable and functional? And will the yarn be enough? I might give you a picture on the progress.
Meanwhile a closeup on Lopi mittens.

2 comments:

Sara i Linköping said...

Åhh, Fina damens cape har jag som ett pågående projekt sedan tre år tillbaka. Kanske dags att plocka fram det ur stickkorgen igen...

Garngamen said...

Jo, det är ju trixig stickning, egentligen superenkelt, men blir ju elastiskt, och snyggt. Så det blåa blir det aviga som syns, och bakom är de räta ränderna i svart...man gör ju allt för att det skall ha en avsmalnande effekt ;-) längsgående ränder alltså, och i kappform, så det är inte en cape-form jag gör, om du nu undrade. Men, faktum är att det är ju egentligen en superide att faktiskt göra just den:.. hhmm det får bli ett senare projekt. Nu skall jag sticka vidare på fickan efter att inlämningsuppgiften (jo, jag pluggar och forskar) blev klar mitt i natten.... så jag har inte hunnit sticka alls idag söndag. Suck...