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

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Yarnvulture! Ahh. Conclusions from 2 yarntrip

The yarn from Copenhagen.On the very left is the pink Nikolaj. Some twinni and then tweed. Wow, it looks like a lot. Bot really, I'm still a big girl that requires lot of yarn to surround all of me in a sweater. Need a closer look? OK, Hanne Falkenberg. First corner knitted. And I started on the second part. It is not an ordinary knit. It is a puzzle. It is a bit challenging and fun to knit. And just in my lime turqoise mix that Im so in love with right now. Hugely expensive kit. But it seems as fun as Tivolo rollercoster. But ahh. Studio 9. Isn't there a HF KAL somewhere? Yepp here!
! Just applied ;-)
Yet a close up of the The Summerfugle silk. Looks fab! And the buttons (worth a fortune!) in the bag. Ahh.... Also fitting in colours. Background are the other scontland tweed. Ok, If I love a colour I do. So I bought both turqoise and lime and greenish. To make another fun sweater. I don't know? Great yarn? Isnt that enough reason. In front is also purple Angora and angora in lime in the big picture. Ahh. The last days of vacation. It is raining. Thunder. Where did all the time go?

Can one get enough of yarn pictures? Should I flaunt them all? or wait? You can take it. If you are a bit crazy like me - ready for yarnhospital, where I really can get tangeled... You must look at the Östergötlands Ullspinneri Overview picture.
OK. I have got the yarnflue. And - to confirm it. This is the start of the weird pattern (starting in the side) from Strikk - Marianne Isager! It looks weird. The whole is actually the sleeve opening. But again. Smart and challenging designs. Are there not a Isager Knitalong? No, weird. That must be a matter of time. (How many can you join without beeing kicked out?) Hmm...
But somehow the colours doesn't totally tick. The lime is not lime but yellow. The purple is a bit too red, but I transformed from intentionally thinking a lime (sorry yellow) with stripes into purple with lime stripes (and a yellow side). I hope it becomes cool. But the yarn is super quality. Spongy. very nice to knit. Ahh Östergötlands Ullspinnery. The yarnmakers.
Maybe it is that the colours aren't super together? Thats is. I new it was me. Should I frog? Nahh. It aint over yet. Might look better when the rest is purple. I already frogged the Catherine Parr this morning. Realized that it is 48 stiches TOO BIG. And the yarn will not be enough. So, I must say Starmore is a tense knitter. THat would move me into 1.25 mm size needles instead of 3.25. So I decided. To reknit. I'm not too far gone. Now I really must book my travel to the Swedish Knitmeet in Gotland. Plane or boat? Or both? Hmm...How is everyone else going there and back?

6 comments:

Marika said...

Boat. On Tuesday. But haven't you booked? Are you totally wild?

Annelie said...

And I thought I was a crazy yarnoholic... ;) A lot of goodies you have there. And those buttons. I bought some too when visiting Uldstedet. Daughter bought smaller ones to make a necklace. It's quite pretty, I'll try to post a picture of it today.

villaa ylle said...

Ljuvliga garner:) Jag drömmer om Mermaid occh är med i KALen men inte har jag något kit än. Nå nu gör jag slag i saken och sätter in en beställning.
Förr seglade vi alltid till Gotland på semestern. Du ryms nog säkert på båte för alla turister kommer därifrån när juli tar slut. Ha det så skönt.

Cecilia N said...

Boka nyss!
Medeltidsveckan börjar ju i helgen! Å andra sidan finns det numera båtar även på knäppa tider, som ½4 på morgonen och så... Och bor man inte 50 mil iväg så är det nog ganska hanterbart. Vi klarade det ju. Med 50 mil transfer...

Håller tummarna att du kommer över. Jisses Amalia, köpa dyr kurs på Gotland och inte köpa båtbiljett samtidigt...

Froding said...

Ja, man blir så glad när man ser att någon lever ut sina lustar...

HPNY Knits said...

wow, wow, wow!!! this is a very successful yarn vacation.
its hard to know where to look first.
I also have a Hanne Falkenberg kit (mermaid), but have not started yet.
so much yarn, :-) so little time, :-(