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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Julia! Great Julia!

Oh, Julia is finished. Fits perfectly. After re-knitting the collar twice, and deciding that, no, it will not be a boat neck. And yes, I will do a loose collar that I can attach to this neck (check the small holes in the close-up picture below). It was a VERY slow knit. Maybe the lace on both back and front. The Julia is made from the Rowan Summer collection nr 10 for Cashcotton 4ply. Very nice smooth yarn to knit. It is cotton angora(!) and some weird microfiber.. Anyhow, it dusts a bit, but is soft like the softest cashmere. I started it March, April something this year. Of course, I totally remade the pattern, since all Rowan patters (with very few exceptions) are made for skinny models, not real-size women.
This is done in XXL (pattern largest is L). So it meant one more pattern on the front (and back) and adding a bit on the waist. I also redid it for circular needles, which are much more convinient for flying. I suspect one reason this one is done, is because it has been possible to carry it around with me. Just my lime colour. And a great pattern, very smart. Will be beatuful for a straight scarf with the leafs. Well, it had a flattering model, so, Im very happy. The problem is, that Sweden has got its frostbite (sorry, didnt save those Dahlias) this last nite. Snow on the way. Winter-tire should be on and not in the Garage). Sailboat should be up in is winter clothing, but is still waiting in the water with an ice-coat.Apples should be picked, but is still hanging in the tree. Grass should be cut the last time (to avoid snow-mould) but is long and filled with leaves. Well, Time seems to be shrinking, even if we got an extra hour this nite. Well, I guess I must be clearer.
The Mother-in-law sweater is NOT knitted by me, but by her. She has no blog. She is skilled.Now they left (and I wonder how long it will take until they are coming back, since they both worked like slaves cleaning and carrying stuff). Labour-camp ;-) Anyhow. This very last picture is what my mother-in-law is knitting (also a pattern from Solveig Hisdahl) on "left-over yarns". I'm amazed. Anyhow, it was a crisp wonderful fall day. Sun shining, and now hubby is preparing Gnocchi. That is just great! Filling and yummy. Of course, a typical Swedish forest troll sweater ;-) nothing for the bright city-folks. Well more stories are coming from London. Im sure it could fill the blog until Christmas. That was such an event. Either my life is boring (NOT!) or this was one of the best things I have done. Just following my hearts desire. Now I only have Pitti Filati in Italy to get in to. So, if anyone has a yarnshop, that gets an invitation (or wants someone to represent you), and could consider to send someone (for free to you of course), I'm your Gal! ;-)

10 comments:

Gita said...

Vad vacker "Julia" blev!

Maria said...

Grattis till en superfin tröja. Den blev verkligen jättesnygg. Önskar att jag hade tid att sticka färdigt min också.

Cina said...

Julia blev verkligen jättesnygg! Härligt!!

Mary, Mary... said...

Your Julia is is a masterpiece! You did an excellent job on the sizing. The lace pattern is so pretty in that color which brings me to the oohs and ahs when I saw your mother-in-law's sweater. I love the pinks and green combination--I have Poetry in Stitches and Norsk Strikkedesign. When I have an extra pair of hands surgically attached to my arms, I will undertake one of those beauties.

HPNY Knits said...

hooray for Julia!

Zoe said...

Beautiful knitting and thank you for the weather information. Us Brits love to know about the weather. We have cold frosts on the way tonight.

Ulricha said...

Åhh, vad fin Julia blev. Jag håller på med Julia i alpacka, men har inte rört den på flera månader. Nu blev jag sugen att fortsätta på den.

Anna said...

Sigrid, så fin din Julia är! Snyggt omgjord! Tack för din kommentar, blev så himla glad, och från dig också som gör så underbara grejer.

Mitz said...

Ursnygg tröja Sigrid, skulle passa bra i alpacka tror jag, en vinter variant?

marianne lundholm said...

jävlarns så snygg julia blev