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

Saturday, April 29, 2006

American Idol, sailboat, work -Knitting???

American IdolFan:Chris! Then, Taylor, Then Eliott. Sorry girls, Paris if fab, but I cannot stand the "kidvoice" when she does not sing. McPhee...well, mommys girl (shoot, Im just jealous! I wish I looked like her!) Then, the sailboat is in the water. No mast is on, we totally collapsed after getting my paper in (deadline last nite) and getting up this morning at 5... So, Knitting? back and forth in the CAR to the boat. It is not warm yet, and I realize, it is still too cold for cotton knits. Drag out the winter knits again. A sock, another mitten?Hmm, I'm going to knit HOT sweaters for the sea. My hubby suggested to do fender protectors (hmmm) They sure would be unique. But, I do have some acrylic fuzzy things. That would catch the peoples attention ;-) So, more knitting.. am I loosing my fans? What happends to my knitting? Its there, its peace, tranquillity. Soothing, supporting, comforting, creative. Snuggly cosy yarn.
One stich, another one. Tickety tick. Bloggety blog. No! Hmm, the Wanja Danajeff pattern just hit me. Great sweater for the sea. Look at it. Its GREAT. Its so good, it is just enough tricky to knit. What yarn, hifa? or my Mojärv collection? Colors? hmmm. This really is knitting - dreaming. Black- and white is supposed to be in. And some accent? She is a hot one. Go Wanja!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Intresting meetings,and more confessions

So dearest Britt is a gem (Britt på nätet)! She is also a great Architect, (like my dad was), in the way, she is honest and straight forward, something I apprechiate. So, she took a look at my hub, and I was so enchanted, I totally forgot my manners (no offerings of coffe, snack or anything, which is a must - FIKA if you are a good hostess). Well, this is an example of me not functioning. So, Im totally last in the mitten competition.. (Revoting going on, my mitten tried to escape (feeling ashamed) and did not want to be on the picture. So it is a new vote ongoing. see link below).Also, Mrs Murphy knits too (Heard about Murphys law? Anything that can go wrong will...!) it is a mantra for testers like me. Anyway, since computer bugs is both my friends and my favorit focus for years, they also listned to my inner quantum physics, and decided, that I do have too much yarn. So voting for me is just ego. But, no one can fool great knitting ladies. It is true, I have from this learn that using too small needles compared to the yarn, does make it uneven in a way that cannot be fixed by blocking. It shows. Of course, it adds to the home-made knit, but take's away appearances. So.Live and learn.Thank you anyway for cheering me on. Maybe Dipsy Doodle from Oz, share my colour sense, because I have lived in Melbourne (first off Lygon St, then Nth Balwyn) for a while... Does the sun changes the feel for colours? Yepp. I'm sure of it. More sun - more strong colours. Less sun, mild colours. Finally, this is a swatch of Gotland patterns with a lacy feel, that I did into a glove. Well, that has my name on it (not in picture!). So, I guess I just have to go to Shetland and by my own yarn. THAT could be a trip. Well, you have no idea what is up for me. First Valencia, then Vienna, and then Shanghai. Of course - suggestions of yarnshops can always come in handy, yeah, right, - I DONT NEED MORE YARN ha!)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Vote for the best mitten!

So, friends of Garngamen! Give me your vote on my traditional latvian mitten ;-) Traditional (the rules) meant follow pattern, but you could use any colour scheme you wanted! One mitten is the only requirement. Here is the link to the KAL (the prize is - I hope - some shetland yarn from Jamisons!) Otherwise, my weekend has been about cleaning the sailingboat. Mostly laying double and trying to get some - dirt away from the plastic...My back hurts. Had my knitting (now it is a the cotton summer sweater! - sleeves...) with me.. so some rows it has been. And Actually, I winded up some balls from my recycled silk (handpainted grass-green), that I started up on a circular needle... To be honest, that last knit is in my "yarnroom", just before going to bed. Almost a "bedknit". It is cold in there, so it cools me off before going to bed. They say it slows down the system, and makes one sleepy.. but today. I will stumble to bed. Take care!