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

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mother-in-law Sweater from Solveig Hisdahl

So Mother in-law and father-in-law showed up. I have had a loong week. Bad cold, but been to Finland (Jorvas). Not a minute to shop but on the airport. Running nose. Then, just have a look at this isn't she fantastic knitter? This is Solveig Hisdahl "Poetry in Stitches", where she have adjusted a bit, because she is small, very small and skinny (it is the diabetic health regim! and walking for hours. Well, it is HIFA yarn from Britt på nätet. It just looked so fantastic in the crisp fall! She got left-over yarn to do another sweater! (It is green). Anyhow, She modified it as you can see. Especially on the sidepicture, you can see she did it one leaf shorter. So the shoulder is different. Also, she used the different hooks instead of buttons. I think it looks fantastic! And, now I have finished Julia. The sleeves are done (last night) and now I'm doing the last on the collar, which I have reknit- since I think it must be perfect. But having tried it, I just cannot wait to wear it. Wow, I MUST knit a sweater like this. It looks GREAT! And pink- hmm, I'm warming up to Pink.
Hmm, I'm so off the seasons. Now we go into wintertime tonite, and it is freezing outside, so I have spent the day of carrying the geranium (pelargoner) and other summer blooms inside. Hmm. Great, just remember I should walk out and cut the last Dahliablooms.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Ohh and even more London, Stash! Part 4.

Clever shop, STASH yarns in Richmond. About a kilometers walk. Dearest HPNYKnits found this little gem, which was filled with american goodies, so of course, nothing for a New Yorker! But, I didn't go on Ally Pally, and had no classes (I will next year), so I thought a little excursion would be fine, before we metup to see the London Craft show (the latter no picture, but great stuff! Really fancy textiles and ceramics!) So, it is a fab yarn shop for the rich. It was just so expensive I GASPED. On the other hand, I did found a lot of colour varieties that I missed at the show. Sohave a close look at this shelfs. Im sure that your best creditcard could help you survive.
Definitely a must for a London traveller. It was not so bad actually took me 2 hours back and forth from central (Picadilly), but ok, I was lingering in this shop. Nice owners! Check them out!
They were nice, and definitely sharing my taste of great yarn! So what did I get, Hmm, One skein of Cashmere in Turquoise (small skein in middle) up left is from the show. No, I will present these little gems much better, one by one. This is not all stash I got ehh, Not on picture is Trekking (Yes, I will KAL too ;-) and a whole bag of Harris yarn from Liberty. Which (when I came home, was NOT the complementing yarn I thought I had. The other one was yorkshire tweed, which was much thinner and better quality/shimmer, ok, I will ignore it, but it is irritating, and of course colours are off!). So In the stash is Lorna's Lace, Nickerjack and hand-dyed silk from Canada. Ahh, It was such a great trip. Links fixed and brain semi screwed on. We did mast-off our sailingboat today. And I have a cold coming up, and a short trip to Finland. Then some workshop. Oh, I'm so tired. But Im working on my knitting, slowly, but surely...