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

Saturday, June 30, 2007

FO-Circular ..more Tallin knits and yarn

It is finished! My Greek sea and with sand Twisted floated shrug (see more on its KAL)- or Circular Shurg with pattern from Vouge Knitting Fall 2005. And It is rather big (and warm) in summer rain in front of Honey-roses. Came home from Tallin - and boy, Im behind on updates. It has been a YARNILISHIOUS week. I must say Im still discussing some addition to the front of this. It is so belly exposing. From the side - it says it all! I think I increased just a few stiches to much on the last rows, so it got a bit bubbly, and the snug sleeves make me look much better, but the tighter sleeves are not as compfortable as big ones. Anyhow, Im thinking to alter the front a little. Maybe add some short rows so it is easier to "button up" and it closes that gap in front. Anyhow, This also finishes my JUNE submission to the SweaterAMonth KAL. Im "back" on track. Actually this looks so much better from behind. Yarn: Debbie Bliss "Maya" which I figured out is the same as Manos del Uraguay Wool yarn, then it is two, two-stranded wool from Estonia (Kauni) in turqoise and purple, and also the purple yarn and plain turquoise. The white is Mojärv - wool (two strands). The white of course represent the salt when the waves are breaking. So much Greek vacation inspiration. Truely my colourscheme. I luve it (it looked better from behind in pictures than it felt wearing. Interesting phenomena. Anyhow, you have to live with this huge long posting, since Im gone to India an entire week - and no chance of blogging ;-) So, here is more of the great yarn - hand-dyed I bought (not that I needed it, but I like to support them!) in Tallin (Estoina). It is difficult to judge from this picture, but a series of different yellow and greens. Anyhow, this will fit in snuggly with my own hand-dyed yarn. I will definitely show you a series of the Tallin knitwear sales in the future. Somehow, they are much into knitting machines these days, and not at all like the first time I was in Tallin. Still have warm memories on 1992 winter, when I bought a handknitted sweater from an old lady for 300 Estonian (200 Swedish = 20 dollar)... should dig that up and show you. Craftmanship. Now prices are grown, but they are now 0.6 EEK to a Swedish Kronor. and 7 kronor is a dollar. DO the math! Here is just a "bad" picture of the last little tail of knitwear saleswomen just inside their great medeaval wall. There is noway to describe it. But maybe this picture? of the more modern knitware for sale? Ok, I will bore you with more pictures. I had some reactions on my "inside knitting language"..But we all Know what Good SEX means? Stash Enrichement eXpedition! Now you know. That is how I earned my yarnoholic membership. And I do have Stash larger than life expectancy. And it has not gotten better. I did a find on Nysta today too. But that is another story. And- Terrible that I do not have time to comment on your blogs. I feel lousy - but you are on my mind - and your progress is amazing. Bags? Hmm Bags is not a bad knitting.. But what should I bring to INDIA: a long flight, so...

11 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

Circular Shrug is absolutely fabulous! the colors are great. you got a lovely blend of yarn and it looks good on you. I don't think you need to add to the front. it will change the "shruginess" of it.

have fun in India!

Agneta said...

Din circular är superfin. Vad gäller resa till Indien så rekommenderar jag bomullstickning. Det är fuktigt och varmt där nere:-)

Seahorse said...

The shrug is stunning.

You're making me want to visit Tallin!

BertandFelix said...

So jealous of your trip to India! Take something light...it is hot there now.

Your shrug is amazing! Don't change a thing.

Ulricha said...

Jättefin kofta! :-)

Kanske silke passar att sticka med i Indien. :-) Eller bomull.

Anna said...

Vilken häftig tröja! Den är urläcker!

IngelaS said...

Åh, va fin din kofta blev !!
Den sitter väldigt bra och jag tycker att det blev så fint att den blir klockad längst ner.

Elizabeth said...

Hej,
Hittade din blogg och vill bara göra dig uppmärksam på min hemsida www.garnwebben.se och min internetafär som heter Garnshoppen. Vi säljer billiga garner i huvudsak Garnstudios och Drops-garner. Om du tycker om vår affär kanske du vill ha vår adress/länk på din fina bloggsida? Affären heter Garnshoppen och adressen är Garnwebben.se
Tack på förhand.
Hälsningar
Elizabeth

Milly said...

Oh I think the Greek sweater is beautiful!
I love the pictures of the market as well!
India sounds exciting. I hope you will have pictures.

Enjoy your trip!

May said...

Sigrid, your shrug turned out great. You look fabulous and happy in it. I love your garden photos, too. I am actually envious of your garden. Congrats!

Mary, Mary... said...

Wow, your passport is getting a workout! Love the shrug and your garden is gorgeous. Ah, look who's fallen for Anny Blatt--I have about 8 skeins of that cashmere in red. AND you revealed your blogself to your co-workers. You brave, adventurous, traveling, yarn-buying Viking! ;)