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

Friday, January 26, 2007

More yarnstash? Yarn case nr 4 More and more

So, In my fourth Billy (yes, the doors are waiting for assembly). I have two boxes, And what do they contain? ehh, ehhh. Wool! I guess it is Evilla, Estonian yarn on the left, but on the right? Hmm, I return. The dark spoton top self is Finish three-threaded yarn, Syksy (autumn) that is a bit varigated in brown. I planned it originally for Catherine Parr, but realized it is not enough. Now, being half through Parr, I know it would have been. But, It is saved for another project. Thinking, Knitting Nature (and have those fractals ripping....but colour.. hmm, blue? Maybe... Blue and brown, or gold and brown. Or orange and brown or, lime and brown.. or....beige, golden, white and brown?) Yep, definitely.The right side there is LACE-weight shawlyarn. Some Shealdan Faroese, Some Mora. Some unknown yarn shopping accidents ;-) Anyhow, Im still trying to decide what I should do for the Faroese- KAL. Going through the Faroese book like a maniac! Half of the next shelf reviels it is the overfilled Noro-shelf. And, My very recent Noro shopping is not even there. Ok, If you know Noro, you see it is a LOT of Kureyon. My great thin balls from US, and on the left a two colors of a great soft Kochoran. It is silk garden, it is at least 2 set-ups of more than 10 balls. I love the colors of Kureyon, and I think it really hints on what is coming. Ok, not the greatest quality wool, and sometimes bad knots, but who cares. Colours! Next is just a mix of great stuff. Most sale and Great shopping. The purpule is Rowanspun, the light lavender and light blue also Rowanspun. The pink is the great Twinni yarn (or was this Nikolaj yarn) Denmark anyhow. The reddish purple in the middle and the blue next to it is New Zealand merino from DK (Århus). Very left corner is from a great swedish spinnery - Wåhlsteds. On the right... hmm Isnt that all the WOOL-Cotton balls from Rowan? And some Jaeger matchmaker merino, And som more Rowan and Jager wool. Ok. Next shelf is a lot of Kid silk Haze from Rowan, and some novelty yarn (Lana grossa). Also colinettes new kid mohair and some other mohair. On the right is a since long planned LIME enterlac that is coloured by HV in a rather harsh woolyarn. Great spring colours. The last two shelfs could be said in one word. Twined knitting - or Two-end knitting yarn. It is all Z-twined yarn for this very special and extremely time-consuming technique. The pink plastic bag does contain my very normal (?) bag of just pink off yarns, that I thought I would create a real princess cardigan. So many different yarns. There is also the pink purple just underneath that is Garstudio Angora-.wool, that is also planned for a aran sweater with flossed sleeve (in black-white pink/purple). The darker purple is for my Two-end knitted sweater. Most of all my twined z-spun yarn is from my dear friend Anne-Maj Ling, own yarn-collection, who also wrote a fantastic book about the technique (available from Interweawe knits). A master-piece. I will definitely do a lot of socks, mittens, caps in it. Some few hanks are from Wåhlstedts who also does this yarn. Maybe Im not weird, but this hording of yarn puts me into very weird for non-knitters. I thank you knitters out there for encouragement. And Lene Lovic... ah, Mary I would hide in the NY disco and dance for hours. And Cecila, I remember that ad, you might be right. It is made based on me (or, Im not the only one). And dearest Hila, you so brighten me up! Well not going to smootchy now.. you know I luv you all out three! And hell-work week (10 days in a row) is over. Ahh. Weekend.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Im Back - It is winter - Im tagged

I came back from Marseille after working maraton (to 3 at night) and 6 hours flight with a rather windy stop at Frankfurt on the way down (half the plane were in prayers). I Knitted of course. The best praying there is.No time for shopping and Knitting, but between Hotel, taxi, food and work I realized that it was 18 C outside - about the same we have indoors. Our host was freezing, with wool sweater and jacket outside. I was in T-shirt. Inside it was 26 and we call it Sauna. I realize Im a true Viking. Coming back the winter had hit Sweden, and this is actually my house (and you can see the balcony were I take a lot of my pictures). I measure this trip in cm (no guys.....) I have now knitted 37 cm on Catherine Parr. another 10, and it is ready to split for front and back (sleeves).I learn the mistakes, to not show every prouch inch of progress. Someone said, (Marika was it?) I have seen you blog so much, it is not NEW. Ok.. I do my best. It is now only a week until 12 sweater KAL has there first Show off. (my reserve quick-knit is the half-sleeve Twisted flaoted shrug (Circular, Vouge) that I only have a half- sleeve to do. And block!.... OK,
I have been tagged by Zoë. After much thinking here it is..

6 things that is weird about Garngamen:

1. I have owned and competed 4 horses (and ponies) for 30 years of my life, (Show-jumping, cross-country, dressage, voltige, etc you name it) when I complety stopped and only been riding like 5 times since then. My horses was the luve of my life for so many years. No, that is just a row of ribbons and medals collecting dust. Is that weird? I have no explanation.

2. I have a ceramic oven and about 300kg of clay in the basement, and honestly - Im better throwing pots on that wheel than on the spinningwheel for sure.

3. I think that mustard looks like excrement from a kids belly, and are appolled by the sight of it, especially on a weiner. Cannot kiss husband if he does not brush his teeth first (and the poor thing loves the stuff!)

4. I have lived in a room 23 years ago at YMCA in New Orleans, who was infested with Coack Roaches (Periplantera Americana, kackerlackor), got so hysteric screaming BUGS that the reception was sure I was on drugs (jepp, just in my night-gown!), when the guard went up with me tio my room, the roaches had hidden from the light under my pillow (in my bags, everywhere). I still cannot stand roaches. Not even on pictures.

5. Im so horrified by the cruely in the world, that I cannot stand imitation killing even in a movie, hate horror stories, and blood and gore. So even small tendencies get my juices cooking. I still close my eyes for bad images.(Other reasons is maybe from realizing that the world is so much harsher than any movie can capture, a too loose boundary between my imagination and my great ability for empathy that gets me carried away).
6. In my family, weird is a positive word, which have over the years put me into a lot of trouble. It is hugely important when you work at a stiff office (Dilbertian) Tele-company to behave¨. Of course few knows the inner me, that rather rock all night to Nina Hagen -Ich bin so heiss, Linkin Park, Stained and Pearl Jam, and dancing like crazy all night to Disco- Staying alive!!!! and Popfrom 60s to 80s...So, occasionally I just can't resist behaving like my idols "Dr Cox, Turkelton, Elliot, JD and the Jan I Tor from Scrubs, or Men Behaving Badly, or Absolutely Faboulus. I tell you, NO-ONE gets it. Im shameless. So cool calm and collected you wouldn't guess unless you pourd some Harvey Bristol Cream into me and dragged me to the Disco (ha!)