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

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Caps - Mössor and more ramblings

OK, First I swear to not do any simple knitting. I desperately needed some time off my Queen knit- and I guess the Sweater A Month KAL already will throw me off (but hey, I will knit at least 12- maybe 14 sweaters this year! I is just, the Queen is such a delicious complicated knit. I promise you, I will make it up. Im not striktly one a month.) And now, I have just parted for front and back in the circular, so it is still hope. And determination. Anyhow, It was a cold couple of days, and my sweater needed this matching cap. Unfortunately, I have weared my hubbies patience to the brim, so he will not take more photos. Most are dark like the coal in the oven behind. Anyhow. This actually took me all last weekend, and some days. Maybe because I was trying to be smart about it. Then I bought more yarn (are you even surprised). More Malabrigo. I cannot get enough of that stuff. My new cosy love. Anyhow, I also bought alpacka-silk (thanks Mary) for the the blindfold to put over the cap. Anyhow, I of course immediately decided that the great advice on quick-knitted night-cap was great (thanks Hila). You see that It has become urgent - draft problem in bedroom, that and a few days off the queen and I yearn for her company again. So this morning (!) I knitted a nigh-cap for my hubby. Definitely a 2 hour knit! He refused to be in picture (but I will get him in his sleep some time ;-) so you have it with me (and the sweater to match the other cap). Sorry, should have been more arranged. Sorry for looking like a maniac. I have just realized I have bulldog cheeks. Wow, It is so not me. But I guess hours tied to the computers does its job. I would definitely get a private trainer and do Pilates if I lived in NY! Guess who? ;-) Anyhow, it seems like it is paying off, I have had a great break-through in my research this week - and even if I KNOW it is not true, some of my research-pal's called it "seminal work". That is the FIRST person with an idea, that everyone will be referring to the next 10-20 years in research. I wish. I sure made me feel good. Did you fix the pairing? Bottom picture sweater and top picture cap? Actually I have reknitted the collar on this sweater. Ripped, and did it narrower and dou ble. You can compare with the old photo. But I forgot that this yarn looses its elastisity. It is just to short, soft. Hmm what is the opposite to elastic? Im thinking swedish for "stumt". Anyhow. You must pick up the latest VK. Beth did a great article about Sweden (and scandinavian knitting). What I do not get is 1) I love Wincent, but this is so English - why visit it in SWEDEN? Why not visit a SWEDISH yarn shop with SWEDISH yarn? Instead the two were Wincent and Cornelia Tutte's stuff. She has Japanese (Noro) and Colinette. I sure hope they went to Ann-Torps väv in the Old town. She carries some swedish yarn. Or Maria's or Garnverket... Well. Sigh. Also, noticed that Beth missed that Cornelias hometown Mariefred is actually SOUTH of Stockholm. What surprised me is that the picture had so dark colours. That is NOT typical Swedish. Anyhow, great to be on the knitting map. Sweden have a lot of fantastic knitting designers. Anyhow. I was visiting Wincent (since I realized I have not been there for some weeks) and boy is Nicole the sweetest person there is. I just adore her. We just chatted away, until they had to drag me out when they closed. She was surprised I wasn't at Maria G's 1 year yarnshop celebration. I had forgot. So I immediately took the sub across town to give Maria a big hug. Great - Some dear Knitting-friends was knitting away in the corner. And a lot of new yarn to squeeze. As always. I just HAD to keep control. It worked. Im so glad for her! That is just such a yummy shop. With a lot of quality handpainted yarn. Anyhow, I must do another bohus. Hubby walkes around in this and claims it is GREAT! Skogsmörkret is really a hit. Cuddle.. Cuddle.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Talking in a nightcap - tala i nattmössan!

Ok, I guess I have bored my readers with endless shelfs of Yarn. Of course, I will not go through all my boxes (and I tell you, they are still more than a big number). I guess I go back to this, very slowly exposing a little pack of goodies. Anyhow, the title, comes from a wish. My husband wants a night-cap. Due to my bad Asthma I like to have it cold and fresh air in the room when I sleep, but I agree. It is a bit drafty. So, how do a great nightcap look like? A beanie? Snug, but going down on the neck a bit. Cannot be around the neck though. And I think a pair of nigh googles soft, to put over the eyes, when I come in late and must turn the light on, My lovely will not be disturbed. Yarn? Cannot be angora, to fuzzy. Designing a nightcap? Cute, Ewok? Or Pirate? No, I think any nerd stuff would do. Like a fractal - after all, he is my great brain! Must take care of it. What have I been up to? Had a break from the queen. I have reknitted an old collar I was unhappy with (panic - it got cold and I needed a good sweater!) And, I desperately need a cap to go with it, since no other match it. I feel so busy, so much to do, that knitting (and life) is second place. I really need to ease up. At least, I will be in hotel and many hours to work on the queen tomorrow, she is good company when you are lonely and tired after a long day in a hotel room. At least we got to go swimming today. It was great. Mum, if you read this. Take care! I do think of you!