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

Saturday, September 04, 2010

FO- Hommage at Linnalark a Dot Ditty bag and COM

I do not often Crochet. But this project was so small and fun that Linnalark inspired me to do one. It is called the Dot Ditty bag - and is a free pattern. We chat in the Ravelry group "Village of the hopelessly overcommitted" which seems to be a forgiving and happy bunch - with too much on the plate like me. Many knitter communities are talking finishing what you started immediately - here we embrace creativity and are starting at least one new project every day in the month of September. Unfortunately, I got a real bad cold... I am so down and out. The good part of being sick is of course, the only thing you can really do is.... knit between blowing my nose and coughing. So, I have done really well starting this com - of course a long flight from Ottawa. Here they are: (no - Im quite sane!) First up right is the Tailored scallops from the knit lace book, with Aztec - an alpacka mix yarn. The mini-cardi left in Yabba, a bulky green alpaca yarn. The wonderful green mix is Anais in Fleece Artist Woolie Silk 2 ply right a very soft and lush yarn to knit with that I am so in love with. It is just beautiful. Caress the hands whilest knitting. I got a lot better knitting this. Today I got my head back, and now I only need to clear my lunghs so I can walk more than 5 meters without panting heavily (yes, they are so filled with slime). But I am hopeful. It will work out. Now - the pink Vampire sock from Knitty. It sure is a tricky one for the SockKAL. You have to have several pages of pattern up in front of you. The sock was done on the plane. Anyhow - this is handpainted yarn from Maria in former Maria's garn. I miss her shop, even if little Karin is a well worthy take over from Maria's legacy. The shop remains. That is good! Now - I just have to find WHICH of the 10 (11?) Stockholm shops actually carries Yabba. I need one (or two) more balls, and maybe in contrasting colour.. But I am so not ready to walk anywhere. I am working hard to get my health back in shape to go to work on Monday - or Tuesday. Worst part of this is I am still on Canadian time, working hard to turn the day and night...

Monday, August 30, 2010

A short update - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

No - this is not Ottawa, from where I write this post. This is a picture from Redang in Malaysia. ok, I forgot the camera, sigh. Today we were walking around the Pink Lake.. amazing place - 0 oxygen in at only 25 meters down. A weird colour (not pink!) And we saw tutles, snakes and frogs. I realize I love frogs. Anyhow - I have met great people, and had great food, but no - went the wrong way to find one yarnshop, and the other we passed when it was closed. Still one more chance though, so hope is not over... I have 45 minutes tomorrow. Except from very hectic work, knitting is so much planning right now. In September, the wonderful COM starts for real. (COM = Cast On Mania). Big plan is to start one new knit every day for the entire month. It will be a challenge. and then there is nothing like planning and matching yarn and projects and needles. I just LOVE it. So - you are in for a ride, I got at least some projects ready to go. And I sneak-started one. A very purple patterned knit. So - If you read this just now, that hopefully September will be a bit more intense postings..... Take care to you all (PS: it was almost 30 degrees warm today, and our dip at the "O'brian beach" was like a hot summer day... What a bliss!