Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Finished projects and a loss for motivation...

I just can't seem to get myself to do anything these days. Both my blog and my Instagram have been pretty quiet lately, even though I've got a handful of finished projects to document.

The kid sweater has been done and over with for a long time now. I've even sent it off and it has reached its new owner. I'm just really slow with getting things out of the way here on the blog. Getting the motivation to sit down and type it in isn't really tempting, but we all know that blogging isn't my strong side... ANYWAY:

And I can also confirm that the christmas stockings has been sent off. Sadly my sewing machine couldn't handle sewing the linings, so I had to send them off without it... Hopefully the commissioner will be able to get that fixed with someone else... But my part is done, I really love how they turned out! It's almost a shame seeing them off.

Other than these, I've been working on christmas presents...which I can't really share much of on this here bloggy sadly... Which is one of the reasons why I've couldn't be bothered to give a damned to update you guys. I've had to frog a present three times now... Once because I managed to spill tea on the white yarn, ruining it totally...

But the KAL I can update you guys on! Part 10 is due today! Actually...any second now. And my scarf is looking pretty colourful at the moment! I do not care which colours comes next. I just pick randomly out of a bag, hoping that the scraps I pull out doesn't colide with eachother or the previous part and also if it will be enough for the whole thing.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Can't wait to have this scarf finished! I've been working on a little extra design to put in the middle of it.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Kid sweaters and mysterious scarfs!

Dang, it's in the middle of November already, and I haven't even started on Christmas presents yet! What is happening??? Worst thing is that I'm gonna have a hard time fitting much Christmas present knitting in there too... You see, the danged Advent mystery knit is taking a lot of time, and they release a new piece of the pattern every 2-3 day. I manage to finish that piece of the pattern before bedtime, so it's not that bad... I actually had to dig through my storage and fush out a couple of single skeins cause I didn't trust my scraps to hold. Had a few skeins with a weird dyelot too, so I took those as well.

But then there's this kids sweater that I've recently been commissioned. I've had to frog pieces of it twice now. Usually I would have been done with it long time ago by now, but everything keeps interrupting my work on it...

*sigh* I guess I'll get to Christmas presents soon enough... If I hurry up, I might actually manage to finish off the sweater today...before the next scarf piece gets published.


My Batman sweater has been featured on BuzzFeed! That's so awesome!

Too excited right now! I love my Batman sweater so much! Even though people look at me a bit weirdly while I use it out in public...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mysterious advent knitting!

Yesterday was the start of probably the most awesome KAL (knit-a-long) that'll ever exist!
The big advent mystery knit hosted by dearest Bittami through her Facebook page.

This is so cool and so awesome, I really don't have any words. We started off yesterday, but before that, all we knew was the recomended yarn and needle size and the fact that it'll be a looooong scarf. It consists of 20 parts that we will be handed from now until the 19th of december.

We were supposed to get the first part at 6pm yesterday, but it was released early, so I had to hurry up with my chores so I could get started too. I had used the whole day, digging out scrap yarn and winding it all up into neat yarn cakes.

I finished off the first part fairly quickly, and I'm using SO much scrap yarn for this thing! SO MUCH FUN!

The next part will be released tomorrow, so while I'm waiting, I'm working on a hat for my friend Nina. She asked me if I wanted to make one for her, and then she ran off to buy yarn for it. She's all about that blue!

As soon as I'm done with this hat, I'll move on to a sweater for the baby girl for another friend of mine. I ordered yarn for it earlier this week and it arrived today! Beautiful Merino!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Langnisselue" finished!

I don't think this hat even made it in as a WIP on my blog... Wow... I'm really slacking now!

On the 30th of october, I started a new project. A project I've been wanting to do for several years already and that I've recently talked about on my blog. If you've followed my Instagram, you've probably seen several pictures of it. I am of course talking about the "langnisselue"!

For more information about this hat, its meaning and the TV-series it came from, check out my previous blogpost.

I'm so happy to finally have this! It has been a childhood dream of mine to have a hat like this. I've been meaning to make it since my friend Bale shared the pattern of it...last year...or the year before that...or before that...I can't remember. But I managed to loose it in my ocean of pictures and files and several laptops and three external harddrives and whatnot. I had to send her a message not too long ago, asking if she still had the pattern, cause I could not for the life of me dig it back up from the black hole it must have fallen into. She came through and presented me with the pattern yet again (THANK YOOOOU!!!).

So after finishing up my fair-isle socks, I had to start this hat. No questions asked! I ended up frogging half of it once cause I did't like lenght of it, so I added two extra rounds inbetween each decrease round. I also ended up stopping when I had 10 stitches left on my needles instead of 4 like the pattern said. Not too pleased with the stubby end before the tassle, but it would have looked horrible thin and lanky if I would have continued.

Threw it into the washing machine and felted it one and a half time on a slow and short 30'C washing program and it came out almost perfect. It's a bit too small, but that's not a problem. A little useage and it'll be just perfect. I actually refuse to take it off my head! But it's so WARM! Love it! And it's so loooong!

Childhood dream = fulfilled!

NOW! To make the one Amalie uses in the same TV-show... To be continued!