Friday, 26 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Visiting cat: Ådi

They actually are friendly enough to sleep in the same chair. Unless Ådi tries to lick Linus in which case Linus screams COOTIES, YUCK! and tries to bat Ådi away.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Autumn fashion

Here is the first autumn fashion of 2011 from the Yarndragon:

This is, as you probably guessed, not a sweater. It is a fake polo. A tubed scarf, a snood with a bib.
It does the job of a scarf, while looking like a sweater, having no flying ends in the wind, and, best of all, it makes sure no cold air gets to the part between the scarf and your low-cut top. I actually knit it for wearing with my corduroy jacket which I wear year-round and which closes right under the bust, although my new illusion is shown here with a jacket that zips all the way up.

Knit in Manos Silk Blend, one skein of the colour called "Scorpio", in a lace pattern which flares out at the shoulders. The cast-off edge is bound off with an I-cord, the cast on edge is the one you see. It scallops beautifully thanks to the lace pattern.

This hat is knit in Drops Alpaca in a blended turquoise and dark blue which I love. The pattern is modified from one made for a thinner alpaca yarn from Du Store Alpakka, or at least that is where I started, but after unravelling the entire thing a few times I simply winged it. Beads from panduro. The hat took less than one ball to knit (maybe 3/4). 

I bought two balls of Drops Alpaca in the blended blue when at Åland on a business trip last october. I was ill, worn out and overtired, and my colleagues were rubbing me the wrong way, so I escaped for twenty minutes of touching and admiring soft fibers in a yarn shop I found in the mall. Two balls came with me home.

I guess that makes this into the escapee-hat?

And, in case you wonder: Yes, it was warm to get these photos taken in the summer ;)

Talking of rainbows

I really like weird stationary. Post-its with origami prints or weird sayings, nice pens, and other random stuff like this: Itsy bitsy coloured pencils in a little case, just a bit bigger than a credit card. Perfect for my bag and much beloved. From Muji.