Saturday, January 30, 2010

Socks. Again.

These are suddenly too small so I knitted new socks for my son. Same basic pattern and same yarn, just a different shade.

Pattern: basic ribbed socks
Yarn: Drops Fabel, colored orange (153)
Needles: 3 mm DPN

The yarn is great but I probably should have used smaller needles. However the most important thing is that my son absolutely loved these.


You know the type who always wears black, grey, brown and dark blue? My husband's one of them. In my opinion he desperately needed some new colors.



Pattern: basic ribbed cap
Yarn: Gjestal Rede, turquoise (438)
Needles: 4 mm

Pattern: Baktus
Yarn: Gjestal Rede, turquoise (438)
Needles: 4 mm DPN

At first he was almost forced to wear these but now he actually seems to like them, too ;) That's great because I already bought some green Drops Eskimo for his next cap. If I'm lucky, he'll probably wear red next year?

I wonder if I can find this yarn in future because it's no longer in Gjestal's pages?

Monday, January 18, 2010


I've been waving my needles studiously during these past two weeks but instead of finishing anything I have just started new projects again and again.

My friend's daughter (almost 8 months) got a new cap. I knitted this three times - two times with Novita Luxus Cloud in white. The first one was way too tiny and the second one turned out like it could fit me. Finally I put the lovely yarn aside and chose to give Florica a chance.

Pattern: Knitted baby cap, Novita Winter 2009
Yarn: Novita Florica, pink (502)
Needles: 3 ½ mm
Size: 70 cm

Luckily I have lots of Florica storaged in our work room. This is way more lighter than Luxus Cloud. I just bought our son a new spring coat which has red and orange squares - a cap made from orange Florica will absolutely go with it :)

I have bought almost 3 kilograms of yarn from sales but don't probably have time to knit that much anymore. At least not before April. We really have to work with our thesis. Besides we have an extremely ferocious three-year-old who is in such a negative age right now. He really won't let me knit at all; hides my needles and tears unfinished projects.

With patience,

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Year 2009

Last year I made:

30 hats or caps
    - 19 of them for adults
    - 8 of them for children
    - 3 of them for babies

26 pair of socks
    - 4 of them for adults
    - 12 of them for children
    - 10 of them for babies

2 slippers

2 scarves

2 baby mittens

1 baby jacket

5 pants
    - 1 of them knitted
    - 4 of them sewed

2 dish cloths
3 Trauma Teddies
many pearls
1 bed sheets
2 pillow cases
2 diaper pants (knitted)
2 washing mittens
1 handicraft bag
2 little baskets
2 tiny bags
1 mobile bag
lots and lots of rhyme cards (haven't photographed all)

This year I'm going to knit more scarves and mittens, sew clothes for my son, learn how to knit different heels and buy a little less yarn than last year.

This year I'm also going to graduate.