Posts Tagged ‘knitting’

Lazy kitten

Well my hat wasn’t finished on march 8 and I doubt it will be before the winter is over, but maybe in time for next year?20170314_134819[1]

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Drops floating colors

My niece gave me this Drops yarn for Christmas, the color floats through purple, blue and turquoise, some of my favorite colors! Since I had practised knitting socks all december I decided it was time to make a pair for myself as well, I love how they turned out!20170314_124025[1]

Granma’s good intentions

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I finished the two socks! And in good time to be someones Christmas present.

My partner, who’s seen me huff, puff and sigh over these, as well as starting them over , over and over again, said “They’re really nice, but I don’t really see the point”.   (Understood, the point of putting this much effort into something you can buy quite cheaply at the supermarket).

I had no answer. But making them has made me think of all the love innumeral grandmothers have poured into items of this kind. Only to be greeted with a slight sigh, oh thanks Gramma

 

Trying and failing and trying again

I’ll admit it, instructions bore me. I see myself as a person who carefully reads instructions and follows them promptly, but either I’ve changed or I’ve lied to myself my whole life, because that clearly isn’t true.

So I decided I should knit some socks, continuing with my Christmas presents. How hard can it be? Right?

I had the needles, I had the yarn and started.

My first realization was that it was really difficult to start with 4 needles. My second realization was that I’d forgotten how to start a knitting and was doing it wrong. My third realization was that you need 5 needles, not 4. My fourth realization was that, no, you can’t use a regular needle as the fifth one because it has a stop in one end and you need to knit from both ends. My fifth realization was that the multicolored yarn I was using made it a lot more difficult to see what I was doing.

At one point my partner commented “Wow, you’re working so fast, I only see you starting nesw ones, never finishing them”. Eh, well…It’s actually because I rip up what I’ve done and start over and over again.

I’ve now come to the point where a few centimeters of the ankle of my first sock are looking ok. I will report back when I reach the heel.

Late Santa

 

I continue to finish Christmas presents. This is another use of the reflective thread yarn. Knitted this time.

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inte fan gör det det

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