Sunday, April 13, 2008 

Still here, still knitting

I don't know if things have been busier than normal lately (and by "lately" I mean since January), but it's obvious my creativity hasn't been channelled through this blog. I have been knitting, although not as much as I did during my manic days. Although I doubt I'll ever get there again.

A quick resumé:
A Placket-neck Childrens pullover from Last-minute knitted gifts, for a friend's son, Lorens. I knit it in Debbie Bliss' Silk Alpaca, less than four skeins, on 4 mm needles, size 6-12 months.

Cute metal buttons from Yll o Tyll.

As my last post showed, I initiated a Circle of friends baby blanket for a friend, who now has given birth to Astrid (which was also my favourite baby name last year, but now it's too à la mode in Sweden. Right now I'm dreaming of Ingrid or possibly Vera. Like that's gonna help.). Aaanyway. This is where we are right now:
One stripe missing away from a cute baby blanket. Rowan WoolCotton, two balls of each colour, seven of them. Knit on 4 mm needles with great variety in tension. Sewing it up I'm happy that every knitter has managed to knit equally many rows of each colour. Mostly.

My happiest knit in a long time is this one:
Hexacomb cardigan from the latest issue of IWK. I fell in love with the pattern at the February preview of IWK, and I thank Tove for lending me the pattern when I couldn't find the magazine anywhere in Stockholm. I'm knitting it in Knit Picks Shine, colour "Bachelor button" which is more lavender than what this picture shows. A perfect tone between blue and purple. Edges are knit in Rowan Handknit Cotton, all on 4 mm. (4 mm needles is the shit these days)

Well, that's pretty much it. Today Stockholm offers the grayest of weathers and I have dug two holes in my tiny front yard and am now building up strength (coffee and cardamom rolls) to start digging five holes in my back yard. I'm not only digging holes though, I'm also stuffing them with things. In the front yard I now have two Clematis, and in the back yard I'll soon have four Spirea betulifolia (Björkspirea) and an american blueberry plant/bush. Thanks to Fi for driving, inspiring and insisting (and paying... ;-).

I know I'm not the only one who has been a bad blogger recently, and there are quite a few of my favourite blogs who haven't been updated for months. Hope you all are well and that you soon feel inspired enough to tell the rest of us what you are up to.

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