måndag, juli 24, 2006

Vacation over!

Can you see how similiar this is to Matty's sweater? All that's missing is the belt! Well, I haven't forgotten my promise yet, and even though I haven't been knitting that much lately, I've still managed to make some progress on my Print 'O the Wave Stole:

Can you see that I changed the way the pattern is supposed to "meet up" (right of the yellow thing you can see two threads). And there's a nice close-up too.

onsdag, juli 05, 2006

Promises, promises

Isn't this a beauty? It's made by Matthew Williamson and I want to knit it! Can't be that hard. A long ribbing, a belt that I think is knitted into the sweater somehow and then very simple cables. Perfect!

This friday I'm going to my parents' summerhouse and will stay there for a while. There is no internet there, so no blogging will be done. What I can do, however, is some knitting! This is a list of the things I will bring and work on:
  • The Norweigan stockings (I have seen proof now that Linster actually has reached the heel, soI have to make some progress too!)
  • Print o' the wave stole
  • The Rambling Rose
  • Smaller, gray ferragamo bag
That's right, the list includes almost all of my WIPs. Hopefully I can finish something, or get closer to finish something and if that doesn't happen, I will probably get home with a nice sun tan at least.

Listen closely now, because here comes a promise to all of you out there. I will not start another project, neither teh Forecast nor the Matthew Williamson one, until I'm finished with RR, one of the stockings, the knitting part of the Ferragamo bag and I'm halfway through with the stole. Ha! I will make progress now so look out!

P.S. If someone has an idea of a yarn that could be suitable for the Matty sweater, let me know, ok?

tisdag, juli 04, 2006

And the show continues...

I have been on a combined work and vacation trip to Las Vegas for ten days. I brought some projects and had looked out some yarn stores I wanted to visit. What a fool I was! No knitting, no blog reading, no blogging and no yarn shopping at all!! I simply didn't have time for any of it!
When I got back yesterday, there were some 150 new messages on bloglines! Phew! I'm down to13 now but don't think I will finish tonight. Anyway, since I hadn't even missed my needles for over a week, I thought I was in some anti-knitting mode. Maybe I've been knitting too much this last year? Maybe it's the Rambling Rose that is giving me this reluctant feeling to knitting? But I've promised to knit a smaller Ferragamo-bag for a friend, and since I have the yarn and everything, I thought that I atleast could try to make it. Here it is so far.

Gray yarn with pink textile for the inner bag. And you know what? I started to knit, and I thought, maybe I actually should finish the rambling rose (Erin, over at Girl Who Knits is blocking her pieces as we speak!), what happened to the Norweigan stockings I started?(I've heard that Linster at Yarnlove has reached the heel! Pff!! Believe it when I see it! Liar, liar, pants on fire!) And I've seen many beautiful Forecasts out there and I should really make my own! So you know what? I think I'll spend tomorrow night alone with my needles on the balcony! But pretty please, don't tell my friends, maybe they will get the idea of visiting me and spoil my knitevening!! ;)