Sunday, January 26, 2014


This fall I started knitting a mystery shawl that is called Color Craving and is designed by Stephen West who designs under the name Westknits.

The beginning was special and impossible to imagine how the shawl would look when it would be finished.

But it was fun to knit. I used Icelandic yarn named Einband and the colors I chose were dark brown, turquoise and orange. I actually decided to go outside my color box and use colors that I'm not accustomed to using and never together but the result were very satisfying. 

But now I am casting off and almost done with it. It takes several hours to finish it because there are so many knitting stitches to cast of and of course this shawl has not an ordinary cast of but one that is with a pattern so I will take me looong time to finish it of. 

And then there is my January sweater. There is not much left of it. The plan is to finish the shawl and then finish the sweater. It should be done later this week.

Monday, January 13, 2014


It goes well with a sweater I'm knitting for DTH (my son). But I know that I can not finish it in two weeks as I had intended.
The sweater is nice to knit and the pattern well written. I used the same colors and are used in the pattern and they look great.
The reason why I am so slow to knit the sweater is that I'm knitting another sweater and it is for me.
 It is knitted on needles no. 3 mm(us 2,5) and from Sandnes yarn. I've been knitting it while watching the TV and it's fine because I've been knitting round and round and it will become pretty monotonous.
But now it´s  time to knitting a massive pattern and it will not be done watching the TV. But it  will be fun and I meanit,  really.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New project

in a new year.
My boy came to me the other day and asked me to knit a sweater for him. Who can say no to such request? Not me.

We picked sweater from Icelandic knitting magazine and the picture of it is here above. The designer is Icelandic and has done a fantastic job on this sweater. Icing on the cake is that my cousin is the model in the picture.

So to the shop I stormed today and bought the yarn for the sweater and started knitting it tonight. My son asked if it would take me few months to knit it (as is all to common with me because I always have too much knitting going on at once) and I, with out thinking, told him that I could be like 2 weeks to knit it. Yup!