Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I have packed my bags, waiting for the cab to pick us up... time for a last update!
Even if I knit the cuff a bit shorter (only 20 rows), I ran out of yarn on the 2d sock. And of course the yarn was no longer available at the lys… so I continued with some white yarn, but that did not look good.
Ravelry pagina, die ik nu ook kan 'sharen', dus publiek zichtbaar maken. Je kan dus al mijn nota's lezen zelfs al ben je geen lid van Ravelry.
Finally I frogged the foot of the first stocking and reknit both feet with beige and white stripes. I hope it’s not too obvious, I think it works.
I had some trouble with my shawl, had to 'unknit' 6 rows of over 500 stitches. It took me almost 2 evenings to do that. But I managed to finish eventually.
I cheated by leaving out the beads on the border, the shawl has plenty of beads already.
It turned out a bit too fancy, I doubt I will ever wear this. Definitely not taking this with me to Suriname.
een nieuwe sjaal opgezet. Ik ben er klaar voor!
I cannot leave without knitting, so I cast on a new shawl yesterday evening. I am ready now!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Plan B - het middendeel heeft kraaltjes, en de brede boord die ik nu begin in een heel ander patroon, ga ik zonder de kraaltjes doen. Ik ben toch niet zo'n blingbling mens, het werd me toch wat te druk allemaal.
In 10 days we are leaving for Suriname, and my shawl I want to wear there is way from finished. Help! Knitting in the beads is very time consuming, so I am switching to plan B: the body of the shawl is beaded, but I will leave out the beads in the broad border. I am not a blingbling kind of person anyway.
The socks I have knit for DS in January did not last long, he has already worn through them, the heel has a big hole.
So I started a new pair of socks for him....
I also need a present for a collegue who is leaving us. What do you knit for a man who tends to be dressed rather 'classic'? Would he appreciate a cabled scarf in natural wool? This als has to be finished before March 28th, so it has to be a quick knit!
But with the weather we have had last week...
de Dutch knitters. Ik kan maar beter in een hogere versnelling schakelen...
... I only want to knit warm mittens and try out everything I learned in the twined knitting workshop by the Dutch Kniters. Time to step it up.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Nieuwe technieken uitproberen, dat vind ik dus echt boeiend aan breien, en dat mag dan in een paar sokken zijn...
I love to try out new techniques, preferably in a pair of socks...
deze Estse website vind je veel motiefjes en foto's om de techniek te verduidelijken.
I used the Estonian 'Roositud' technique in these socks. To put it simple, you 'weave' the contrastcolor back and forth through your knitting. It looks like the pattern is embroidered, but that's not the case. You can find lots of examples and clear pictures of the technique on this Estonian site.
gratis kan downloaden van Ravelry.
I used the Roosimine pattern that you can download for free from Ravelry.
En 't zijn 2 nieuwe technieken in één patroon. Om na het patroontje op het been de voet niet té saai te maken is er ook nog een anatomisch gevormde voet. Je mindert boven op de wreef....
And this pattern incorporates another interesting technique, arch shaped foots. You do this by decreasing on the upper foot...
... and increasing on the sole. This produces tighter fitting socks on the foot, actually a perfect fit. Sorry for the dirty sole, to get to the pebbles, I had to cross a mossy part of our garden...
The toes came out a bit longer then in the pattern, but I really liked the red and grey stripes.