torsdag 27 juni 2013


I bought some yarn from Tant Kofta for a new sweater for dear little E. The Swedish word for 'cardigan' is actually kofta, and tant is basically a polite way to address ladies that are (quite a lot) older than yourself. I am a tant for instance.
The yarn is great. It is made from re-cycled jeans, and there is some orange spots left, probably from the thread. My photos does not give the colour justice at all. You'd better have a look at tant Kofta's blog.
The yarn's name is Lang Denim Cotton Recycled and it comes in lots of gorgeous colours.
I thought it would be fitting with some recycled buttons to go with the yarn, and so did E's mother. Good thing we have the same taste. Mostly, anyway.

UFO – unfinished objects

Summer is the time when one get things done. Like this little sweater for one of the grand-daughters.
It is knitted in cotton that I bought at Søstrene Grene in København, in December I think? Or was it in May this year?
It is kind of a kimono.


måndag 24 juni 2013

Pastel shawl finished

The semi-circular pastel shawl is finished. It is for my dear mother-in-law, but here you see it on my youngest (and tallest) daughter. It is very big, and the bee-hive knitting makes it get even bigger when you stretch it.

Also the upper edge is K2 P2. Very nice.

Summer sweater

Last year I started on a summer sweater for my first granddaughter, but I soon realised it was too big. Good thing the next granddaughter arrived in november, and I think this sweater is exactly the right size for her now.
The sweater has a rectangular neck line.
The yarn is Drops Cotton Light, and I made a little neck scarf to go with it.

måndag 17 juni 2013

Pastel wool shawl – getting there

I decided to go for a knitted edging, K2 P2. That way the bottom of the shawl would be nice and snug.
The shawl is quite semi circular now and looks very nice. I need to add the same kind of edging at the top though.
I have realised that what I have been doing is called beehive knitting. Nice to have a word for it.

söndag 2 juni 2013

Einband shawl

When I was in Iceland I saw some beautiful shawls knitted in Einband wool. They were everywhere. In the yarn shop and in practically every other shop we visited.

Of course I bought some yarn instead of a finished shawl and started knitting right away.

Unfortunately I have so many projects going at the same time, that I had to put it on hold. But today I have finished a cardigan for my DGD E and lo and behold, what did I find at the bottom of the bag?

I use the seagull lace and I will be blocking it pretty hard when I am finished. It is going to be lovely. I really live the Icelandic wool. And the dark red colour.


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