Friday, March 16, 2018

Panda Row Update

While listening/watching my newest obsession (which is 'Critical Row', a show "where a some nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeon & Dragons") I'm making progress on the Panda Row pattern.
Three out of five pandas done (though the last one on the right is not back stitched yet)
Still a lot of fun to stitch.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Fallberry Fingerless Mitts

I really, really like fingerless mitts. Not so sure were this is coming from, but I love to make them, and I love to wear them. And, I also seem to love to loose them. At least it feels like that, though usually only one of a pair (which is annoying, as I do have two hands, and only wearing one is stupid)
Luckily, I do have yarn, and there are many, many patterns out there to make new ones, so all is well.
The pattern I used is called 'Fallberry' and if a free pattern from Knitty (Winter 2011). I used some leftover Wollmeise yarn in the colorway 'Heavy Metal'
As I had so much fun making one pair (and it really is a pretty fast knit), I went and made a second pair, this time in Rowan Felted Tweed DK.

One project for using the last little bit of scraps are Russian Joint socks (I made one pair already last year in Mai). The most work is preping the yarn, but once that is done, it's easy and fast knitting. I've make two skeins simultaniously, resulting in (I hope) similar (if not identical socks)
I also finished the cowl using Wollmeise yarn. 120 stitches knit in the round, 'Dunkle Maus' as the base, switched every eight rows with eight different colors out of the blue/green spectrum. Love the result and also that it manages to keep me warm as -10°C
Also, some crochet. Three baskets in blue and orange.
Once you get away from the base, where you have to pay attention to double every xth stitch, it is easy mindless crocheting.