2011/03/23

IT IS DONE!

I've actually finished the January Aran jacket, with the pattern I started with. =o) And it only took two months and three quaters of a month to finish. =o)
 It took almost four skeins of Nalle-yarn, knitted with 4mm needles (I usually use 3mm needles for this yarn), but I was amagined to find out that the jacket weights only 561g with the buttons, when it should be much closer to 600g, as one skein is 150g and I ended up with 12g of left over yarn.
The jacket would have needed one more button hole, or I should have started making the button holes maybe 5cm earlier. I should have remembered that the models of Novita magazines have very small breasts. I bought the buttons to be used with this yarn, and luckily I had six of them, because I have had those as long as I have had the yarn, so it would have been impossible to find similar buttons, if I had needed more.
 The pattenr was very nice, and I'm very proud of myself of finishing this project, as I've never knitted anything this big from this thin yarn.

  As I'm finished with this jacket, I'm also finished with my goal to knit through the Knitter's Almanac. I'll try again some time later.

2011/03/18

What's up?

I've been working a lot. I don't know why it feels so much, because it has been just the regular hours, that I do all the time.
Knittingwise, I've worked throug the next "Knitter's Year" project, the bookmark, which was very nice to do, althought, it took only about 3g's of yarn... I used Novita Nalle-yarn and knitted the base on 3mm needles.

The sleeves of my January Aran are almost done. It'll few more days to finish the sweater, but I look foward to wear it soon. =o)

Other than that, I've been crocheting more Granny squares, as I'm making a blanket for myself of those. So far I've remodeled four skeins of self pattering Novita Nalle yarns in four different colours, and five more colours waiting. All together I plan to use 18 skeins, so two of each colour.  One skein is good for 11 squares.
Stahs is currently 25,78 kilos, so slowly but steady I'm getting closer to the five kilos I'm hoping to achieve one day.
It is Spring! I love winter, as I love all the seasons, but can't really wait to see all that light green that will appear underneaht of snow and ice.

2011/03/01

Seven Down 45 to Go

Althought it is week nine, I've just accomplished week seven's project from "the Knitter's Year". I started knitting the balls for the necklace while watching Hovimäki-DVD (Finnish history series). I used some leftover yarn, I got last year from the "Favourite Things"-swap, Patons' Silk Bamboo in teal. I used the main part of the two balls I got, to make beanie for myself for last fall. Unfortunately the yarn wasn't very suitable for that use, and after a week or so the beanie was doubled its size (I do still wear it with the biking helmet).

I knitted nine balls for the necklace, all in same colour. Used 3mm needles, and approx 25g of yarn. Instead of using wooden pearls, I used papermash balls. I actually had to make another hole to each of them, as I couldn't find anything else to use for the stuffing. The result is rather nice, but once again, I don't know if I'll have use for it. =o)


Oh, my new slipers. I love them, and wear them most of the time I'm at home. I had to cut little pieces off from the to to actually wear them. And I did let them dry on my feet, so I have left sliper and right sliper. =o)