Saturday, 10 July 2010

"Kungsängslilja" no 2

"Kungsängslilja" no 2
Originally uploaded by Asplund

I'm knitting a new version of a vest I made in November. They're practically identical; however, I'm modifying the shape slightly and have chosen a different shade of lighter pink. I think I prefer the new combination. There's more contrast in the first version, which I think creates visual interest, but the softer change in the second version appeals to me too.

Hard as it may be to believe, I had to have a break from knitting for a few days as my left shoulder was too sore. I first thought it might be due to spending an afternoon crocheting the bind-off edge around the Springtime shawl, but have decided to blame it on cooking instead. (In this case cooking=boiling some potatoes.)

This is my 100th blog post! I had no idea last spring there were so many things I'd want to write about my knitting.


Mel said...

Lovely, of course, but don't go hurting yourself.

Knitting-twitter said...

.. your new vest looks fantastic, the colors are matching perfect..
greetings from Switzerland

Asplund said...

Thanks for your kind words, Mel! And no more cooking for me then ;)

I'm happy you like the vest, Christa!

Anonymous said...

It really is a tough choice between cooking and knitting, I know. ;-)

Looks lovely they "new" design!

Åsa i Skuttunge said...

Jag håller med - det är en snyggare färgställning än den i november. Den här var verkligen snygg!
Grattis förresten till 100 posts jubileet!

Kerry said...

You have such a good colour sense with your choice of colours, they go so well together.

Unknown said...

Hej du! idag så reste jag och min mor spontant till Upsala, jag hoppades se dig på "stan". Och om det går vilda rykten om två qvinnor som satt på Stickspåret/Boströms och skrattade så tårarna rann och nystade garn så jag erkänner det var jag och mamma. Oj vilken mysig stad Upsala är;o) Hoppas du har en skön sommar.
P:s Vi ska sticka på Rosendahl den 6 Augusti, det vore så roligt om DU kommer då;o)

Crafty Andy said...

I have to agree the pink combinaitons is very lively

Asplund said...

I'm very happy about all your positive comments about the colour combination!

Eldstickan! Synd att vi inte råkade på varandra i Uppsala. Jag är i Småland och hälsar på min mamma. Rosendahl 6e låter toppen, men det är tyvärr mitt i Stickstämman på Väddö 5-8/8: det blir en riktig orgie med goda chanser till överdoser stup i kvarten.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your l00th post. I certainly look forward to them. This sweater is one of my all time favourites and I like this verstion very much. Hope the shoulder is better.

Pinneguri said...

- As every knitters know, knitting is a black hole, as Brooklyn Tweed so aptly says it in this Wonder Mike-interview ;)
It's beautiful, yet again, and I like the lighter version, I am more in to contrasts than you in general I think.
Take care of your shoulder. Maybe you need to do some exercise too, going to the gym?

Yarndude said...

I can't believe this is only your 100th blog post! I love this blog!