Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The more, the merrier


"Wightwizzle" wip
Originally uploaded by Asplund

About a month ago Maria decided to start taking care of her UFOs by devoting extra time to one of them every week. Isn't that a great idea?

Many readers of her blog are following her example; I wish I did too, but seem to do the opposite thing, starting new projects all the time.

"The more, the merrier," I tell myself. By the way, can you tell blue is my favourite colour? :-D

My latest addition is "Wightwizzle" from Louisa Harding's Little Cake. I'm testing a fibre combination they suggested at my LYS, namely one thread of linen and one of alpaca. It turns out very well, and it's nice to work with too. Normally I don't like knitting with alpaca, but the linen thread keeps it from getting slippery. The garment will be rather heavy though!

I wrote about Starmore's Aran Knitting in my previous post. Check out Tålamodspåsen's fabulous take on Eala Bhan!

It's been freezing cold, below zero in the mornings, the past few days. Was it really Midsummer only four months ago? It seems like a completely different world!

3 comments:

katarinaknits said...

Lovely blue colour! I'm such a novice at combining yarns, but alpaca and flax sounds lika a very nice idea, I'd love to hear what you think of the result.

An about the weather: I agree, time goes by so fast! This is actually my favourite season, so I'm not complaining, but that summer photo was lovely. Summer may be alright after all... ;)

Kyle Kunnecke said...

it looks as though you have been knitting like crazy! you were mentioned on menwhoknit and I wanted to drop by and say HI - I miss you terribly and hope you're doing well - stay warm -

xoxoxoxo

Kyle

Asplund said...

Thanks, Katarina! I'm happy they suggested this combination, because I don't believeI would have thought of it myself. Actually, this is my favourite season too - or, rather, we're at the very end of it. I love early autumn!

Hi Kyle! How nice to hear from you! I'm doing well (knitting like crazy keeps me healthy!) and hope you are as well. Miss you too!