Saturday, 28 March 2015

Twin set

Knitting the sleeves first (see previous post) was a good idea - there weren't many metres left when the length of the body was what I wanted.

It's a very comfortable sweater, both the wool and the raglan shape. So much so I've already cast on to knit another, similar sweater! Lucky me, I had happened to buy another cone of the same wool but a different colour...

For the second sweater I used a provisional cast-on as I haven't quite made up my mind about the collar. Perhaps something like this sweater, which I knitted in 2007.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Top down and inside out

My urge to knit is as strong as usual, but I'm not feeling very creative - or, rather, I have ideas but they're too vague. Therefore, I'm knitting a sweater using gorgeous wool I bought in Denmark last year. It's the kind that's so beautiful in itself that it calls for simplicity, which suits me perfectly right now. I will hardly be able to get more of the same kind, so for safety reasons I'm knitting it top-down. (A tweed sweater with a low-cut neckline might be innovative but not quite my style. Besides, I have no cleavage to show off anyway.)

Also, I'm finishing the sleeves first to get the right - and same - length, and I make them slightly more narrow than usual. Too narrow is hardly a risk as my arms are rather like Sesame Street Bert's.

So, it won't be a short sweater even though it looks like it in the photo above. (A pierced navel isn't my style either.) The wrong side is actually very nice, so much so I'm knitting the sweater inside out.

"Skogens konung"

When my friend Karin saw the collar she said "King of the Forest"!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Two shades of grey

Same wool (Visjö ombré) but different lots! As I couldn't decide which to experiment with I decided to get both. Let's say it was my twined duty.

Well, I do like subtle stripes but in the small swatch to the right theye're so subtle it isn't even striped but mottled. One the other hand, I really like how the mitten gradually moves from dark to light, more so in reality than in the photo.

I thought of adding some simple pattern, but decided that would draw attention from the changes. I'm not sure what to do with the small swatch: possibly combine it with white or dark grey instead.

Tuesday was an achingly beautiful day and I happened to have the afternoon off. What better way to spend it than visiting one of my favourite museums, Millesgården? The sculptures looked even more glorious than usual against the blue spring sky.