Thursday, December 17, 2009

more christmas cables

Here we go. I couldn't resist.
I had two skeins left over from my Christmas cables cardi and they turned into this matchy matchy hat. Fun and nice and warm. Now I think I have it all for perfect Christmas, it might be time to think others for a while!

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Hjertegarn Lima
Needles: 5 mm

Sunday, December 13, 2009

christmas cables

Oh, it's December. Christmas is coming and it shows everywhere. Cheery Christmas carols, all the lights, all the waiting. Boys have been playing Santa and his little elf for some time now, and I've had the honour to be the reindeer occasionally.

We've not done much for Christmas, some gingerbread has been baked and that sort of things. But the best thing is my new cardigan. It's so perfect for this time of year - warm, layering and festive with honeycomb cables. And the color grey - I seriously have a thing for grey at the moment. A big thing.

Pattern: my own, and I think I will write up the pattern.
Yarn: Hjertegarn Lima
Needles: 5 mm

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Oh, it's December already. Finally I have something to show you, something new. New and oh so great! It's Kerrera-hoodie, by the talented designer Gudrun Johnston.

This was a test knit, but I was one really bad test knitter - we had a nasty flu in our family most of the test knitting period. I wasn't much help for Gudrun. I loved knitting it and the pattern is
really clear and well written.

Pattern: Kerrera by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Gjestal Janne
Needles: 5 mm and 5,5 mm

The grey color is perfect but otherwise I'm not happy with my yarn choice - though I liked it after swatching. Even the gauge was spot-on in my swatch. But somehow I managed to get the row gauge wrong in actual knitting and the feeling was a lot different.

Finished hoodie is wonderful, it fits perfectly and it sure will be my winter favorite this year! (It still needs two more buttons to completely finished...)