Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012

Fair Isle and other dreams - Yarn Along


Knittin and reading. My favourite things to complete a perfect day. So I am joining Ginny on Wednesdays for Yarn Along to share my passions with you. Come and join in if you like!


Do you know the feeling when you discovered some yarn, very soft, wonderful color and immediatly your heart starts beating faster? I'm sure you do. A few days ago I passed by a small store selling only homemade goodies by creativ people and I saw them.
Two hanks of handspun, handdyed merino. The price of it let me pass by first. The next day I had to come back and get them and I was very happy to still find them there waiting for me... The yarn is dyed in a very unusual color, kind of bright yellow, greenish, almost neon (THE color of the coming season, right?!), a little natural also. I love it and knitted up a spring t-shirt vest  like this one for Aaron in my mind very fast. For real I'm still calculating with gauge and needle size though...

And of course there are still my colorwork mittens, not so very spring like, but worse finishing. And, with some very helpful encouragement from your side I have removed the scrap yarn and knit up the first thumb, and even cast on for the second mitten which knits up much faster then the first but slower also because thats the way with me and second ones I guess...


Reading this book, but I have not come very far yet. I am very impatient with books and this one didn't catch me within the first pages so I am not sure if "we" will make it.

Another book has caught my attention though, rather one chapter of it, "the fairest isle of all".After knitting those mittens in fair isle style I seem to have gotten a little bold and started dreaming about these projects:




I am so in love...
Happy Knitting!

Kommentare:

  1. Die Wolle ist wunderschoen! Die Farbe macht richtig Lust auf Fruehling und waermere Temperaturen.

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  2. Such beautiful colorwork - I didn't see the subtleties in the blues before. You've done some wonderful knitting. And that neon color - it's funny how it looks softer when knit. Those projects from the Mason Dixon book - very nice. The blanket would cost a fortune $ to knit! But the rug looks great!

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    1. I Know, there is no way I yould afford that yarn :-(
      I am very glad you like my mittens. Thank you!

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  3. oh gesche your mitts are gorgeous, and i think you most certainly should do more than dream about the next project. how fun to find such pretty yarn too, i've been good about not buying new, but it would have been hard to pass up handspun loveliness!

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    1. Thank you so much Lori. That yarn buying business is really dangerous at times, good that you manage to knit from your stash, but, looking at your projekts you must also have some great stash ;-)

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  4. ugh, I have seen the neon everywhere, I guess we are in for it this season. Neon is not my favorite, but that yarn is beautiful! (Your boy is the cutest thing ever, I love that "halstuch" - I first thought it was a crown that slipped :) And that Waldorf-Puppe gefällt mir auch wunderbar!)

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    1. :-) I have often thought he is wearing a kind of crown when he weared that halstuch. I never liked Neon at all but somehow my taste seems to have changed just in time for the coming season, I am even thinking about adding some neon to my next pair of socks... scary, right?

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    2. weared=wore
      OMG my English is really getting worse everyday. Its about time I do some traveling again...

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    3. Oh well, your English is far better than my German. And my English is not that great either, you are safe!

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  5. Aah, yarn fever has struck, I know the feeling :)
    Looks lovely, can't wait to see the finished vest. The gloves look amazing, well done - the thumb worked out perfectly. I'm looking forward to what you come up with next, in the fair isle department.
    Liebe Gruesse xx

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    1. Jaaa, und du bist nicht unschuldig Svenna ;-)
      Und danke für das Lob, das freut mich sehr!

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  6. wow was für ein schönes schönes garn!!(da musst du mir mal sagen wo du das gefunden hast:))das klingt wunderschön...oder solltest du mir das vielleicht lieber nicht sagen??);)ich wünschte ich käme mit englischen Anleitungen klar..ich finde einfach nicht die ruhe(lust?) mich einmal in die begriffe einzulesen..
    alles liebe
    JenMuna

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    1. hihi, ne, ich glaube vor dem Laden brauchst du keine Angst zu haben. Jedenfalls nicht in Bezug auf Wolle, da gabs nur noch ca 4 anders farbige Stränge. Aber ansonsten natürlich viele, viele andere tolle Sachen. Der Laden ist in Nippes, in der Mauenheimerstr. und heißt glaub ich irgendwas mit Vielfalt...
      Und was die Strickanleitungen betrifft, da habe ich ja wirklich das umgekehrte Problem, da ich mir die meisten Sachen direkt mit englischen Anleitungen beigebracht habe und jetzt die deutschen Begriffe nicht kenne. ;-) Das gute ist nur, dass es auf Englisch so viele tolle Anleitungen gibt, auf Ravelry und so. Und wenn dich irgendwas richtig packt, dann ist es eigentlich nur ne Sache von ein paar Minuten dich die nötigen Begriffe zu übersetzten, der Zeitpunkt kommt bestimmt bald einmal bei dir :-)

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