Wrist warmers in summer

black wrist warmers

Today I have a little WiP Post for you again. At the moment I’m knitting some wrist warmers in Novena, a really warm and soft wool/alpaca/nylon blend. Luckily so far this summer has been only hot for a few days at a time and then goes back to rainy spring weather – so they are coming along rather fast despite the season. I have almost finished the …

WiP Wednesday June 24 2015

Here is what I am currently working on sewing wise: It’s going to be short sleeved summer shirt. Made from the same pattern as my beloved black linen blouse(1st picture). I still hope that the weather can be pursuaded to change into summer mode… It’s been really hard to take a decent picture today. It’s a really cool and grey june so far. I chose this pattern because …

What am I knitting now?

Any idea? Looks a bit like parts of a flower like this, doesn’t it? I just started this little project sunday night and last night I almost finished it. All that’s left to do is closing a seam and adding some ties. Any closer? It’s going to be a little baby hat! A friend of mine is having her first baby at the end of …

Test knit the Melting Ice Sweater!

Here I am again. I finally settled on a name for the pink sweater: Melting Ice Sweater. Very true to the inspiration – dripping icicles that are slowly melting in the winter sun – and also a good name for a winter sweater, I think (obviously). I started a thread in the Free Pattern Testing group to test knit the melting ice sweater, like I planned last …

Sweater knitting and plaid skirt sewing for fall

Autumn is here. The leaves are turning slowly yellow and although it has been a warm weekend, it’s obvious that summer is over. I will tell you in another post what became of my summer sewing plans, for today, let me tell you, what I am up to right now. I have cut the outer layer of a plaid skirt for fall! If that doesn’t scream …

The Twisted Twisted Yoke Tales

It’s been a month now since my last post. It certainly doesn’t feel that long. Especially as the twisted yoke sweater – as I plan on calling it – is still not finished and I have been knitting the yoke part during the whole time. Parts of it three times (!!!). A lot of fun with 240 stitches to a round 😉 But I love …

How to knit horizontal bust darts

I have finished knitting the sleeves and body of my pink sweater and am ready to start the yoke tonight! And as a special treat for you I finally wrote down and took pictures of what I was doing when I started to knit horizontal bust darts during the last few rounds of the body. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: Horizontal bust darts …

Sweater knitting and other progress

pink sweater - knitting the body is almost done

With a little less soccer than last week I naturally made a little less progress with my sweater knitting. But nonetheless I am just a few rows away from finishing the body. It will then have to wait for the sleeves to be completed and then it’s going to be circular yoke time! I’m planning a two-coloured design of my beloved twisted slipped stitches forming …