söndag 24 oktober 2010

Haapsalu Shawl Butterfly No 1

The trip to Paris was not a knitting success (but in business it wasn't too bad :-)). I started on a Butterfly No 1 shawl. I can't stick to a pattern so I made it triangular. It didn't take more than one repeat before I knew the repeat by heart... I didn't say it was without any faults I knitted this... but it looks more advanced than it really is. A really nice travel companion, just like I hoped.

lördag 16 oktober 2010

Haapsalu shawl

This must be the most beautiful knitting book made ever! Haapsalu shawl. I ordered it from Estonia, and added 200g of authentic wool (made in Lithuania).
I had to test knit the yarn and the butterfly pattern No1.

The appearence is absolutely wonderful, and the yarn isn't too itchy for being made from an undestroyed and non-fancy fibre :-). Thy, this will be my travelling companion for Paris!

söndag 10 oktober 2010


Not much knitting lately. I work too much and during the weekends I have been trying to finish off a few projects in my office building before winter arrives. This weekend I made my own paint aimed for the interior chimney. Old fashioned glue paint. Just powder chalk, water and some wall paper glue (the water soluable, old fashioned thingy). It's beautiful, but I have been trying to get rid of the dust since. Chalk will not blend with water on its own. It is very hydrophobic. Adding the glue forces the powder, at least some of it, to stick to the wall. Which means, it easily comes off the wall when touching it. Still, there is no more beautiful paint than this. Well worth the effort.

But, at least I managed to finish off these cuffs for a turquoise loving, lovely lady.
I hope they meet the expectations :-)

lördag 9 oktober 2010

Salvation to cultural starvation

Yesterday I realised I'm suffering from cultural starvation. It has been going on for nine years, since I moved to Åmål. But spontaneously the cultural level reached its maximum yesterday. There was an asian after work at Not Quite We did expect it to be a nice evening, but it was really something extra. After finishing the sushi (they also made a kids meal sushi which my six year old kid surprised me by actually having every piece of), which was excellent, a presentation by a Japanese artist started, see http://onys.net/. It hit me by surprise and we all keept saying wow over and over again. After the presentation we started talking to the artist, and even if the exhibition was closed for the day, he unlocked the door to the art gallery and again we started wow-ing. My six year old said -This beats Swedish Idol! So, just don't miss it or you'll regret it.

With thin sheets of plastic and glue this fantastic pouring rain on sea effect arise. It took the artist two weeks to assemble, and this installation is small compared to previous work!

Will this inspire my future knitting? I hope it will, or in some other area maybe.

söndag 3 oktober 2010

Norwegian Rosemaling in knitting

It's cold outside and I have started using my knitted jacket again. It was knitted in 2007, but has not been shown here before. Rauma Istra kamgarn is according to the designers instruction. Lovely cardigan, but I haven't got a clue of what happened to the camera...

lördag 2 oktober 2010

Lacy cuffs

It is getting colder and colder so I knitted a pair of lace cuffs for myself. Cashmere from Colourmart, as usual, 2x2/28nm with a lurex strand.