fredag 28 september 2012

Summer ending

These may be the last summer flowers from the garden. This combination has become my favourite: Cosmos bipinnatus, Lathyrus odoratus and Lavandula stoechas. Not that they are the perfect match but they have quite many of them all august and september. My daughter and I have picked many-many. I'll definitively keep growing them in the future. Knowing the frost sonn will wipe out all my summer efforts in the garden I find comfort in the orchids starting to bloom indoors.
I must show you one more thing. About 20km from where I live a nice old little house has become a victim of the flames. The only thing left is the chimney and the old tile ovens. I just had to capture it with my camera.

söndag 23 september 2012

Queen Suzy, 1 week later

One week later, almost two repeats are done. -Have I frogged anything...? -Yes indeed I have! I knitted in a lifeline that totally messed up my knitting. OK, I was happy I did put a lifeline there but it took two days to get back to the point where I discovered my mistake. I wonder if I need the lifeline.

måndag 17 september 2012

Knitting Queen Susan for Susan

Dearest Susan has asked me to knit for her. Normally I don't... but she's getting married and she's from Britain and she wants me to knit a veil in Shetland Lace, so tell me how can I refuse? At least I have said I'll have a go and we'll see where it brings us. So I have digged into my stash of yarn (there is plenty of yarn/thread there, that's for sure, but seldom exactly what I want) and there it was, my special cone of cashmere silk 2/48nm thread that I have saved for a special occasion. Seems like the special occassion is here and the yarn is yelling to me -Knit-knit-knit, I want to become a veil! I have started and it's going to be a nice autumn companion. The centre pattern is from the Queen Susan shawl (indeed, the Ravelry project) and I think the Christening Apron edging from Heirloom knitting is the combination of patterns I'll knit this time (if I get there...?). You're right, no frame, I refuse to knit a frame on a veil. Sewing will ruin the appearance and it'll get too large and too heavy and I probably won't be able to finish it before the wedding and I don't think anyone would like to see the Addi Lace needles sticking out from the bride's hair.