I tried to understand the basics, but struggled to start the project. After spending one hour with trials and failure just to cast on, I finally nailed it, and could get started. And from the, it went ok until binding off...I ended up with transferring the stitches to a long circular needle, bringing them home and knit end and beginning together to form a wide cowl.
My mother used to knit, crothed etc. After breast cancer, she can no longer enjoy these hobbies. So I decided to knit her a jacket in my favourite yarn. Geilsk Tweed. We looked at the web page, and she liked the model "Knap nok" and she wanted a grey tweed jacket.
And as I understood it, 10 different buttons- was just not her thing. So this jacket is with handmade buttons from Ellastikk.
We had the pleasuer of spending a weekend with our little grand daughter and my mother in law this fall. We took my mother in law to a factory outlet with yarn. The little granddaughter being very used to grandma knitting for her, went in to the shop and looked around. She found Yellow yarn. "Yellow" she sad very enthusiastic. And then she started to look around the yarn store. "No OWL?" And I remembered that I had her with me when we went to another shop where there were several knitten owls. We fount an owl patter. Bought the yarn. And now she has a yellow owl sweather.
I normally end up with minimum three knitting projects.
1) Sitting on the coach knitting, talking, watching TV, Being social--> not to complicated knitting
2) Please leave me alone- I am counting, trying to figure it out - knitting. --> learning a new technique knitting
3) travelling - easy to carry and transport
Going to Bornholm I had a pair of yellow gloves as travelling knitting. Knitting fingers on gloves with many needles are not the best travelling knitting, so I went to Garnkilden and bought two knitting kits from Hifa. Molly hat and a cowl. In nice red 100% Hifa wool.
Travelling on the plane--> knitting on the cowl
Travelling on the bus from Copenhagen to Ystad --> knitting on the cowl
Travelling with the ferry, Ystad -Rønne --> Knitting on the mittens
After having learned to knit two socks at the same time, on circular needles it was tempting to try the same with mittens. After socks size 2 years there were more of the Arwetta Classic yarn in bright yellow.
Starting with 16 stitches on top, increasing to 40.
then knitting until the length of the mitten above the thumb.
Knitting two at the same time: will never make two right mittens again,
I had several small ball of leftover yarns in Geilsk tweed form different projects.
So I decided to make a sweather for Yr for colder days in fall and winter.
I know she loved our cat, and their dog- so I found patterns reminding of dogs, and a good pattern for cat.
The sweather is knitted from the top and down. I made the sleeves extra long with a small edge to make them easier to fold up, and stay up.
Well she tried it on, and it is a bit big- but not enormous.
And the fun part...she decided the the sheep looked like their furry dog.
This summer har been really warm, but in the beginning of the summer I believed there would be some chilly evenings where the little one could benefit from a jacket. So I bought some Geilsk hemp and wool yarn and made her a jacket.