Long time no see

My poor blog, all neglected here. Today I decided to write something, even though I can’t promise that I will be doing it regularly. The thing is, I’ve never been that good with words and this blog might turn into a photo blog before you have time to say ”reverse stockinette”. There’s something about photos, it just makes it easier for me to tell stories through them.

A bit about knitting. It’s raining today and I’m sitting at my desk, trying to calculate the neckline stitches for a new sweater, while the neighbour is removing his kitchen cabinets (=noisy). I have two things on my needles right now, one is said sweater and one is a shawl. The sweater is so close to finishing that I really can’t wait to get it wetblocked and dried. It’s worked in Hedgehog Fibres Sock yarn in two colors, grey (with a hint of pink and green in it) and a neon pink. It’s otherwise pretty simple, raglan sleeves and slightly A-line body but there is this special thing about it – the raglan lines. If you have seen my shawl pattern called Blue Hour, you may have noticed the spine of the shawl. I loved it so much that the raglan lines now look like the spine of the shawl.

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The shawl is something that I casted on without much planning. I had some white Tukuwool remaining from my Ruska sweater (ravlink) and there’s something about white wool and Haapsalu lace that I just can’t resist. But because my style isn’t romantic at all, I added some garter stitch to the lace, just to make it more ”me”. It’s funny but the more I knit with Tukuwool, the more I like it. It’s just so nice when stitches don’t unravel in a speed of 10 rows per second when you accidentally drop some.

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Well, that’s for today then. Wish you all happy knitting and hopefully talk to you soon!

December 22

Today’s calendar surprise is Kaisla, a cozy and beautiful raglan sleeved cardigan with a large, striped Garter stitch collar. The cardi is worked seamlessly from top down. Save 24% with the code knitterscalendar at Ravelry checkout. Happy knitting!

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December 19

Today’s calendar surprise is Viljandi! This beautiful shawl is worked from top down, beginning with a Garter tab cast-on. Slip stitch pattern makes a nice texture and ribbed edging adds a comfy look. Save 24% with the code knitterscalendar at Ravelry checkout. Happy knitting!

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