Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Beyond Eleven

I seem to have bought yarn for more than 11 projects along the way this year, so I'm going to keep going until Christmas with the shawl/scarf theme. A long cowl counts, right? I made this one last weekend out of Novita 7 Brothers and Novita Silmu with a 5mm needle. I cast on 180 stitches. This was so fun and easy, I think I'm going to make two more!

I also finished up two crocheted projects while traveling in Latvia and Estonia a few weeks ago. The first is number 12B with a bordered added. It's a combination of 200g Araucania Ranco Solid (black and grey) with Novita Tico-Tico as the border. I could have made it even larger, but ran out of yarn.

The second is a Queen Anne's Lace scarf made from Patons Classic Wool and a 4mm hook. This pattern was very addictive and would make a great last minute gift!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Knitnick group afghan

Us - the three bloggers here - had a lovely summer knitnicking, and the result is in the photo. Well, we obviously also crocheted! This group afghan is a gift for a newly retired colleague. Each one of us crocheted 16 granny squares and then we took turns in joining them together and finishing the edges. Knitnicking was so much fun that we are going to continue it, indoors of course in these parts of the world at this time of the year. Looking forward to it! Btw, knitnick = knitting picknick.

Monday, September 5, 2011

No 11: Präntöö

My last (but not least) contribution to the project is another one of my designs, Präntöö shawl.
The shawl is made of Novita Tico Tico using 4 mm needles. It took 141 grams of yarn. I'm planning to write down the pattern so if anyone is interested, let me know.