Monday, May 28, 2012

wear silk on the Orient Express ...

Pattern:  Orient Express by Susan Ashcroft

May 23 2012
May 27 2012 
Needle and yarn

US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 438.0 yards (400.5m)
: brownish
: January 2008
Wonderful pattern, great and quick knit!
Thanks to catger for this pattern-present! :-D

Nice yarn, although a bit stiff while knitting….but it softens up a little while soaking :-)

modelled by Cynthia, my youngest daughter (12)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Geometrical Lunatics" ;-P

 ... is what always comes to my mind, when reading the name of the pattern

Lunatis Geometria by Sara Louise Bygvraa

May 21 2012
May 22 2012

Needle and yarn 
: 3,5 mm

1 skeins = 547.0 yards (500.2m)

: grey
: a gift from Rubanna 
Beautiful pattern, although the start from the bottom upwards is a pain ... but it gets really quick at the end (which is nice!) and it has a lovely result.
I would like to recommend to bind off using the I-cord bindoff, because a simple bindoff doesn't give a sturdy enough edging and it tends to roll in while wearing it ;-)
It needs blocking .... I know ;-)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Magical Moments on the TGV


TGV (High Speed Knitting) by Susan Ashcroft

May 15 2012
May 19 2012 
: 3,5 mm

1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6m)
: 85.0066
: Black-Pink
: this was a gift
Started out as “Orient Express”, but I changed my mind and this is going to be a “TGV” … 
(yes! another one! *giggles madly*)
going to choose some other yarn for the OE … something to bring out the lace more.
 Once again VERY HAPPY with the result :-D
 modelled by youngest daughter (12 years old)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

There are pink seashells, aren't there?

Simply Seashells by Susan Ashcroft

May 3 2012
May 14 2012 
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
  this is an old DW - from 2007 I think
December 2007


I loved every single moment of this knit ... the yarn, the pattern, the colours!
It is supposed to be a quick knit, but I had to be quite busy doing other things ... so this took a while.
I donated it to be bid on for a charity event and the proceeds of it  (a 35 whooping Euros ... yay!) 
went to a charity called "Wünsch Dir Was"

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer by Susan Ashcroft 
April 26 2012
May 1 2012 
knitted for WDW-Treff 2012 - winner was hundschnuffelchen
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1 skein = 459.0 yards (419.7m)
The pattern is beautiful! The shawl is gorgeous!
Wonderfully written and easy to follow!
Susan, you are a genius! ♥

  The yarn was giving me a hard time…
changing from parts where it was a Sport-weight rather than fingering to parts where is was more like a lace-yarn…keeping tension was very hard because of that.
The colours of the yarn are lovely though… but I would never buy this yarn again!