Sunday, January 05, 2014

Carradal ...

... a shawl.

A wonderful shawl with all things Melly loves: cables and stockinette and pink ;-)

Another testknit for Lucy Hague ... I really adore her patterns!

I used Regia Harmony Color for the body of the shawl and Regia Uni/ Solid for the cabled egde.

I wanted to use a different colour for the border at first, but it was thinner than the Regia, so I didn’t use it.
Customization: Every time the “pinkish” shades of the yarn appeared I alternated the balls of yarn A and B as said in pattern (but only then).

Started on Dec 12, 2013
Finished on Dec 23, 2013

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Hey Jud-issa ...

... Julissa-Sweater for my daughter C.J.
The working name "Hey Jud-issa" is a merge of the pattern-name Julissa and the second name of my daughter Judene.

Pattern was a gift from Bianca, a dear Ravelry-friend  :-D

Yarn:  Regia Cotton Trend & Color, 4ply ... held double
How much? 445 grams, 4.45 skeins = 1944.7 yards (1778.2m)
Started on Dec. 26, 2013
Finished on Jan 1, 2014

after Raglan-shaping I closed to round, but didn’t put the arms on waste-yarn …
I worked about 10 rounds with arms in the round.
Body: longer
Arms: shorter
ribbing (arms and neckline): k1tbl, p1
I also listened to other knitters and picked up more sts than stated for the arms … the arms are still on the tighter side, but they are okay now (with 8 sts more)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy ...

.... New Year 2014!

Sing and clap along, if you feel happy! (and if you don't, you surely will after watching the vid)

Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)