Just a quick visit to show you the September gift. Details on Ravelry.
September 30, 2011
September 28, 2011
September 23, 2011
September 18, 2011
I have received my first swap pot holder! Isn't it pretty! BeritKristine sent it to me. Thank you, Berit!
And here's the one I sent to Babben, who has received it all right. I have been trying to photograph both sides at a time, as you can see. Would have been easier with a third arm...
September 15, 2011
Zaz wrote me a beautiful comment on Ravelry: "you made a tractor poetic and the fuggly sari yarn has a new side to it (....) here it is like a klee paintings touches of bright"
My husband calls it a fake.
Marguerite (who sent me the yarn) worries the sari silk might bleed. (I have changed the comment settings, Marguerite, so you should be able to comment directly on the blog, now. And I can reassure you, no bleeding after machine washing in cold water.)
Pinneguri asks me to come back from the potholder planet and show you more.
Ok, a little visit, here it is, my tractor tee!
The pattern is Striped top from Vogue knitting/ Designer knitting Spring/summer 2011. A long list of modifications:
Different yarn with a different gauge (18 in stead of 20). So I used stitch count for size 33 to get appr. size 37. My MC was Abuelita Organic Cotton from Pickles, and the CC Namaste Sathi Fils arc-en-ciel (recycled silk), given to me by Marguerite.
September 6, 2011
- or what's the shape of a knitted stitch?
My colleagues know I like to knit. So they showed me this photo in a magazine, a knitted dress, with tractors and traditional patterns, by Moods of Norway.
I searched for a chart, and found this (scroll down a bit to see the tractor chart. Perfect, I thought.
When copying the chart, I soon realised, I'd have to change the wheels. Otherwise, the tyre woud be flat, since knitted stitches are wider than they are tall. But I forgot to change the rest, so I think the tractor looks a bit long. I meant to make both tractors the same, but made a counting mistake on the second, so this one is shorter, and looks better, doesn't it?
Recognise the yarn? And the project? Not finished yet, too many pot holders to make...