Monday, December 31, 2007

The Loop Stitch

Happy New Year to you all

Below is a video of how to do The Loop Stitch. You need this for the SSS.

I hope everybody in the Spring Shawl Surprise will enjoy starting 2008 with this surprise knit. I I also hope you will like what it turns into!

Sunday, December 30, 2007


This time of the year you can never get too many suns!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Winter sunshine

I finished something secret and suddenly found myself with nothing to knit! No project on the go! (well, apart from the zillion things that have gone from WIP to UFO. The list is much longer now)
Anyway, no lace projects on the needles ;-) I have knitted SSS several times -but not in one piece and figured I, like everybody else, will start Jan 1st. Well, honestly, I would have started all ready if only I had some lace weight yarn. I got a big cone of merino for christmas, but of course in the only colour that doesn't work with the theme -black. I have a lot of kidmohair too, but the shawl would turn out huge with that.
So while waiting for my order from Sarah's Yarn I was inspired by another christmas present, three books by Barbara Walker -and started a new project that I still don't know what will look like in the end.
And this is how far I've gotten in between teaching (ahem) my children to play on their new Nintedo NS Lites.
So far I just call it "Sun"

It sure feels good finally to have something to blog about!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Watch out you addicted lace knitters!

Merry christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you. May all your wishes come true.

One week left to Spring Shawl Surprise so go ahead and sign up


Friday, December 21, 2007

Release of clue 1

On the image below you can see what time the first clue of the SSS is released.
Click for larger version. Man= monday 1st. Tir= tuesday 2nd.

SSS swatch 2

A second swatch was recently released in the Spring Shawl Surprise group. It was designed by Purplejen and included a surprise. -The letters SSS :-)
I know a few have been struggeling with it but don't worry, the both sided patterns used in SSS are simpler and faster to get a hang of than this one.

My swatch is knit with Jaggerspun Zephyr, Basil colourway. I used 2.75mm needles and it measures 12.5 by 5.5 cm (4.9" by 2.2")
If you haven't signed up for the group yet go ahead. The group will be closed to new members jan 8th 2008.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Yarn Garland Scarf

Look at this wonderful scarf. You can get the pattern for free at Red Corset Designs

Santa came by

Santa came by dressed up like Purplejen with a wonderful christmas surprise.
Thank you Jen!
You are the best. Look at all these goodies she send me

Yummy delicate mohair. I have never seen kidmohair at this weight before 400m/25 g. And the colour is gorgeous!
And not only has she dyes her own yarn she also SPUN it!! It will be so fun to use! And the colours are great too!

A body care kit, perfect for the cold frosty whether we have these days.

My favourite scent and look at that calendar. Isn't it just SO much fun!? And a box of beautiful green pearls and delicious chocolate (already ate half of it, am working on my xmas belly)

Thanks Jen. I didn't even open all of them. Will save some for tomorrow night.

I luuuuv getting spoiled :-D

Saturday, December 15, 2007

SSS ploo re no. of clues

A total 447 persons placed a vote regarding the number of clues in Spring Shawl Surprise. The result is
12 weeks
Which is just perfect for the pattern. This will give people time to other things than knitting SSS and hopefully the newbies can keep up too.

Hey, there's only a few weeks left before the first clue is out! I hope you like it!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Oh so soft

For a long time I have been wanting to make a big soft scarf of the kidmohair/silk yarn Purplejen gave me in the final SP10 parcel. Now was the time, while listening to the final cds of Dean Koontz' The Face. Plain and simple which bring out the best of the variegated yarn. And it is SO soft!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Swatch One -again

One more swatch in Zephyr, this time with 2,75 mm needles. I also tried to knit a little tighter.
Measurements: 12,5 by 10,5 cm (4.9" by 4.1")

Book 'n Needles

My knitPicks circular 2,75 and 2,5mm arrived the other day from Get Knitted. Now I can make swatch one for Spring Shawl Surprise on smaller needles and hopefully get a more appropriate gauge. And a book arrived too-'cos one can never get too many books about lace knitting right?
Which reminds me...which books should I put on my wish list for christmas? Any suggestions? Foreign books are welcome too as long as they are charted!

They even included a pen and some sweets (eaten :-)). I luv surprises ;-)