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New yarn and a little stitching

1 Oct

After school today, I decided to go to the yarn store. I only needed a new color thread for my newest cross stitching project. I ended up with 4 colors of threads, and 3 skeins of yarn. Why, yarn store, whyy? Why do you seduce me with your coziness, beauty and soft textures. Sigh. The temptation is just to big. My bank account says no, but my heart says yes. I have to stop listening to my heart, it tricks me into doing stuff my brain doesn’t agree with.

The damage has been done, so I might as well show off my new cuddly companions!

drps
The first yarn I picked up is the newest Drops ❤ you- yarn. The fourth in the series. It’s.so.soft. A mix of 55% alpaca, 40% wool and 5% linen turns out to be a really good combination. I chose the dark blue color, which was surprisingly hard to take a picture off.
The yarn was really cheap too! 17.50 NOK per ball (Ravelry says it’s the same as 2.30 USD and 2-ish EURO). Nice.

ht(The knitting is taking a nap on my fabulous underwear armpit moustache man bag)

I cast on for a hat when I got home. The pattern is Mayne Island Hat by Caitlin ffrench (I could seriously dedicate a whole post to her because she is amazing and gorgeous). Pattern in simple, and good for lazy knitting. So far the hat is sturdy, soft and warm. A girl can’t have too many hats for those long,  humid winters when her hair turns into a ball of frizz. It’s also gonna keep my head toasty and cozy on cold days.

kuni
kuni2The second yarn that got to come home with me is Kauni 8/2. I’ve never tried this yarn before. It’s 100% wool, and feels quite scratchy. The lady at the yarn store told me it will be softer after washing and blocking, so I am excited to see what it’s gonna be like. It has the most beautiful color I have seen in a long time. The gradient is gorgeous. I love this yarn to death, and my head is spinning with all the projects I want to make. It was a little expensive (120 NOK (19-ish USD and 14-ish EURO)), but you get like 600 yards, so I think it’s worth it.

I’m so happy with my new purchases. Will update with results of both of them.
As mentioned in the title, I have not yet gotten rid of my cross stitching. Tho’, I have a sad tendency to not finish projects because I get so excited about starting new things (sounds familiar.. Oh, I do the same with knitting). Here is a little peak from my newest project.
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MEGAMAN! If only I knew who he was. I was planning on making a blanket for my boyfriend in a 8-bit style. It’s currently hibernating in my knitting basket. I made him this instead.

That’s it for today. Now I have homework Netflix and knitting to do.

toodeloo~

(I also want to say Hello! to the people that has liked my posts and started following me)

Knitting for babies

19 Sep

First of all, no. I don’t have a baby, I am not pregnant nor am I planning to.
…But for some reason, my hands itch for babyknits. I can spend hours looking at patterns for small humans, and crave to make them all.
I think it’s my mother-instinct kicking in way to early. Or, it might be because babyknits are way easier than adultknits, and therefor more fun. It also takes less time, and it’s good practice!

I recently found out that one of my family members are having  a baby. Needles to say, I started knitting. The unborn baby has two jackets, two sweaters, four hats and two pairs of socks. I have another jacket on the needles, and I am probably gonna knit more socks (hello, adorable tiny socks).

The sweater I have loved the most so far is the Candlestick.  It was such a beautiful, and nice pattern. I moderated it quite a bit, but the original was so adorable. I am thinking of making another one that is closer to the pattern. It was easy to understand, which was nice. (This was the first sweater I made, yippi!)

bbysweater

The mother to be thinks it’s going to be a boy, so I chose “typical boy colors”. Sewing in the threads after took about as much time as knitting the sweater. I might have made a tiny boo-boo in one of the armpits, but a little extra sewing cleaned it up nicely. I used Trysil Garn Alpa. It was cheap, and soft. Win-win!

Hopefully it will be soft enough for baby skin. I don’t want to be the awful family member that gave the newborn baby a horrible itchy sweater.

(!! Picture for ants because it is very late, and I am too sleepy to do something about it. And I’m probably gonna be to lazy any other day. Zoom in if you want to see a grainy, but bigger version!!)