Tuesday, November 29, 2005

この帽子について Rib Beret

For Isolde's fourth birthday in September I gave her some pink yarn. We were supposed to dress all in pink for that occasion. Isolde's favourite colour. So I knit her a Rib Beret. I found a very nice one at a japanese site. The pattern is in japanese but it has a grafic chart. Then I translated it with Babel Fish that has a japanese-english translater (mainly to get the gauge and the size of needle and yarn). Well and then I had to convert the japanese needle size to european... I altered the pattern a bit to make it fit Isolde's tiny head. It turned out quite nice and Isolde was so happy. It is softer than the original one andd it didn't assume the same shape. Next time I will use a tweed and knit it tighter.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Cachmere on eBay

I've just bid on 3 skeins (60g) of cachmere on ebay... First time bidding on ebay but I was too tempted to try this one! Quality cachmere (Filatura di Crosa) 50g sells for $49.95. This item comes from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom, so there will be no taxes added for Sweden. And shipping costs as for the UK. I'm thrilled! I had a cachmere sweater ones, but someone washed it too hot... Actually she washed other 8 sweaters at that occasion... I'm the high bidder on this item right now. 14 more hours to go... Why knit with wool when you can knit with cachmere?
Ok I'll have 180g cachmere, enough for a shawl. Just to give it a try! Then I will go for the heavy stuff! I have my knittingmachine up and ready. Havn't used it in 10years.
The seller is
ColourMart, the home of cashmere on eBay . I wonder if they have alpaca too? Or something like Rowans "kidsilk haze"?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


I started my Clapotis some days ago. It's the first time I follow a pattern made by someone else. But I really like the simplicity of this shawl. It wasn't that easy to figure out what all the abbreviations stand for. I like grafic charts much better. The yarn used is Mega Idena (produced in Italy for Almedahls). It's a nice effectful, shiny, 100% polyamid yarn that can be worked with neadles 4,5-10mm (7-15 US). The original pattern called for a silk/wool blend but my choice of yarn is 'cause I wanted a fancier evening wrap. It's a free pattern offered by Knitty that has among the nicest patterns online! I like the effect on the wrong side the best.
On craftster there's a knitalong going on just on this project. I've just secretly joined! Well I might post there when I'm done.