Sunday, June 05, 2005

Anouk progess

The Anouk pattern wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be, but I feel confident that there's gonna be some kind of a pinafore in the end. Even though not exactly as the original pattern describes.

First part of Anouk, size 18 months.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Simple knitting design by Erika Knight

Have been browsing around the net a few months after free knitting patterns and have found lots and lots of them. Since I'm one of those admin geeks, I've printed out many of them and put them in different maps and that kind of things.

And as if that wasn't enough I've visited loads of knit blogs, in my search for these freebies, and been introduced to wonderful knitting books that I also want to lay my hands on. So a few days ago I decided to decrease my knit book wish list, I selected four books, but felt I needed to make a thorough price comparison among relevant book stores on the net: saveoncrafts, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Akademibokhandeln (Swedish), Bokus (Swedish) and Adlibris (Swedish). Ordering from abroad felt to complicated to me with customs costs etc so amongst the swedish net stores Akademibokhandeln had the best total price!

However, today I collected my first knit book parcel from my local grocery store, it's also my local post office, containing "Simple knits for little cherubs" by Erika Knight.

I dig beautiful knitting pattern books!

I found a beautiful jeans pinafore pattern in this book which I want to knit for my daughter!

Noro for my to come KlaraLund!!

Yesterday I went to the yarn store Nysta, which is near the subway station Rådmansgatan in Stockholm, in order to have a look at their Noro Silkgarden yarns. I wanted to see which color combination would suite me best if I'd make myself a Klaralund sweater:

I love this design!

In this very inspiring environment I quickly decided to go for the green/brown color
- so yesterday I came home with this.

My almost esoterically beautiful Noro yarn from another view,
the color resembles a Swedish autumn meadow with heather flowers.

I will start making a KlaraLund as soon as I've finished my baby knitting projects:

  • Anouk design by Kate Gilbert for Knitty
  • Baby Tart design by Cinnamon Cooper for Knitty
  • Baby jacket design by DROPS
  • Teddy Bear design by DROPS
  • "Den lilla lilla tröjan" - a fourties-inspired sweater, design by Ulrika Andersson for ICA förlaget
  • Pippi Sweater design by Yll & Tyll