Leaving Cowl

wpid-wp-1442755878849I have just finished this cowl, pattern can be found of Ravelry for free. It was fun to knit and I really like the yarn, even though it’s a bit itchy. I’m thinking about lining it with some fabric, but I haven’t figured out what kind of fabric that is the best. There’s still some yarn left so I think I’m going make a couple of wrist warmers as well.

Knitting the Hat

IMG_2539Yes, this is the hat with a capital H. And we’re going to knit one each. Or, it’s not a hat yet, but soon. I bought my yarn at Sländan in Lund. I have kind of a bad habit of always buying yarn in either grey, pink or blue. Guess no one noticed, does this count as purple? 😉IMG_2540This is the chart for the text. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and is free. If you for some reason don’t have a login on Ravelry and you like knitting. Get one 😉 You won’t regret it. hat-hat-4_medium2This is what it’ll look like when it’s finished. And then you can picture all of us wearing the same kind of hat, lol!

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Little scallops


These hats were really fun to make. They’re both knitted in Karisma (from Drops), I can really recommend the yarn, because it’s easy and fun to knit with.

I found the pattern on the blog Maria Callander, but changed the decrease technique when I made the bigger one. I don’t know why, but it seems like hats with a certain decrease technique won’t just fit on my head lol! I don’t know if it was a good way of doing it, but I divided the stitches in four, and put a marker between them. Then I ssk on one side of the marker and k2tog on the other side of it, every other row.  Anyways, it kind of worked 😉

Finished and in love!

bild1Wonderful design and super soft yarn! I am a bit worried though since it sort of stretched out a bit just wearing it for the photos. I don’t want it longer! I want it to stay exactly like this foreverrrrr!!!


bild3Since my gauge match the pattern I have used suggested needles: Needle Size: US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles for the body. US 4 (3.5mm) and US 2½ (3mm) circular needles for the neckband and sleeves. Pattern: Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Regarding the yarn (mink!) I am a bit suspicious about how the minks are treated… Googling it they say that they use special gloves to comb out the hair and that it isn’t painful for the animals. Sounds good but I am still a bit suspicious…
Source #1   http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=98424
Source #2   http://knitbuddies.blogspot.se/2009/01/kitty-mink-and-cashmere-yarn.html


Our yarn trip to Lund




Last Saturday we all went to Lund for a little yarn trip. There’s a yarn store called Sländan. And yes, they have lots, and lots of stuff you want to buy. Maybe not the fanciest yarn in the world, but a lot of things (good stuff) to a pretty good price.





And of course, we had fika. We went to a place which I actually can’t remember the name of but they had really good sour dough bread and lots of other tasty things. You wanted to try almost everything, it was that kind of café.



We also went to the flea market on Södra Esplanaden and Jesseca found this really cute mug for her husband. We love everything with cats on it, right?




Yarn-trip to Helsingborg


Today we went to Helsingborg to buy yarn, but we started of with “fika” at Ebba’s café, because who doesn’t need coffee/tea in the morning 😉


I think we came to the conclusion that the cakes were ok ( it could have been better).. good thing was that you could choose between A LOT of different cakes, cheesecakes, cookies etc.



Then we went to a tea/coffee shop before we went to Tant Thea which was the yarn store we really wanted to go to. Unfortunately it had moved, and what it seemed like, gotten a smaller assortment. I really wanted to buy grey sock yarn, but good thing is you can order online..right?



After a visit to a small chocolate store and a really nice toy store we actually went back to the café and had reeeeeeaaaallly nice burgers (this was probably the best part of the trip) hehe!


The weather was really nice and (if you ask me) was in really good company. I can guess we can call that a good day, can’t we? :)

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Hell Bent on Copenhagen


Today was a really good day, and if you wonder why it’s because we had a lot of fun in Copenhagen. Ferckinclerser had planned everything of beforehand and we even had maps where yarn stores and cafes were marked out. Zeta and Bonnie met up in Copenhagen.


At first we went to La Glace to have CAKE and coffee/tea. Cake to die for.


Then we went to Sommerfuglen to look at some yarn, and to buy some too.



We had lunch at Torvehallerne, Smørrebrød and pizza :)


Of course we also went to Uldstedet.


..and who can say no to ice cream? They were gigantic! We all ordered “small” ones.



It might be so that we have to go on a yarn trip again! It was especially fun that Zeta and Bonnie could come. (And thanks again for all the planning you did Ferckinclerser)

Hell Bent on Babies, part II

Top 10 baby knits in our forever queue

Sleep sacks and blankets, can’t have enough of those, right?

Owlie Sleep Sack pattern by Teresa Cole

Chevron Baby Blanket pattern by Espace Tricot

Slumreteppet Unni Blanket by Pinneguri

Vaakatilkut by Vaaka ry

Umaro by Jared Flood

And of course every baby needs a fancy cardigan…

Botany Baby Sweater pattern by Huan-Hua Chye

… and Totoro-inspired items. Lots of them!

Totoro baby hoodie & mittens pattern by Tigg’s Togs

Top Down Bonnet with Anime Character pattern by Adrian Bizilia

Booties, can’t have enough of those!

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Saartje’s Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn

Dino Baby Booties by Anna Meier

Which patterns are in your forever queues?