my boyfriend is a pilot for lufthansa and when he was in copenhagen last week he checked the knit map, walked to a yarn shop called sommerfuglen and bought me a collection of rovings. they hardly had any but this is what i got. thanks so much, tim 😀 and thanks to knit map – very useful 😉
i have no idea what either of the yarn is. the samples and multi-colour-pack could be merino, but i’m not sure…
about 80g of roving samples in all kinds of colours:
any idea how i could spin it? i thought i could divide each colour in 2-3 parts, spin all the colours in the same order and ply the multicoloured single with an uni single. like that i would have enough yarn for striped socks…. hm, not sure yet.
about 35g yello-orange-red roving. looks like the space rovings i bought before. i could ply it with a red/orange single…
a pack (about 120g) of several colours of roving:
i knit this scarf on the beach in turkey, therefore turkish shawl. obviously 😉 the people stared at me as if i was a nutjob for knitting on the beach, but hey, i’m a rebel, right?! 😉
the colours are very „autumn“ and the yarn feels sooo soft and cosy.
yarn: wendy happy, colourway scorpio. bougth this yarn in birmingham, uk. then i brought it with me to germany and then to turkey. it’s a travelling yarn 😉
pattern: simple yet effective shawl
i finished this skein before we went to turkey for a week. today is the first day i have enough time and daylight to take some photos!
it’s 100% wool, not sure what kind actually. it’s space roving from wollfabrik huppertz in shades of grey, light blue and white.
i spun it as thin as i could and the yarn turned out laceweight, soft and fluffy.
not sure what to knit of it yet. i have 100g more of the roving, so i could produce this amount of yarn again if necessary.
i haven’t made a halloween pumpkin since i was a kid. one with triangle eyes and blocky teeth 😉
so today i thought i should give it another go, bought a pumpkin at lunch break and did some pumpkin crafting. here is the result:
mr pumpkin is sitting on the balcony now staring at me through the door 🙂
i stole the stencil idea from zombiepumpkins by the way. i never knew there were so many cool pumpkin stencils on the web!
i ordered two 4ply and one 6ply sock yarn in tweed look per colour. usually i’m happy with the drachenwolle colours but this time i’m a little disappointed: the turquoise is almost green and the dark pink/purple is almost black 🙁
i want to make gloves from my mum from one of the 4-ply sock yarns. not sure which colour yet though. maybe i’ll have her have a look and decide herself so she complaint afterwards 😉
to have enough yarn for gloves and a matching hat for myself i ordered more than just 1 skein each… i’m not sure yet. guess it will be the dark purple for me: eyelet cap from vogue knitting and miss sophie’s hands from julia müller.
i finished this skein some days ago. i’m not overly happy with it as i didn’t manage to spin the roving regularly and the single broke several times while navajo-plying. not my brightest spinning moment… but i am very fond of the colour. it’s so rich and a perfect „petrol“ = dark turquoise. 🙂
some more infos: ordered at wollfabrik, 100% australian merino, 104g, about 270m, navajo-plied.
i knit this hat in one day. it’s a very quick and easy project. it also turned out very warm and cosy. as i have more of the yarn and bought some additional buttons i’ll make a matching neck warmer to go with it.
it’s called „plum hat“ because the colourway of the yarn is called „plum“ 🙂
winter can come!
pattern: robin’s egg blue hat by rachel iufer
yarn: drachenwolle, 100% wool, 100m/100g, handwash
yet without buttons. it was very difficult to find some in the right colour. originally i wanted one big one but didn’t find a matching one…
the finished project. i’m glad you can’t see my tousled morning hair under the hat 😉
i’m looking for company for some concerts… anybody up for any of these?!
- 28.10.2009: Maxïmo Park, Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt
- 12.11.2009: Levellers, Batschkapp Frankfurt
- 14.11.2009: Baddies, Nachtleben Frankfurt
- 18.11.2009: Phoenix, CocoonClub Frankfurt
… i have a non-crafty life as well 😉 for some time i wrote in too blogs but that got annoying so i gave up the cazlife blog. but now i’ll just integrate some non-crafts stuff i just HAVE to tell you into this blog. i hope you don’t mind. 😉
here you can see little callum from london showing off his new sheep cardigan. isn’t he cute?! and the sweater fits really well.
i knit the size 6-9 months, remember? he is not even 2 months old! so either he is a huge baby or the measures of the pattern are way off!
anyway, it fits and i’m happy with the outcome. will post more photos when i get them (tomorrow?)…