Dagny Beret pattern available on Ravelry

It’s been a while, and I confess, I won’t have the time to be very active for some time yet. Had a precious little son in November last year… so the kids pretty much take all my time.

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve published an English version of the Dagny Beret pattern on Ravelry. Quite late, yes, I know… The baby situation I mentioned earlier. Enjoy the pattern! Now during milder winter days I use my pink Dagny daily. It’s a treasure!

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A moss green west goes teal

Remember that moss green west I knitted with the coconut shell buttons? I don’t blame you if you don’t. It was ages ago. It was knitted in a madelinetosh that I dyed with mushrooms and well, I’ve heard that dying with mushrooms doesn’t hold the color too well. It had turned more towards a dirty brown and yellowy shade.

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I decided to try the Jacquard’s Acid Dye Teal that Tove brought me back from the States.

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The really cool part is how in some places the moss green still comes through. It gives the west more life. I’ve already used it twice since re-dying it. Love it!

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Rainbow shawl finished

My Soft Rainbow Shawl by Zsuzsa Kiss is finished. Mine is knitted in Twisted Fibre Art’s Evolution. I did a 5 section shawl and knitted all charts once, but the last chart I had to cut down a bit. So I knitted the first 4 rows plus wrong side rows and the last 5 rows plus wrong side rows. Of course with minor modifications to make the last rows fit.

It looks almost blue in the pictures, but is in fact teal and brown.

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Finally!

Normally I’d say this is pretty useless as far as finished objects go in the middle of the summer, but it’s currently raining and 13C sooooo…

   

 
I love them. The yarn is like a hug for your feet. Not sold on the sweet tomato heel. One of these has a bazillion huge loops on the inside of the short rows… And it’s not even the first one I made so I can’t blame the new technique. 

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I finished a sock last night

Grafting doesn’t count. 

I love it so much I’m not even feeling any hints of SSS. 

I also finished, A LONG TIME AGO, three baby cardigans for three little American boys born in December and January: 

 

And for my cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish’s* birthday, I made her a Spice Trade Shawl in Tosh Mo Light in Saffron. 


* whilst marathoning Parks and Rec. Obviously. Because birthday girl recommended it, and because she is, without a doubt, my very own Ann Perkins. <3

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My Dagny is published

Sunday was a big day in my knitting life. Somehow I miraculously managed to get a pattern into a knit webzine: Avmaskat

It has been an adventure and a lot of hard work. I sent in a proposal only thinking it would come to nothing. But as the proposal was accepted the Christmas holiday became a little more hectic than I had planned. I’m so pleased with the result. Dagny really did turn into a wonderful beret. 



Avmaskat wanted the pink version and I felt that at least for myself I had to knit the mint and pink one I had dreamt up. 


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Isabella’s Necklace

I tried a different necklace look than the rococo and came up with Isabella’s Necklace. She breaths of north and ice and the arctic. Colors I love. 

I’ve placed amber and turquoise howlite gemstone beads along with sterling silver. The amber gemstone is said to represent life and the howlite to give strength and energy. 

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