Umm… where was I last year? Unfortunately I spent my days dealing with some health issues. Coping with daily life was just about all I could manage.
But hey, things are looking better now!
So it’s time to get those creative juices flowing again and what’s a better way to do that than with a little challenge.
I have been inspired by the #100Blocks100Days sew-along on Instagram that just started. You can find the info here. Even though I won’t take part in that because I’d like to choose my own blocks, I like the idea of this daily challenge.
My goal is to sew one 6″ block a day for the next 120 days. That way I’ll have enough blocks for a bed sized quilt. I´ll post them on Instagram and Twitter with the hash tag #quiltblocks100.
Here’s the first one from today:
I’d love it if someone wants to join in on this for some mutual inspiration! Just choose your own blocks and post with the hash tag.#quiltblocks100.
May I introduce you to …
my new pattern : Rosaby. Here the socks present themselves in a lovely shade of summertime pink. Almost too pretty to hide in a pair of shoes, right?
Rosaby is a classic cuff-down sock. In the front it features a mirrored cable pattern and the back shows a super elastic pearl rib pattern. The padded pattern on the heel flap makes the socks extra comfy and durable.
As always you can find more details and the pattern here on Ravelry.
Keep on knitting!
Handknit socks are a wonderful thing! You can knit them any way you want to – long in the leg or short, narrow around the foot or tighter, and all your favorite colors are game.
Getting your socks to fit just right is easy with my new pattern Rosenzweig. Since the stitch pattern consists of staggered increases and decreases, cables and twisted stitch ribs, it has a lot of stretch build right in. That means that the socks easily fit foot circumferences from 6.5″ to 9.5″.
And the knitting never gets boring!
You can get the pattern here at my Ravelry Shop.
Well, let me show you – at least a little peek:
Since my pattern for the Rosenzweig socks
is ready to go live on Ravelry on Sunday, it was time to start on the next design.
Klacks will be a short, boxy vest, knitted with 2 strands of Rowan Summer Tweed held together. I used 2 different colors, so the tweed gets even tweedier – and the knitting even faster.
Knitting this vest will be fast and easy. In other words (German words, to be precise) it will be a “Klacks” :)
Yep, so it took me almost 2 months to finish my first project this year. I could say that I was waaaay too busy at work, the cat ate it, or maybe the dog…, but, let’s face it, the reason was a bad case of startitis.
Too many cast ons, no cast offs – until today!
This was such a fun, genius Mystery KAL by Ysolda Teague
! Each of the 5 clues had 2 otions for the knitter to choose from, so there were actually 32 different possible outcomes to this shawl. So, even if you did see somebody else’s spoiler picture on Ravelry, that didn’t tell you anything about how your own shawl might come out. Truly a mystery to the very end; also because my circs were so short that I couldn’t spread out my shawl and see it in its entirety until I had bound off. Have a look at all the different shawls here on Ravelry
Designing this must have been a major engineering challenge. I’m totally impressed with the design, the concept and the execution (great help videos). As I said, genius.
As for the Parrot, it’s named after the yarn, Schoppel Wolle’s Zauberball in colorway “Parrot”. It took a little more than 1.5 balls, because I knit the third clue twice to get a bigger size. The shawl measures 150cm x 85cm (60″ x 34″).
Hopefully it won’t take me another 2 months to get to the next finish :)