Edda, in all my years of knitting I think I´ve never decided half way through a project to wear it upside down! I can only say… you are braver than most Edda… remember, February is the shortest month of the year.
Work has been even more hectic than I thought it would be. I have not been able to work on my January pattern at ALL. BUT I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and soon I will start working on the project… soon. … OH and my knitting needle broke!
We have a problem the hat/beanie was too small due to a small miscalculation in my swatch but that´s ok because my daughter loves it! She calls it her sleeping hat and didn’t even give me a chance to weave in the ends before using it. So now we will have matching mother daughter hats, good think I bought two skeins in London!. I still need a name for the hat/beanie.. I´m thinking “Quick hat for the overworked“… nahh to long. Any suggestions?
Dear Arndís, if you like it (trying it on) then you should, as often as you desire! 🙂 🙂
After picking up the sts for knitting the rest of the cardigan I was soooo excited about it and extremely happy! See how amazingly stunning it looks…. I made a swatch, just in case…. ( although I knew it would be awesome). Then I started knitting and then crochet again and BOOOOOOM!
HOW ABOUT UPSIDE DOWN???
Wow that lace is amazing!
Here is what I’m thinking a simple ribbed hat/beanie with a lace detail that slowly moves up the hat/beanie. It took me a long time to find the perfect lace detail but I think I found it! By the way what is the difference between a hat and a beanie. I´m not sure . Edda you should be so proud I made a sketch!! It’s not pretty, not pretty enough to put on the internet any way,but a sketch non the less. I love knitting this hat/beanie but there is a slight problem… I can’t help trying it on every other row (which is really slowing down my knitting momentum)!
I feel so sorry for you my dear Arndís. Why on earth do we need to have a day job, it´s not fair 🙂 ….. When the worst is over we will take that weekend we´re always talking about, where it´s just you and me, yarn and needles!
Back to my cardigan, I´m a bit worried…. Just lace, all the time, all the way up, can I handle that? Doing the same shit over and over again!
As pretty as it looks, the answer is …………………………… NO!
I made a new swatch with a bit bulky alpaca .. KNITTED .. and as you can see on my new and improved sketch, stripes it is, once again!!!
But the name of the cardigan will be Unnur, that won´t change.
Ohh Edda, what a beautiful post! I am super excited for your project. What a project. You know that February is the shortest month of the year right?
When I look at that picture I want to take a walk in the snow and for that you need a cozy hat. Not too thick and you can either have it slouchy or roll it up. My day job is a bit crazy this month so a quick project is in order. But just so you know we have a rule that you are not allowed to have many quick projects in a row.
I´m thinking of using my DyeForYarn, fingering merino/silk superwash called “Old Raspberry ice cream” I bought at Loop when I was in London last fall. Loop is one of those amazing candy stores for knitters. I almost bought £48 limited edition alpaca, silk cashmere blend yarn from a Verb for Keeping Warm but my mum talked me off the ledge. Here you can see a few pictures from the trip and my spoils from Loop. Unfortunately I’m still writing up the pattern for the Thorra Cardigan but I’m planning on finishing it for my trusty tech editor by the end of the month. That´s the plan any way 🙂
Ohh Edda, how can you say that, Tosh is never ugly. I swear we are not on any Tosh percentages people!
I’m almost done! The many things I really love with seamless sweaters is that when you’re done knitting, your done. I am so happy that I decided to knit the bands whilst knitting the cardigan so there is no picking up stitches in the end. Can´t wait to show it to you!! Here is a little sneak peak of the details!
Here is a little sneak peak of the details I was talking about! Sorry no coffee picture today, but me and Edda are meeting some american knitters tonight and are super excited!
Haha typical Edda love the colors but a black and white shawl it will not be… you are still making a shawl right?
Here you can see my cast on in my favorite knitting chair (I wasn’t kidding when I said my entire wardrobe was black). I really love A-line sweaters where the decreases stops just below the bustline (if your knitting from the bottom up), I find it very flattering for my body type.
But WHY did I think that black would be a good color for a proto type? I´m really afraid the details won’t show as well, but there is no going back now because of my tight deadline. But let’s be honest: First of all I wasn’t thinking. I was just thinking I need a nice cardigan that is perfect for work, not … I need to make it in a color that shows the pattern better. Second it´s the Tosh, I couldn’t resist. Well you live and learn!
Well done Edda, a swatch and sketch. I love your sketches, mine are not so pretty! I´m more of a very rough sketch type and lots of calculations type as you can see from the picture (I´m continuing the coffee theme).
Ohh I really am loving how this Madeline Tosh is knitting with moss stitch. Here you can see my swatches.
After a few experiments I think I´ve decided most of the design aspects, seamless and pockets… I’m definitely thinking pockets!
After waiting so long to start… it´s finally here…. My first blog post….. I went to your local yarn store handprjon.is. I went all the way to Hafnarfjörður (I live in Reykjavík) because they stock Madeline Tosh and as you know I´m a total sucker for Madeline Tosh, let´s face it Madeline Tosh is highly addictive!
For this first project I´m thinking the perfect work cardigan that goes with everything and is both comfortable and presentable at the office. Long, open and simple but with a few hidden details to keep things interesting. I’m calling it Þorra Peysa or maybe The Thorra Sweater for you non Icelandic people because of the Þorra season that is upon us. If you don´t know much about Þorri click here. I bought black yarn, because… well… unlike you, my entire wardrobe is black, well.. almost.
Finally it begins! So, how does it work, this project of ours? This photo is our inspirational photo of the first month of The harbour project. It reminds us of our dark January days in Iceland. We intend to design something knitted or crocheted inspired by the photo. You will be able to follow the designing process here, on Instagram and our Facebook page. Tuesdays are Arndis´s and Thursdays are Edda´s, BUT it could be worth your while to hit the refresh button on Sundays. The final products will be revealed the last day of each month. Patterns will follow as soon as possible. Each month a new photo appears on the website.