Wednesday, 29 February 2012

corner view - "..."

It's great to be back to corner view after a month full of hospitals, fears, miracles, sadness, joy, ...

and much, much more



by the way, it's 29th of february, as once in 4 years!!!
And I'm visiting dad with my brother, of which I'm so happy for!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

february is almost finished!

I cannot believe it, but hey, at least it is warmer and days are getting longer.


Monday, 27 February 2012

almost there...

Maybe we are starting to see the end of the tunnel....


Friday, 24 February 2012

another scarf

it seems I'm back to knitting in full force!
It's probably he many hours spent at hospitals, and the fact that I'm so tired in the evening that all I can do is just knit some rows.
So here we have a new scarf


It's a simpe brioche stitch scarf, knitted using self striping yarn.
The great thing is that now I know how to knit brioche!


And it's no mistery that I love stripes!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

slowly back to normality and a new hat

We are getting slowly back to normality, our ill people (two at two different hospitals, not bad eh?) are getting better, and besides the super-extra driving to visit all hospitals, all is really getting back to manageable routine. Work is back full-force, and I'm always tired, but hey, I manage to cut out also a bit of resting time. And knitting, of course. Besides a huge secret project not mentionable here, I have cranked out several smaller pieces.


This is Christopher by Jane Richmond (Rav link). I love it for many reasons:

- it is reversible;


- it has double thinkness;
- it has stripes!


- it fits perfectly;


- and it was stolen immediately by P who is using it quite a lot in this bitter-cold weather of ours (but it seems it'sgetting a bit warmer.....

I used 4.5 mm needles (circular) and some wool I found in Nizza sometimes ago (dorothée Jogging, acrylic - alpaca - mohair mixture) and I bought because I had forgotten all knitting at home....

This year I have signed up to the destash group and so far so good, I'm consuming a lot of yarn (but for sure I'll catch up at the first Grignasco sale, so I should work harder... ;-)!).

Friday, 10 February 2012

A cowl

Here is another of my finished objects, a cowl for R: winter is approaching and cicling around can be cold!

It's knitted in Patons Australia Jet, casting on 90 stitches with 4.5 mm needles.


It's going to be warm, and luckly R liked it!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

two hats

The long silence is due to life events that discombobulated everything and absorbed all us totally. Luckly there is an happy end, so now posts can restart!
We are back home quite in advance over our schedule, and there is much to catch up with.

First thing a bit of knitting, with two nice hats that I finished sometime ago.
They are both improvised, knitted in the round and made with Patons Australia Inca.


The first is made with large stripes, casting on 72 stitches with 5.5 mm needles. The decreases are double decreases made in 4 points every other round.


As the first hat was quite large, for the second I cast on 64 stitches, and it came out much better.


They both went to P, who liked them, and I'm so glad she took them both!