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Sugar, Sugar and Knitting

A summary of my knit meeting last night:

– salted caramels
– roasted almonds
– chocolade fudge
– salted caramel pretzel bark

and we even managed to knit some rows between eating 😀


Blocking and spinning

Pre blocking my “lady of the lake” shawl, becoming a parasol, to check size.

And guess what?! I still need app. 15cm more. The shawl now is large enough to cover the umbrella up to the part where it’s tied together.

And while that was blocking on my floor I picked up my spindle again. I’m still working my way through the green/black fibre and I think I already have a project for that in mind.

The pic still shows the green part but yesterday I stared on the first black part of the roving.

BBC America

It’s not everyday one get’s a shout out at the BBC America blog. The last blog post there is about knitting and features one of my dishcloth designs, and it’s the first one on the random list 🙂

The dishcloth in question is the Cyberman one and was one of the first things I ever designed and put up as a pattern on Ravelry.


Green and leaves but not together

After spinning two of my mini-fibre braids I started on something bigger 🙂

It’s a lovely braid from Drachenwolle, in the colourway Apfel (apple). I bought the fibre nearly two years ago for my spinning wheel but never got the hang of spinning it as fine as I wanted it. But with the spindle it’s working fine (so far).

With my parasol I’m at that point where I thought “hey I knitted already a good bit of that shawl I must be already across the half way point”.
But NO, after a late night midway blocking session, I have 28cm of the needed 60cm.

You can already see the tiny leaves, the larger ones as a band and the water between the leaves.
Now I just need to finished knitting those other 32cm and the boarder.
And if I want to finish it in time for dissertation deadline of the Nerd Wars, the shawl needs to be finished by the end of the year.

Frau Holle Clue 1

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So first Clue is up.
And some have already finished knitting it 🙂

This lovely Version is from Nadelhexchen:

















And this from Lotta2009:

The first one is rather simple and a nice easy start that will get more lacy and complicated as the KAL progresses. Don’t panik, still managable lace just more of it then in Clue 1.