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Echo-echo

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I wasn’t planning on knitting yet another lace scarf but @kariebookish tweeted about her fabulous new shawl. What made me read the whole post and then realize that I too had to cast on for this lovely shawl was the lovely, lovely blue colour and the fact that she had overdyed the yarn with cake paste colouring!

Reasons why the Echo Flower Shawl is such a succes:

  • I learnt something new (nupps & 3into9)
  • The pattern is charted
  • The instructions are very well written
  • It’s pretty
  • It was a stashbuster
  • The bottom of the triangular scarf is not pointed so it gives the scarf a rounded finish

Notes:
I knit very loosely
I knit the nupps extremely loosely
I substituted the garter border stitches with a 4-stitch icord. It’s prettier and it’s tighter so it gives the scarf a nice shape.

The pattern is free via Ravelry (if you’re a knitter and not a member of Ravelry do sign up now!)

Size before blocking:
Height: 48cm
Width: 78cm

Size after blocking:
Height: 78cm
Width: 112cm

I have not (yet) dyed the shawl.  Might do it, might not. The white colour is a nice contrast to all my black clothes.

Oh, and I named the scarf Echo-echo as this is actually the second attempt because I didn’t actually read all the very well written directions while knitting the first Echo and ended up with something more like a hood than a scarf.
Hoods happen…
So does unravelling.
But hey, I like knitting, so I just knitted it again!

GarteRing Poncho

After I finished this poncho I haven’t been cold!

This poncho is an easy knit but not a quick knit as it is quite large. It is knit from the top down, on circular needles. The neck is a loose funnel neck with decorative purl stitch rings that also cover the shoulders. A couple of purl stitch rings at the bottom completes the poncho.

The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.

iRed

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This is what a real nerd knits like (and crochets). Winter’s coming and I got fed up with the cord making knots.

The beauty of Ravelry

is that it makes us all fell so darn accomplished!

I am addicted to logging into Ravelry and viewing the photos of my own beautiful projects. I savour the ‘favoured’ hearts and the comments. I love to join groups and to add more friends.

I browse the new patterns, I browse friend’s activities, dropping my little hearts everywhere. I find gems all over the place.

There is so much positiveness and I can’t have enought of that.

That is the beauty of Ravelry!

Unintentional knitting

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I love knitting in public. I love the smiles, the chats, the new friends.

A couple of days ago I was sitting at a seaside cafe, just above the beach. Sunshine and cafe con leche evolved into kalimotxu and Bitter Kas (albeit w/o vodka). My companion practised Spanish by reading a book, a paper, taking notes, consulting his dictionary. I practised my non-existing Spanish by talking about my limegreen knitting.

I was planning to knit a phone cozy/holder. Really. I ended up with a green unmentionable thingy. Totally unintentional knitting! Do you think I should knit a couple of limegreen balls?

Aaaaanyway… I’m knitting another green thingy!

I’m ‘lillefod’ ‘Procrastinator’ on Ravelry

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I really don’t need a new knitting project. I crave it.

I’m 47 years old, my hair is long and grey, I still have dreams about the future, I’m a webdesigner and a handknitter and passionate about both.

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the middle of the red light district. My home is a very peaceful place with two cats, a teenage son permanently connected to his laptop and a husband seated in the corner.

I started knitting when I was 8 years old and I will continue to knit until I die.

PS – I’m no longer ‘lillefod’ – I’m procrastinator. I wanted to be procrastinator all along. It just took a litltle time for me to decide to request the name change.