July 28, 2008

A pleasant surprise in the mailbox on this extremely hot day! I ordered this yarn from Purl Soho about a week ago, and now it arrived. Quite fast, only a week it took! It’s Koigi Kersti Merino Crêpe, 100% merino, handpainted, semi-solid colour. I’ve never ordered yarn by mail before, it’s a bit risky – colour and texture is so important and impossible to get an accurate impression of by just looking at a picture. But I took the risk after having done some research on Ravelry, and I’m quite happy with it. I’ll confess one thing though; too many pictures of other people’s yarn on their blogs bore me. You keep scrolling a promising craftblog and all you see is piles and piles of close-ups of yarn in different colours, a lot of the time multicoloured. Not as much as a sock has been made.. Well, I’ll promise to make something out of these numerous skeins in the future – although my progression might not be as speedy as it used to, once my baby girl decides to pop out. She hasn’t yet, but it will be any time now. Meanwhile I knit.

I plan to knit another cardigan for myself, but I haven’t yet decided on the pattern. I was so happy with the Coraline cardigan (see post below) that I seriously consider making another right away, as I have the pattern fresh in mind. Swatch has been made, and the yarn seems very right for the pattern.
Initially I had a plan to knit Bridie, a pattern by Anna Bell (see her blog MyFashionabaleLife), but I don’t feel the colour is totally right for it after all.. You see the picture of it on the left here.. One day I’ll find a suitable yarn for the Bridie cardigan, I have to knit it one day. I completly fell in love with it and bought the book KnitKnit by Sabrina Gschwandter for the sole reason that it’s the only place the pattern is available (to my knowledge, at least). The book is fun enough, it’s very much a coffee table book, nice to leaf through but not very many feasible projects. The Bridie pattern is absolutly the best, in my opinion. Is it ok to publish other people’s pictures on your blog like I do here? The picture is public on Flickr, but still? Well, my intentions are good, publicity for Anna Bell and her beautiful patterns is something I don’t mind doing at all:)

3 Responses to “”

  1. Eliza Says:

    I just love Koigu! I have only ever bought two skeins, and I used part of one of them for some Endpaper mitts and I use the other skein just to make me happy so far. The colors are so beautiful, the yarn so luscious! A sweater of it would be so incredible! Lucky you!

  2. Maret Says:

    Hei-hei, her er eg. Kjika litt her og litt der, og så hadde eg funne bloggen din…. og her var ei mengs spennande ting.
    Kjem nok innom igjenn….

  3. Pene Lene Says:

    Tenker på deg!!

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