Monday, March 30, 2009


Hello ... Still here, but time has been short. Can't wait for this project to roll out, so I won't have to travel back and forth so often. And I've finished Amelia, which I must say turned out much better than I hoped.

Pattern: Amelia, by Laura Chau, available at Knitty
Yarn: DK in Purple Charm (3 skeins)
Needles: 4.5 mm
Size: 30

Changes: Just added a bit of length to body and sleeves, otherwise followed the pattern exactly.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

blues, greens and purples ...

Sorry about the lack of recent posts on this blog, but my current project at work has been taking me to Madrid every week so it's a bit difficult to find the time for any decent posting lately. I've been so tired when I get back that all I have the energy to do is curl up on the sofa with A. and the cats.

Still, last weekend I managed to finish some really old WIPs I had laying around since early last year. A couple of scarves which I don't think I'll get to use this season - it's not that cold anymore - but definitely next winter.

The blue Irish Hiking Scarf is probably the first cable project I started, and the other one is already a favorite because a) I love the pattern's name, and b) the yarn is one of the softest I've ever worked with.

Pattern: Holding hands, feeding ducks, by A Time to Knit (blog)
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (color 7325)
Needles: 4.5 mm

Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf, by Adrian Bizilia
Yarn: Rosários 4 Catitano
Needles: 5 mm

It feels nice to finally finish projects that have been around for such a long time. Now if only I could find the motivation to finish the 3 or 4 pairs of socks I started since last summer ...

On the other hand, starting new cardigans is never a problem. And coincidence or not, my current WIPs are all purple (Isabel, nem uma peça vermelha desta vez ;)

A minimalist cardigan, in some Debbie Blish Cashmerino Aran ...

An Amelia cardie, in DK yarn (purple charm colorway)

Love the book, haven't seen the movie yet but had to knit this. It's the lovely Coraline, which I started months ago but it's with such small needles it's going to take me a looong time to finish.

Finally, the Twiggy tunic. I didn't have enough yarn for the sleeves, so this was a quick knit and has actually been finished already, but I don't like the end result - it's too long and something is just not right with the neckline - so I need to frog the top part and decide what to do after ...

More news in a few weeks, when this project has calmed down (hopefully around Easter !)