Tuesday, 21 November 2017

I Am Marked

Should it be greatness? Or maybe to shine? Whatever - the only thing marked here are stitch markers.

I have made some of them lately - to do something while knitting is not an option.

I am greateful that I can do something creative and find these little markers so much fun to make.

Finding all the findings can be quite a job - so happy we have internet.

Have a look and see how some of them came out :-) Enjoy :-)

Owls and purple blessing

Buttons in lovely colors

From the beach with real seashells from Denmark


Words of encouragement

Monday, 16 October 2017

Sweet Sixteen


It happen to be a long time ago that I was 16. Where did all those years go? Ok, this should not be about those days but about knitting. LOL!

There is one shawl I have knitted now 16 times. And I have in fact started on the 17th...

I love these shawls. And I am always amazed by how the stitches comes out.

I knit this with a cable where I use a needle in 3.5mm and a needle on 9mm. And simply knit in rib stitch.

How did anyone ever come up with such a clever idea?

Turquoise is my favorite color. So in order to go for another one of these shawls I had to convince myself that I needed one.

And strangely, it really just took some seconds.

Of to the yarn store for more yarn - and here it is with the usual swarovski beads and tassels. I just love it.

The fabric is so light and nice to wear. And the color - just magic.

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. 
Don´t save it for a special occasion. Today is special
Regina Brett

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: Cable with 3.5mm and 9mm
Assessories: Swarovski beads and tassels
My Ravelry Page: Number Sixteen
Pattern: Geshickt Gestrickt

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A Tree Frog And A Bracelet

Green and orange? Really? Yes, it is possible to combine those two colors. And why would it not - a tree frog is created in green and orange colors.

I have knitted one of these scarves for a friend earlier. And then found out I simply needed one too.

I believe that we must be amongst those people wearing color combinations rarely seen.

The scarf is knitted in Kauni and Rauma Finull. This tree frog is numer eight from the same pattern.

I so love knitting these - and they are so comfortable and warm to wear.

And in some great colors they lighten up those grey winter days.

I created a polymer clay bracelet to go with the scarf. These disk beads are fairly easy to make and is done in a minimum amount of time.

I like them and the fact that I can make something that match without using a lot of money. I found some old beads to go with it.

So, what colors have you combined that would normally not fit if you ask others?

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull and Kauni
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Red Katana
My Ravelry Page: Another Tree Frog

Don´t fit in. Don´t sit still. Don´t ever try to do less than you are.
Angelina Jolie


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Best Color Combo Ever

If I should choose two colors, and only two, to knit from the rest of my life it would be these two. Bright red and bright turquoise.

It may be because they fit me so well or simply the fact that they are a perfect match.

I can see from my projects that I tend to use these two together a lot.

A fun little detail on my scarves.
And what puzzles me sometimes is that people are always trying to renew everything.

That feeling when something is new is so nice. But everything gets old and the feeling disappear.

If you are wearing the same colors again and again you get a lot of comments like: Do you not have anything new to show for? Why do you always use the same colors?

We must always thrive after the new whatever that is.

We must always be on top regarding design and color.

And to be honest - what are we really trying to achieve?

Why is it always "wrong" to knit the same all over again? And even in the same colors?

Not always easy to arrange a photo.. LOL!
I have simply logged off all those thoughts about always being better, knit new things and keep up with everyone else.

And I must say - that makes me happy.

To just create as I like it. To use colors I like and wear them with a smile.

That endless competition on being best, being seen and post huge amounts of photos in social media has left me thinking: Is it worth it? Do I feel better of it? The answers are no.

So, I have taken time off from a lot of it. And must say that blogging always has been fun.

And visiting others blogs are so lovely. Like knitting the same scarf all over again in my favorite colors :-)

Are you just creating what you like no matter what others may think or say?
Or do you feel that you should renew all the time and post photos every day?

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: A Matter Of Stripes 

Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isnt´t given freely by 
another person, it isn´t worth having
Unknown

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Two Of A Kind


When I saw the pattern for the scarf Mondsee I did some stash diving. The best thing about that kind of diving is that I do not need a snorkel.

Although, there should be a kind of snorkel for stash diving - after all there are a very long way down to the bottom of it... LOL!!

Well, I started the first scarf with a thin yarn in red. I finished the scarf but the colors were not that bright to my taste.

And I wanted a brighter one with a bit thicker yarn. The first one is knitted in Holst supersoft and the orange one is knitted from yarn I bought in Riga and Finull for the colors.

And I really love that orange one. Often I knit in small needles for this kind of yarn, and for this one I would prefer 2mm needles.

But I tried 2.75mm and the drape is so fantastic. More smooth and soft and the yarn feels so nice. It is not that even knitted but washing do tricks with wool. Always makes the colors shine more and make it more even.

I added a little more length to the orange one with extra color sections. My scarves have to be wrappable. I loved knitting these scarves. The short rows are just enough to keep me from sleeping and the stokinette is always a satisfying way to knit.

If you want to knit your own you can find the pattern on Ravelry here. You can also see all the other different takes on colors for it - how much color do to a garment. Here is my red one - you can surely see the difference from the two.

Strength lies in differences - not in similarities
Stephen Covey





Sunday, 11 June 2017

Salt Shaker In A Necklace


An old salt shaker made into a necklace? Yes, it is possible. And I did just that. I made a salt shaker necklace some years ago. The shakers were found on Etsy then. I made only one but recently I came over this wonderful inspiration on Pinterest. Betsy from the blog My Salvaged Treasures told how she made her salt shaker necklaces.

One of my favorite verses is put inside the salt shaker.
I had all I needed. A salt shaker in sterling silver, silver wire and beads.

The shaker is actually marked with VL. It is made by Vincent Lollo in Brooklyn New York, probably in the 1950s.

I love this salt shaker. It is rare and the shape is made for a necklace.

I made a hole in the top and in the bottom so I could get the wire in for making loops.

I used a swarovski crystal, a glass bead and fresh water pearl along with some beads in sterling silver.

Inside the shaker I put one of my favorite verses. I really love this necklace. It is kind of personal and it also holds a secret story about the maker and those who have used it for salt. I wish I knew all those stories.

There must be something strangely sacred about salt 
It is in our tears and in the sea
Khalil Gibran
The shaker before working on it. A good polish made it shine.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Seemed Like A Good Idea

Purple and orange are a pair of winners. And even green with the two makes a nice scarf. I actually like this - but I have never used it. The explanation could be that I have knitted something like 60 scarves in the last years. Oh dear, some numbers makes me chocked... LOL!

Anyway, I wanted to knit a scarf with secondary colors from the color wheel.

They are often forgotten and not much used together. The harmony is there.

And it is really fun to work in colors that are normally not used in the same fabric.

The colors are great together apart from the altering stripes at the end where all three try to dance together.

Not really ending well. Still, it does not have an impact on the whole scarf so I let it pass.

I think I will try and find someone who will look good in this. It should be an interesting task. This is the last from my design Colorized.

Putting colors that normally do not live side by side - that must be the thing. Right now I knit in orange and green. Need I say more? What two colors have you knitted in - that others normally do not see together?

When you reduce life to black and white, you never see rainbows
Rachel Houston

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull, Kauni
Needles: 2.5mm
My Ravelry Page: Secondary Colorize
Pattern: Colorize



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