Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Knit Crochet Knit Crochet

There are so many wonderful knitting projects and so many wonderful crocheting projects.  So many gorgeous yarns and so little time!

I finished the fox mittens for Master MacOlsson, and they turned out very nice indeed.  My nearly nine year old is delighted to wear them.....just not to school.  It is  hard being an in-between age!

You see the gorgeous crochet lying under the gloves?  That was my birthday present from my parents this year.  They found a beautiful crocheted table cloth in Dochgarroch, outside of Inverness.  Wonder if the person who crocheted it ever thought it would find its way to Sweden?  It is absolutely stunning.  I am in awe of the hours and hours of work which went into this piece.

Next project was to be a crocheted cardigan for me.  Well, I made it, and it was horrible.  The style was just not me at all.  The yarn is gorgeous super chunky wool so it is now being remade into a fabulous sweater to the oldest Miss MacOlsson.  The pattern is called Azel Pullover, designed by Heidi May of the Velvet Acorn.  I purchased the pattern on Revelry...... a place where I seem to spend far too much time!    I am making it in size 11/12 years and so far the Miss is giving her approval.

The yarn is Drops Eskimo in blue.  Gorgeously soft pure wool.  The pattern calls for size 9 mm, but after knitting a swatch, I went down to 8mm.  

And have you seen the beautiful new CAL from Scheepjes?   Called Hygge, and so stunning.  I think I need to become an octopus to make all the beautiful projects which are swimming around in my brain.  

Does anyone ever read this, I wonder?  If you do, would you like to leave a comment?  Look for comments, or "no comments .......That is where you click and write :)


  1. One day a couple years ago, I added your blog to my rss reader app, because, I thought, someday my friend will blog again. This has been rewarded! I still have resisted learning any sort of hand-work, but love love vicariously the fruits of others' labors.
    So I, for one am here.

    1. Oh how nice to hear from you! Thank you for keeping me on your list. Do hope you are fine and dandy. Kram!

  2. I wish I was brave enough to try sweaters, but EVERY SINGLE TIME, no matter how careful I am, the sleeves don't fit.


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