Monday, 8 August 2011

Knitting the news

I have picked up my knitting needles this summer. Usually I never knit this time of the year, but well, unfortunately it hasn’t been that hot.

This blanket got finished about a week ago after the news marathon. Having something to keep your hands busy watching the news for a weekend is a good thing.
It’s about a square metre++ big and made from my favourite wool yarn. The greys came from this sweater-in-progress-now-frogged (yup; I have spent a lot of time on Ravelry lately and now speak fluently knitting) and pinkish leftovers from last winter’s hat extravaganza.
I cast on 3 stitches and do garter stitching while increasing one stitch at the beginning of each row until I cannot take any more stitches and get bored. Then I continue with the garter stitching while I decrease one stitch at the beginning of each row until I have 3 stitches left. Easy breezy soft and warm.
With the freezing temperatures of last winter in the back of my mind I’m thinking leg warmers and new woollen socks for the little feet in my life. Who in their right mind prepares for winter in the middle of the summer? No, wait; I don’t wanna know...


  1. Ser bra ut;strikkingen mener jeg! Du er virkelig en som får gjort mye:-) Flotte bilder fra Vaulen for en stund siden. Var en del der da mine 2 var små,bodde i SVG. Gøy å lese bloggen din,såååå variert!

  2. Grått og rødt er flott sammen, gleder meg til å se hele prosjektet. Blir nok godt og varmt til vinteren tenker jeg - og snart er høsten her også.....

  3. I LOVE being prepared, and LOVE wool socks (except that I can't wear wool, so my wonderful mom makes me socks out of cool stuff like bamboo and silk). Go Nina Lise! Knit up a storm!