Friday, November 9, 2007

Not enough....

Yarn to finish the Tulip Baby Cardigan. I only had to finish the cuff of one of the sleeves and part of the i-cord around the neck when I ran out of the main color. So close ...but not able to finish it.
I had to mail to Socktopus to ask her if she would send me a bit more. She very kindly mailed me back right away and send the yarn out right away. It seems that there were more problems with the amount of this color, the rest was more than enough, and she would make sure this would not happen anymore in the future. Unfortunately it took for more than a week to arrrive so it wasn't finished in time to give it to the new parents on our family visit.

Pattern: Tulip Baby Cardigan from Dream in Color
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy in several colors
Needles: 4 mm and 4,5 mm.
This was an easy to follow pattern even if I never knit an i-cord before or on 4 dpn's.
Yes, I can now knit on 4 dpn's, so socks should also be a possibility now. They are very portable projects aren't they ? No, stop ! Don't think about socks for a while yet ! My to do list is already way too long ! And there just aren't enough hours in the day for all the things I long to do most.
I already have a problem with blogging on a regular base, I always try to keep up with the blogs I love to read most but most times I just don't have enough time to sit and write up a post of my own.

But anyway, here is another finished item. My double dayflower scarf. A free pattern to be found here in a PDF file.
I used 4 balls of Noro Silk Garden in color 228. I might even make another one in a different color some day. It really was a joy to knit this, the pattern was easy to follow and with the bigger needles ( 5,5 mm) it just flew by.

Here is a picture made in Brugge. We had a wonderful time there, walking along the canals and the old buildings. It reminds me of Gouda, which is very close to my village. There are far more old buildings here, it's on the list of the Unesco Heritages.
We went to see the only yarn shop Brugge seems to have, but found it closed for the 2 days we were there. Well it wasn't meant to be I think. Instead we took home some of these......



Sarah said...

mmmmmm - yummy! Both the chocolates and the baby cardi!

: )

Danielle said...

Oh crud, I can't believe you were that close to having the tulip cardi finished for your visit! And then not to have enough yarn, at least it did finally come so you could beautifully finish it off--it turned out sooo pretty! :)

The chocolateds are not only gorgeous, but look delicious too!

Life's a Stitch said...

Pretty sweater and thank you for the pattern link - I'm making that one for sure,

Nancy said...

Your tulip cardi and double dayflower scarf both are beautiful!

Oiyi said...

I am been coveting that Tulip Sweater on Ravelry. I am having a hard time finding a online store that sells the pattern or kits.

Yours look beautiful!

HobbyZu said...

That Sweater is sooo gorgeous! I would love to be able to make that. I also love that scarf. The stitch is so pretty. You should try knitting socks on circular needles. I was scared of dpn's and used that method instead. It works great! :-)