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November archive- from MSN Spaces

Blog archive: November, 2005 November 30Just when I’m about to pull out my hair…..I opened the door- And look what was there….. A package from my SP6!!!!! No reveal as yet….. But GREAT GOODIES! 3 skeins Knit Picks Shadow—- In “Vineyard” yum 3 skiens Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, in “Tide Pool” pretty pretty. Beaded drop earrings— (yep- I’m a drop…

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October archive- MSN Spaces

Blog archive: October, 2005 October 29Bowl of fear- downsizes…Ok- accountability practice—– Knitty “Tempting” sleeves started- but need another set of dpns- awwwwww how sad— a sat morning trip to my lys……..abt 1.75 inches into first sleeve……(only 3 1/2 total— this puppy should be complete this weekend!) My new spindle arrived, MUCH easier—- I have created soft- shiny lumpy yarn—– pics…

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September Archive from MSN Spaces

Blog archive: September, 2005 September 30Feverishly knitting—– and working—- and mothering—-—-OK- Theoretically, I understand- that I can only do so much— so fast. Practically- I think I can go faster and do more—- I need a MULTI-Tasking crown- cause I’m the queen. This morning- I was knititng on the ugly felting project… while I was driving my middleschooler to school….…

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August Archive- from MSN

August 30Hurricane KatrinaExtreme—-sadness- for others- My guys and I were starting to feel helpless in regards to the hurricane- We’re not millionaires— what can we do in the face of so much loss and devastation??? The legend- below–(I know- totally NOT new)–reminds me— it’s not the size of the help we offer- but that we offer it at all— that…

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Just joined

Hi!I’m Marika, living in Sweden.Yesterday I started knitting Mermaid, in colorway 10, black/grey/cyclamen.I must be crazy, because it’s my challenge for the Knitting Olympics. I got some really useful help from here, right at the start! I did NOT like way the I-cord looked when picking up stitches, and when I realized that the other side wouldn’t look the same,…

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I’m off and running…

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Hanne Yarn Substitutions

I am seriously thinking about making another Mermaid. Do any of you know of a substitute yarn? I went to the Hanne website and it appears that the yarn is only sold in kits. I can buy yarn based on the gauge but have no idea how much to get. I know how many balls I got with my kit…

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My Finished Mermaid!

Mermaid is complete! This is in colourway 5: black / grey / kingfisher. And it turned out beautifully, although I had issues with the applied icord on the sleeves. Which were too long and need to be hemmed anyways, to account for my stubby little arms. More pics here. Best of luck to everyone else working on these fabulous patterns.…

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Hanne Falkenberg Knitalong

Hanne Falkenberg KnitalongDue to personal reasons , I have a Mermaid kit for sale. It is Mermaid #10, slate gray, black and cyclamen. I also have a Skacel wood 3.0mm US#2 ,32″ needle and a set of Plymouth wood DPN US 4, 8″ needles. All needles are new which were bought for the kit. I will sell the kit and…

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Hanne Falkenberg Knitalong

Hanne Falkenberg KnitalongJust a note to the other knitters who haven’t made it to the center gusset on the back. It is not the same color as the gussets on the bottom of the sweater. I made a trip to the frog pond this weekend after not carefully reading the pattern and using the wrong color yarn.Holly in CT