Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Projects

The orange scarf is the one I knit during our Norway trip. It is the Baktus scarf by Strikkelise done in Rowan Felted Tweed. I wanted to make a Norwegian pattern while in Norway. It was perfect travel knitting and when I came home I added an edging from Interweave Knits. I think it finishes it off beautifully. On the trip I finished the body of the scarf and read the book I had brought with me and had nothing to do for the flight home. So I bought some Icelandic Lopi lace yarn to start another scarf. I looked up a stitch pattern on the hotel’s internet and was all set. On the plane I pulled everything out and discovered that one of the wooden needles had split. Four hours with nothing to do! But when I got home I started this Haruha scarf made by with the yarn. The Lopi is a little rough but I love the subtle blue and grey colors and the pattern was really fun.
Now I am practicing a new to me technique-stranded knitting. This is my first Selbu mitten. I had some trouble keeping the tension at the ends of my two circular needles. I'll try to knit not as tightly next time. I loved making it.


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