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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Some more photos

Coming back from Britain did my new jumper some good, on the other hand it's made my fingers very painful. I knitted for about 7 hours, on circular needles, so you can probably imagine what my finger feel like at the moment. I'm now very much into shrugs. They're not very difficult to knit (I use this pattern) they're quick (so I can knit ones in lots of different colours) and they don't kneed much yarn (witch is great because I've got quite a lot of leftovers). I've now got two shrugs halfway there (just about to cast off for the neck on both).

Anyway, I wanted to post some photos of my winter projects, so here we go. The hat is the same model and colour as the one in  the last post, only this one was knitted for somebody else and they took a better photo.

The next one is another hat. Same pattern (more or less), different colour(s), and of course different person.
And to complete the set, a pair of mittens and a scarf.

Oh well, that's all  for now,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

All good things come to an end...

Just like in the song all good things must come to and end, the Easter holidays for example...
I'd asked my classmates to send me a photo of the items I'd knitted for them last winter and the first ones are arriving! I knitted a few cabled hats, so here's one, lightly photoshoped to make the colour more true.
It's supposed to be navy, but it looked more or less black on the photos.

I went to Hereford the day before yesterday and bought some beige yarn to knit a shrug. It will be knitted on some circular needles I found in a little shop in Hay-On-Wye, together with a set of double-pointed ones to knit socks on and a plastic card thing that converts between British and continental size needles and has a 10x1 cm hole so you can calculate your gauge without having to mess around with a tape measure...

I'm starting to think a blog that's only about knitting is a bit boring, so I thought I'd write a little about my life.
I'm just a normal schoolkid, studying Latin-Greek at the moment and wondering what to choose next year. I've narrowed it down to Latin-maths8(6+ as they call it now), Maths-science6 and Maths-science8(6+).
My hobbies are reading, listening to music and of course knitting and crocheting. I'm not very sporty, but I like swimming, acro-gym (a kind of gym where you build pyramids and throw little kids into the air), and surprisingly climbing. I've had to decrease my weekly hours of the last two due to knee problems :(.

I was taught to knit when I was about 8 but I didn't much like it then. I started again some years later and have now been knitting at a higher level for about 5 years. I learned to crochet 2 years ago, but I definitely prefer knitting. That's all for now!

Monday, April 11, 2011

PS.: the photos

Here are some photos of the crossover jumpers I knitted this winter. Nice model and very easy to knit!

Long live the holidays!

After another term of hard work, it's time for some rest. (aka some crochet)
I've finished the black jumper and the orange-red mix one, so now I've got time to finish crocheting a cushion cover I started last summer and make 2 more doilies....