Project knitting : the kenguru sweater

It is hard to notice, but there is a front pocket on this jacket (will take a proper picture of this project over the weekend.)

I made another one for Izabel, as I fell in love with the child-friendly design (read elastic yarn, wide neck, huge front pocket for toys or pebbles) – one of those versatile, fun-to-knit projects, that keep you busy but relaxed at the same time – brilliant!

Accessorized

I have found this book by my current favourite designer, Lene Holme Samsøe at our local library – Hotte huer til børn (Hot hats for children)

I like mostly all of the designs in there, but fell in love with a particular one that looked woolly and cosy. So I knit two hats for the children, a his and her version

– we’re all set for chilly autumn morning rides to the kindergarten:

Puffy Puff

I have finally finished my most attention-craving project so far – every second round has a new pattern, which kept my eyes busy but also entertained. The pattern is from Lene Holme Samsøe’s Mere feminin strik, a book I am very happy to have bought. I have few projects cued up now, mostly kids’ stuff that goes fast – I certainly look for forward to long distance commuting next month!

Quintessential living

So yes, Izabel was up at 5 am, all fresh and perky, ready to watch Shrek for the umpteenth time. She fell asleep right after 6.30, I crashed, too, only to wake up two hours later, slightly dizzy and confused on our living room sofa. Matthias came in around 9, and we all joined the club of the sleepless, the grumpy, woke up on the wrong side of the bed people. Until about 10, when I bit my lips, showered and dressed all of us, biked to kindergarten and said good bye. On the way home I stopped at the supermarket and bought black currants, Greek yoghurt and passion fruit. And now: on to something totally different, if you catch my drift.

Levenwick, here I come!

I have just finished Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston – a larger piece, that was quite an interesting process, given its intricate construction – I never got bored with it, though it was time consuming, mostly as I started on it just before the children’s holiday. I have acquired several new techniques, of which the most useful are the one-row button hole and the I-cord bind-off.
I was intrigued by the name, assuming it had meant something in Old English – it turns out Levenwick is a tiny settlement of houses in Shetland, where the designer was born. I have found a picture of the Levewick cliff and suddenly I understood the pattern.

Thank you, Gudrun, for a wonderful sweater I am sure to enjoy this coming fall!

Project Knitting – the Dijon vest

I knit this vest without instructions and did the design myself – it is simpler and somewhat old-fashioned. I chose this mustard colour that I fell in love with and used scrap yarn to give it more life. Matthias loves the miniature pockets, if he could, he would stuff them with pencils, pebbles, all the paraphernalia necessary to keep a 4 year old busy.