Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Work in progress

As I told you in my last post, I am currently part of a KAL. It's the celebration KAL in Isabell Kraemer's group on ravelry. I had some Drops Alpaca in my stash and I decided that I would knit myself a Ravello. I had be looking at a good deal of projects with great envy, so I decided to make myself a gift and bought the pattern (with the nice discount that Isabell gave for the anniversary of the group).
So, here is my progress on my sweater:

pattern: Ravello by Isabell Kraemer, yarn Drops Alpaca

I hope I'll be able to reach the body section tonight ( I should because I have knitted a little more than what is shown on the picture now).

More on this project soon and on other things too :)

Monday, 23 February 2015


Hi everyone!

A little post with an old project so that this blog doesn't hibernate while I'm waiting for a day when I'll have time to take pictures and the weather will be fine enough to do so of  my ongoing projects.

So here is a hat I made around the time I was knitting my Heathering Height. It's an easy stranded hat using the remains of the Cascade skeins I used for the other hat.

yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, personal pattern

I wanted to design a pattern for it but I saw that:

1- there was one exactly like that, for free, available on Ravelry
2- there was one better than this one knitted by Alex Tinsley

So, no pattern from me for this hat :)

That's all for today, I have quite a lot of projects to come (some KALs and other things) so I should add some posts in the following days!

Friday, 6 February 2015

Plum Rain

Today, I finally have time to blog about the great pattern by Yellowcosmo "Plum Rain".
I had the opportunity to test the design last October and I was (and still am) really happy with this sweater.

My Plum Rain in Ice Yarn Morbido Alpaca.

The sweater really knits up very fast (stockinette stitch in the round might be one of my favourite stitch ) and at the same time you have very interesting finitions with the sleeve pattern and the bottom of the sweater that is shaped with short rows.
You end up with a sweater that fits with almost everything and the details allow it to stand out very nicely.

The yarn was a first time for me. I wanted to order some alpaca from Ice Yarn for the Definitely Susan I'm knitting. At the same time, I thought that I would make the most of the shipping costs in ordering some more yarn.
First of all, I was a little surprised when I opened the parcel because the balls of morbido were all small and I had thought they would be big because they seemed so on the website picture
. Apart from that, the yarn is quite good. It was very cheap so, to me, it is definitely worth it :) The yarn is very soft and I like the colour a lot.
I also have some left so I'll be able to knit up a little something with it (maybe fingerless gloves or a hat...).
If you ever feel like trying this brand, I would say go for it. And the staff was super nice and helpful because, as usual, I couldn't finalize my order without making a mistake choosing the shipping option...
We'll see how the yarn will live but so far so good.

So my Plum Rain is definitely a winner, I like everything about it and I'm very happy I had the possibility to test it :)  

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Here it is!

My very first pattern!
It's called Heathering Heights and it's for free! It comes in three sizes and you can choose to knit it with one or two colours and to add a pompom to it.

Heathering Heights in size L and M.

I knitted the blue and orange hat first because I wanted to use up the wool I had left from my Audrey Cardigan and I liked it so much that I decided to order more wool and make another one for me (and write down the pattern).
The yarn I used both times is Cascade 220 Heathers and it's quite warm. I'm very happy with it.
I hope you'll like it too. I'm really looking forward to reading your comments. As it is a first time for me I guess there will be imperfections but I'm really eager to learn and hear what you have to say (or should I say "read what you have to write"?).

Apart from that, I am almost done with my Definitely Susan but I am currently working on a new test so it's on hold for the moment and this is not good as it was supposed to be a Christmas present...

It's everything for today and I hope I'll have things to show you all very quickly! Until then, I hope you'll take a look at my Heathering Heights :)