I need some help

Hi, there just a quick post this evening. I did a lot of work on my fair isle mitt today and I think I just may have done something wrong. Either I missed something of the pattern or I need to change my colours – my current MC needs to be the CC. At the moment my MC is the petrol blue and the CC is the neon pink but I feel that the pattern on the front does not show well enough and that maybe if I turned this around and made the neon pink the MC and the petrol blue the CC things would look better. But before I actually go ahead and RIP out EVERYTHING I’ve knit over the last 48h, I need your help and support! What do you think? I hate frogging BUT I don’t want to finish an entire mitten IF I’ve done something wrong. I’m not that far along that I can’t bear to rip back so I think its now or never!

So for you to take a look and judge the work so far, here are the pictures

This is the front  sindri mitt 24mar    and this is the back  sindri 2 24mar I feel that the pattern on the back looks ok, If I change the colours around the back would be mostly pink. As for the front I just don’t know. Do you think I need to knit a bit more into the pattern before taking a decision? Or  do you see a clear error immediately?

Here is a close up of the pattern on the front smari 3 24mar

And for you to look at the original  and what this should look like the pattern can be found on Ravelry by clicking here

Do share your thoughts on this:) Being the impatient knitter I am, I just might rip everything out by tomorrow but I KNOW I should think this through first  so any advice/thoughts are welcome 🙂

Advertisements

My knits of the moment

Hi there, over the last few days I have not been able to work as I’m too worried about my mom and her health. Some days I’m unable to do anything but just feel sorry for everything and I spend as much time as I can knitting away in front of Netflix series and movies. Other days I remember that she would not want me to just let everything go and that she is my business’s nr 1 fan and as such I owe it to her to take action whenever I have the time. And that motivates me to dive into dyeing for example.

So this weekend was a mix of both so on Saturday I did some dyeing

IMG_2999 IMG_2998

And on Sunday I did mostly knitting

entrelac knitting using hand spun yarn This is an entrelac project I’m knitting without a pattern, this is supposed to be like a large scarf or stole. I’m using my own handspun yarn and of course this is meant for my mother! Something to keep her warm. It’s been quite a while since I last did entrelac so I keep my book close by as I need a reminder every time I reach the end of a row/round how to go about making that last square and how to begin the first of the next row/round. I’m finding it quite fun and am practicing my backwards knitting as I hate to constantly turn the work to purl just a few stitches. Also this makes the project go so much faster.

www.knittinginfrance.com www.knittinginfrance.com And I finally got some work done on my Sindri mittens by Shannon Okey – from her Aurora Borealis mittens book. The first picture is the front and the second is the back of the mitten. I’m not far gone but colourwork does take more time so thats ok. I’m loving my colour combination so that’s cool.

IMG_3004   www.knittinginfrance.com I also continued on a sock I began last week. The yarn is of course my own hand dyed yarn. On the second picture you see the pattern better. This is a pattern/sock that is part of my KAL knit from stash  through the Addicted to Sock Knitting group on FB.

So you see I have quite a few things going at the moment. That’s all for today, it’s time for me to run off to my yoga class for some quality time.

Until next time, take care and enjoy your crafting 🙂

 

Neons and mittens

Hi there, today Shannon Okey just released her latest book called Aurora Borealis Mittens. I had seen some pictures of the mittens in the book on Facebook and could not resist and so pre-ordered a copy on Ravelry and today it got the actual e-book. And boy is it GORGEOUS! I think I love knitting mittens as much as I love knitting socks.

Now this book has a number of beautiful colour work mittens and most are inspired from an Icelandic pattern book and thus have Icelandic names – which I find kind of nostalgic, me being an Icelandic knitter living far away from home 🙂

I have looked at all the patterns and though I may need to actually knit each and every one of them I’m going to begin with the pattern called Sindri (I love that name by the way). Here’s a picture sindri by shannon okey from blog www.knittinginfrance.com   Don’t you just love them? And if you are wondering, you don’t have to buy the entire book, if you wish you can just purchase an individual pattern. Now for the yarn, I just received some new dyes so now I know exactly how I’m going to dye my yarn. I’m thinking dark grey for the main colour and fuchsia (neon pink) for the contrast colour. I’ve never dyed anything that bright and flashy but these mittens seem to lend themselves well to a flashy colour so that’s it for me.  Do you have a favorite colour combination for colour work such as this? Do you like knitting mittens like me?  So this weekend I have to take some time to choose my base yarn and do the dyeing. I’ll be sure to show you the yarn once it’s dyed and ready:)

That’s all for today so take care until next time 🙂