Friday, April 29, 2016

Trouble with Regina

The pattern for the Regina Marie shawl asked for 300 yards of lace-weight yarn. There are 425m in 100g of my Tofutsies. I thought one ball will be enough. I guess I was wrong. Half of the border took 40g of yarn - not enough left to finish the shawl. Dilemma: use a different colour for short rows or frog everything and start over.
I found one ball which seems to be ok with the first one but...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Regina Marie shawl

Listening to all those knitting podcasts left me itching for more knitting. Regina Marie shawlette seems to be a good choice. This is my first shawl of this type. It asks for lace yarn, I am using Tofutsies, not exactly lace but I hope it will work.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Viticetum coat

One year and a half and I am done with my coat.
I was supposed to be happy, but... It was too long, now I need to get rid of 5-10 kg to be able to clasp it on my belly. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The problem with spindles

I've been spinning for only a couple of years and got addicted, especially to cotton.
The main problem now is - not enough spindle.
But... I guess I found a solution - kebab skewers and beads. At least this is my first attempt.