New Beginnings

Oh boy, it’s been a while since I last posted, hasn’t it? Well, something happened that made me reconsider this blog for some time. Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad, actually it’s something I’d been wanting for a long time: a new job and in a yarn shop to make it even better! However, it put me in bit of a dilemma: what to do about this blog? Do I tell them about it and how do I handle the conflict of interest regarding yarn brands and other shops?

In the end I’ve decided to keep the blog to myself but that also means no talk about work so you won’t be getting the inside story about life in a yarn shop. Regarding the yarns and other shops I’ll not talk about any other yarn shop in the Copenhagen area because they are the competitors to the shop where I work. I’m not interested in getting them any free publicity while not talking about my own work place or risk being accused of unfair criticism. When it comes to the yarns I’ll probably only be talking of yarns that I like and that are available from the shop as I get a very good employee discount. If I don’t like a particular yarn, I’ll simply not talk about it. Some people will probably be able to figure out which shop it is seeing the yarns that I’m using but I’m not going to tell…

Okay, back to the knitting… Or should I say lack of knitting? A combination of too much work and heavy headaches has left me with precious little time to knit. Still, I’ve managed to get on with Butterfly.

Butterfly

The beads are not showing very well in this picture so here’s a close-up that hopefully shows them better:

Butterfly_1

I don’t own a ball winder so a lot of time has also been spent on this:

Merinosilk

Moor

The picture on the top show 100g of Merinosilk from Grignasco. It runs 1400m/1533yds and is 75% merino and 25% silk. It came in one skein but ended up in two balls because I managed to reduce it to a very ugly tangled mess that meant involving a pair of scissors… Luckily I didn’t get it for anything in particular, I just want to play around with it and make some lace swatches.

The picture on the bottom shows the colours of the yarn I got to make a fairisle slip over for myself. I been wanting one for a while now and it’s time that I get better acquainted with the technique. I’m using a pattern, Moor, from A Yorkshire Fable but I didn’t like any of the colours available in Yorkshire Tweed 4ply or Scottish Tweed 4ply so I got some from Isager instead. It’s somewhat thinner than the other yarns so I probably have to do some fiddling around with the pattern.

Last but not least the new Rowan Magazine arrived. I’m not as thrilled as a lot of other people but right away I found the Anna Socks very inspirational. As I’ve mentioned before my legs are nowhere as thin as the model’s so I’m fiddling around with this pattern as well which means that progress is slow.

Annasocks_1

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