Sunday, June 23, 2013

Miss Lemons Black and White Jumper

I finished this jumper this spring, but haven't gotten around to posting about it yet. I ended up using another template for the jumper than the one I first intended, as I found it hard to meet the gauge. I was afraid the jumper would end up too stiff if I used very fine needles, so I chose another pattern from one of my books, with the same basic shape, but a different gauge. In retrospect I realise that I could have tightened the gauge some, but I'm still pleased with the outcome.

On another note it's still raining cats and dogs here in Lillehammer. Before we moved here we were told that the summers would make up for the very cold and long winters. So far I'm not too impressed.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Twin Set for Winter

Hiya all.

It's been quiet here for a while, sorry about that. I've been working in a lower secondary school since March, and although it has been enjoyable it left me with no energy for blogging. Now school is out for summer though, and this being Norway, I'm already thinking about the fall and warm clothes... Probably because for the 3rd summer in a row the weather has been rather s**t, with flooding and the railroad closed due to land slides brought on by the rain. Sigh... Perhaps Italy or France would have been a better choice when leaving Ireland?

For those of you out there who, like me, are contemplating knitting a twin set for fall and winter, here's a pattern in 3 different sizes with 3 different stitches to choose from, from James Norbury's book "Knit With Norbury". Happy knitting :)