Knitorma – Episode 063

Despite the horrific situation here in Portugal, I decided to film today’s episode anyway, but decided against mentioning it during the podcast. For those of you not aware, currently there is a huge forest fire raging through a large area in the center of Portugal that has already claimed the lives of countless people and as yet there is no sign of it being under control. We’ve not even officially entered the summer season and already fires are destroying our forests and people’s lives. If temperatures continue like this, this summer is going to be one of the worst since 2003.

FINISHED OBJECTS

Joji’s 2017 MKAL – Starting Point – Joji’s Mystery Wrap by Joji Locatelli using Mrs. Robinson’s Handdyed Yarn Starlight in Light Grey Blue, Pink/Purple speckled, Light Green Blue Speckled, Navy & Turquoise on 4mm Addi Lace Click Interchangeables.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Sunny CloudsWolkig by Martina Behm using Mrs. Robinson’s Handdyed Yarn Starlight in Grey to Orange on 4mm Addi Lace Click Interchangeables.

 

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Knitorama – Episode 062

FINISHED OBJECTS

SM11-06-Honey & Clover (Round 5) Honey & Clover by Natalia Vasilieva using Hjertegarn Sock 4 in Burgundy & Light Grey on 2.5mm (Hiya Hiya Sharps).

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Joji’s 2017 MKAL – Starting Point – Joji’s Mystery Wrap by Joji Locatelli using Mrs. Robinson’s Handdyed Yarn Starlight in Light Grey Blue, Pink/Purple speckled, Light Green Blue Speckled, Navy & Turquoise on 4mm Addi Lace Click Interchangeables.

WWKIP Day 2017 – Textile Museum in Famalicão

working weaving machine

from thin pencil roving to cotton thread

ribbon making machine

more modern weaving machine

 

 

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Knitorama Episode 061

WORKS IN PROGRESS

SM11-06-Honey & Clover (Round 5) Honey & Clover by Natalia Vasilieva using Hjertegarn Sock 4 in Burgundy & Light Grey on 2.5mm (Hiya Hiya Sharps).

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Knitorama Episode 060

Slightly longer than usual, but there’s a lot of blathering going on and I’m all over the place, so apologies for that. That being said, enjoy…

FINISHED OBJECTS

SM11-05-Symphony Socks (Round 4) – Symphony Socks by Elisabeth White using Hjertegarn Sock 4 in Lilac on 2.25mm Hiya Hiya Sharps and beads were from Fusionbeads

Twist & FallInside Out with a Twist by Cartucha Knits using Regia 6-fädig Square Color (discontinued) in the Ocean colourway on 2.75mm for the sock and 2.5mm for the Heel Flap & Heel Turn (Hiya Hiya Sharps)

Mercury GardensMercury Socks by Kim Drotar using a Sock Blank (overdyed Araucania Ranco Sock also discontinued) by Dona Agulha on 2.25mm Hiya Hiya Sharps. Knit TAAT.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

2017 Pinwheel Blanket – Country Quilt Baby Blanket by Caron on 3mm Sullivan’s Bamboo Knitting Needles (Lincraft Australia, Melbourne) using left over sock yarn for the triangles/blocks and Garnstudio Drops Fabel in 107 Navy for the border with a 2mm crochet hook (from the Lidl) – Blocks 01-18 attached

SM11-06-Honey & Clover (Round 5) Honey & Clover by Natalia Vasilieva using Hjertegarn Sock 4 in Burgundy & Light Grey on 2.5mm for the twisted cuff & 1st chart repeat of the leg, and 2.25mm for the rest of the sock (Hiya Hiya Sharps).

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Knitorama Episode 059

Short episode as I’m tired after a couple of hours in the sun on the beach, and the Round 4 pattern (Sock Madness) came out as I was filming today’s episode, so I need to get started on them ASAP, as they use beads!!!!!

FINISHED

Black ButtercupButtercup by Kim Hargreaves using Katia Cotton Comfort (discontinued) in colour 2 (black) on 4mm Addi Click Interchangeables. Yarn was bought at Ribbels in Leiden back in the day :).

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017 – using Scheepjes Stone Washed and Scheepjes Catona. I have one original kit in the Jewel Tones and one kit I put together myself based on the Danish Mermaid Kit as shown on the Scheepjes Website. Completed Week 1-6.

 

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Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017

I’ve decided to join de Hygge CAL hosted by Scheepjes on their website. The Hygge CAL started on the 15th of February and a part of the pattern has been released once a week. The moment I saw the available kits I decided I needed to make Simy’s Choice or The Danish Mermaid, however that kit was not available to me here in Portugal, so I ordered the Jewel kit.

I just couldn’t forget the other one, so I went to Ovelha Negra on the 24th of April and ended up making my own version of The Danish Mermaid as the original colours used in the kit were not available in the shop. Here is what I came up with.

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I’ll have some progress shots for you soon 🙂

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Fuego Fall

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PROJECT INFORMATION

Pattern:

True Friend by Veera Välimäki

Yarn Used:

Dona Maria 2ply in:
Fuego – 210g = 643m / 703.2yds
CPF3 March 2015 – 186g = 517.1m / 565.5yds

Needles Used:

3.5mm Addi Click Interchangeables for the ribbing
4.5mm Addie Click Interchangeables for the body

STITCH COUNT:

66053sts

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Hungry Cats

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The View

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Spring

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