Archive for wool

Another Kind of Blanket

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on November 22, 2009 by annatestadoro

I completed this blanket a few weeks ago for my bosses nephew. I actually really like the material, it’s Silke Alpaca from Scandinavian Knitting Design, and while it was quite thick , it was incredibly soft.

Compared to my other baby blankets that I make this was easier and quicker to knit, as it was knitted in four separate parts. Also, the fact that it was so soft made it a real pleasure to work with. The colours were well chosen, especially as it was for a little boy.

I’ve got quite a few more things to add on here, but keep forgetting to do so during the week. At the same time I also have a whole lot more things to finish, especially some more blankets. So, look out for them here.

Keeping Baby Warm

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , on June 4, 2009 by annatestadoro

My friend in the US received the baby blanket I made a few weeks ago just yesterday and I just realised that I hadn’t added it on here, so here it is. She’s just had her first little one, a little baby girl and this will keep her very warm.
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I used some Karisma Superwash 100% wool from the folks at Scandinavian Knitting. I think it looks good and the colours work well. It’s always difficult picking colours for other people, but I seem to have managed quite well so far.
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I love making these blankets as they turn out really nice and heavy and perfect for little ones, or so I’ve been told. 🙂
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By the way, I’ve also recently opened a shop on Etsy, check it out. So far there are only a few items on there, but I first want to see what happens!

Bonnie Bonnet

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , on May 25, 2009 by annatestadoro

Another little bonnet I finished for a friend of mine in America. I used a Drops Design pattern from Garnstudio, but made a few changes to it. I think it has worked out quite well.

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The yarn also came from Garnstudio, but I can’t remember exactly what it was called. I’ll make sure I’ll write it down next time.
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I like how the entire bonnet seems to form a kind of star that top, I think it works well with the two different colours, the beige and the off white.
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And the piece de resistance is my new label, which I ordered a little while ago. I think it finishes the bonnet off nicely.

Socks

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , on May 4, 2009 by annatestadoro

Firstly, my niece arrived last Tuesday: Clara Mathilda. I can now start knitting and sewing little baby dresses, I’ve already ordered Burda sewing patterns and some wool to follow another Garn Studio pattern.

Secondly, I finished some socks a little while ago for a friend, as she always had cold feet.

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I followed a really old pattern that my aunt taught me when I was about 12. It’s very easy to follow and also easy to change if that’s what is needed. I usually get my sock wool from Germany as there’s more choice with all kinds of different colours, and I’m slowly but surely running out of wool. So, I should get someone to get me some more!

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Wool wool wool

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , on September 25, 2008 by annatestadoro

So, remember my post about Angel Yarns? I bought some amazing wool from them last week, as my brother is going to have a baby. This is going to be my first niece/nephew…as you can probably imagine I’m incredibly excited. I’ve already got lots of plans to sew and knit… So, here’s a picture of the wool.

I can’t believe I’m getting so excited about wool 🙂

Angel Yarns

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 2, 2008 by annatestadoro

Sorry, no picture today, but a link to an amazing yarn shop for Europe: Angel Yarns

The variety of wool, cotton and any other yarn that this shop can provide is dazzling. I have to admit I’ve only ordered from this shop once, but I’m still using the wool, which is a testament in itself! I recommend anyone in the UK to visit the shop, especially as prices are very competitive!