13 Nov 2017

Large Baby Blanket

Posted by Annie Altherr at 3:21 pm 0 comments
Typical for me to forget something.

Made this for my pregnant niece.

The pattern is free from Rowan.

The yarn is Sirdar Country Style DK

9 Nov 2017

WIP Dapple Cardigan

Posted by Annie Altherr at 4:45 pm 0 comments
Sirdar Dapple is a really soft DK yarn.
It knits beautifully.

Aran Cardigan

Posted by Annie Altherr at 4:43 pm 0 comments
Hubby lost lots of weight and the old cardigan was too large. 
He's got a new one now.

Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed

Cardigans in Hayfield Bonus Aran - 9552

14 Oct 2017

addiCraSyTrio testing

Posted by Annie Altherr at 2:15 pm 0 comments
I received the newsletter from Artyarn the other day advertising these new addi knitting needles.
For someone who loves knitting socks, I always look for alternatives that make life easier.
They looked interesting enough for me to buy one set. The 2.5mm wasn't in stock so I went for the 2.75mm.
They arrived very quickly!

This morning I thought I give them a try.

Casting on: no problem.
First round: A bit fiddly.
After about 1cm of knitting, it does get easier.
In the beginning, I was trying to figure out where to hold the loose ends so it felt comfortable.
I guess it'll take half a sock to get really used to them.
Mind you maybe I didn't choose the best yarn to start with. The cotton stretch isn't the smoothest to knit with any needle.
I am sure other sock wool works better.

Fazit: They are very light, feel smooth and make a good set of knitting needles to travel with. But you will have to get used to them, especially how to hold them.
For myself, I will get a set of 2.5mm and a set of 3mm.


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