Sommarsemester Day 1: Sunset over Mälaren

Sommarsemester Day 1: Sunset over Mälaren

Today, I start my three week vacation with a weekend trip to my boyfriend’s father’s summer house. Time to work on my latest sweater!

Today, I start my three week vacation with a weekend trip to my boyfriend’s father’s summer house. Time to work on my latest sweater!

i finished these mesh lace ankle socks a while ago, but I don’t think I ever posted a picture of them. They are a slightly longer pair from the light grey pair I knitted previously. I rather like them, but even here in Stockholm, it’s just a bit too warm to wear them right now. :D

Child’s summer hat

A few days ago, I posted a WIP picture of this hat. I actually finished it the very same day. Crochet projects are so much faster than knitting projects!

This child-sized hat is based on the Flared Shell Brimmed Hat by Cathy Phillps. You can see my notes and modifications for the project on my ravelry project page.

I really hope it fits my friend’s two year old daughter!

in the works:

* Knitting a lace patterned tank dress with a linen blend yarn. I hope to wear this to a wedding next weekend.

* Crocheting a floppy summer hat in a pink cotton yarn. This is a gift for a friend’s 2 year old daughter.

small hanging baskets

A few weeks ago, I crocheted a few hanging baskets. It started from a desire to just do something different. I wanted a break from knitting (more specifically, knitting pullovers with sock yarn). I also wanted a quick project with immediate results.

So, I dug through my ever growing yarn stash and found some neglected linen and linen blend yarns. And, I scrolled through my queue (sometimes, I do look at it) and found this very simple crocheted pattern, Hanging Basket (Large) by Bekki Bjarnoll.

Armed with a 3.5 mm hook, I crocheted three much smaller versions of the basket. Two of them were worked with Berroco Naturlin, colors Indigo and Maize. The basket shown in the pictures above was worked in Needful Yarns Trillium, which is a linen-blend left over from my very first ever crocheted project way back in 2007, Joy cardigan by Sarah Hatton.

It’s been a while since I last crocheted more than just edgings. This pattern was very easy to follow and a great jump-start into crocheting again—it uses a variety of different stitches: single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. I even worked the crab-stitch edging, which I’d never used before.

I really like how the baskets turned out. I use them to organize the packets (bandages, servettes, feminine products, and so on) that we have in our bathroom medicine cabinet. We don’t have shelves installed, so these are great in the mean-time.

how do you wear your handknit mesh socks?

pointed ballet flats and blue jeans.

how do you wear your handknit mesh socks?

pointed ballet flats and blue jeans.

Mesh ankle socks

Ankle socks are always a quick knit, but I feel like these just flew off the needles. 

I used the lace mesh pattern from Carol Feller’s Carpino Pullover, which I knit a couple of months ago. It’s such a simple stitch pattern and so easy to remember. 

I’m considering making another pair already because I love how these turned out.

Mesh ankle socks

Ankle socks are always a quick knit, but I feel like these just flew off the needles.

I used the lace mesh pattern from Carol Feller’s Carpino Pullover, which I knit a couple of months ago. It’s such a simple stitch pattern and so easy to remember.

I’m considering making another pair already because I love how these turned out.

Anthi, Knitty Spring + Summer 2014

The weather has been lovely lately (except that we had some hale and snow today) and I look forward to the longer spring and summer days romping around the Swedish countryside in this bright and breezy top.

If you’re interested in some of the changes I made to the pattern, see my ravelry page.

Anthi, Knitty Spring + Summer 2014

The weather has been lovely lately (except that we had some hale and snow today) and I look forward to the longer spring and summer days romping around the Swedish countryside in this bright and breezy top.

If you’re interested in some of the changes I made to the pattern, see my ravelry page.

Anthi, hot off the needles, washed, and now blocking under some late afternoon sunshine.

Anthi, hot off the needles, washed, and now blocking under some late afternoon sunshine.