Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My not so secret knitter within

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I have been knitting quite a lot though 2016 - and it has been great fun!
Originally I gave up knitting some years back. My arms were hurting badly, but with new needles and a new exercise regime, I can knit again. If not daily, enough to bring me joy.

I have knitted mostly dishcloths and socks, which are small enough to not weigh much on my arms and quick enough to get done.
I just went through my yarn - I do not want to build a stash or a knitting Ufo collection.

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So for now, I have 3 projects going - the jacket above, with the crazy happy colour arms. It is in the final stages, and I cut the front and the armholes open yesterday.

A pair of purple and white mittens.

A dishcloth started yesterday evening.

I gave away a huge stack of dishcloths for Christmas and 3 pair of socks - and I am replenishing my gift box with more dishcloths - nice to knit, nice to give and nice to get.

May Britt mentioned the sock book below yesterday, and I found it in a store today. I had to visit a few shops to find it, and it is filled with nice sock patterns of all kinds.

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I have shopped Ravelry for several cool patterns through the last year too - so much creativity going on amongst different designers world wide!
It is great to be able to download a pattern right away.

If you want to take a look at what I knitted in 2016, you can look in on my Instagram account. I have decided to not try to do any catch up here on the blog, it will just make my head spin ;-)

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This is my favourite nearly-no-brain pattern for dishcloths.
It is a free pattern from Bittami's Facebook group called Bird Cherry.
It goes with all kinds of cotton yarn, and always looks good.
Maybe I can cast off number 5 for 2017 tonight?
It is relaxing to watch TV and knit at the same time, and dear husband likes the company.

 

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Wishing you a lovely day,
wherever you are

Hanne

8 comments:

Elaine said...

Beautiful work Hanne, I am glad you are well enough to enjoy your knitting again :)

Ondrea said...

So lovely that you can enjoy knitting again. I love that jacket.

margaret said...

I adore you jacket truly a masterpiece. Like you with bamboo needles I can now knit aagin well did one scarf but have lots of wool hidden away somewhere amongst my stash of bits and pieces

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Awesome projects 💖💖

Curly said...

I love the dishcloths. They look too fancy to use! I am going to try and get that pattern. I too knit at night while we watch Netflix or PBS shows. My husband likes me to watch with him and I feel like I am accomplishing something while watching! Yes, Ravelry is amazing. So much goodness.

martha bilski said...

Love it all! Happy New year! XOXO

Barwitzki said...

Hei Hanne, så deilige jakke du strikker. Super fint. Spennende å se ferdig :-))
Gratulere deg også til de andre vakre prosjekter. Hilsen kommer fra Viola

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Lovely, just lovely knitting! The sweater is going to be wonderful! I can't wait to see the finish! Hopefully you'll share a picture, with you modeling it!! <3