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My Beautiful Icelandic Vest

6 Nov

I have finally blocked my vest and was able to wear it for the first time today (I still have it on as I’m typing this). I love how warm it is in the cold yet how nice it still is to wear indoors. It’s definitely fine in the house.

I’m wearing it with a long-sleeved top as the wool is a little bit scratchy. Here is what it looks like on me:

The pattern is the “Létt-Lopi Vest” and can be found here.

My First Icelandic Project!

25 Oct

And it’s almost finished!

Well, I finished the knitting according to the pattern, but I want to add short sleeves to stop the rolling and the length is a bit short, so I’ll be adding some length too.

Here are a couple of pictures, I love it!

Works In Progress

21 Oct

While my Ederra set is being tested, I’m working on two projects.

The first one is a boy-ish scarf for my 15-year old cousin Valentin who lost his mum a few days ago. I’m hoping the woolly goodness will make him feel at least a teeny-tiny bit better… It’s the One Row Handspun Scarf. I like how it’s coming along, I think he’ll like it.

The second project I’m really excited about. This one is for ME! It’s an icelandic vest, which I’m knitting in Lopi yarn. The yarn is yummy and I’m really excited to get started on the colour part. But, it’s knit bottom-up, so it’ll be a little while until I can get there. I only started last night, so there’s not much to it yet. The main colour is a dark green and I’ll also be using a light green, a dark red and a natural colour for the colourwork. The pattern is Létt Lopi Vest and I’m using the suggested Létt Lopi Icelandic yarn.

Cowboy Booties Modeled

24 Jun

I created my Cowboy Booties pattern for a Texan friend of mine who was expecting a baby girl. Yesterday, I finally got to see pictures of the booties modeled by their intended recipient, lovely Miss Avery 😀

Cowboy Booties Pattern is Available

13 Jan

After a little wait, I can now announce that the pattern for the Cowboy Booties is available. Thanks to the very valuable help from my testers I can now offer a smooth pattern.

Pattern costs $5.00

These booties will make a perfect baby shower gift, and not only for Texan babies!

They have an internal bootie with ribbing at the ankle (cannot be seen when worn). The boot part is added onto it, so that it will stay on baby’s feet.

Necessary skills to make these are: knitting in the round, picking up stitches, Fair Isle knitting
The colour work is charted.

More details on the pattern are available on Ravelry:

Pattern in 2 sizes: 0-6 months & 6-12 months

The Testers are at Work

7 Jan

And, thanks to their help, I should be able to publish the Cowboy Booties pattern soon, probably Monday at the latest. So, stay tuned!

Here is a preview of a work in progress from one of the testers

Cowboy Booties are up for Testing

31 Dec

I have finished writing the pattern and it is now ready to be tested. If you are interested in being a tester, please check here.

The pattern will be published as soon as the testing period is over, so in about 2 weeks maximum.

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