Addicted to Moebius

Last few days I’ve been going thru my stash and was trying to figure out what could I do to use various samples of handspun wool. In the end I figured out I’ll give it a go with a cowl and decided to check out what is all the fuss around Moebius. Well it’s round. And it is quick. And surprisingly addictive way of knitting – doing a figure of eight that ends up being a twisted cowl! Take a look at this video by Cat Bordhi and you might end up with a few ones of your own.
Suddenly, my first cowl was done
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and it has a nice twist in the front
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so that was “Earth”.
Next one to follow was “Water”
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And guess what? I’m knitting “Fire” at the moment 🙂 Great for stashbusting!

I’ve listed them on my etsy shop if you’d like one yourself or for a present. If they’re still there by Christmas, I’m going to start to look for the owners on my list 😀

Knitting with Noro Iro

It is bulky and colours are lovely and I got it online. 75% wool and 25% silk. You would think it is perfect. Not for me.
Unfortunatelly, it itches like crazy on parts of it so I will have to move onto something else – in the meantime (I am stubborn after all!) here are just few projects that I have done with two skeins (one of each colour) – I had to double check if I can use it 😀

Basic Earflap Hat (improvised) Capucine Hat (by Adela Illichmanova) Candy Change Purse (by Jessie Driscoll)
Iro Earflap Hat Iro Capucine Hat Iro Candy Change Purse

My handspun handwarmers

First time knitting with my own yarn!!
Well, I started with idea of making several small purses out of it but then when I was knitting it I loved the look! So scrapped the purse idea and continued into a small handwarmer – sortof Elena’s size. Once finished that, I realised I really really like it. So dumped the small size idea and continued knitting a grownup one and managed to have just barely enough for a second one too! Will have to spin something similar for the second small handwarmer though 😀 😀 One day…

So the yarn looked like this:
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and it includes the following fiber from Phat samples (April, May and June):

and after a bit of work…

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ended up like this

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…. and voila! these are my final product 🙂

My handspun handwarmers
My handspun handwarmers My handspun handwarmers

Mini Mania Started

I loved the mini mania scarf from Sarah (Exchanging Fire) – a perfect way to show off all that pretty yarn samples I’ve started collecting (courtesy of Phat Fiber). I just can’t make myself to use them by making a toy which will be happily thrown anywhere or drooled on or tossed in wheetabix or worse. But this – this is amazing! It flows easily into mindless knitting and gives so many options you can do – will next one be red or blue or purple or green or sparkly or pastel or….

I love it!!! Have no clue how big will it end up 😀 😀 I’ve taken a 100 cm cable and cast on about 400 something stitches. I only know how to do long tail cast on so I measured provisionally how much would it take for ten, then multiplied by five then by two, then added a bit to spare and multiplied by four again. OK, I was in the mood to play with numbers 😀 Somehow small seemed, well, small 😀 And I know I would go crazy crazy if I went for over 600 stitches one. So middle is good. And surprise is alway nice!

I cast on as many as I could (leaving a bit for the fringe) and off we go – an epic journey – took me about two hours to finish row one and this is the progress after my third sample skeinlet:

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I love it!

Just another lifetime to finish it… (I’ll occasionally post some updates :D)