Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The world, or at least my world, has shaken and changed since my last post here. On September 7th of this year I became a mother to, in my opinion, the most beautiful baby boy imaginable. All of my pregnancy passed without a single post here on the blog. Partly because in the beginning I didn't want to announce it yet before feeling more in the clear and then I guess I just never got back in the swing of things concerning this blog. So winter, spring, summer and fall almost passed without so much as a line from me. I apologize about that, although I'm not sure there is anyone reading my apologies anymore. Now being at home and not working, I will try to publish a post every now and then. I've missed blogging.
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Monday, January 7, 2013
|Copyright belongs to The Knitting Baker|
- "I can't believe I forgot how fun it is to knit!"
Now I'm making another one, from an even bulkier yarn, as well as having my long-term project, the Sky Scarf, on my needles.
I really liked knitting this and I'm happy with the result too. Easy and quick to make, cute and practical to wear. The perfect hat for someone with a fringe and sensitive ears (read: me).
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A little over a year ago, browsing through Pinterest, I came across this pin.
A Sky Scarf.
A way to document weather during one year of your life.
You have different colors of which you pick a couple to reflect the sky each day and knit a stripe (two rows). The idea for this comes from Lea Redmond from Leafcutter Designs and her Conceptual Knitting, which has a group on Ravelry too.
I didn't start it then, but thought the idea was brilliant. I talked about it with another knitter some time in the fall and she got really excited. It was actually her, who got me into this project again, when she asked me the link just in the last days of December. We decided to do it together, on our different ways and compare the results after this year.
Today, I went to a local yarn store and bought the yarn for it. I've made a note both today and yesterday about the color of the sky, so I know what to knit later. I was browsing through the blog posts about the pattern on Ravelry and noticed a triangular version, by Cabled Sheep, who documented the knitting of the scarf on her blog. She took the idea but changed the form. She used a Finnish designer's pattern Lacy Baktus, which again is a variation of a Norwegian designer's Baktus scarf. So now I am thinking about using the Baktus scarf pattern for making my Sky Scarf, instead of just making a straight rectangular scarf....
I mean to document my progress on the scarf here on the blog, every month, if I can manage. I'm excited to be doing this long-term project!