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Friday, 26 May 2017

Swap deal

My lovely colleague Emma makes gorgeous ceramic. We decided to do a swap. I'm so happy with this swapping, I'm knitting way too many kitchen-towels way beyond what I can use myself. It's a great way to get other crafty items into the house
I got these lovely bowls with green glazing:
She got 2 of these blue kitchen towels


Friday, 31 March 2017

Synth Green Art Walk Cardi

Finally when I saw a picture the Art Walk Cardi by Hannah FettigI knew what to make with the yarn from my half unraveled synthetic green sweater from the 80's. I had come a long way of endless swatching in search of a nice stitch that would work with this yarn and colour. Seed stitch variations turned out either too vintage, old-fashioned or boring to work with the colour. More textured swatching made the fabric look like a forest or lawn. Now here was something (the Art Walk Cardi) in a super simple texture stitch which just worked perfect.
Synth Green Art Walk Cardi by Knitbitch






































admit I totally copy catted it. To buy the pattern on Ravelry I had to buy an e-book with a total of 13 patterns, so I simply looked at the pictures and played it by "ear" or in this case rather eye. Also I decided to just finish all the yarn, so the Cardi became a bit longer. The cropped version looks younger and fresher, but this longer version probably fits my figure better.
Synth Green Art Walk Cardi by Knitbitch
Synth Green Art Walk Cardi by Knitbitch
this is my sweater from the 80's that I unravelled


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Mosaic knit mini towels



The one small trip to the home country and I come back home with 3 bags of donations. Which really is just yarn stash that somebody else doesn't know what to do with. You can check my Ravelry there is some of this stash that I'm happy to swap or even just give away.

So figured some of this stash could be gifted back to the giver in the form of mini-towels, so I knitted some using mosaic knitting technique. Always wanted to try mosaic knitting by hand. Once in a previous life I did do slip stitching on the knitting machine.



































It's really a wonderful way of knitting, so much more easy than real intarsia or fair-isle. The Bible of mosaic knitting is of course by Barbara G. walker. For these towels I used the free pattern and instructions by Purlsoho. I added a couple of variations myself inspired by a Danish kitchen cloth FB group. Particularly nice I think is the detail of the attached i-cord edging and the strap that I made using Purlsoho instructions. Not so easy. Honest is honest I have to watch the instruction video every time.





Saturday, 14 January 2017

The Christmas swap deal

did this great swap with an old class mate.
I got 3 sets of counterfeit royal Copenhagen Christmas decoration, which he produces under the radar together with an old friend.
He got 8 knitted Christmas balls.












Saturday, 24 December 2016

My Christmas decoration this year

Just picked up this random branch from the street and suspended it from the ceiling. Perfect to hang your knitted Christmas balls. I'm not a fan of the traditional Christmas tree. So sad all those trees that get cut down just to decorate our homes. Don't want to think of the carbon footprint it represents


Monday, 28 November 2016

Goodbye Ally mini-mi

Unfortunately Ally has decided to leave us. As a goodbye gift I crafted a mini-me in her "tenue du travail" wearing some important bling brand assets such as the shield and a golden mean necklace.



Sunday, 20 November 2016

Goodiebag

i crocheted this bag  to use for a birthday gift of delicacies, instead of the traditional basket. It could just about hide a bottle of wine. It was a quick weekend project. I used the thickest cord out of the "leftovers from Industry" curtain cord. That calls for hook size 8mm.
Goodiebag by The Knitbitch

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