Archive for the ‘Rósaleppaprjón’ Category


April 22, 2009

This has been sitting in my knitting bag waiting for buttons and crocheted button loops since Siggi was born. Úps. I figured with all that work, I should finish it up. It’s hard to get hand sewing time, but we took a ride in the car so I was able to get it done.

It fits him perfectly now. He just had his 2 month checkup and is 11 lbs. 7 oz (5.2 kg.) and 23.5 inches long (58.75 cm). It would have been fine on him as a newborn too; we could have just rolled up the sleeves. It’s perfect for the weather we’ve been having to wear outside when it’s kind of warm.

The colour is more of a dark blue-green but the flash photo doesn’t do it justice. The bottom photo is a little closer. I am really pleased with how it came out; it makes me want to make another. Maybe for the next baby gift I have to give.

One issue: in a moment of pregnancy fogginess, I convinced myself that there was an error in the pattern and I should knit the chart the opposite way. It made total sense to me at the time. Then when I finished the front I realised it was just me and the big rose was suppposed to be in the centre, not the way I have it. Oh well, I still like it.


I really am knitting

September 10, 2008

I haven’t had a lot of time and/or energy to knit lately. I’ve been reading a lot on the bus instead. I did start a baby sweater, though:

It’s a really interesting construction, if you can tell from the picture. It’s knit from the bottom of the back up to the neck, and then split for left side and right side and knit down.

I think there is some errata in the pattern, or I miscounted when knitting. You divide for the neck and then it says to knit the right side (on your left hand). When I finished dividing for the neck and knit back, I was on the left side. So I just reversed the directions. Since it’s garter stitch, I am not sure if I made a mistake about casting off for the neck on the wrong instead of the right side or vice versa, or if there is an error.

I am using Kitten Mohair that I got in Hagkaup last time we were in Iceland. I think that knitting intarsia with mohair yarn is very, very evil. I don’t think I would ever do it again. This one isn’t even serious intarsia, it just has a few little balls of the contrast colour. They have a nasty way of getting themselves tangled and then the mohair yarn makes everyone glue themselves to each other. Despite that, I am still enjoying the sweater.