Glimpse

As my life speed has slowed down to a crawl, I do try to keep up the creative spirit in little fits and starts.

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I’ve been working on another sweater in the same yarns as the previous one, this time top down and longer. As well as a bit wider because I thought I’d made the first one just about 8-10 stitches too narrow in the hip (which turned out, the next time I tried it on, to fit just fine). But that’s ok, then I can really bundle up with layers underneath without becoming claustrophobic. I have this thing about clothing being too tight, both visually and the feel of it.

Just one sleeve to go, which doesn’t take long at all – that is, if you keep knitting! The design was, again, determined by the amount of yarn and colours I had available. I didn’t spin or dye myself, but the colours might as well have been. Top priority was having lots of warm things to wear the coming season and not, like usual, finishing them off when the season is over. (the white thread is a lifeline to be removed on completion)

Next on the menu is altering a few items, which is not as much fun as designing new ones, but once done, very gratifying.

20 thoughts on “Glimpse

  1. That’s a wonderful-looking sweater–I like the subtle colors a lot. There’s something about a loose-fitting, warm wool sweater that makes me almost happy when cold weather arrives!

    1. Thanks – yes, I’m very pleased that I am in fact for once on time with my warm knits. And it’s so funny how my colour focus changes with the seasons!

  2. Beautiful sweater. I agree about tight fitting clothing, if there’s one big reason I won’t wear my handknits, it’s because I used to be in the habit of not recognizing this about me.

    And I also agree about sleeves. They go fast. But they sure don’t knit themselves!

    1. Thanks. It’s also taken me a while to find the right formula for a flattering fit, I tend to err in both directions. I may in fact have a bit of a sag over my tummy on this one, so perhaps I’ll reknit the middle portion so I don’t look pregnant!

  3. Wow den er flot. Jeg kan meget godt lide de farver, og din tone i tone facon at strikke på er bare god! Jeg er meget imponeret.
    Men jeg kan ikke forstå, hvad meningen er med den der hvide “livline”, nu har jeg heller ikke strikket mange sweatre (læs ingen).

    1. Tak for rosen. 🙂

      En livline bruges til ærmer, når man ikke vil have nogen syninger og typisk til raglanærmer. Så jeg starter med en halsring og strikker rundt og rundt med udtagninger til skuldre og bryst, indtil jeg når ærmegabene. Så sætter jeg x antal masker på en snor til begge skuldre/arme og forbinder for- og bagstykke med 8-10 nye masker under armhulen og strikker så igen rundt og rundt indtil trøjen er færdig. Så samler man de løse masker op og strikker ærmet rundt og rundt osv. Jeg laver et hæklet opslag under armene, så der også er løse masker at samle op.

      Hvis jeg strikker den anden vej, så er det under armhulen at de 10 masker bliver sat på snor og nye masker tilføjet hen over hver skulder, men samme princip.

      Jeg beholder livlinen på til ærmerne, for hvis der nu går lidt tid inden nr. 2 kan jeg bedre se hvor de starter og tælle mig frem til hvor jeg har taget ind på nr. 1 – jeg har det med at glemme hvad jeg gjorde, hvis der går for lang tid.

      1. (du kan se min rundpind der hænger og dingler til venstre på billedet)

        En anden grund til livlinen kunne være at jeg måske ikke er tilfreds med mit ærmedesign, så kan jeg nemmere trevle op uden at komme helt op i toppen af trøjen og skulle begynde forfra.

      2. Aha, det lyder vel nok smart. Jeg er ved at strikke en sweater (det har jeg været meget længe på pinde nr. 3), så jeg må da bruge den idé når jeg når så langt. Lige nu lider jeg af musearm, så strikning er strengt forbudt :'(

        1. Åh hvor træls, håber det snart går over. Pinde 3 kan være lidt langhåret, næste gang så prøv noget tykkere garn, det går dejlig hurtigt.

          Hvis det går for langsomt, så bed om noget ultralyd, det hjalp da jeg fik golfalbuer af strikning for mange år siden. (nervus ulnaris)

  4. Wow!!!! That is one gorgeous piece! Looks super comfortable and warm, too. I’m very jealous. I actually had the thought yesterday or the day before… “I’d like to take up knitting!” Then my rational side went “BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *deep breath* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA” because I know I’d need an introduction class to get started, otherwise I will frustrate myself and never really get going. So for now I’m going to admire others’ work from afar… and that is lovely. I’m glad you’re able to work a teeny bit and I hope you’re able to do as much as you’d like soon.

      1. that would be amazing! plus, update on cat experiment- used a piece of hemp & he ignored it! I am going to try w something more distinctive bc the hemp was thin & matched the wood on the floor. will let you know…

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