Category Archives: sweaters

Fibre art

During the Dutch Golden Age, Quirijn van Brekelenkam painted scenes of men spinning. It seems that his compatriot Jacob van Toorenvliet (1640-1719) then painted the next step in the yarn-production process: And I’ve been working diligently on the next step: … Continue reading

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The Little Red Dragon and the Boy Clothed with the Sun

As the end of the year approaches, the exorbitant amount of stash begins to weigh more heavily on my conscience. Having excavated a half-knitted baby Bog Jacket (abandoned due to lack of yarn) I decided to frog it entirely and, … Continue reading

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Selfish sweater

In order to make myself feel better about buying yarn (i.e. expanding the stash) I’ve developed the rule that it isn’t actually stash if it’s cast on right away. Therefore, Black Friday’s bounty doesn’t really count, since it’s well on … Continue reading

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Winter knitting

A really great thing about having (relatively) small kids is the fact that one can knit an entire sweater from a single skein of yarn (more or less). Hey presto! Another raglan in Nøstebarn 2-ply merino (held double) for Tott, … Continue reading

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Some of my unfavourite things

I guess every knitter keeps a list of some items they’d rather never knit. Excluding the household items (dishcloths, pillow covers, rugs, etc) mine is short but drastic: socks and sweaters. But as you’ve likely noticed by now, dear reader, … Continue reading

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“Mummy, I like itchy sweaters!”

Tott sometimes spouts quite a lot of nonsense, and I think that his latest declaration of liking itchy sweaters falls firmly into that category. Still, he was quite thrilled about this latest Bog Jacket in some leftover Lett Lopi — … Continue reading

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Socks and sweater

Knoll’s sweater – the first time in the past 3 years that he hasn’t complained about itchiness. It’s Abuelita Merino Worsted and hopefully it will neither pill nor matt as awfully as the reviews on Ravelry seem to suggest. It’s … Continue reading

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