Friday, February 24, 2006

My first knitted hat


My first knitted hat
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
As it is still quite cold I thought a hat would be a nice quick project. I saw a photo of a hat I liked on some Danish site and conjured up a pattern to emulate it. I think I did quite well, ha! I knitted the hat in just a few hours with some circulars I happened to have. The crown is crocheted.
The wool is from a frogged scarf I've had for some years, so I don't know what brand it is

The crown is crocheted


The crown is crocheted
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
The hat fits quite snugly, although I didn't do a swatch, as usual.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Something went wrong

I uploaded the last couple of entries via Flickr and apparently something went wrong with the order in which I uploaded them. I seem unable to correct this. YUK!

New sock started


New sock started
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
After I finished my first pair of socks I immediately started knitting another pair.

New sock wool has arrived!


New sock wool has arrived!
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
And I ordered some great sock yarn via e-bay. And... my mother, who is 86, took up knitting socks again. I lured her into this by showing her this yarn and, as I hoped, she couldn't resist. She chose the blue/green, the third from the top.
The blue/green yarn at the top I will use to knit a scarf. I ordered two of the balls.

Lava flow stitch (detail)


Lava flow stitch (detail)
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
I'm using the lava flow stitch, which is not too complicated, to allow for mindless knitting.

3. The mermaid's wedding


3. The mermaid's wedding
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
Okay, this pic is even worse. It's the third of the lamps.

My first pair of socks


My first pair of socks
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
I finished these in the beginning of January and am very proud of them! They fot like a dream and I think I caught the sock bug.

2. Up and out of the water


2. Up and out of the water
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
The second of the series of lamps. Lousy pic! Sorry about this...

1. Treasure below the surface


1. Treasure below the surface
Originally uploaded by harvestmoon.
This is the first of series of three hangings. They are part of an exhibition of lamps in a small museum here in Leiden. At the exhibition I put lamps behind them. And there is also a little fairy tale which I made up and printed out. I stuck up the story so that visitors know what the series of lamps represent.