28 February 2012

I am knitting a new Icelandic sweater - "VATNAJÖKULL"

I got an order from a guy in the States. He wanted me to knit the sweater I call VATNAJÖKULL, but with bigger pattern. So now I have depicted a bigger pattern a and I am just about to start to knit it. It will be interesting to see the result. This is how the work looks like right now:

14 February 2012

Knitted and felted underpants in 2 threads of Plötulopi

I have now finished the wool underpants for my boyfriend. He will get them today on Valentine's Day. They actually turned out better than I imagined after felting them. It works really good to felt plötulopi.

I knitted in 2 threads of Plötulopi and felted in the washing machine at 40 ºC (104 ºF) with a little bit of detergent and a pair of jeans. They shrank 20 %. From a lenght of about 40 cm to a lenght of 32 cm.

Here is a picture of the underpants before felting:


And here is picture after felting:


Now I just hope they fits my boyfriend. We will see tonight. I checked with a pair of his normal underpants. They should be fine.

07 February 2012

Icelandic sweater with skulls for children

I have had a period of inactivity when it comes to knitting. I have not been very interested in knitting over the last 3 weeks. But now when I am finally finished with the Icelandic sweater with skulls for a 8-9 year old it feels like it could be more fun to knit again. Somehow it was not fun to knit that sweater. It took so long time to finish it. Now I can finally do something else. It is being washed in this very moment. It is lying in conditioner right now to get more soft. Then it only needs to dry flat and I have to put in a zipper. I also have to sho0t a cover for the pattern since I am selling it later in my webshop (www.islina.se/en). I will take a picture of my neighbour's son wearing it.

This is how the sweater looked like for 40 minutes ago:


We will se if I can get a little bit more productive the coming Month. I will at least finish my darling's wool underpants as soon as I can. He is biking to work in -10 degrees celcius and it gets a bit cold sitting on the bicycle seat.
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