In episode two of the BHQH knitting podcast, I chat about my WIPs, FOs (yes plural), a UFO, a new arrival, some dream knitting and what’s new on the blog.
In episode 2, we are changing up the format. I’d love to have your feedback on the more structured/segmented format. Is there a segment you are missing?
Watch Episode 2 of the Knitting Video Podcast
This week I have two WIPs. In episode 1 of this knitting podcast, I placed a stitch marker on my Ingen Dikkedarer (No Frills) cardigan. I’ve managed to knit a solid 10 cm on it over the past week. This makes me stinking happy because it means I’ve separated the sleeves.
The rows were really getting long with all those sleeve stitches on the needles and it felt great to get them off.
I’ve also managed to identify the mystery yarn that my mum gave me for the cardigan.
It’s made by Chadderton Mill and I presume the yarn is called illusion and in the colourway deja-vu. It’s a 50% wool, 30% acrylic and 20% viscose blend.
That’s more acrylic than I would typically go for but I still really enjoy knitting with the yarn.
Last week, I shared a UFO that probably had to be frogged. The vest did indeed need to be ripped all the way back, not once but twice!
It had been so long since I last knitted this pattern that I had forgotten I hate the way it begins. The vest always rolled on my first. So frogging everything and knitting a size bigger (12 months), I had to frog it once more and knit it again without the first part of the pattern.
Somehow, I still managed to knit 10 cm as well on this project in the past week. I’ve been very productive with my knitting.
This pattern is by Petitknit and I knit these for my youngest in Arwetta Classic by Filcolana. I did an Instagram poll to decide which buttons I should use because I was torn. It was no help at all as you can see.
Thankfully, someone commented that the metal ones looked easier to get through the buttonholes and another person commented that they reminded her of Emil from Lønneberg by Astrid Lindgren. That settled the matter.
Purple Leaf Cardigan
I made this for my niece who will be joining us in December. I once again used a mystery yarn from my mum’s stash.
The buttons for both this and the overalls came from my button stash. I love when I can find buttons in there and give them a new life.
I honestly hope this UFO segment won’t become a weekly segment but this week I unearthed a new UFO.
The pattern is called Stilhed (Silence) and it’s from the book Strik en Stund (knit for a while) by Annette Danielsen. I no longer love the pattern but the yarn is wonderful.
It’s made with Isager Spinni in colour 10 and Isager Spinni Tweed in colour 10s. I will have to think of something new to knit with this yarn because this sweater is destined to be frogged.
I made a quick video of all my knitting tools in my old knitting bag. We then gave the empty knitting bag to my mum.
I was hoping I would get a new knitting bag for my birthday a month from now. My mum, however, is a knitting enabler and she encouraged me to get the bag now. So we got this lovely handmade leather bag from Muud. The model is Saturn in the colour cognac.
It’s a gift from my parents and my husband and I love it already.
Dream knitting is the knitting you are only doing in your mind, often while knitting on something else.
I want to knit a long cardigan with cables and it has to be light grey. I’ve been considering the Classic by Hanne Falkenberg. But the cables aren’t fully what I want. A long cardigan like this will likely run about 1500 DKK for the yarn alone so I want it to be just right.
I’ve also been dream knitting a scrunchie. I know there are plenty of patterns out there but I want to try my hand at making a pattern myself for one.
On the Blog
I’ve released my bestselling pattern, a dishcloth knitting pattern, for free!
I may have to knit some up again to take more photos since the original photos seem to have disappeared. That won’t be a big deal because they are so quick to knit and we can always use more dishcloths.