Sunday, April 8, 2012

Top 10 favorite knitting things :-))

I would like to introduce a new feature to my blog called "Top 10 favorite knitting things".
There are many lovely knitting related things that I come across and I would love to regularly share about my finds with fellow knitters and readers of my blog.
Lets begin ;-))) "Sunny with a Chance of Knitting" very first 

"Top 10 favorite knitting things":

1. Juno Fibre Arts Belle FIngering/4ply yarn, 70 % Alpaca, 30% Wool in colorway 'Sun".
I bought this yarn because of the bright yellow color. Now, that I have knitted with it I love it for its wonderful and soft texture with a little bit of lovely fuzziness to it. 
2. Crystal Palace CPY Bamboo Circulars Needles
I have nickel sensitivity (allergy) and cannot use Nickel plated needles. Bamboo needles are the way to go for me. There are perfect for knitting shawls and kidsilk projects.
3. DyeFor Wool and Dye ForYarn.
I just absolutely love all the yarn I have tried from this brand.  Truly a wonderful experience knitting with these gorgeous yarns. The quality of yarn and the colorways are superb.
4. IngoDesign Shawl Pins.
I am a big fan of these beautiful pins and have quite a few in my collection.  A must for a shawl lover ;-)) 
5. Verena Winter 2011.
Love this issue of Verena. It has lovely color work that I hope to try one day.  I especially like Model 27.
6. Fun Knitting Coffee Mugs from CafePress.
Super cute cups. Great gift idea for a fellow knitter. 
7. Hand Lotion "Clean Line" / "ЧИСТАЯ ЛИНИЯ".
I love hand lotions and use them often. I like my hand to be smooth and soft while I knit and all other times too ;-)) This lotion is very light and smells good enough to eat.
8. Interweave "Knitting Daily Galleries".
This is great feature that they have for "Interweave Knits". In these galleries pictures are posted of  the sample garments from the magazine worn by different people. You can see how  particular knit fits different body types. 
9. Knitting Yarn Swift  and Knitting Yarn Ball Winder from Knit Picks.
I blogged about this earlier. A must have if you are knitting a lot of lace projects and need to rewind a lot of lace yarn.
10. "Filtering Daylight" shawl by Suvi Simola
Love this shawl design. It is fresh and original and I plan to knit it as soon as time permits.  

I wish everyone a great week ahead :-))

Happy knitting,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Etude in Purple

I have moved to a new house last weekend and for the past two weeks and I am sure many weeks ahead there was and will be not that much free time for me to knit. I have managed to knit a little bit in between packing and unpacking, but progress is very slow. I am working on my second "Etude in stripes" cardigan. I love my original grey and yellow cardi and have been wearing it a lot since I knitted it, so I decided to make another one in different colors. I have chosen some beautiful 2ply  DyeForYarn Fine lace / Merino cashwool  in purple shades and it works lovely for this project. I am knitting yarn held double. The new project is called "Etude in Purple". The free pattern for "Etude in stripes" is available on my blog.

На прошлых выходных мы переехали в новый дом и последние две недели были заняты упаковкой коробок и переездом, а будущие недели будут заняты распаковкой :-)). Переезд не оставил мне много свободного времени на вязание, блоги и Равелри. Удалось совсем немного повязать мой второй кардиган "Этюд в полосочку". Свой первый кардиган я очень часто ношу и мне захотелось связать ещё один такой. Для этого проекта я выбрала меринос ласе от DyeForYarn фиолетовых оттенков. Вяжу в две ниточки.  Этот проект можно посмотреть на Равелри. Я его назвала "Этюд в фиолетовом".  Инструкции этой модели доступны бесплатно на моём блоге.

I have not had a chance to visit Ravelry or to read any blogs lately.. Living out of the boxes right now :-)) and got the internet connected just yesterday. It has been very busy, but as things settle down I will be knitting more and posting more. Untill then I wish everyone great days ahead and leave you with these flowers that are now growing in front of my house. I have never had a garden before, so I do not even know the name of these flowers. If anyone knows, please let me know :-))

Этот цветок теперь растёт перед моим домом. Я правда не знаю как он называется и буду рада если кто подскажет ;-))
Желаю всем хороших дней впереди и лёгких петелек :-))

Happy knitting,