Skip to main content

Me Made May '15: Days 1-5

I can't believe it's already May again: it feels like I only just did this challenge the last time and now it's time for it again! So here we go, the first five days of the Me Made May challenge. 


May 1st: going out to buy ice cream on the first day of May has been our tradition as long as I can remember. Here I am, eating salted liquorice ice cream and wearing my Quadrillion sweater and Harper hat.


May 2nd: Here's my new Drachenfels scarf. I loved my first one so much that I decided to make another one. 


May 3rd: Sunday sofa time. Watching TV and wearing my Ornette socks.


May 4th: Back to work after a long weekend. In desperate need of caffeine, cue the large cup. The baby seems to be immune to coffee, thank God, otherwise I would surely have been a human punching bag for the day. And I'm so glad to be wearing my newest cardigan, the second Exeter, I'm already thoroughly smitten with it!


May 5th: Today was a bit chilly so I was glad to wrap up in my lovely Vector scarf. 


Here's a few more photos of my second Drachenfels scarf. The colors are more subtle than I chose for my first one and the Baby Alpaca Silk yarn adds a nice shine to it. I might even like this one better than the first one!



Pattern: Drachenfels by Melanie Berg
Yarns: Drops Baby Alpaca Silk in shades #0100 off-white, 
#8108 light gray and #8465 medium gray
Needles: 4.0mm and 5.0mm (for the i-cord edging)


P.S. I will be moving the blog to a new address that matches the title of this blog on May 15th. I will be staying at Blogger, so only the beginning of the address line will be changing. I will inform you more when the move comes closer, just a little heads up!

Comments

  1. This post was such a joy to read! Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous handknits, I'm amazed at how many beautiful things you have in your wardrobe. The hard work really pays off :) Your Drachenfels is especially beautiful, and now I'm thinking of putting my deep-stash Malabrigo Silkpaca to good use... so thank you! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm looking forward to seeing your version of the Drachenfels shawl! It is a joy to knit, and I love wearing mine!

      Delete
  2. You've made such wearable and classy pieces! Very beautiful!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Salut Chéri! Beret Pattern.

Here is the pattern for the berets I've knitted. The name for the beret is from the t-shirt I was wearing when I took the project photos of the first beret for Ravelry. I thought the name suited the beret, since it's quite classical take on the hat that has become the icon of everything French. Happy knitting!

Cloud Mittens - the Pattern part 1.

This is so long overdue, but I have now finally managed to write down the pattern for the Cloud mittens. Here it is, my Christmas present to all you guys! Enjoy!
CLOUD MITTENS
(Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry)

You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g) 
Needles: a set of 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) DPNs or circular needles if you prefer Magic Loop method like me
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 5 cm (2 inches)


To fit an average woman hand
Intermediate knitting skills required

Capsule Wardrobe and Knitting. Part 1. My Capsule Wardrobe Knitting Goals.

Before my preganancy I started to read about capsule wardrobes and decided to try and minimize my own pile of clothes. During these past two years I've been trying to define my own stye by really focusing on which clothes I wear over and over again, and which ones are just taking space in my closet.
And the results have been a bit surprising. I have always thought of myself as a colorful person and I thought I loved a bit quirky clothes. But the fact is I don't actually dress the way I imagined I do. I mean, I own(ed) those kind of clothes, but I seldom wear (wore) them. In the reality I kept reaching for the same basics over and over again and feeling the most comfortable wearing them. I do love colors, just not wearing them. It meant I had to redefine my style, my "uniform" and also my knitting queue. I cleaned away everything I didn't really wear and started to buy good quality basics instead. I also cleaned my knitting queue, replacing things that I liked only…