Blanket Square & New Yarn

Work is progressing on the love blanket square. My wrist is complaining a little, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it tonight or not. I guess we'll see.

I also had some yarn delivered to me at work. It's some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed that I ordered to make the elephant from the toy book David got me.

He said a few times that he liked the elephant, so I'm planning on working on it here at work in secret for his birthday in May. I also got a bit extra in the grey and a skein of red, probably to make a scarf for myself at some point.


ulf's picture

At last I'm familiar with the yarn and designers that are discussed on MWK :-) Is Elisabeth Lavolds book about sweaters with vikingpattern in cableknitting translated in english? It's very nice, especially designs made for men. She explaines a new way of knitting cable in the book. Cable makes the item a bit smaller but with increasing and decreasing you can end and begin cable in the middle of the sweater without changing the shape. And for all of you who don't know swedish: Ingen Konst means No Art in the sense of Not Difficult.

Vikingamönster i stickat has been translated into English.  I made the Harald sweater a couple of years ago using Jo Sharp Silkroad and had a lot of fun with the pattern.

ulf's picture

I bought the book 2 years ago and found it very inspiring. But the nicest sweater always seems to be the hardest to knit. I'm not really a cable kind of man I'm so impressed that you englishspeakers find the Ö,Ä and Å on your computers :-). I never seems to find other letters then the swedish.

drmel94's picture

Ah, but Ä, Ö, Ø, Å, Æ are all very easy to do on a Mac.

 I personally would like to improve my scant understanding of the Scandinavian languages, so as not to have to wait for the translations.

"Hatred does not end by hatred; hatred ends by love. This is the eternal law." - Buddha

Yeah, Ulf, I think I remember seeing a notice on a website that the Lavold book is now available in English. The viking pattern and Scandinavian knitting -- sounds like another six-month study project. Well, when I get time ...

Have fun,