Friday, 26 August 2011

Scrap yarn - solving tiny problems

Last year, when we went to Japan, my suitcase died. Sadly. For obvious reasons I had to go buy a new one. Moe never owned a proper suitcase, so he wanted one as well. As it is with most suitcases mine is black and therefore completely unrecognizable. I have tried to come home with somebody else's suitcase once before (when I opened the only thing I saw was dirty boxershorts and 'chocolates for mum' - rather dissappointing when I hoped to find my toothbrush and such!), so to prevent that from happening again, I thought a wee bit of my scrap yarn would come in handy.

When Moe saw my new 'gadget', of course he wanted one too ;) I pointed out to him that since his suitcase is bright orange it wouldn't be hard to recognize at all. But then he pointed out that that wasn't really the point :)

And as always, Moe prefers stripes!

Saturday, 6 August 2011


This cardigan - or at least this type of aran cardigan - has been on my mind for a very long time. And when I got Lene Holme Samsøe's new book 'Mere Feminin Strik' for my birthday, I found the perfect pattern I had been looking for. I've used the original yarn (ordered from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions - great shop!), same colour and everything. Maybe a bit unimaginative but I loved the cardigan Lene Holme Samsøe made so why change that. It took me a little over two weeks to finish it, and I loved the process as much as the result. 

It's not the easiest thing to take picture of your own back, but you get the idea, I'm sure :)