2.16.2014

today the weather is is feeling like spring and so am i!
i am longing for a good, thorough spring clean-up but i lack the time. however, i DID clean up our computer and discovered some photos of projects i hadn't yet blogged about, so i will be sharing these in the following posts!

first up is a pair of socks i finished in march 2013. the reason i didn't blog this pair is simple: i don't like them. there's nothing wrong with them, i just don't like the look of the yarn. they were knitted with Opal Sock yarn and it turns out, i am just not an Opal fan. ;)
(also: notice how the yarn pools a little bit on the right sock leg - for those who don't know what pooling means, let me share my knitters geek wisdom with you: pooling is when colours knit up in "blotches", creating "pools" of colour. this was my first "pooling experience" and EUGH, i do not like it.)
 
let's also share a (small) project that i do like: yesterday i made a crocheted bookmark for my moms birthday (for the record: we had a bigger gift too, i just like giving something hand-made even if it's tiny like this)
 i'm definitely making one for myself too, because this is way more stylish than a supermarket receipt, right? (and i have to admit, i love the tassel)
 (more details and a pattern link on ravelry)

12 comments:

  1. Maar zeg dat zijn kei schone sokken, ik ben al benieuwd naar al de rest dat we nog niet hebben gezien hier.

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    1. geen projectjes meer die ik eigenlijk lelijk vind, in elk geval. ;)

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  2. Ik vind het net leuk dat de kleuren in poeltjes samenkomen :) Dat zie ik veel liever dan zo'n gemêleerd effect.

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    1. ondanks de bemoedigende woorden blijf ik het maar niets vinden! ;) zeker niet als ik sowieso niet zo fan ben van het patroon dat de wol vormt (is het een streep, is het een stippellijn, wie zal het zeggen) en dan nog eens in poeltjes! aaaahhh! horror! ;) ik hou overigens wel van gemêleerde wol, maar dus niet zoals hier. dan mag het veel subtieler. :)

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  3. I really like your socks! I've never seen yarn like that. I've also never knit anything that pooled or flashed or anything like that. But I like the effect when it's intended.

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    1. thanks, Michelle! it's a German brand, and i never heard of it until i found it in a local yarn shop. they have great colour combinations but i don't like the colour repeats in this one.

      i think they have other collections but i also think i'm more a Regia yarn fan for everyday socks. and if i had the money i would knit all my socks with Koigu KPPM. ;)

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  4. Ik vind de kleuren van de sokjes eigenlijk wel heel leuk, maar ik snap ook wel dat het niet de ideale sokkleuren zijn. Volle strepen waren mooier geweest. Wel heel mooi gemaakt!

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    1. op zich heb ik geen probleem met de kleuren, eerder dat streepjesgedoe. :) maar ze zitten supergoed, dus ik draag ze! ;)

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  5. Allé, ik vind dat gelijk echt wel mooie kousen!
    Dragen hoor! ;)

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  6. I've never heard of the term pooling! Sorry you didn't like the socks. I tend to shy away from yarns that are multicolored just because I don't like very busy colors and patterns. But I will say the dashes it creates are interesting and kind of makes me think of Morse Code.

    That crocheted bookmark is so lovely!

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    1. i never thought of morse code, but now that you said it i see it too! i love multicolored and/or striped yarns, but only for socks. :)

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