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October 6, 2011

Yep, it’s that time of the year again. I knit through summer as well, but in fall I really get the urge to get out the needles whenever there is a bit of spare time.
I started rewatching all seasons of Gilmore Girls in the evening, knitting away at the same time.

In my knitting basket right now: this lovely lovely Madeline Tosh sock yarn (in colorways ‘dusk’ and ‘vanilla bean’), waiting to be wound and started as soon as I can decide which color I want to do first, and a local handspun yarn which will be a scarf.

I’ve been looking for wooden needle boxes and found two identically painted ones for circular and straight needles in my favorite thrift store a while ago. I love the bright red, I smile every time I look at them (and they are very handy of course, no missing needles anymore).
And finally, I’ve been making dishcloths for the new apartment.

I’m using organic cotton yarn for these and the simplest pattern I could find. I love no-brainer knitting, the kind that is almost meditative, where your hands start working away at their own pace undisturbed by counting and checking and thinking.
Incidentally that’s what I love about sock knitting, plenty of no-brainer handiwork, but just enough challenge in the heel and toe to keep me interested.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2011 1:10 pm

    Kristina, What wonderful colors! Those potholders are great. My aunt used to make those so we always had them around the house. I have a few I’ve never used that I’ve put away. Great memories of her. Thanks. Did you find a new place? Hope I didn’t miss that post!

    • tidytipsy permalink*
      October 7, 2011 6:05 pm

      Thanks Lynda! We did find a new place, I wrote it somewhere but it didn’t get its own post ;) We’ll be moving in early November, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly with painting the walls and putting down laminate flooring first.

  2. October 6, 2011 1:49 pm

    You have such an eye for color and style. I don’t know which picture I like the best! Those needle holders, though, what a find.

    • tidytipsy permalink*
      October 7, 2011 6:06 pm

      Thanks Lauren :) I was thrilled to find the needle boxes as well, and matching ones at that!

  3. October 8, 2011 10:40 pm

    Ohh what a nice yarn! And the result is great!! You’re totally right, knitting is great for not thinking in other stuff! If you have a moment take a look to this wonderful bag:

    • tidytipsy permalink*
      October 9, 2011 6:20 am

      Thanks Neus, I’m glad others feel the same way about knitting :)) That bag is too funny!

  4. Jamie permalink
    October 9, 2011 4:25 am

    These are more than adorable and would make pefect gifts! Would you be willing to share the pattern? ~ smiles.

  5. October 11, 2011 5:23 pm

    I just stumbled across your lovely blog via Pinterest (great sorbetto dress!) and the photo of the needle box made me smile. My German grandmother had exactly the same and gave it to me together with all her equipment a while ago. My partner could not believe that such a word as ‘Rundstricknadelbox’ exists…

    • tidytipsy permalink*
      October 12, 2011 5:01 am

      Thanks Sophie, that is funny that you have the exact same box. They must have been part of a bigger series :) And yep, we do have some very long weird words in german :))

  6. November 12, 2011 5:31 am

    Such a great job. I love the yarn you’re using,. beautiful. So rustic and organic. I just don’t have the time or patience but I’m sure finishing the project makes it all worth while. Finishing something sure does feel good!. Thanks for sharing your talent!

    • tidytipsy permalink*
      November 13, 2011 7:57 am

      Thank you! It does feel good to finish something, but I like the process of making stuff as well:)

  7. December 4, 2011 6:40 pm

    The stitch definition here is amazing…

  8. February 8, 2013 12:13 pm

    These are really pretty….


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