Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ambitus neckwarmer!

Here's Ambitus the wonderful neck warmer. I like neck warmers more than scarves. This one's made with Artyarns Ultramerino 6 color # 135 on 3.75mm and 4.00m circular needles. I used 125g/342.5yds (a little more than one skein). This yarn is wonderful on the skin. I love how it changed it's pattern with the ever increasing stitch count. Thank you, Paeivi for this lovely pattern! I'm sure I'll knit more of those. And for those who've read my blog for a long time, yes, this is the same yarn I used to make the Wool Peddler shawl. And there's still more in my stash. :o)


Ravelry made me do it! I saw a wonderful sock pattern, and it turned out to be from the book Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush. I ordered the book on Friday and it was here on Monday! Wow! Sometimes Canada Post surprises even me, in a good way! I know I have many knitting books already, but this one's special. There are lots of patterns in there I'd like to make (eventually). Usually there's only one pattern in a book I want to make, but not this time. I'll start with the sock called "Tiit's socks".
I just finished these socks in the picture, they are blocking and drying now. Never loved two color knitting more as with these socks. (They are NOT from the above mentioned book.) Pictures coming soon. But before I embark on another pair of socks, I'm going to knit me a square cake.

Marianne has sent me a picture of her finished Kyla mittens. I think they are lovely. Picture can be seen here. Thank you, Marianne!
Gudrun sent me another picture of her Kyla mittens, photo can be seen here. She made them in orange, of course I'm in love with them! :o) Thanks, Gudrun!

16 comments:

Sue J. said...

Beautiful neck warmer! I, too, love Artyarns Super Merino. You and Angelika do the most amazing two-color knitting! I just love to see your WIP's and FO's. Hope Sam and Biko are well. Milo snapped off a nail yesterday, so off to the vet we went. He's fine now. We have temps in the 50's and no snow. Amazing.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful!! It looks like a sunburst in that color - the perfect thing for the cold winter months.

Bobbi said...

the neckwarmer looks lovely! the color is fabulous!

Knittypants said...

Your neckwarmer is lovely, the color is fabulous!

I just bought myself a copy of the same book. Haven't knit anything yet, just drooled over the patterns. Nancy Bush is so inspiring.

Mariella said...

Your Ambitus is so soft and warm! What a beautiful colorway - just great for a neckwarmer.
I've got this pattern on my queue, just have to finish off a few others first!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Fabulous neck warmer! Perfect for romps in the snow with Biko and Sam. I love the yarn used for the latest Kyla mittens - that made such a pretty set. Can't wait to see the socks - both the newly finished and those yet to be cast on!

Tracy said...

Wow. Looks just like a big Sun. Nice pattern and beautiful color.

Heike said...

Was ein schöner Nackenwärmer. Mir wird ja schon von der sonnigen Farbe ganz warm!
Ich befürchte, mein queue wird wieder etwas länger

Viele Grüße von Heike

Violiknit said...

Lovely neck warmer! I love the colors, and how the pattern fans out like rays. I have that book too, but it's just eye candy for now (haven't knit anything from it; just drooling still)

hakucho said...

Love your neckwarmer! I always wear turtlenecks in the winter, but once in a while I don't. This would be fabulous for one of those days :)

happy knitting :)

Abigail said...

wow, i absolutely love the colour of that neck warmer!

i also love folk knitting in Estonia, so many beautiful patterns, i had a heck of a time finding my copy though, because apparently Amazon didn't beleave it existed. ah well, i have it now, and all is well :D

DAWN said...

very artistic photo and I love the color. Nice.

Debi said...

That neckwarmer is so pretty! I think a neckwarmer is much more practical than a scarf too...I was always losing my scarves when I lived up north!

Hannahknits said...

The neckwarmer is beautiful! Lovely colors.

I like the book also very much, lovely patterns in it and a lot of information.

hannahknits

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