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13 Apr

I began and finished a shawlette a month ago, but I just couldn’t take a picture that did the colors any kind of justice with the quality of light we were getting back then. I tried again now and had better success.

Pattern: Mizzle

Yarn: Crazy Zauberball from Schoppel-Wolle


I swear this is the last shawlette I’ll ever knit. They’re simply too small to be of use to me, unfortunately. I love the colors and the fabric, but I just don’t know how to wear a shawl this small (100 cm across the top, 33 cm high).

The pattern is an easy, pretty basic shawl, and the shape is pretty much ideal in my opinion. Maybe I’ll knit another, bigger one some day.


My Yarn Raid to a Neighbouring Town

5 Mar

I’m on spring break! To celebrate the beginning of the week off (as much as any student ever really takes time off…) I decided to check out a yarn store in a small town outside my city: Käsityökauppa Ilo located in Haukipudas.

The store had an amazing selection – although I suppose this is entirely subjective. They had quite a lot of wool from Finnish sheep, lots of yarns I haven’t encountered before and some of my old favourites. I had a hard time not squealing with delight too much.

I was especially excited to find they carry Schoppel-Wolle’s Zauberball and Crazy Zauberball yarns. I bought one ball of Zauberball from Germany, and have since only seen them being sold in internet stores. I don’t like to order yarn online, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on some Zauberball goodness now.

I also found the perfect yarn for a pair of knee-high socks I’ve had my eye on for a while now.

I got 2 skeins (200 g) of Seehawer & Siebert’s Sockenwolle. It’s a fingering weight wool and ramie blend. Even though the lady at the store carefully explained how I should take care of the finished object, it never really sink in that ramie is a kind of plant fiber. I only noticed it when I added the yarn to my Raverly stash. I don’t suppose it will make a difference: I never machine wash anything knitted anyway. As long as the socks don’t wear out straight away, I’m happy.

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