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Crazy Zauberball

6 Mar

is crazy…

This is a shawl called Mizzle, available on Ravelry, and I’m knitting it with the Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball (color way 1660 or ombre, if I’m deciphering the ball band correctly) I bought yesterday.

I started knitting it yesterday, and first the colors looked pretty nice actually. Then we watched Pirates of the  Caribbean – At the world’s end, and I kept knitting in the dark (this pattern is nice and easy, and suitable for movie knitting). When the lights came back on, I saw the crazy.

Well, I’m sure it’ll work out ok in the end. Shawls always look funky before they’re blocked anyway, and, uh. I’m sure I’ll get used to the colors. It just looked so different in the ball.

For future reference, I think the yarn would work better as stockinette stitch. I think it’s the purl rows that make the whole thing look a bit busy at the moment.

The yarn itself is simply a joy to work with.


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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