pühapäev, 20. mai 2018

Vahepealne/In-between

Tavaliselt pole mul mitut pooleli kudumit, aga nüüd on selline olukord, et tuleb tellijale selga proovida enne, kui jätkata saab (sest see on just kõige olulisem hetk, kui on vaja kaenla all ühendada). Kuna vahel oli terve nädalavahetus, ei saa ma kudumata olla, seda enam, et oma aega ootab üks peenike meriinolõng,
Usually I don't have several unfinished knits at the same time but now it is a situation when the cliend should try the garment on before I can go on with  it (because it is the most improtant moment when it is time to join the back and the front pieces under the arms). Whereas the whole weekend was ahead of me, I could not be not knitting, especially when a  merino laceweight yarn was sitting and waiting.
Meriino on 100 g/800 m üleminekuvärvidega, üksinda tundus mulle liiga lörr, mulle meeldib selgema struktuuriga koepind. Aga sellest topist on järel linase ja viskoosi segu, 100 g/400 m. Nii et panin nad kokku. Seda enam, et meriino värv läheb sujuvalt mustast valgeks ja mulle ei meeldi puhas valge värv, las tal olla kontrastne kaaslane.
Merino is 100 g/800 m in gradient colours; when knitted alone, it is too "liquid" for my taste, I like more structured fabrics. But I have some linien-rayon blend from this top, 100 g/400 m. So I put the two together. Especially in the view that the colour of merino is going from black to white and I don't like white, so let it have a contrasting partner.
Siin pole veel eriti näha, aga juba algab tumehall sektsioon. Varras 5 mm, suured augud.
It is not yet visible but a dark-grey section is begininning. I am using 5 mm needles and the holes are quite large.


reede, 18. mai 2018

Linasest kardigan alustatud/Linen cardi started

Pole veel palju kootud, näitan alguse pilte.
Have not yet knitted much, these are pictures of the beginning.

kolmapäev, 16. mai 2018

Marianne juures Helsingis/At Marianne's in Helsinki

Eile käsin Marianne juures Helsingis. Ta on soome Burda peatoimetaja ja korraldab käsitöö kruiise. Nüüd tegeleb ta Adéle's Mohair lõngadega ja ilmselt hakkab ametlikuks esindajaks Põhjamaades (Marianne's Mohair nime all). Tema ateljee on lõngu ja kudumeid täis.
Yesterday I visited Marianne in Helsinki. She is the editor in chief of the Finnish Burda and organizes handicraft cruises. Now she is involved in Adéle's Mohair yarns and probably will be their represenatitive in the Nordic countries (under the lable of Marianne's Mohair). Her workshop is full of yarns and knits.
Karbis on komplekt: sobivates värvides erineva faktuuri jämedusega lõngad.
There is a kit in the box: yarns in various textures and weights but of matching colours.
Valmiskudumid:
Knitwear:
Käisin ka rätikut näitamas! Suvel tuleb kooskudumise info.
I also showed my shawl! The info about KAL comes in summer.

esmaspäev, 14. mai 2018

Proovilapp/Swatch

Leedu linane 100 g/450 m kahekordselt, vardad 3 mm.
Lithuanian linen 100 /450 m held double, needles 3 mm.
Värv on üsna tumesinine.
The colour is rather dark blue.
Sellest tuleb eest lahtine kardigan kolleegile.
This will be an open front cardigan for a colleague.

laupäev, 12. mai 2018

Mezgimo zona

Mezgimo zona on rohkem kui lõngapood. See on ka kudumisklubi ja -raamatukogu. Kahtlemata astusin läbi ka seekord.
Mezgimo zona is more than a yarnstore. It is a knitting club and library as well. Needless to say, I visited it this time, too.
Kena, kui lõngapoes on palju kudumeid. Proovilapp on oluline, aga on hoopis teine tunne, kui saab näha valmisasja. Valmiskudumid müüvad lõnga!
It is nice when a yarnstore has a lot of knits to show. A swatch is important but when you see a finished knitted item, it gives you a whole different picture. Knits sell yarn!
Seal üleval on linased lõngad ja neid on tegelikult rohkem.
This is linen on the top and there is more of it.
 
Seekord ei ostnud lõnga endale, vaid hoopis kudumissõpradele ja veel ühe tellimuse tarvis. Sellest viimasest kirjutan varsti rohkem.
This time I did not purchase any yarn for myself but rather for knitting friends and for an order. I will write more soon about the latter.

neljapäev, 10. mai 2018

Vilniuses/In Vilnius

Saabusin eile ja läksin Diteksase poodi. Sisse astudes avanes selline pilt:
I arrived yesterday and went to the Diteksas store. Once I got in, I saw this:
Need on uued suvelõngad. Esimese rea poolid ja veel mitmed on siid, mis näeb välja nagu šenill ja on hästi peenike. Kudusin kohe paar proovilappi, panin kokku halli siidi peenikese viskoosiga ja siis veel mitme peenvillasega, aga polnud hea valgus, et pildistada. Kui õnnestub, pildistan täna. Veel on siin laual puuvill, linane, mitmesugused segud, paar paellõnga.
These are summer yarns. The cones in the first row and several others are silk that looks rather like chenille and is very thin. I made several swatches, combining grey silk with thin rayon and then with several laceweight wools but the light was poor and I could not take photos. If I am luky, I will get photos today. Other yarns on the table are cotton, linen, various blends and a couple of ribbon yarns.
Need jämedamad lõngad on enamasti alpaka või alpaka segud. Praegu on nende väljamüük. Kahjuks ei saa ma alpakat kududa. All on peenvillased, meriinod, poolvillased jm peenikesed lõngad.
These thicker yarns are mostly alpaca and alpaca blends. They are on sale now. Unfortunately, I cannot knit alpaca. In the pic below there are laceweight wool, merino, wool blends and other very light yarns.
Ja siin on viskoos, puuvill jms suvelõngad varasemast kollektsioonist. Mitmed on väljamüügis, on näha hinda 5 eurot pooli eest.
Here is rayon, cotton and some other summer yarns from earlier collections. Several are on sale, you can see the price 5 euros for a cone.
Ja siin on mohäär ja mitmed villased. Haarasin muidugi lemmikvärvi mohääri!
And here is mohair and various wool yarns. Of course I grabbed mohair of my favourite colour!
 

teisipäev, 8. mai 2018

Tulemas/Coming up

Instagramis ja Facebookis meeldisid hiljutise topi pildid üsna paljudele, sain ilusaid kommentaare, aitäh! Praegu ei saa veel avaldada, mis on töös, aga näitan vähemalt lõngu.
The recent top pictures got lot of likes nice comments and likes on Instagram and Facebook, thank you! I cannot reveal yet what is coming up but I can show you my yarns at least.
 
Juba näete, et see on suurepärane kombinatsioon, kui tahta midagi sooja: Raasiku (Aade Lõng) 8/2 ja Angora 2. Kui on kokku keritud, tundub, justkui oleks tviid või pisut säbruline lõng. Reljeefse koe jaoks väga hea kooslus. Usun, et sama hea oleks Angora 2 + Teksrena villane.
As you see, it is a perfect combination if you want something warm: Raasiku (Aade Lõng) 8/2 and Angora 2. When wound together, it looks like tweed or a slight melange. A very good combo for textured knit. I believe Angora 2 + Teksrena wool would be as good.
Homme lähen Vilniusesse. Kindlasti postitan ka sealt lõnga- ja kudu-uudiseid.
I am going to Vilnius tomorrow. Of course I will write about all kind of yarn and knitting news.