Note to self: next time you drag your seven-year-old son to a park specifically to photograph his newly
finished Dragon Sweater – make sure that the camera-battery isn´t totally flat.
I just hope that Ludvig didn´t learn a whole new vocabulary...
And I´m still not altogether happy with that brown cardigan I was knitting in sock yarn. After I made the sleeves a bit bigger they ended up looking too bulky. Sigh.
I might have to unravel and reknit them again. But I´m saving that special treat for later. I don´t fancy having a nervous breakdown just before Christmas.
So no pictures of the brown cardi either.
But I do have this swatch to show you:
This is a pattern that was inspired by an ad in the paper – for tiles. Very expensive tiles.
Since I can´t afford such expensive tiles in my kitchen I decided to knit a sweater instead
that I can wear while I walk about in the kitchen.
(How about that for an excuse to buy more yarn, eh? Impressed?)
I´m calling the pattern "Kakel Spektakel" (kakel is Swedish for tiles) for the time being.
I´m using the first sleeve as a swatch and this is my second attempt that I´m fairly happy with.
Though I have reknitted the last few rows at least ten times. I tried to add a little yellow, but didn´t think it looked that good. I´m still not sure I´ve got it right. But I´ll get there eventually. I hope.
P.S. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!
Or if you think this swatch is a complete failure – just send me the money to buy those tiles instead.