I love a bit of craziness around the neck

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

When I was visiting the city library I had a very nice time in the craft section. Perfectly placed in front of the knitting books I found a little stool that I sat on as I was browsing through several books!

Stockholm Library

I really enjoyed a book in English called I Love Knitting (subtitle; 25 Loopy Projects That Will Show You How to Knit Easily and Quickly) by Rachel Henderson. This is what my new scarf look like:

iHanna in scarf

New scarf I knitted I just thought it looked like a fun project and it was indeed! Crazy looking, but fun and simple to knit! A great holiday project as I was visiting friends last month when I cast on to make this scarf.

I knitted it with the leftover pink yarn from the yet another sweater project and a white and one red skein I got from Marika, also wool (Artic 100 % pure wool from Norway).

Knitted on 5 mm needles, and then I crocheted a top edge to hit all the threads that I had “following along”.

Pattern is just called two coloured scarf and you can find it in the cool book I Love Knitting. There are several projects in this book that I like as it’s perfect for beginners or knitters like me that enjoy fast and easy projects!

Here it is hanging on the wall too:

Knitted scarf
Looks more like a festive garland then a grown-up wearable scarf, but who cares? It makes me smile.

And oh yeah, isn’t the Stockholm City Library one of the coolest places ever?
Stockholm Library
I love the architecture of this building. Although walking around in there, along the book filled walls, can cause dizziness…

Stockholm Library

I was picking up the beginners spinning kit that I bought from SpinSpiration (great Swedish shop) when I visited the library. I now own a spindle and some nice wool to try spinning on my own with! We’ll see when that will happen though, I’ll keep you posted.

I also updated my ravelry page!

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15 Responses to I love a bit of craziness around the neck

  1. Marika says:

    Hon har fastnat hon också!

    Halsduken blev jättehäftig, snygga färger.

  2. Tracey says:

    Beautiful library and scarf! My knees go week everytime I walk into a library or bookstore. I think I could spend days/weeks there!

  3. Jodi says:

    That is the coolest scarf! It looks just perfect for wearing when you walk to the library on a brisk day. AND, the library is AMAZING. Soooo, many good things to love about Sweden. :)

  4. That scarf is awesome. Reading all your wonderful knitting posts even makes me want to try knitting again. Maybe the fourth time would be the charm. Or the fifth. Or the thousandth…

    And the library too… oh my goodness… wow…

  5. Susan says:

    What a wonderful library! And what a fun scarf!

    Let us know how you do with the spindle. I have one but haven’t tried it yet. So many crafts, so little time.

  6. lynne h says:

    i love the scarf, hanna! it would make me smile to wear a scarf like that… and i *am* a scarf connoisseur! and the library is amazing. i love anything round…

    thank you for stopping by yesterday!

    xxxooo

  7. TammysStudio says:

    That’s a very fun scarf. I love it. The library is awesome too.

  8. Cami says:

    Oh Hanna I am so jealous of your library AND your scarf! I can’t seem to find a public library here! It’s so sad. As for the scarf, I think I could make one! :o)

  9. LisaB says:

    The Stockholm library is lovely – and pictures don’t capture how high the ceiling is… it’s kind of like a cathedral for books – just fabuluous. Very cool scarf too!

  10. Jazz says:

    The library looks awesome…I wish ours was that big! And I love the scarf…how fun and festive!

  11. geek+nerd says:

    that’s a beautiful library! p.s. i sent you a friend request on ravelry

  12. Laurel says:

    What a fun scarf!

  13. Shelly G. says:

    I love the scarf… it reminds me of Valentines Day… very fun:)

  14. robyn says:

    Gaaaah, this scarf is so cute!

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