Knit time: stock up yarn for winter days

I’ve cast on for a pair of socks that I’m going to knit a bit on this weekend. Right now it ain’t much, but it looks like this so far:

Might be a new project (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I bought this yarn recently at Syfestivalen, and lots of more wool with close up pictures because yarn is so beautiful. Even in these photos you can tell how soft it is:

Yarn pile from Syfestivalen (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
The pile of yumminess….

And some close ups;

Socks to come (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Unlabeled mulitcolored wool

Pure wooly bliss (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
The gray is eco ull/wool from Marks & Katten.

Debbie Bliss (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Pink from Debbie Bliss.

Ostduk minsann (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
And cheese cloth from the shop Canvas (in Göteborg). Yes, finally I’ve found some cheese cloth (ostduk) for dying and sewing into mixed media projects I guess… Or what do you do with that stuff? Any ideas?

You can view images from previous visits to that craft fair and the rainbow socks I knitted with yarn bought back then. Sy means sewing, and there is a lot of fabric at that fair but I like the yarn booths better I guess… so I stock up. Winter is here.

Yesterday in the post Clean & Tidy at the great blog Sew Mama Sew featured a link to some fun labels I made a while back, labels:
Label of love by iHanna (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Labels that you can print and use in your own projects. I thought I’d tell you about them so you can find them too, as they are now hidden far in the dusty archive of this blog! Download and print both sheets, I’d love to see where and how you use them!

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13 Responses to Knit time: stock up yarn for winter days

  1. scrowlscrowl says:

    Sounds like you’re having fun! Nice yarn!
    I’m knitting today, too.
    Det skal bli en aviskurv n?r det blir ferdig., Har bare en kortside igjen n?+h?ndtak, s? skal den sys sammen og t?ves. Er s? spent p? hvordan den blir.

    Happy friday 13th :D

  2. Janice Mae says:

    My Christmas came early today from lulu. It’s your book! I haven’t opened it yet, because it’s not even December yet. When I do, I will try and do as much creative stuff from your book. I’m sure I will be making a lot of pretty things which I will share in my blog and this time will post link to your site, I just learned how to put links today. Thank you for constant inspiration. I’m just a beginner knitter but can sure appreciate yummy yarns like yours. I am just confining my self to scarves and shawls although I’m pretty good crocheter. I have this really nice expensive yarn that I got a few years back but I don’t think I can take up the challenge of knitting socks. I would be happy to give it to you as a present for being a constant inspiration to me and my sister.

  3. scrowlscrowl says:

    I’ve used your labels!! Thank you so much, Hanna! :D
    You can see pictures on my blog…

    ?nsker deg en fin-fin l?rdag

  4. U2kitteh says:

    Gah!! So much pretty yarn!! I can imagine how soft it is! I love the stripes and the red and grey color combo. Can’t wait to see your finished socks! =c)

  5. Mirjam says:

    Hi there !

    I wanted to Thank you for making such beautifull labels.
    I use them often for sending my books.

    greetings From Holland Xx

  6. Acey says:

    You can stabilize cheesecloth in an embroidery hope and use it for experimenting with your favorite stitches using threads and yarn that’s too thick to stitch well on more tightly woven fabrics. It’s great fun!

  7. Marie says:

    Such beautiful yarn!
    Is Syfestivalen a craft fair??
    or is a gathering where you can purchase craft fabrics, yarns, etc?
    Looks fun!
    Can’t wait to see your socks!
    : )

  8. maria says:

    Jag stickar p? min andra dragspelsbasker nu, fast kanske tar garnet slut f?r tidigt… nackdelen n?r man ska vara sparsam och anv?nda s?nt man har kvar sedan tidigare.

  9. iHanna says:

    Thanks for your comments girls!

    scrowlscrowl: Felting is so much fun, good luck with you newspaper holder thing. Glad to see you used the labels!

    Janice Mae: Oh, thank you! I hope you enjoy my book!

    U2kitteh: Hello there! Yeah, I knit a bit more now and it looks nice. The heal and toe will be red too of course… Classic socks but extra ?ber soft! Mmm….

    Acey: Wow, thanks! Love your blog too, will come over to read more soon.

    Marie: Sorry for mixing up the words, it is definitely a trade fair with shops and companies selling fabric, yarn and other craft materials to the public. Nothing handmade, but still many projects made up for inspiration of course. Socks are being worked on today!

    Maria: Jag h?ller tummarna f?r att garnet inte ska ta slut f?r tidigt!

  10. mindy says:

    thanks for these labels! i love all the colors :)

  11. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for the labels, I’ll be linking. Your yarn is gorgeous! I just made a stop by the yarn shop over the weekend. I can’t wait to dive into my pile!

  12. iHanna says:

    Mindy, glad you like!

    Rachel, how fun that you came by after I recently heard your voice in Diane’s podcast. Just listening to you made me wanna think up some fun tutorials, but I don’t have any in the works right now, so we’ll see what I come up with! :-) Good luck with the knitting!

  13. Kate says:

    I have just finished a cardigan in that exact grey from Marks and Kattens. It’s my new favourite. And I’ve been trying to hunt down cheesecloth in Gothenburg and you’ve helped me out. Thanks!

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