The label of this yarn that I bought Friday says: Stricken kann süchtig machen! And if you’re a knitter you understand, even if you don’t speak German…
Knitting can be addictive. Very addictive. And isn’t autumn all about cozying up indoors with a yummy ball of wool and turning it into something wearable? I think so. I think that’s the reason autumn was invented. So we could all roll up under handmade quilts, watch a movie without needing blinds for the windows – and just make stuff. Mmm! Oh, and put those knitted socks to use too.
The yarn is called Zauberball 100, by Schoppel. It’s ombre in purplish, pinks and browns 100 % virgin wool. I was convinced by knitting friends (who recently opened a yarn shop of all things!) to knit a skirt, though I doubt the usefulness, the prettiness and the idea of a knitted skirt. Who wears that? With what, and when anyway?
But so far it’s super fun to knit, so what ever comes out I will enjoy the process of knitting, especially while I am listening to the awesome audio books in the Divergent Series, sci-fi by Veronica Roth. Yum!
The pattern is the free Lanesplitter Skirt from Knitty fall 2010, a hit among knitters then I think. Simple knitting, without too much thinking – just the way I like it.
And also, it’s the end of the month, so time for another inspirational mosaic:
Last month’s inspiration mosaic can be viewed in my fun Q&A post How to become Extremely Creative in 2 simple steps.
What’s on your needles/mind?
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I love wool skirts!
Some years ago they was very popular here in Italy. And I can remember that I had a dress all knitted by mum when I was a child (I’m a 1977 girl!).
They are warm and comfy, but they need to be worn with a petticoat, if you don’t want your skirt “glued” to pantyhoses.
Sorry, I don’t want to disappoint you, but I can’t understand the title… probably it’s because italian is so different from english, german, swedish and other languages of the north :)
Oh, thanks for the encouragement. Maybe it will turn out to be a favorite. Who knows… And I translated the phrase right under the German of course: Knitting can be addictive. ;-)
HAH — Such a cute label… those crafty Germans! Love it…
i wish i knew how to knit! i’ve attempted many times-have had people show me how, even tried something called a niffty knitter (plastic hoops with little pegs all around) i just can’t get the hang of it. i love your inspiration mosaics hanna. always such a great collection. thanks for sharing, and can’t wait to see the knitted skirt!
I am knitting a shawl right now with very similar colours but I need to do the striping myself (Madeline Tosh in Vintage Sari and in Oxblood). I do love multicolour yarn though. I’ve often admired Zauerball, but never bought any (yet).
I am crochet girls. Love soft yarns to crochet. I don’t know knitting. The colours are so yummy!