Monday, September 18, 2006

DancesWithFool

You may well call this blog DwFool (if you already haven't done so - thank you J!) from now on because I simply love twined knitting... It does not bother me one bit to keep untwisting the yarn and I'm well aware that this sweater is going to take an eternity to finish. I'm prepared. I have a long winter ahead and lots of fire wood.

Here is the first sleeve hugging the embroidery yarn for the cuff.This is going to be a sweater (after all) with embroidered cuffs (again). I have some vague idea of the design for the cuffs and these are the beautiful little skeins that I'm considering...So this is all for now, I wonder if you are prepared to see orange and red over and over again...

33 comments:

  1. How clever of you. Lovely warm colors to liven the long cold.

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  2. sonja poor23:04

    I am prepared to see anything you knit. Everything you do is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. YES, we are prepared!! Please show updates all the time, we won't complain, promise. And you know what - you could start the embroidery already - just to give us a break from the red and orange...

    ;-)

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  4. I love the subtle colors - soft without being pastel.

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  5. Teals, turquoise and acid-y greens are nice too. I tend to like bright colors and love red, purple and pinks. It might be why I like zinnias so much. It looks fantastic and very warm.

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  6. I believe you will also be showing us some pictures of snow, so you can add blue and white to the list of colors we will be seeing.

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  7. Esther00:33

    Looking forward to any twined knitting pictures you show, while I knit on the green socks that I am making because of your tips!!

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  8. Anonymous00:41

    that embroidery thread looks beautiful! I can't wait to see the sweater finished (no pressure!) I haven't heard of twined knitting before...I must have been living under a rock hah
    pippi

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  9. I'm very well prepared to see lots of red and orange - my favourite colours! I have sent off for a book on twined knitting because I want to have a go for myself.

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  10. Ohhh Lene I can't wait to see the embroidery you do on this sweater - I know it will be just beautiful.

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  11. Oh Lene, I can't wait to see it! I'm so fascinated by twined knitting, I want to see what you do as it goes along.
    Red and orange - colors to keep your devoted blog-readers warm! How thoughtful!

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  12. I am very well prepared to watch while you knit this sweater, and love every minute.
    Beautiful.

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  13. When I just clicked on my link to your blog I took notice of how I was feeling -- like I was about to sit down to a cup of coffee with a dear friend. Your pictures are always beautiful, interesting, or both. I can't wait to see how the sweater developes!

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  14. as long as you throw in a few grays and chartreuse...the colors are very lovely!

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  15. Orange and red are my favorite colors. ;-)

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  16. I think your embroidery yarn has the perfect accent colors. Now you know I'll be waiting to see your progress, I can't wait as what you have so far is just beautiful

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  17. Renee from Wisconsin04:51

    Your work is always so lovely to look at.

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  18. it's a good thing you live all the way over in finland—i am all set to run over, break in, and steal that sweater as SOON as it is done! i just love tomato red and pale green!

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  19. Reds and oranges, oh yes, please! It seems as if nearly every skein that follows me home ["can I keep it?"] is red or orange or my favorite ruddy yellow.

    This is going to be so much fun to watch!

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  20. I'll be waiting to see your progression. Looks like it will be beautiful

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  21. Lene your sleeve is so beautiful.
    What kind of wool are you using for the sweater?
    ...and do you have any tips for keeping the 2 wools from twisting so much while you are knitting.

    I love the rainbow of colors you have chosen for the stitching.
    I can't wait to see what design you create for the embroidering.

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  22. Thanks for link to the embroidery thread!

    Your color scheme is very warm and relaxing. Perfect for a long knit. You've already made excellent progress.

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  23. I think you have advanced pretty fast! The colours are delicious, and works so well together. Your embroidery is always so filled with life, I'm really looking forward to see what you will come up with on these sleeves.

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  24. Waw, this is going to be great!

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  25. We're certainly prepared! I so love these beautiful colorshades, they look so warm and cozy!

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  26. Now I'm challenged to start my first twined knitting project, (nothing as elaborate as you, for sure!)
    I do love your colors!

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  27. I for one can never get tired of red and orange. :-) But does this mean that your love affair with blue has come to an end?...

    Those cuffs are going to be very elaborate, I think, with so many lovely colors in them.

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  28. I'm always ready to see orange and red - I love that combo! And I salute your twined knitting!!

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  29. Debbie22:38

    Beautiful! I'd like to know more about the hand of the twined knitting. Can you describe it for us a little bit? And quite a while back (I've been enjoying your archives) you mentioned a favorite embroidery book, but I haven't been able to find out more about its contents or a source to purchase it. When you have time, could you post a little more about this too? Beautiful embroidery done on beautiful knitting -- so elegant. Tnx for sharing.
    Debbie in the US

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  30. Wow, I looked up what twined knitting was, and it does sound time consuming, but given the winter temperatures where you live, I can see why you would want to do it. It looks like it would create a very warm fabric :)

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  31. just beautiful !
    The colors for the embroidery lay like the colors on an artist palet waiting to create a masterpiece

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  32. your pictures make me dream with so lovely color....

    what will you do with this?

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  33. Red and Orange are my favorites. And what a nice contrast with the neutral. You are giving me crazy picot-edging dreams...

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