Friday, May 22, 2015

All set for embroidery

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are well! Weekend is just about to begin and up here it means lots of yard work (if the weather stays dry) and also probably preparing food outside. If the area where we usually have our kota during the summer is dry enough, we might even get out all the cooking equipment for that. There is nothing better that to sit inside the kota in the evening with the fire burning as you listen to the surrounding world to calm down and settle in for the night... even though our nights are light now. 
(I just listened to the weather forecast, forget all the plans, it is going to rain heavily...)
I have not had much time to knit these past days. Just few brief moments here and there. Remember when I showed you the embroidered mitten without a pair. I knitted a pair with another yarn and I am just about to start the embroidery on them. I think I will concentrate on this this weekend.
I am terrible with yarn information... This is how I work: I buy yarn when I see something lovely... I come home, rip off the label, as I cannot wait to stick my needles into it, I knit for a few rows. I gain the information I need, I know then how the yarn behaves, what needles I should go for but most likely the yarn is then put to rest. I keep the information I gained from the knitting inside my memory (sort of), and then the yarn waits until I get an idea where I can use it. During the process the label is usually lost...
I know this is Regia 6ply, and I think it has some nylon, viscose and wool in it. Hold on, I will try to search... I could not find it, probably old and discontinued. I knitted my mittens with 2½ mm needles, as I like my mittens and socks on the tight side, also small gauge is good for embroidery. I made also a swatch (!!!!) to try out the embroidery stitches and color combinations before I decorate the actual mittens. Although I liked this yarn, it did not have all the wool qualities I so love.

Little pom poms are ready for the final touch. There isn't anything as cute as small yarn pom poms and I just had to make a few even though I need only two.
Hope you all have a good weekend,

Wool with you,

PS. So far there is not a pattern for the wool flowers, although I have been meaning to write one...


  1. It is probably Highland Tweed - and you turned it into something fabulous! Greetings from where Regia was invented (but isn't produced anymore, alas).

  2. are the pompoms going on the cuffs? too cute!!! aren't you smart working on winter things now. It seems I'm always a season behind. :(

  3. Great post! I'm with you on not always labeling yarn or keeping the yarn labeled. The embroidery sounds like a great idea. Do you mind sharing what pattern you are using for your mittens? Have a great weekend.

  4. Have a great week end. Deb

  5. I check in for knitting inspiration, and very often find more. Each of your photos is a minor work of art.

    In the future I will pay closer attention to pompoms; yours are perfection itself!

  6. Such lovely little pompoms...they are so fluffy! Put some beady little eyes on them and they could be hamsters!