pühapäev, 26. aprill 2015

Ebahuvitav/Uninteresting

Kood, kood ja tajud, et kudum on ebahuvitav. Mitte selles mõttes, et on tüütu kududa, vaid proovid selga ja veendud, et enda seljas on ebahuvitav. Lihtsuse ja keerukusega pole siin mingit pistmist. Sellisele järeldusele jõudsin eile õhtul. Hommikul proovisin uuesti selga ja otsustasin harutada.
You knit on and on and realize that the knit is uninteresting. Not in the sense that it is boring to knit but you try it on and it is clear that it looks uninteresting on you. It has nothing to do with simplicity or complexity. Yesterday in the evening I arrived at this conclusion. In the morning I tried on again and decided to rip it.

Ostsustasin, et teen hoopis teise mustriga. Olen tükk aega tahtnud augulise mustriga jakki. Kas lõpptulemus mulle selga sobib, saab näha.
I decided to use a different stitch. I have been thinking about an eyelet cardigan for some time. It remains to be seen whether the final result suits me.

reede, 24. aprill 2015

Lõngu kombineerides/Combining yarns

Mulle meeldib lõngu kombineerida. Mohäär + peenvillane või peenike meriino on juba tuntud oma headuses. Nüüd panin kokku Angora (Madame Tricote, mohääri ja sünteetka segu) ja peenikese meriino. Meriino annab juurde struktuuri. Väike värvi vahe on ka, aga see ei sega, hoopis vastupidi.
I like combining yarns. Mohair + lightweight wool or merino is a well-known and effective combination. Now I combined Angora (Madame Tricote, mohair-acrylic blend) and laceweight merino. Merino gives definition to the fabric. There is a little difference between the colours but it does not bother, on the contrary.

kolmapäev, 22. aprill 2015

Proovilapid/Swatches

Vest on valmis ja kuivab. Huvitav, kas see venib pikkusesse või mitte. Kuivades võib tunduda, et ta on pikemaks veninud, kuid päris lõplikult saab öelda alles siis, kui on ära kuivanud. Aga vaatame proovilappe!
The vest is finished and drying. I am curious whether it stretches in the length or not. While drying, it may appear to have stretched in the length but you can say after it will have dried. But let us have a look at the swatches!
Siin on koos meriino ja meriino-polüakrüüli segu. Kumbki lõng on 100 g/1400 m, vardad 3 mm. Lõngad on võrdväärsed, kuid tundub, et punane domineerib (see on segulõng). Kududes tundus hõredavõitu, aga mitte võimatu, ütleme, sobiv tihedus pealeviskamisjaki või salli jaoks. Pärast pesu on aga lõngad paisunud ja kude on sviitri jaoks täiesti paras. Pikkusesse ja laiusesse ei ole veninud.
Here are two yarns held dobule, merino and merino-polyacrylic blend. Both yarns are 100 g/1400 m, needles 3 mm. The yarns are equal, yet it appear that red is dominant (this is the merino blend).  
While I was knitting the swatch, the fabric appeared somewhat loose but not impossible; let us say, quite sutiable for a throw-on-cardi or a scarf. However, after moistening the yarns have become "swollen" and the fabric is rather fine for a sweater. The swatch has not stretched in the width or in the length.
Siin on aga koos siidiga mohäär (25 g/210 m) ja sama punane. Selge, et must domineerib . Ilus pehme langev kude. Vardad 4,5 mm.
Here we have mohair with silk (25 g/210 m) and the same red yarn. Clearly, the black one is dominant. Nice soft and draping fabric. Needles 4.5 mm.


esmaspäev, 20. aprill 2015

Edeneb/Progressing

Vest edeneb. Otsustasin, et teen ära kaeluse viimistluse, siis vaatame pikkust. Tegelikult võivad kaeluse viimistlus ja varrukad mõjutada pikkust, seetõttu soovitan alati enne viimistleda ja vähemalt alustada varrukaid ja alles siis tegelda üldpikkusega.
The vest is progressing. I decided to do the finishing of the neck opening and then to deal with the length. Actually, the finishing of the neck opening and the sleeves can affect length, this is why I always recommend to do the finishing first and at least to start the sleeves and to deal with the general length later on.

laupäev, 18. aprill 2015

Vest/A vest

Mul pole eriti kogemusi meeste kudumitega. Aga mis siin ikka, tuleb ükskord proovida.
I don't have much experience with men's knits. But so what, one has to try it some day.
Näha on vähe, sest värv on tume. Lõng on Karisma (Drops, 100 % vill, 50 g/100 m). Kaenla all on juba ühendatud, koon ringselt.
You cannot yet see much because the colour is dark. The yarn is Karisma (Drops, 100 % wool, 50 g/100 m). I have already joined under arms and work in the round.

neljapäev, 16. aprill 2015

Töö ikka käib/It is still a process

Suur tänu Mattis Meeklerile, Anete Palmikule (foto), Raili Salvetile (meik) ja Sonya Christina Tomsonile (modell)!
Many thanks to Matttis Meeker, Anete Palmik (photo), Raili Salvet (make up) and Sonya Christina Tomsonile (model)!
 

teisipäev, 14. aprill 2015

Töö käib/In the process

Täna tegin niisuguse pildi:
Today I took this picture:
Töö käib! Vaatame, mis sellest välja tuleb. Aitäh, Mattis, Sonya, Anete ja Raili!
It is a process. We shall see what will become of it. Thank you, Mattis, Sonya, Anete and Raili!