Jul 2016

July 30, 2016 at 23:16 5 comments

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Im Juli gab es auch nicht viel mehr Strickzeit als im Mai und Juni, aus den gleichen Gründen wie in den Monaten davor. Daher stricke ich am Testgestrick für Mona immer noch. Es sind jetzt nur noch 40 Reihen am Vorderteil zu stricken, und dann nur noch ein paar Runden um den Armausschnitt herum. So lange sollte ich dafür nicht mehr brauchen.

Verstrickt habe ich diesen Monat also gar nichts, aus dem Stash raus ging auch nichts raus, aber da der Juli mein Geburtstagsmonat ist, kamen 22 Knäuel dazu.


Shetland Fine by L’Echappée Laine

Knitting time was as limited as in May and June, for the very same reasons as the months before. Therefore, I am still knitting a test knit for Mona that I started in May. Only forty more rows to go before the front is done, and then I just need to knit a few rounds around the armhole. I should not take much longer to finish the top.

As a result, no yarn was knit up, and no skeins left the stash, but as July is my birthday month, 22 skeins were added.


Les Toisons Bretonnes Bruyeres, Origine and Gamme Teinte, all 2-ply


  1. Glaukopis Top – Test knit for Mona C. NicLeoid. A summer top.
  2. Evasion. I just had to cast on something that involved a bit more than stockinette.
  3. Fantomas (I finally settled on a pullover for my husband! Knit from Coast and Supersoft, held double)
  4. Stripey blanket, using up some rather old yarn that I inherited

NAPs (needle adjacent projects, ready to be cast on as soon as something else is cast off – thanks to the Stockinette Zombies for this definition)

  1. Whippet. This summer calls for a light-weight cardigan.
  2. Another Split top 😉

On the radar (high up in my queue)

Quite a lot of stuff – but I am a bit sick of endless rounds and rounds of stockinette, so there might be some lace knitting in the near future. There are plenty of beautiful single skeins in my stash that deserve to be knitted up. And my daughter wants me to knit her a pullover. But that will be mostly stockinette again.

  1. Revontuli or Haruni or Calais Shawl oder Yorkshire Shawl
  2. It needs two to dance by Regina Moessmer
  3. Another Deco cardigan by Kate Davies



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Jun 2016 Glaukopis – test knit

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Helen  |  July 31, 2016 at 11:01

    Your Japanese raspberries look great – go shiny and healthy. What is the difference between them and ‘normal’ raspberries?

    Great birthday present (ie the skeins of wool).

    • 2. streepie  |  July 31, 2016 at 12:42

      They are also called Japanese Wineberries (Rubus phoenicolasius). They originate from Asia (Japan, China, Korea), have been introduced to Europe (and North America) for cultivation, but have subsequently escaped and become invasive in some parts…. but you can still grow them in your garden. You propagate them and care for them as you would for raspberries or blackberries.

      The fruits are slightly smaller then “ordinary” raspberries, firmer and a bit tarter. The fruits are protected by a calyx that is covered in sticky hairs (very much like sundew, but they are not there to catch and digest insects) that prevent insects from eating them or laying there eggs on them.

      You can use them like you would raspberries or black berries. I really like them.

      • 3. Helen  |  July 31, 2016 at 13:14

        The farm where I do voluntary work grows them, I realise – I think they call them wineberries, too. I’m not sure I want to replace my blackberry bush with another invasive plant but thank you very much for the information. Always good to know 😊.

  • 4. Fadenkram  |  August 2, 2016 at 10:46

    Dein Programm ist enorm und alles so tolle Projekte! Die Shetland-Wolle sieht so toll aus, steht schon fest, was daraus werden soll? Vermutlich ein Männer-Strick?
    Der Deco-Cardi gefällt mir, aber ich hab es nicht so mit dem Körperbetonten, da wäre Whippet schon eher was. Bin gespannt auf Deine Werke!
    Liebe Grüße

    • 5. streepie  |  August 2, 2016 at 15:56

      Ich habe schon ein paar Ideen, was aus der Shetlandwolle werden soll – aber kein Männerpullover, da sie sich mit 28-29 M pro 10 cm strickt😉.
      Eine Maschenprobe habe ich schon gestrickt, bin ganz verliebt, aber erst mal Whippet aus der Toisons Bretonnes…


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