mandag 9. april 2012

Baby girls need baby hats

A little girl has been born to this world, and tomorrow she will be gifted a Very Basic Baby Beanie, pattern written by Janet D. Russell. The yarn is my very own handspun, it's Cloudlover 80/20 Merino Tussah silk, in Morocco, a colourway from the August 2011 Fiber Club.  The beanie is knit on needles 3 mm and 3,5 mm, US 2 1/2 and 4. Instead of using sock needles, I used a long Chiaogoo red lace needle, and I must say that these needles are my favourite needles of the "cheaper" ones. The Signature needles are my absolute favourites, but the Chiaogoos are second best in my opinion. I really need to get more of these. The cables don't twist as much as the KnitPros tend to do, and the join is so smooth, that it is a joy to knit with them.

I've bought my Chiaogoos from The Loopy Ewe, and Grandmas handknitting on Etsy.

Oh, and if you think you've seen the hat here before, you've not gone mad. I knit the same pattern in the same yarn in November, the blogpost is here.  :-)

søndag 1. april 2012

April fools

From Ravelry

Growing up in a family were you're told every 1 April that there's a tiger, pink elephant, or something equal in the garden, you learn to dislike 1 April and April fools. When I joined Ravelry, a community for knitters and crocheters, I began liking it again. How can I not, when you get cute hats on 1 April?

What got me really laughing today, though, was the Adblock extension to Google Chrome.

From,  Adblock for Google Chrome
When I start my browser, I automatically start four panes of Norwegian newspapers, among other web pages. I saw pictures of cats in between the news articles, and was confused. What was this?

I moused over one of the pictures, and got to this page. The ads were switched with cats! I love it! I've been laughing out loud several times because of this today, it's hilarious! This is the kind of April fools I like! More of these, please!

From,  Adblock for Google Chrome
I am playing around a bit with my background today, and the settings here, so if the blog looks a bit wonky, that is why. Hopefully I'll get it the way I want it soon, so that it looks better.


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