Wednesday, April 23, 2014

No Sooner Said Than Done

or on spontaneous knitting.

Actually most of my knitting is spontaneous (what an interesting pattern, I'm going to knit it, but in a different color and yarn) versus planned (say, it's winter, it's cold, I need a cardigan, I'll knit myself a cardigan). However some of my knitting is more spontaneous that other. Some projects make it to my Ravelry queue and stay there and mature and when (if) I pick them up, I've had time to think my initial  urge over, to plan the color and the style to go with my existing wardrobe. But there are others, that jump right from the magazine to the needles with a short detour to the yarn shop, without any clear idea how the thing will fit with my other clothing items and if I need it at all.

Such is the case with this little cardigan from the latest Vogue. I started the second sleeve last night and I'm still not sure if I like it or need it, but I'm having fun, and in the end - that's what matters :))

And a bunch of muffins I made last night. I'm still in search for the perfect muffin recipe. This one is close:
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 80 g of butter
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 2 vanillas
  • 3 tbsp of cocoa powder


  1. What a cute little sweater! I never look at Vogue any more, but I think I'll have to start again!

  2. I love it! I found your blog on Tami's wip wednesday. I am a tad bit of a spontaneous knitted also, if I like it I knit it.

  3. I like how you didn't choose white to go with that black. Nice muffins.

  4. I tend to the spontaneous in starting knitting projects. If you are enjoying the knit, then it's a good choice. Some of my choices, though, aren't so good and I end up wondering why I'm knitting that thing at all.

  5. You are great! certainly, in the end, what matters is that you enjoy .. great knitting project! looking foward ...