10/05/2012

Weekend in Stockholm

No, I wasn't this lucky again to be spending a weekend in Stockholm!  Mind you, my trip to Sweden last year was also barely more than a weekend long, 3 nights to be exact.  To put this in context: I spend 5 nights away, 2 of them on planes since it takes about 24 hours to travel from Penang, via Kuala Lumpur, via Amsterdam to reach Scandinavia. Crazy, but such is this life.

I decided to hook the Weekend in Stockholm pattern as a reminder of my academic association with Sweden since 2005 and also because when I asked the Dude Tween which country he would love to visit next, he answered Sweden. The project is destined for his room and I will give you a sneak peek:


The corners are rounded here, I already corrected it by adding a ch and dc on each side of the ch for a sharper look ;-) 


The Dude Tween's stools/buckets/containers, a collection of 5, all in different colours

  


To put the size of the Weekend in Stockholm Square in perspective, see how it compares to the size of normal Granny squares below!  



The Weekend in Stockholm pattern is available for free from Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller. There are also Youtube tutorials by the lovely http://knit-my-grits.blogspot.com/ available for rounds 1, 2 and 3, which were a real help in getting his pattern going. i really enjoy hooking this pattern that consists of US trebles. Take a look:





I am very busy on another non-hooking related project, so please excuse me, I am dashing off again. Cheers till next time!



2 comments:

  1. I like the pails your son has. Can you tell me where on the internet they might be available or what company makes them?

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    1. Hi Lynne - soooooo sorry to be getting back to you so late. We were in the process of relocating internationally when you commented. I bought the pails from a Malaysian store and tried to find some online for you but had no luck. it is a store called "material" but they also don't have a website. The pails are great and doubles as storage and stools as well. Hope you will find something similar - I saw similar items in Sweden last year. Cheers!

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