tirsdag 30. desember 2008

Last post for 2008

My new socks:

Christmas socks

Pattern: My own
Toe-up (magic cast-on 20 sts), Magic loop, 50/48 sts, 3x1 rib, short row heel.
Needle: 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2)
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Cotton 2008

Pot holders:

Pot holders

Pattern: Crazy Cloth Dishcloth by Kimberly Langlois
Yarn: Zettl Cotton-Classic Cable
Hook: 3 mm

Dishcloth (car knitting)


Pattern: My own
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Mandarin Classic
Needle: 4 mm

Finally: on my needle

Socks for hubby

New year socks

Thank you for visiting my blog.




mandag 29. desember 2008

Crocheted for Christmas

Stars and hearts:



Yarn: Zettl Cotton-Classic Cable
Hook: 3 mm
Pattern: Mostly my own

Winter Holiday

Our Christmas holiday with Grandparents:



Sunny, a bit cold:

Christmas Christmas

Christmas Christmas

Almost like fall, or maybe spring?


onsdag 24. desember 2008

Today is the day

Today is the day:

For gifting people we (I) love with gifts we have made/bought for them, with love.
The day that we (I) hope all gifts are well received.
The day that we all dress up in our finest clothes.
The day we eat so much nice food that we barely can move...
The day that I hope for some surprises for me...
The day that all children, in all ages, should go happy to bed.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I wish you a happy holiday!


a print a day

A part of my Christmas tree:

christmas decorations

All homemade ornaments...

Merry Christmas! <3

mandag 22. desember 2008

Last minute gift

I made a last minute gift for my son, since he loved my Falkgarn socks.

Knitted socks

Just a 2x2 rib this time, but the rest of the pattern is the same.

Knitted socks

I hope he will be happy with the result. :)

Thanks again to Marianne G for gifting me the yarn. *hugs*

Tusen takk for alle hyggelige kommentarer de siste dagene. Jeg lover å besøke alle som har vært innom!

Happy socks for me

Finally done:

Knitted socks

Knitted socks

Pattern: Magic cast-on, toe-up, magic loop, short-row heel, 2x2 rib.
Needle: 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2)
Yarn: Belday Strumpfgarn 4 fach/4 ply

Knitted socks

Loved this yarn!

søndag 21. desember 2008


advent advent advent advent

Vi tenner fire lys i kveld
og lar dem brenne ned
for lengsel, glede, håp og fred,
men mest allikevel
for fred på denne lille jord
der menneskene bor.

fredag 19. desember 2008

Gingerbread house

Starting to look like Christmas:

Gingerbread house

Decorated by my sons.

Look at the crowded chimney:

Gingerbread house

I think "somebody" are waiting for Santa.


Have a nice weekend!

tirsdag 16. desember 2008

Socks from gifted yarn (with instructions)

Falkgarn socks

Finally something knitted to show of:


Yarn: Falkgarn Sport, 114g (190 yards) (Sport/DK weight)
Needle: 4 mm
Size: Slim
Need to know: Magic Cast-on, (Magic loop), Toe-up, short row heel.

Pattern (sort of)

Cast on 20 sts using Magic cast-on.
Knit 1 round
Increase 4 sts every second round, until 36 sts.
Knit 1 round, divide your sts 17/19 if you are using Magic loop or two needles.

Round 1: k1, (p3, k3)x2, p3, k1(foot), k the rest of the sts (sole).
Round 2: (k1, p1)x8, k1 (foot), k the rest of the sts (sole).

Repeat round 1 and 2 until 2 inches less then the lenght of the foot.

Work a short row heel (9 sts unworked in the middle).


Continue knitting the pattern round (adjust your sts).

Round 1: (k3, p3)x 6
Round 2: (k1, p1)x 18

for as long as you like.

Finish of by knitting 5 rounds 1x1 rib, cast off loosely.

søndag 14. desember 2008


advent advent advent

Så tenner vi tre lys i kveld, for lengsel, håp og glede.
De står og skinner for seg selv og oss som er til stede.
Så tenner vi tre lys i kveld for lengsel, håp og glede.

Still knitting socks, really slowly.

Like you didn't know...

... Knitty is up with a new issue! :)

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I love the Maja shawl - but I've tried, and hated, the pattern a year ago (the headband pattern - cant't remember the name right now).

Anyting you love, or are planing to knit?

onsdag 10. desember 2008


Guess what I got - a gift - for no real reason at all:


Thank you so much, Marianne G. A pair of socks are already on my needles :))

søndag 7. desember 2008


advent advent

Så tenner vi to lys i kveld,
to lys for håp og glede.
De står og skinner for seg selv
og oss som er til stede.
Så tenner vi to lys i kveld,
to lys for håp og glede.

lørdag 6. desember 2008

New yarn

A new LYS has opened right by my workplace, a beautiful and big store, Congrats to Maud! I have no need for yarn, but I had to buy these:


Very cheap Opal cotton sockyarn. :)

fredag 5. desember 2008

Please stop....

.... snowing.


It's not fun any more...

onsdag 3. desember 2008


Nå (akkurat nå) har du sjansen til å vinne gaver på over 200 forskjellige blogger.

Besøk "Sew, Mama, Sew!" og delta.

Lykke til! :)

Jeg har tatt meg en runde. Utrolig mye fint som lages rundt omkring.


My first spinning:


1 tread, 50 gram.

Divided in two, and ready for plying:


See the difference between the beginning of my spinning (to the right), and the last I spun (to the left). It's going to be interesting trying to ply this together.

mandag 1. desember 2008


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Så tenner vi et lys i kveld, vi tenner det for glede.
Det står og skinner for seg selv, og oss som er tilstede.
Så tenner vi et lys i kveld, vi tenner det for glede.

En spesiell glede i dag er at vi har fått en tiåring i huset.

Gratulerer kjære gutten min!