lørdag 30. mai 2009

Not for me - please...

What I hate about June:


*scratching my cheek*


torsdag 28. mai 2009

See You Later!

I'm knitting again - finally.

This is the last pattern in SockMadness3. I'm, not competing, just having fun with this beautiful pattern:

See You Later

It's love!

See You Later

See You Later!


søndag 24. mai 2009

Brown hat for me

I forgot to blog this:

Silja hat (Pic by son)

It's used a couple of times and fits me nicely.

Free Pattern: Slouched Tuva hat
Yarn: Gjestal Silja Sock Yarn (Sport weight), 40 gram = 131 yards/120 m
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Mods: 100 sts


torsdag 21. mai 2009

Look what I got!

A new zoom lens:

new lens


I can take pictures like this:

new lens

And this:

new lens

tiny flowers:

new lens

And best of all, this:

new lens

A bag I'm crocheting right now.

Pink bag

To much fun!! :)


tirsdag 19. mai 2009

How to - Magic Cast-On

You want to cast-on toe-up socks, but don't know how to?

Cat Bordhi was the one who showed me - I use this method every time:

A great tutorial!


mandag 18. mai 2009

Free Pattern: Slouched Tuva Hat

Slouched Tuva Hat

Sloched Tuva Hat

Need a gift for a friend, to keep your head warm or to hide a bad hair day?

This is your solution:

A baggy hat that’s a really fast knit.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Size: Fits most

Yarn: Tuva or any yarn that fits the gauge, DK weight, ~120-130 yards (110 meter, 50 gram)

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), circular and dpns

Gauge: 18sts = 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch

Sts = stitches
K = knit
YO = yarn over
K2tog = knit two stitches together


Cast on 90 sts.

Place marker and join to knit in round.

Make the ribbing:

Knit 1, purl 1 until the ribbing measures 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Stitch pattern:

Round 1-3: Knit all sts

Round 4: (K2tog, YO) repeat to end (to stitch marker)

Repeat round 1-4 until your work measures 7 inches (18 cm), ending with round 4.


Round 1: K1, (K2tog, K8) repeat between ( ) until 9 sts remain, K2tog, K7 (81 sts)

Round 2: Knit all sts

Round 3: (K2tog, K7) repeat to end (72 sts)

Round 4: (K2tog, YO) repeat to end

Round 5: K1, (K2tog, K6) repeat between ( ) until 7 sts remain, K2tog, K5 (63 sts)

Round 6: Knit all sts

Round 7: (K2tog, K5) repeat to end (54 sts)

Round 8: (K2tog, YO) repeat to end

Round 9: K1, (K2tog, K4) repeat between ( ) until 5 sts remain, K2tog, K3 (45 sts)

Round 10: Knit all sts

Round 11: (K2tog, K3) repeat to end (36 sts)

Round 12: (K2tog, YO) repeat to end

Round 13: K1, (K2tog, K2) repeat between ( ) until 3 sts remain, K2tog, K1 (27 sts)

Round 14: Knit all sts

Round 15: (K2tog, K1) repeat to end (18 sts)

Round 16: (K2tog, YO) repeat to end

Round 17: K1, (K2tog) repeat between ( ) until 1 sts remain, K1 (10 sts)

Round 18: Knit all sts

Cut the yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches.

Weave in ends and it’s ready to wear.

If you make the hat please let me know! I would love to see what you have created.

**Free pattern for personal use only**

by turvid 2007

Sloched Tuva Hat


søndag 17. mai 2009

Hipp Hipp Hurra

We won!

(The Eurovision Song Contest)

And today we are selebrating the May 17th (Norways "Birthday").

images - flagg

Hipp Hipp!

Congratulations to all Norwegians! :)

Have a nice day!


lørdag 16. mai 2009

Beautiful sweater

Look at this:

Hooded sweater

I think it's beautiful.

Best of all: The pattern is free!

Mine didn't go so well, the yarn has to much twist and I didn't get gauge - I gave up and frogged it.



fredag 15. mai 2009

I forgot to blog.

The knitting mojo is low. Not that I don't want to knit, but there is nothing I want to knit...

I'm out of the SockMadness - round (5?) was it for me, round 3 last time ( :)).

This is why:

Dimpled Diamonds Socks

too big again, and not for my hubby, again

But there is lots more,

tomorrow maybe :)


onsdag 6. mai 2009

Lucky Diamond, part II

My second pair of Lucky Diamond Socks are done!

Lucky Diamond

Diamonds on my feets. Flowers in my garden... Lucky Diamond

And they fit! Yay!

Pattern: Lucky Diamond by Melissa Goodale
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Admiral 4 fach, (152 yards / 140 m), green.
Zwerger Garn Opal Cotton, 0.27 skeins = (121 yards / 111 m), yellow/multicolored.
Needles: US 0 / 2.0 mm and US 1½ / 2.5 mm
Mods: 50 sts. Short row heel. Longer cuff.


Lucky Diamond, part I

The SockMadness socks (round 4) was Lucky Diamond - I made it to the next round!

Round 4 - sockmadness

As usual - the socks are to big for me, and this time also to sparkly for hubby.

Round 4 - sockmadness

And here they are the day after:

Not Lucky Diamond

Yes - I frogged them.

The good news is: I've started again, this time in my own size.

I really like this pattern, and the combination of my two yarns.

And - I'm almost done with my new Lucky Diamond Socks, maybe tonight.



søndag 3. mai 2009

Tusen takk!

Renate fra bloggen "the Renate" har gitt meg denne hyggelige hilsenen og månedens anbefaling:


Tusen takk! Man blir litt sånn hoppeglad av slikt! :)


lørdag 2. mai 2009

SockMadness socks - round 4

What I'm working on:


Back to knitting!