onsdag 30. januar 2008

A beautiful scarf

I've made this beautiful and easy scarf:

White scarf

The pattern is the Harlot's One row handspun scarf. 26 sts.
Yarn: 115 g Unknown wool/acryl (50/50) blend (double) from Sandnes Ullvarefabrikk.
dpns: 7 mm (Between US # 10 1/2 and 11)
size: 13 x 140 cm (5 x 55 inches)

I've already started on a second scarf in this pattern.

And talking about the Harlot.... I won a "Bobby award" on Ravelry. Yay! and a big thank you to everybody that voted for me. :)

mandag 28. januar 2008

I won, and forgot to show you...

I won stitchmarkers from Lixie Knits It:

Stitch marker

They are beautiful!

Stitch marker

Link to stitcmarkers.

Lixie Knits It is a really nice London-based Podcast, and Littlelixie mentioned my blog in her podcast (Episode 13). Thank you so much for your nice shout-out.

torsdag 24. januar 2008

Blue King Cabled Mitts

It takes a lot of time to write patterns, but here is a new one. I hope you like it.

New free pattern: Blue King Cabled Mitts

Blue King Cabled Mitts


onsdag 23. januar 2008

Update on the Celtic tote

Oh- I kind of forgot my blog and the update I promised. The Celtic tote is all done, with a pocket inside, and ready to be felted in the washing machine. Here it is:

celtic tote

celtic tote celtic tote

I'm stalling - I would be so sad if this dosen't turn out great, as I think/hope it will.

In the meantime I'm using the leftover yarn to knit a smaller purse.

lørdag 19. januar 2008


Is not my strong site.....

I tried back-stitches, look at the left side, not to impressive, I know.

And then I did something else on the right side, much better. And then I had to take apart the left side emroidery and do it all over again. And this is just one side of the tote....

Did I tell you that I hate all work with a sewing needle? If I didn't - I'll tell you now - I really do. And still, this was fun for me, I don't know why. Better pic tomorrow.

onsdag 16. januar 2008

More Celtic Tote and another hat

Knitting day and night gives progress.....

My Celtic tote is almost done, knitwise. I think I need pockets inside, but first I have to embroider. Sewing is not my strong side, but I hope it will look good in the end.

Yarn: Hifa tykt vevgarn

I've had this yarn for several years. I've been looking at it and thinking "why did I buy this, I'm never going to use it...", and I'm so excited that I found a project for it. But:

I think/hope this yarn will felt all right, I'm not really sure. What a bummer if it dosen't.

Sloched Tuva Hat again:

The third and fourth Slochy hat is finished.

Free Pattern

This time I altered the pattern by casting on 80 sts for the rib, 90 sts for the hat, and making it a little bit bigger before the shaping.

On to sewing.

Celtic Tote

I have started on the Celtic tote from Interweave Knits:

I'll make anything in the round if I can, so I startet making the bottom first, and I am knitting the sides as I go. Looks ok, I hope I have enough yarn.

søndag 13. januar 2008

You make my day

An award for me - yay!

Tusen takk til aneima, strikkforbi, Ronille og celie.
Jeg sender den hyggelige hilsenen videre til:

La den vandre! :)

fredag 11. januar 2008

Blueberry Waffle Socks

The second pair of socks this year is the Blueberry Waffle Socks:

This is also socks for the Norwegian KAL "Sokker 2008". I have knitted theese before, and they are very nice socks, with a good pattern.

Pattern: Blueberry Waffle Socks
Yarn: 80 gram Smart
Circs: 4 mm

I choosed to knit them toe-up, Magic cast-on. 36 sts. Magic loop.

Have a nice weekend!

Ekstraoppgaven i Sokker 2008 var Vaffel-sokkene. Disse har jeg strikket tidligere, og sokkene blir veldig gode, så det var ikke noen jobb å strikke dem igjen. Denne gangen valgte jeg å strikke dem fra tåen og opp, jeg synes det er en fin måte å få passelig store sokker på. Vanligvis blir alle sokker alt for store for meg, så jeg ender opp med å måtte skrive om de fleste oppskrifter jeg prøver meg på.

Takk for at du titter innom, og ha en fin helg!

torsdag 10. januar 2008

2007 - knitting and crocheting

I've finally made my list of finished projects in 2007.

I was going to show pics, but man, I've made a lot of things:
  • Socks (pair): 25

  • Sweaters: 4

  • Mittens: 2

  • Hats: 5

  • Doilies: 7

  • Bib: 1

  • Tanks: 2

  • Bags/Purses: 11

  • Pot holders: 4

  • Easter decorations: 4

  • Blanket: 1

  • Wash cloths: 35

  • Christmas decorations: 15

  • Seat pads: 4

  • Shawl/scarf: 9

The link to my (old) blog for 2007 is HERE.

My stash

My stash in the end of 2006 was 43 kg, now it is 29 kg.

I have used about 16 kg yarn this last year. Wow.

Hvis man for moro skyld skal regne litt på garnmengden min:

43 kg = 860 nøster (balls)

29 kg = 580 nøster (balls)

Brukt i 2007 = 280 nøster fra lager + 40 nøster handlet i løpet av året = 320 nøster

Hvis jeg fortsetter på denne måten er det snart tomt for garn her - hehe - neppe....

tirsdag 8. januar 2008

Anastasia Socks

The first pair of socks this year is the Anastasia Socks:

Yarn: Raggegarn, 100 g, 100 m (110 yards)
circiulars: 3.5 mm

Magic cast on, 20 sts (10+10). Totally 36 sts. Magic loop.

Det første par sokker i 2008 er strikket i Raggegarn, muligens fra Europris(?). Dette er det første paret i strikke-sammen-prosjektet Sokker 2008.

onsdag 2. januar 2008

Gemma Beret

My Gemma Beret by Sarah Hatton

Yarn: 80 g Unknown mohair-like (double) from Sandnes Fabrikkutsalg
circulars: 3mm - 5mm
Pattern: Gemma Beret (pdf)

Bib for Isabell

Yarn: 50 g Mandarin Petit (double)
dpns: 4 mm
pattern: no

De første alongene i 2008:

Den første lua er Gemma Beret som er ferdig.

De første sokkene er Anastasia Socks (pdf) som er på pinnene. Disse sokkene har jeg prøvd å strikke en gang før, men jeg prøver igjen. Håper det går bedre denne gangen.

Happy New Year!

Happy new year - again. This is my best pic from new years eve:

And a new craft-year has started.

One hat is done and one is almost done and I have started on a sock.

I have pics of the hat (comming in next post), I have joined several KALs and I have organized my stash.... (to self: you could actually blog about this....).