Saturday, 10 March 2012

Moving out - more or less

I've decided to move most of my future blog posts to my new blog
You are all more than welcome to come visit! :)

Sunday, 19 February 2012


 When the weather suddenly turned very cold in the beginning of January, my mother was worried she would be freezing her head if she didn't get a thicker hat. So of course I made her another hat. A wurm. 

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed (love it!) on needles 5.0 mm.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Christmas presents

In august I began planning what my knitted Christmas presents should be this time. 

First thing; a shawl, Camomille by Helga Isager, for my mother. Half way through is I made a mistake, spent a long time trying to fix it without unravelling the whole thing, realized it didn't work, unravelled quite a bit and spent 10 hours getting back to where the realization happened. In spite of that, I actually enjoyed knitting this shawl. 
The yarn is Supersoft aka JĂșnik wool and Lana Grossa Lace. And to knit with I used my Addi 4.0 mm. and my Clover hook 3.5 mm.


 The second thing was this cardigan, Crocus by Helga Isager, made with Cascade 220 Superwash from (unfortunately, Slavi has closed his business since then - such a shame). The receiver of this soft cardigan was Malene, Moe's niece. And it fit her beautifully. 

Presents three and four where socks for my dad and granddad. Both of them are addicted to homeknit socks made with Regia Silk. And I can't blame them. I didn't manage to get a photo of them - you can take a look at my granddad (the nicest person I know) instead :)

The fifth present was for Moe - he's a man will cold feet. But no more, because now he's got these slippers, and he's more or less attached to them day and night. 
Crocheted using the Clover hook 6.0 mm with New Zealandsk Lammeuld from Filcolana and Gotlandsk Pelsuld also from Filcolana. In the first picture you can see what they looked like before they went into the washing mashine.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Crocus for Birdie

Birdie, being member of a vegan family, is not a wool bearing child. I've searched high and low for a natural plant fiber yarn with the same - or almost the same - qualities as those of wool. It has not been easy. So far I've bought only cotton and a bamboo blend. Here's my contribution in 100% cotton - say hello to Crocus by Helga Isager.

Instead of using the original yarn I used Safran from Drops (raspberry red) and Alba (lime green) on 3.5 mm needles. I chose a size 2 years because Birdie is already 7 months old and the only sizes available by Helga Isager are 6 month, 2 years and 3 years (a bit odd, if you ask me). I had to recalculate everything since my gauge was way off. But I'm okay with that - I love it when I figure it out anyway :)

Un poncho para mi!

 I didn't expect it but this poncho was so much fun to knit; I can understand if you don't quite believe me, though. But the whole adding stitches and changing colour is so compelling! :) I began during my stay in Iceland in August and finished last weekend, which isn't too bad, in my opinion. There are five different colours - all of them Evilla yarn except the royal blue, which is Kauni yarn. I used my Addi 3.5 mm dpns - the pattern calls for two 80 cm dpns but there is no way that you can fit 396 sts on an 80 cm needle! Take from me; it won't work! Anyway, I did the rim on my Addi 3.0 mm dpn and I think the result is lovely. I thought the neckline was on the loose side, so I crocheted two rounds of dc.

Monday, 12 September 2011

In Paris

The Eiffel Tower was a glance away.... Moe took pictures. 

Now with buttons

Eight blood red buttons :) I found them here.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Sixty Cables Beret

So soft, fluffy and warm. And it was fun to knit too. I've had the yarn for a long time, you know, saving it for the perfect project. It peels a little more than I want it to, but not enough for me to dislike it.

Sublime Angora Merino: 80% merino and 20% angora. Needles 3.5 mm.