Sunday, December 16, 2012

"tubeskjerf" Moebius

I have knitted a red scarf for Sofie in Alpacca and mohair- nice and warm in the winter. And an identical to me in purple. It was a quick project - but I was not used to knit with such thick knitting needles. But you soon get used to it.

Jacket - for the spring

I was in London in September - and just came across some beautiful cotton/wool mix in nice colours.
So a tiny jacket for the spring.

Hat and socks from Nøstebarn,

I remember when Sofie was little - sometimes when she could not sleep a hat helped. I do not know why - It could be the air conditioning (we lived in Texas back then).

But I have knitted another thin little hat in wool/silk blend from Duo - and followed a recipe from Nøstebarn on rib hat for babies.

Wrap-around the baby jacket

Small babys are not very fond of having clothes pulled over the head- so I used some left-over silk/wool yarn from Duo to knit this jacket. I found a pattern from Leine , I just changed it a tiny bit on the front part to make it more gender neutral.

Traditional babyvest

In Denmark I came across this old fashioned, traditional baby vest. Since we do not know the gender - I played it safe. If the parents can use the buttons on a baby bay - they can change buttons.
The pattern is from - model Amalie

Baby underwear

A tiny person being born in Oslo might needs some warm clothes, and specifically close to the body. I am no fan of synthetic materials close to the body- so all I knit is in wool, silk, cotton, alpaca or mix of those qualities. I have knitted three short sleeved underwear of Wool silk blend. The pattern is from and called "Baby in rib" I just added the arms to the pattern.

Then i made two with long sleeves. One of them has beautiful buttons I got from a colleague.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

baby blanket

Rainbow coloured baby blanket for my coming grandchild.
This has been my in-between-other projects-project since this summer.
Last Thursday on Stavanger Strikk og drikk, Cardinal- I finished the knitting. This weekend I was able to complete it by sewing in all loose threads etc.

It is knitted in Entrelac, one row in each colour.
This makes it elastic, colourful-but still with a system.
I tried to follow the colours of the rainbow - but the did not have the last Violet or Indigo colours.

Lets hope the parents like it.

Jacket to a tiny person

In Denmark this summer I bought some Japanese wool. Noro. I just had to make a jacket to a very small person in that lovely yarn. Yes - the jacket will fit for a very short time...but then may be it can be passed on to another baby? and another? It was anyway an easy and quick project. And I found some lovely buttons for the Jacket.

Geilsk babyhat

I had some of that soft duo silk/wool mix left. In the description on how to make the babyhat it states that you only need 15 grams. So I made the hat. A fun and quick little project.

Recipe (in Danish) available for free on Geilsk web page.

I liked the way the hat ended in a cute little top, and the way it forms itself.

Friday, June 29, 2012


I have knitted a small traditional hat for my coming grandchild. Nice to keep the little head warm. Wool/silk mix again. Real soft.

Other people are having babies too....

I have young colleagues being pregnant as well. I think it could be a good idea to knit something to some of them :-)
One is a nice man working with me making our web pages function as close to what we would like them to as possible. He is expecting a boy -so this must me it... Knitted in Geilsk wool/cotton mix - because the baby is due late summer/early fall.

Baby underwear

Smallest woolen undershirt I have ever knitted. Just in case my coming grandchild should come early, or be tiny. It is size 0-3 months- knitted in rib.  This is knitted from the top-down. Again wool/silk mix from Duo, recipe from
I have knitted two white ones, one green-but with long arms, and one with stripes - white nad grey - also long arms.

the striped one in progress:


I am (finally) going to be a grandmother! In December. So all the cool knitted stuff to little ones are in my knitting  backlog.

This is a knitted babyvest in Wool/silk blend from Duo. The recipe is from Lillestrikk but there are several free recipes pretty much like it available on the net. Looking for incrediable cute small buttons for it :-)

Workshop - Silkeborg Knitting festival

We were attending the Knitting festival in Silkeborg few weeks ago, and there we took part in a workshop on Entrelac knitting. It was a good teacher, and she was structured so we were all able to do it at the end of the workshop. This is my first try- but now I have started on a blanket in this technique.

Halvhansker i Geilsk tynn ull/Wristwarmers

Etter å ha strikket underslyngel og Løbetid fra Geilsk, hadde jeg litt rester. Så et par halvhansker i tynn ull må jo være saken. Disse er alt blitt mye brukt.

After having knittet the Skirt and blouse from Geilsk - I was left with some of that nice thin wool yarn. Enough to a pair of wristwarmers. ALready used a lot - this spring has not exactly been to warm.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

¨knitting outdoors in Denmark

We have been on some outings with Stavanger Strikk og Drikk. We went to a knitting festival on Fanø in Denmark, knitting weekend in a cabin near Eigersund in Norway, Then two trips to Silkeborg in Denmark. First to visit Bente Geil and then to a knitting festival. 
Here are some photos illustrating the situation. Knitting on the porch early in the spring.
It is nice to shop yarn and receipts in Denmark since they have a much wider range of speciality yarns- not just a few big companies dominating the whole market.

I shopped from Duo, Geilsk, Design club, Lillestrikk

"Løbetid" - strikket topp fra Geilsk

Jeg har strikket en Løpetid til meg - og syntes oppskriften var helt genial. Så har jeg strikket en til Rigmor - i ull/bommull miks fra Geilsk. Se så fin hun er i den! Oppskriften former seg fint - og man benytter seg bare av rette og Vrange masker- og det prinsippet å slippe noen masker ned.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My folklore jacket from Christel Seyfarth

is in slow progress, but the project is progressing. It is just a bit too demanding to knit on while watching TV.... or chatting with people, and I am not much alone.

I like the colours, I like the feeling of the nice warm, wool. And, I am looking forward to finnish the project at some time. In the mean time - other projects are being worked on :-)

And an Easterbunny for Marte - with a broken neck off course

Just before easter Marte had a bad bicycle accident. She is wearing a collar to support her neck after fractures. So when Sofie got a bunny, I knitted one for Marte. With a neck collar and jacket.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I have knitted an easterbunny for Sofie. Arne 6Carlos has made a nice little book with a good way of creating the Easter bunny. First you knit one little foot, stuff it with wool, continue to knit the leg - stuff it. Repeat the process for foot number 2. You knit the back-tummy part until ti armpits. Then knit a hand - which you stuff. Knit the rest of the long arm. Repeat. Knit together with the "torso" - stuff- knit the neck and head. Stuff. Knit and crotchet the ears.

All done - very little work finnishing it - almost no sewing.

Knit a little sweather - and it is good to go as a present.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A little Valentine friendly Headband for Sofie

I used some really soft merino wool leftover yarn for this mini project. It is inspired by the cable-braided-necklace from this blog. I knitted the two strips, but added a piece of elastic band and made a headband for her. Red, almost heart shaped...perfect for Valentines day.

top for my skirt

I looked around for a nice top for my skirt, a top that would not dominate the skirt. A simple one. And guess what - I found it on Geilsk - again! It was called "Running". So yesterday I was at a party and could use my skirt and top!

Again the designer had made a pattern that was easy - but still fun and different to knit. I like the way the top is shaped by simply planning for and letting dedicated stiches drop down. A Neat technique.

Skirt - Geilsk Underslyngel.

I have visited the web page of Geilsk several time, and looked at the beautiful skirt.

Finally I decided to order wool, a pattern and get started. So I have been knitting my skirt in Geilsk Thin wool. The pattern and way of doing it was really easy. And the thin yarn makes it so soft and gives a nice texture. I really love it. When the skirt was done, I was looking forward to wear it....but I didi not have any item in my wardrobe to match the colour in any way. Well, I had to shop :-9
By knitting this skirt I also learned a new technique for making the waistband. It took some time, but I did not have to sew anything! I like it!

Wrist warmers

There were some leftover yarn from the socks.
So to avoid my yarn stock to grow out of control, I decided to be quick and really use the rest of it for something Sofie-friendly. Something she could use in spring.

Sofie is often riding her bike to school, so I made her some extra long wrist-warmers. And she is already using them. The Stavanger climate does not distinguish to much between winter, spring or summer. It is normally a few degrees plus, rain and wind :-)

Sofie wants some new thick woolen socks!

We were out shopping for some new jeans for Sofie. She has really grown. On our way around the shopping center she found some yarn she liked, and asked me if I could knit her some new socks.
So I did.

This yarn was relatively thick, so I really had to adapt the pattern a bit. I kept the way of making the heel and toe, but made a "normal" rib on top of the socks.

More socks

I had some nice thin sock yarn, multi coloured laying in my pile of unused, nice, cool yarn. So after having knitted the "Geilsk Livstykkesokker" to others, I knitted a pair to myself - even though I really have several thin woolen sock by now :-)

I must admit - these are my favourite. Just perfect fit!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Socks - Livstykkesokker fra Geilsk

After I found this sock pattern at Geilsk online shop, they are the favourite socks to knit. The fit the feets very nice.
I just knitted a pair very large socks for my husband. Sock yarn and knitting needle 2,5.