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!