Monday, October 21, 2013

Busy weekend

This has been an ultimate knitting weekend. Starting Thursday evening with the monthly gathering at Cardinal Pub in Stavanger with more than 30 knitting ladies turning up to have a drink or two while enjoying their hobby. This time we had Bente Geil from Geilsk visiting and joining us.

While we were at the pub my oldest daughter, son-in-law and little grandchild came by to stay while they were looking for places to live when moving to Stavanger. Our darling grandchild received her red winterhat, which she is wearing at this picture- First time in a sandbox.

Friday we had a workshop from 6pm to 9 pm where we learnded useful techniques for edging of the knitted work, for starting with beautiful edges.

Saturday we worked on brioche techniques in the morning and in the afternoon we worked on long stiches and knitting knots, flowers etc. An ispiring and good teacher: Bente Geil.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Another woollen hat for Yr

After a jacket project (still waiting for buttons) I had som leftover yarn.
What better to do than make a tiny hat for Yr- I knitted size 9-12 month since she is not that big for her age.

Knitted jacket for YR

Cotton jacket for little Yr.
After knitting a dress to Yr in lighter shade of purple, I decided to knit a darker jacket with the same pattern, form the same book. "Babystrik på pinde 3"- model Bella.

Easy and fun project.


What does the fox say?

Lately Ylvis has had a weird song hitting home run. "Everybody" knows the song "What does the fox say?", it's gone viral. So is socks, mittens, hats with a fox theme.

When I saw this recipe, I knew that I needed to make one for Sofie.
I went to Garnkilden and bought a kit.
She used the hat, and then forgot it while visiting my parents.
Well, I guess I need to go to the post office and retreive it.
Wa pa pa pa pa pa pow!

Politically correct bunny rabbit

At the Knitting festival at Fanø, I visited ""'s stand. They have lovely yarn and nice patterns. This time a bunnyrabbit was my choice. Crotheting needle, recipe and Lama wool.

i am a knitter, crotheting is hard for me. But I managed.

The end result was shipped to Oslo to my granddaughter.
Now she can play with a toy NOT MADE IN CHINA, not made of synthetic materials, not produced in a sweath shop, not made by child labour, not made bu political prisoners, not made by flamable material. Even the inside (The stuffing) is wool.

Little red riding hood

Winter is approaching. So far the fall has been more "summer" than most summers here on the west coast. But soon the cold weather will strike.
I am so lucky to have a beautiful little grand daugther, Yr. And I keep knitting woolly things for her. In soft Merino wool, absolutely not scratchy, I made this "Pixie hat". When they are so young (<1year and="" do="" drop="" gloves="" ground.="" hats="" it="" on="" or="" p="" remove="" the="" their="" they="" whatever="">
This model ensures a good fit. It covers ears and neck. And it is harder to remove for the little hands, but easy for parents to put on the child. I was planning to knit a grey one, but when I saw this nice red colour- I could not resist a little red riding hood hat. Recipe from Hjertegarn.


I went to the Knitting festival at Fanø.
As usual, it was a hazzle to sign on to any workshop, but I was able to sign on to Lene Holme Samsø's workshop about knitting a Piece symbol.
At the workshop I was able to make one Fingerless glove. I used Thin wool from Geilsk.

There are only so many fingerless gloves a person needs, so when they where done I gave them to my brothers girlfriend. She can use them, she spends a lot of time outdoors with her horses.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sofies Girl power jacket finnished

Finnally it is finnished.
The left over Yarn jacket for Sofie.
Very colourful.
With a clear message: Girls just want to have FUNdamental human rights.

A Crown for the Princess

Little princesses do not always want to wear a warm hat to pre school.
Little princesses are very aware of their age.

My nephew has an adorable little princess. She just turned 3 years.
In the softest Merino wool I could find, with the colour closest to gold, I knittet a "crown".
It covers the ears well, and most of her little head.
It has 3 "diamonds" sewn to the front.

I just made it by starting with 25 stitches on knitting needle 3.
Increasing and decreasing to create the shape.