Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Shawls

I have been having a recent love affair with Shawls,  and knitted 2 this summer

I started on the MKAL by Gudrun Johnston a while back, finished it last night

Then when I went on summer holiday I started on this one. Stephen West - Vertices.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ullarpeysa - Icelandic sweater

I´ve been knitting , but not really documenting what I do.  And I miss it, mostly when I wan´t to reproduce something I´ve knitted, and since I rarely follow a patten I find it nice to have all written down.  Contemplating if I should keep this blog, or just document better on Ravelry.

Here are some phone pictures of my latest knit,  zipped cardigan for my  almost 5 year old.

No pattern, charts a mix and match from several patterns.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Radio Silence

I have been silent the last months, the reason is that we bought a flat in end of September and moved out of our rental in end of october.  We temporarily moved in with my in-laws from end of october until 13th of desember.

In that time I have finished my blue sand cardigan, that I started in March 2014, I got money for my birthday from my in-laws and I bought yarn.  Albulita,  so soft and I had high hopes for the yarn.  It does knit nicely and it is nice the garment, but there is a big BUT, it has a lot of lints... but I haven´t shaved it yet, so that might help?

I haven´t been able to take pictures of it, but here are some pictures I found on my phone, that represent my last few months.

We had to rennovate the bathroom, it was in bad state (tiles falling off and etc), my dad tiled the bathroom for us, he took of time from work, it was a major work and I couldn´t be happier with his work/help.

Me in my blue sand cardigan, with my Camomille shawl, and a homemade headband, normal sight now in december when it has been minus 10 degrees on celcius. 

Headband,  I have made two, one for me and one for my brother, he gave to his girlfriend at christmas.

 I bought this at goodwill, a few years ago, and finally had the space to paint it, and now it houses, yarn, ongoing projects, yarn books, needles and etc.

And then last but not least, this beautiful girl is turning 2 in less than 2 weeks. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mistery mittens

I took part in mystery knit along in september,...   sadly the mittens are a bit to wide for me.

I also tried another yearn, and they came out even bigger.. and didn´t knit up very they are on my frog list... but I learned a new method for thumbs, that I will definately use again, the picking up stitches for the thumb took about 10 seconds, instead of my frustrated trying to see which stitches I shoulc pick up :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Free knitting patterns - toys

I´m planning to use some of the small various scraps of yarns I have, and make some toys for my girls for Christmas.  As with all good intentions, they often don´t become a reality , but at least here is what I found and I think my girls would love.

Miffy and her Balloon.




Babar (Cartoon)





Egg and Bacon:



Slice of Pie

Sheep backpack:

Friday, August 29, 2014

September mystery mitten

I saw hos Monstermønster that she is participating in September mystery knittalong in the group "i make mittens" on Ravelry and I got tempted to also take part.  I have already bought the pattern, and I'm contemplating which yarn combinations to use (took these photos on my phone last night, sorry for the quality).





Which of these combinations do you prefer, 1,2, 3 or 4?

There must be something wrong with my comment sections, I haven´t been able to respond to Heidi at Wool rocks, I called the Fana sweater I´m working on the danish island Fanø. Thank you Heidi for pointing that out to me :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer love

The summer went by to fast,  I however knitted a lot (frogged a lot)

The blue sand cardigan has half of arms,  inside of pockets is also missing, and the edging.  This is probably at least one weeks worth of evening knitting in fromt of the TV.

We enjoyed the Icelandic summer (aka rain and some more rain.. or heavy clouds), in two summer houses in the south of Iceland.

Then we went to Norway, to visit my sister in law and her family.

What ended up in my suitcase, was both Finull and P2 from Rauma. 

the black and white Fanø in progress is for my 4 year old, in P2.

I participated in  10k race (Reykjavikurmarathon), on cultur night in Reykjavik. Where this yarn bombing caught my attention (on the way from the car to the start of the race).

My summer ended last night, with a Justin Timberlake concert (hence the title summer love ).  The first time Justin comes to Iceland and the concert was everyting I expected and then some more.  When I watch this clip from last night I get goosebumps and whish that I could go again.