tisdag 7 december 2010

Advent Knitting

I invited some friends for an evening with knitting. I love every occasion for knitting and spending time with wonderful talented friends. Only one of them has a blog. Some can knit even if they've just got the cast off their broken hand!

Debbie Bliss designs - yum!

The colour is blue.

Mittens for someone.

söndag 21 november 2010

Level 2

I've reached the second level and made Stickfrossa's wooly hat. Do you see the little badge? It's my trademark (haha). The badges were a present from my youngest daughter. My eldest daughter lives in the countryside of Småland. She's just started a blog.

torsdag 11 november 2010

My Weddingshawl has been to a real wedding!

I felt so honoured when my colleague Ingrid asked me if she could borrow my shawl to see if it could be used at her eldest daughter's wedding. Obviously it could! Here is the happy couple - Helena and Mattias.

söndag 7 november 2010

I love events like this one!

Just before the event I finished my "swatch" from the Entrelac-class with Nina Sagulin. Tada, a shawl - not beautiful, but extremely warm!
At the knitting-event in Gamla Köpstad we ate a lot... Here's Anna , one of the organizers, in the kitchen.

Here is Carin, her twinsister and the other organizer.

I met a lot of new people and I met old friends.

I can't turn this picture....

I brought my daughter Emilia.

I finished my Entrelac-socks which I've been knitting on since last year!

söndag 17 oktober 2010

Better late than never.....

Work has kept me very busy lately and I haven't found the time to update my blog. This is my only FO - The Fairy Lace Beret from The Knitter. In this pattern you should knit 4 tog! How can you do that? I could only do it when I put the needle through the back of the stitches. I visited the Göteborg Book Fair with yummy books

and the Borås Sewing Festival with yummy yarns.

tisdag 7 september 2010

No time for coffee breaks

I´ve spent the weekend in Lidköping. Hundreds of quilters met there at the Quiltköping event, and there were a few knitters too. We were very busy and there was hardly any time for coffee, but I had lunch with my two travel companions and room mates at Café Rörstrand. We were served a lovely homemade bread. At first I tried to learn how to knit entrelac. Our teacher was Nina Sagulin from Nysta.
Next I learned how to make nice edgings in crochet. Our teacher was Linda Berglund from Deisy design.

They don't look so nice here, but on some garments I'm sure they'll look fine.

At last I tried to sew a Margo Handbag from the Lazy Girl design. It was hard and I had a little help from the friends in my class. Our teacher, Eva Andersson, was excellent, but she didn't stop for coffee. Phew...!

It's not my colours. I bought the fabric in a hurry from another excellent person, Veronica.

söndag 29 augusti 2010

British socks and birthdays

I was given some Regia Nation Sock Yarn in a swap in the spring by Camilla. Britain is one of my favourite countries and now I have a pair of socks in the British colours.

My birthday is in August and so are the birthdays of two of my grandchildren. Here is the other August girl.

I got some goodies. Vickevira yarn bought from Elses bod from my daughter and she had also crocheted a wonderful red bag to me.

tisdag 10 augusti 2010

Lavender or bluebells

I will just let you know that my husband likes this sleeveless top. The pattern is from the Danish magazine Hendes verden. I don't wear sleeveless garments very often so I'll be wearing a T-shirt under. I love the blue colour, but I can't decide which shade of blue it is.

lördag 7 augusti 2010

I shrug my shoulders

When I asked my husband if he could take a picture of my shrug, he laughed and said that he could do it when I had finished knitting it, and when I see the pictures I can understand why. Have a good laugh! I'm not very good at lace knitting. When finishing a row I usually end up with either more or less stitches than there should be, so when the magazine Yarn Forward offered a masterclass and suggested this as a beginner-item, I had to try. I'm not sure I've succeded though. The pattern looks strange.

söndag 1 augusti 2010

The wee bag and other things that happened this week

I've baked again - cupcakes with pomegranates from a book by Mia Örhn. It's filled with classical recipes with a new touch.
Österlen is a lovely area in Sweden and we stayed there two days. Inspired by some twin sisters, we went to Brösarp's gästgiveri and ate Äggakaka, a national dish from Skåne. It's a really thick oven pancake with pork and lingonberries.
For some weeks I've been knitting on a lovely blue bag which I was going to felt. Last night I finished the knitting and was going to put it in the washing machine when I remembered this huge bag that I made over a year ago with old plant dyed wool yarn. I had used a pattern from a magazine and it should be a lovely little yarn basket. I put it in the washing machine and it didn't felt, I put it in again and it didn't felt. Then I boiled it - it didn't felt. End of story. I can only use that sack for gathering leaves in the autumn.

So the blue bag (which was really huge before felting) went into the washing machine in 60 degrees Celsius (otherwise I always start on 40 degrees) and out came a wee bag. I was SO disappointed..... Let's see, what I can use it for? Maybe for my laptop, it's a wee one too.

I like the colours though, but the purple yarn totally disappeared.

söndag 25 juli 2010

Autumn leaves? No way!

It's still summer and I've spent time with my four grandchildren and their parents. They all love the sea and bathe until they're shivering. And no, I'm not fond of camping life as my friends know very well.
The caravan belongs to my eldest daughter and her family. It's nice to have a meal there with my beloved family on a sunny day, but to sleep and cook in it, that's not for me. I've tried twice so I know!
There's not much time for knitting when the children are around, but my youngest daugter and I sneaked off to a café early in the morning for some breakfast and knitting.

She was knitting a shawl of her own design.

I tried to knit a wrist warmer, but I couldn't knit the very simple pattern so I had to frog it when I got home.

I've made my version of the Panda Silk DK Fan Shawl .

I've knit it in Zauberball sock yarn, and when I blocked it I had forgotten that the modules should have a rounded form, not a pointed......
I'll see if I let it stay pointed or if I block it again. The shawl reminds me of autumn, but I hope that there will be at least two months before we are there!