Saturday, February 06, 2016

Mittens in Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi



We were visiting Jokkmokk market,three days once a year on the first weekend in February.There you can find a lot of handicraft and also interesting food to eat,both local and food from some parts of the world.

The exibition I really became  totally overwhelmed of was with about 100 mittens from Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi on Ajtte.
http://www.ajtte.com/

As you can see many mittens are made in bright colours.Some of them are made as a gift,for example as a gift to your boyfriend and so one.We also could see many visiters using very beautiful mittens in bright colours.I also saw a man having mittens in white with patterns in red and white.More white I think,a variation of these mittens

https://se.pinterest.com/pin/441000988481235319/

Somewhere I have seen them and maybe they are more common in the north of Norway.On the exhibition we also could find mittens made in different colours of wool,natural colours.I bought yarn in two qualities,100% wool 50g 150 meters and 100% wool 50g 225 meter.
http://stoorstalka.com

Today lapplanders are celebrating their national day.Send all who are celebrating a nice and friendly day.

Wish you all a nice holiday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Blackwork



During some months on the new year I'm going to learn more about Blackwork.I'm following a course on distance ,made by Pian Bates,and there are different things to work with
http://batesoblixt.se/?page_id=154

The first thing to work with is to choose a pattern from her choice and do something inspired of it.The longer one is made of 2 patterns with the difference I made some cross stitches here and there and put the two ones in a row.Very nice times and yes it took some houres to do. The little square is an example of how the little "star" is in different yarns,still black yarns in linen,cotton or wool yarns.I wish I had black silk yarn but that´s possible later on in the course when I also use thinner linen fabrics.

The next embroidery is to be an interpretation och a collage of pieces from  a newspaper.
                                                           I wish you all a lovely time.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

A pair of socks is ready

The Christmas Eve socks are ready now.I have been changing the toes t more round ones and after washing the I had to rip up a little as the yarn seems to be not only wool but ?Lovely colours .
The Christmas holidays are over and less time for knitting.Wish you all a creative time.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Lit a light for all the children in the world

Lit a light for all the children in the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdzT7VuFGeo

We live under the same sky but we live under so different circumstances.It's a long time until we can say we have peace on the earth  and that all the children can start a new day filled with hope.
Wish you all a nice Christmas time/a time filled with hope whereever you are.

Thank you all who are writing comments,emails and letters/cards to me.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year


Today it's the last day of 2015 and we hope we are going to have a nice and creative new 2016.We also wish peace in the world .

A package from a dear friend also came brightening up our day.Thank you so much.This morning I had some chocolate and a cup of a tea .So so good start of a new knitting day.
The KAL of Christmas Eve socks are going on and hopefully I have a sock knitted until January 1.My younger son also wished a pair of socks and the first one is on the needles.Hopefully they are ready in the end of January .Sock knitting is very relaxing so hopefully I have time to knit even when we started working again.The holidays are going very fast now .

Happy New Year to all my readers.
So happy for your message and comments on the blog.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The second Sunday in Christmas and a KAL

The second Sunday in Christmas and we have more relaxing day.My sister with her DH gave us lovely tulips when they were celebrating Christmas Eve and the Christmas Day with us.In the background you can see a wreath made by the wife of my son and we have had it for some years.Still it's so beautiful.We have had warmer days than usual,more like spring days and with very little snow.Yesterday it was raining.Totally crazy.

As I told you I'm going to participate in some KAL but the only one I have started is the Christmas Eve socks.you can see a OPAL skein of varigated yarn with a sparkling thread.A very nice knitting in my favourite colours.

Wish you all a nice time.
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