Friday, July 31, 2015

The first day in August

An ordinary day with my grandchild.It has been so wonderful to take a walk along the river with him.He has been sleeping a lot but he also has been a little social .In the evening I have had time to knit ,mostly the socks.The res/pink ones are done this summer but the black ones are from a "second sock syndrom" but now they also are ready .Now I have new socks for the autumn and winter and that's really nice.Hopefully I'm finding new patterns and new yarn to use later this year too.I'm a big fan of handmade socks.

Friday, July 10, 2015


The summer is here even if we still have not warm att all,about + 15C,but we have vacantion .Just now we are preparing for the elder son and his little family coming on Wednesday so there are just now only a little knitting and only some stiches of embroidery.i have been reorganasing my stash.So many memories and so many dreams that never are going to be fullfilled.
This week we have some roses,these pink ones smells so good and they really give us so much joy.I'm knitting a new pair of socks in bright colours,made in yarn from Regia.
In the end of July we may have a lot of strawberries.As it has been a rainy and not so warm June,beginning of July,it takes time the get the berries.
A little embroidery in "blekingesöm",done for a beginner, and I did it even if it wasn't easy to get the stitches so beautiful.Next time I would love to use cotton yarn or thinner linen yarn.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A pair of socks perfect for colder days and pictures from a short travel

We have had perfect days for sock knitting .Perfect also when you need to relax and play with colours.The last pair I did is made in Regia,Design Line by Arne and Carlos,in colour 03657 and a blue Fabel from my stash.I used needles 2.5.As I only had one skein of Regia I had to find out how to get a pair of socks and I'm satisfied with the result.
On the way to grandmother we made a stop at Jokkfall,a fall in the river of Kalix.Here we could see people fishing salmons.A beautiful place to take time to rest a little too.
Near her house, every year at the Midsummer time ,we can see those beautiful yellow flowers.Then we know the summer is coming. Wish you all a nice day.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Midsummer

Slowly the flowers are coming and with them the warmer summer days.The photo is taken in the little forest near us where we also can pick berries in the end of July and during August. A new embroidery in "Blekingesöm" is on the way.This is going to be a little sampler with common patterns on.Only 25cm x 25 cm.Linen fabric and linen yarn.A perfect embroidery for the weekend. Wish you all a lovely Midsummer,the time when we have nearly no darkness.Then it turns to darker seasons but slowly.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dala-Floda and Embroidery

On the course in Dala-Floda we also learnt a little about wool embroidery,mostly with lovely flowers in strong colours.You can find them on the folk art clothes ,both onclothes for women and men.We could learn how to do the best stitches and where to start.Hard work.I also could see that different yarns were more or less useful or more kind for us who were newbees.But what wonderful embroidery houres we had.The days were to short. On this blog you can find(only in swedish) pictures and so on about knitting and embroidery,also on mittens Here you can see a postcard I bought and how the embroidery also looks like
What a great day this was too.Hopefully I'm going on next yearwith this too.There are so many thing to enjoy and to learn.My second goal for the rest of 2015 is to do some more embroideries in wool As you all can see I have a lot to learn before I'm doing this embroidery very well but I never give up.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Twined knitting

My first attempt,in the middle of the book, to do twined knitting is very interesting but every stitch takes time.I'm very happy for this way of doing a very good a good quality as you always use 2 strands of yarn.We use z-twined yarn,the common yarns are s-twined.My goal for the rest of 2015 is to do a pir of mittens,hopefully with embroidery on.I'm going to do them in Wåhlstedts z-twined yarn I have bought on my visit in Dala-Floda.On a flee market I bought this pair of mittens,made in thin white wool with a pattern in black you can find also in weaving and embroidery. here you can follow how to purl how to knit how to do "krokmaskor" In my first attempt I have made all but not "krokmaskor"

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sakura in cross stitch made during the Easter holidays

Easter 2015 was the Sakura time for example in Japan where I have a part of my family and some friends.I really wanted to be there but instead I was at home relaxing and trying to get rid of a flu.In my stash I had an embroidery,half done,I had bought from Tradera.Yes, Easter is a perfect time to do small handicrafts in the morning before you are going on a walk along the river.We already have a lot of daylight too. The embroidery is designed by someone in Denmark 1986.It's made on linen fabric with cotton threads.I really enjoyed this mostly made in pink colours. Wish you all a nice weekend

A lovely gift

Some days ago this lovely pincushion in sashiko embroidery came to my postbox.What a great surprice and what a wonderful gift in a style I really love.I'm trying to learn more about sashiko and about indigo so with this I have got new inspiration to go on with.Thank you so so much dear Sharon.