Monday, September 26, 2016

Stickresan genom Sverige går som distanskurs på Handarbetets vänner i Stockholm /Stickresan genom Sverige goes on Handarbetets vänner in Stockholm

I hope you can read more about the course I'm going.Sorry only in swedish but you can see 3 pictures showing a little about what we are learning more about.It's a very popular course so if you are interested in it you may contact the school very soon.

They also have a lot of other courses you can read about

Wish you a nice day

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wristwarmers or mittens

On Handarbetets vänner in Stockholm we are learning more about some knitting tradtions in Sweden.The first weekend we have had Skåne .We used needles 1,25mm and white lamb wool yarn.The patterns we are using are from a special sort of "cardigan".

The stars can be all over the knitted one,despite the start.Afterwards they dyed the knitted  in red,green or other colour.It's hard to knit patterns in darker colours .This one has no special patterns on but decorations with ribbons.I really like this "spedetröja" made by our teacher Karin Kahnlund.It would be nice to have one.Still it's only a dream.

Here you find pictures of many different ones.Enjoy.

Next meeting is October 15 and 16 and I hope I can decide if it's going to be mittens or wristwarmers.I have also some more homework I can do.It would be nice knit and decorate something inspired by the traditons from the "spedetröja"

We have 5 weekends more .Next time it's going to be Gotland and Binge

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On the needles

It's a lovely day and I have the possibility to take some photos of what I'm knitting.First of all I'm knitting a cardigan for a little baby,our second grandchild ,who hopefully is going to be born in the end of December or in the beginning of January 2017.I´m really enjoying knitting some lace and the yoke is also going to be in lace knitting.And so nice to do a small cardigan.Very very nice.It's made in Lanett from Sandnes Yarn(182 m/50g) in the colour 4312.

The socks are made in a yarn I have got from my swap friend,a yarn from Deborah Norville collection totally new for me.It's 50% wool,25%Bamboo and 25%Nylon but very easy to knit with.It's going to be very interesting to have them,I think they are not anything for the winter.

I wish you all a nice time

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Gifts from a swap partner on Ravelry

                         Thank you for all the gifts.The grey yarn is going to be for socks,
                          All the things in the box are from her travel to USA,She wrote a
                          nice letter about many experiencies and that was very interesting
                          to read.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

The Nordic knitting symposium 2016

Kiruna ,sunshine and many knitters in town.We really had a warm and lovely time in the city.

Here I show 2  wristwarmers imspired by the Lovikka mitten.These are made of our teachers in the course.So dear friends in a month or two I show you my versions of theese.

The second course I had was Estonian knitting and the picture shows the goal we had to do but no this is made by our teacher.For me this is something I'm going to go on with  and do my own vesion of much later.You can also see some of the other mittens she had.Our teacher was Kristi Jöeste,one of the author to Estonian Knitting 1 Traditions and Techniques

Sunday, June 26, 2016


A lovely Midsummer is over and I'm soon going on a Nordic knitting conference in Kiruna. Looking forward learning more about knitting and embroidery on knitted things.We are about 120 knitters from different countries enjoying a week full of knitting .What a wonderful time.

Now I'm retired and as a help on the way into a new life I'v got a lot a flowers and many kind words.During the Midsummer we also have had a lot of wild flowers.My sister had picked so many lovely flowers.So fresh and so full of colours.

The last picture shows wonderful gifts on my birthday in May from M.Than you so so much. Hopefully I'm also  going to do more quilted things when I'm not working any more.I have collected fabrics with flowers on .The Scissor "bag" with a flower on makes me so happy.And the small doily in soft colours.Yes flowers are going to be a theme for some of my handmade crafts.

I wish you all a nice new week.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Some gifts on my birthday

This is a gift I have got from a dear swap friend on Ravelry.Sweets ,2 lovely skeins of Mini Alpacka
and a tea I really love which I prefer drinking in the morning.I have not decided what to knit of it but maybe I do something in combination with another colour too.The yarn is very soft and very beautiful.

Wish you a nice weekend.