Sunday, December 04, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

With this picture of a part of a wristwarmer ,Skogsmörkret   http://www.bohuslansmuseum.se/produkter/bohus-stickning-skogsmorkret-svart-koftajumper/

and material in pink for a wristwarmer ,Azalea,and it's going to be a version of this http://www.angoragarnet.com/se/bohus-stickning/kollektionen/nya-azalean-21058991
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Now I'm going on vacation.Hopefully I'm back in January 2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Gotland in my heart"

The second workshop is about pattern traditions from Gotland and Halland.The roses on mittens from Gotland are really my favourites,both in the past and now.All the mittens are knitted in 100% wool.The ones on the needles are made by yarn made on Gotland.The kit is bought from http://huskroken.se/.

On google.com you can find many pictures  stickat från gotland.

https://www.google.se/search?q=stickat+fr%C3%A5n+gotland&espv=2&biw=1344&bih=711&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicxbTEkq_QAhXGCCwKHVY7AK8QsAQILQ


This weekend we are going to have Bohusstickning

https://www.google.se/search?q=bohusstickning&espv=2&biw=1344&bih=711&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWrdavk6_QAhWIJSwKHUmPDdgQ_AUIBigB

I'm going to do wristwarmers.

http://www.angoragarnet.com/se/bohus-stickning/kollektionen-20384933


I have a busy time just now as I'm going on the knitting workshop and next week on workshops in crazy embroidery

http://pintangle.com/2014/04/18/a-tutorial-on-how-to-work-decorative-crazy-quilt-seams/

and mola embroidery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6zqvI-zE3g

Wish you all a nice weekend and a nice new week.


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.
http://www.hv-textil.se/vara-verksamheter/hv-skola/utbildningar/stickresan-genom-sverige/

http://www.hv-textil.se/kontakt/kontakta-oss/


They also have a lot of other courses you can read about
http://www.hv-textil.se/vara-verksamheter/hv-skola/utbildningar/#tc46=kurs-4-kortkurser

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.
https://www.google.se/search?q=spedetr%C3%B6ja+m%C3%B6nster&espv=2&biw=1680&bih=910&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizwsfvharPAhVDkCwKHe49C64QsAQIVQ&dpr=1


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.

http://lovikka.junosuando.net/erikaa2.htm

http://www.shopinlapland.com/se/klader/default.asp?idnr=99&vara=99-30&typ=t



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
http://epood.saara.ee/en/pood/estonian-knitting-1
http://kristijoeste.blogspot.se/

http://lappone.blogspot.se/2016/05/estonian-knitting-1-traditions-and.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW6Sqg6HAgs&feature=youtu.be