Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas time

All is calm,all is bright........................... We have a white Christmas and we celebrate with our little family.What a happiness. I want to say thank you for all the cards and gifts to me and to the family,especially to M in USA and to M in Japan who I don't meet during the Christmas holodays. 2014 has been a year focused on knitting socks and the small white socks also give you an information about 2015.Hopefully we are going to get a new family member. Wish you some nice holidays/a nice weekend.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A new white weekend

December 20 and we have got lovely white snow.Now we really need warm socks and the green ones you can see on the picture are made of 75% wool and 25% others.The foot is made by handdyed yarn and the cuff of Regia yarn.Both the skeins of yarn are in a good quality and very lovely to knit with.The handdyed of unknown brand is in very high quality,I would say it's the best one.The Christmas decoration is from a dear friend. Wish you all a lovely weekend.Take care of you and enjoy the days.Don't be in a hurry,the Christmas comes even if you don't have many gifts to your family and friends or many dishes on the Christmas table.We are going to have more daylight now and gopefully you all can be out for walking or skiing or......... (Still I have the commentaries closed.)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hand dying yarn

En så trevlig lördag med Handvävarna i norr då vi färgade ullgarn och en bit ylletyg.Vi lekte verkligen med färger och jag lyckades också använda andra färger än de blå.Blev så inspirerad av en virkad del av en väska som var gjord i liknande färger.Garnerna kan användas vid vävning,stickning eller virkning . Yesterday we hade a wonderful day hand dying wool yarn and a little peace of wool fabric.Darker blue and lilac are my favourite colours but I also did one skein in colours a friend had nade a little crochet part of a bag.Then yarn can be used in weaving,knitting or crochet,

Friday, October 10, 2014

October in stitches

We have been playing with different stitches during the first part of October. First of all "kråkspark" and french knots The course started with black yarn on white fabric and then white on black.A good start of learning more about doing own interpretations of stitches in combination. As you can see we have got a little snow now but soon it´s going to melt down.The colder season is here and I need a new shawl now and I do it in the same way as earlier.i wish you all a nice day. As you can see my comments are shut down and it´s because I have got so many spam comments every day.I'm so happy if you go on visiting my blog.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Following a mitten mystery on Ravelry

On the needles I have a very excisting mitten mystery from a group on Ravelry.Very interesting to see the pattern growing but also really hard to follow a pattern with different patterns on every row.You have to count and count and count.I have been knitting and ripping and knitting but now the clue 2 is ready and the third is waiting.Hopefully I'm starting this on Sunday but not before.The fourth is coming before so the mittens are going to be ready until in October. I'm using Tynt Kunstvevgarn,100% spelsauull in black and a lovely blue colour. The designer has a blog where you cand find more about her designing and knitting.

Friday, August 29, 2014

A heart

With this heart made during the warmest period of the summer I wish you a nice weekend.This has been a perfect and very nice pattern.Cross stitches are really one of my favourite stitches. It's made on linen fabric 13 threads/cm and embroidered with DMC 2 "threads". You can find this pattern on and go to Free. As you can see I have added 3 more letters å,ä and ö we have in swedish.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wish you all a lovely Sunday

The autumn is here and with that the flowers often are yellow and orange in our garden.The yellow flowers are going to be the front part of a little cushion for our home.Still there are more to do and now when the vacation is over there are going to be some few ones more.To make all these flower is a little bit crazy as it takes a lot of time to do but it's very relaxing too.Often I need to have something to focus on.You also can see a result,even if it's a little thing you have done. A new pair,ready to wear, and I really love both the simple pattern and the lovely soft yarn.These socks already are my favotite ones.As I only used one skein and some meters from the second one and 2 skeins in the stash I'm going to do something else,eventually socks and a little shawl. Wish you all a relaxing Sunday and a nice new week.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Dessa små blommor gjordes för några år sedan .Nu vill jag göra fler,kanske till en dekoration på en väska eller på minikvilt.Varje liten hexagon är ca 2,5 cm. Massor med gula tygbitar lyser upp en annars mulen morgon.Ha en fin söndag. These small flowers were made for many years ago.Now I want to do more.Each hexagon is 1 ".I want to have them as a decoration on a purse or at a mini quilt.A lot of yellow fabric squares brighten up a cloudy day.Wish you a nice Sunday.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

A new day in July

Early morning and a lovely sunshine.The vacation goes on with time for embroidery,the best way of relaxing and finding the inner calmness.This little embroidery is going to be a decoration for our home in December.The pattern is from "Brodera på linne" by Monica Halléen,a book about swedish traditions in embroidery,mostly in cross stitch.I made it in linen fabric,10 threads per centimeter.In the book they recommended 12 threads per centimeter but I found it easier to do the embroidery on 10 threads.Monica Hallén also hassome lovely patterns in blackwork but about that another day. I wish you all a nice day.Take time to enjoy the glorious summertime.

Friday, June 06, 2014

The summer is here

Today we celebrate the national day and the sun is shining and the green garden with some flowers here and there make the day so relaxing.Many birds are singing and we are happy to live near a little forest.Our balcone is very near a part of the forest.Some houres I have been sitting on the balcony knitting and enjoying the day.A perfect day after meny days of work. I wish you a nice weekend.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A new year in my life

A new year in my life started when we had a lot to do at work.Friends and family made my birthday so nice and inspirating.Flowers from the man i my life,my sister and from my friends at work and a lovely wreath made especially for me from M's wife.So so wonderful.Most of them still are so lovely.I'v got a lot of gifts from friends in Denmark,Norway,Finland,Sweden,Japan and USA.Those lovely gifts are handmade,or fabrics,patterns or yarn.In 3 weeks we have summer holidays and I'm going to use some gifts foor quilting,knitting or embroidery. Today I started a new pair of socks in a thin yarn.The needles are in wood and they are doing the knitting so lovely.Today I have made 3 1/2 pair of socks,the second black sock is not ready.Hopefully this is not going to be the second sock syndrome. Wish you all a nice weekend

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A new month

Early morning and a sunny day.We have a Sunday today and I really enjoy it.Hopefully I'm going for a walk in the sunshine.The birds are singing and giving us hope of a new spring and summer.As you can see we still have snow and the river is covered by ice.-1,5 C at 07.30.Only one sock was made in the end of April.Maybee I need more colours now.I'm a little but fed up with the darkness.But before I have to do the second sock.A new month is here and we only have a few houres of darkness.What a happiness. Wish you a nice day.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Embroidery in springtime

During a week we have had a embroidery mystery in a group on facebook.25 squares 3 cm x 3 cm and a sqare 30 x 30 cm to put them on in any pattern and 30cm x 30cm without anything.5 days with different instructions about what the 5 squares are going to be inspired of.In the end this is going to be a draw string bag or a purse or...More about that in a week. Wish you all a lovely new week in spring.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter to you

Happy Easter to you.We have had holidays for a week and it has been so nice to have time to choose what you want to do.Still we have snow and the sun has been shining a lot.We have many houres of daylight and it's so wonderful after a long winter.Until September I'm trying to knit 8 psir of socks.Mostly I'm going to use simple patterns as I'm using them nearly every day and that you can only see very little of them.Just now I'm doing the third pair. Wish you all a Happy Easter and a lovely Spring.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

working with wool fabrics

The pincushion is made by wool fabrics and embroidery with different threads and stitches.It's made for a swap friend,Sandra, and we both have flowers as interest.I tried to find out the colour scale she has when she makes cross stitch.So nice to do. I have also been participating in a workshop ,wool embroidery,and there we were playing with forms,colours and stitches.The circles on the needlecase are done by scraps and on them I made french knots.The scraps was a little bit "ugly" but with the embroidery it's really nice.The red item is also made by a mixture of sraps and a fine wool fabric and some stithes.Still I don't know what to use it I still work full time I 'm very happy I have had time to do these items in wool.A very nice feeling to work with wool fabrics.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A very special day

We have had a very special Friday at work with many exhibitions of different companies in our village where they showed what they are working with and the students also could learn more about different types of work we have in our region.Maybe somebody found a work or an idea what to study.We also had guests talking about their lives and what they are working with and how they reached their goals.We all have to believe in our ideas and we have to take some chances too.Maybe you can find the way to your goal or find another one. It was early morning when I came to my work and we could see snow art and fires giving us positive signals.Very very nice and so wellcome.And the day was very inspiring in many ways.Some of our art students had made dresses,maybe not so wearable ,made by materials from the nature or from the "stash" on the way to the dump yard.From these you are getting ideas foe a wearable dress for a party.Well maybe not a winterparty.Yesterday we had - 30C outside but maybe for a summer party dress for somone.They also had an exhibition of paintings and other types of art. Today it's Friday and I have been knitting on the blanket for charity and having a cup of tea.It's a tea I'v got from a dear friend and it reminds me of the Christmas time. Last Sunday we said goodbuy to the Christmas and now we are looking forward more daylight and sunshine.But we only have 11 months to the Christmas 2014.Maybe the right time to start making some gifts now?What about you?For this year I did only half of the things I eas going to do.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Valentine heart in cross stitch

It's the first cross stich for 2014.I felt so happy to do this for a Valentine swap friend .It's done on linen fabric with DMC (cotton) 814,2 strands.This colour is one of my favourites.The pattern is something I have found on internet for some years ago and I have no link to it. While I was participating in the embroidery course I had no time for just stitchin a little item but now I have.Hopefully I can do one little item during January. We have very cold days just now ,about - 29 C so it's so perfect sitting inside doing some embroidery or knitting some rows on the white blanket,now with 2 rows of blue every 20 rows. Wish you all a nice new week. PS.I had to change picture as I saw that 1 had missed 1 cross stitch. DS

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A blanket for charity

We have - 14C and the daylight is back for some houres every day and are really happy for that.Just now we are knitting blankets for charity. Our local yarn shop has got some kits from Sandnesgarn for us so we are going to knit blankets for small children living somewhere in Ethiopia.My kit has white as the main colour and I'm going tohave some rows of blue on the second 67,5 cm of it.And a blue row goal is to to something for charity every year.Later I'm going to do something for a swedish organisation,Hjälpstickan. Wish you all a nice Sunday.Take care of the moment.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

A pair of socks in my favourite colours just now

The first pair of socks for 2014.The colours brighten up a cloudy day.They are made in 100% wool,Lima.Hopefully in a week have clear and colder days so we get rid of these rainy days.I 'm longing for long walks in a beautiful winter landscape.Until then I maybee have time to start a new pair,knitted in the yarn I got as a Christmas present.They are going to be perfect socks for a lovely spring day. Wish you a nice Sunday.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Visiting Luleå

The visit in Luleå started with a lunch.The soup was made by carrots,lenses,bullion,small pieces of smoked salmon and cream.We got leaven bread with cheese and after that tea or coffe and a biscuit.I also hade a meeting with my sister and her daughter.The musum in Luleå had an exhibion with mittens from the north of Sweden.The ones in bright colours are/were patterns common in the area where the lapplanders are living.Some of the other mittens are designed by Solveig Larsson,f ex the ones with white cuff and light blue and white patterns and the grey and white ones. My visit ended with a walk passing the big park where they have an installation with the Santa family.I really miss the ice sculptures there but we have had so warm beginning of our winter.