Thursday, December 31, 2015
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
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.
I'm so happy to get some comments from you so please go on giving them.I love comments from you.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The first KAL is wooly cap/hat,is going to be presented on as a mystery
http://nordknit.blogspot.se/It's a KAL you can need at least 10 different colours or 3 colours or.......can it be inspired by knitted things on Shetland island or Estonia or Latvia.....?So exciting.
I have 3 options.
*white and grey colours
*Bright colours where I', going to use mini skeins from my stash
*Jamieson & Smith yarns in different colours
The second on is on Ravelry .She has a blog too.
we are going to use the yarn we want and I only think we are going to choose our pattern ourselves.
as you can see she has a videopod you can look on.I'm so fond of different ones .It's so wonderful to follow knitters who really are knitting a lot.
I love to listen to http://nordknit.blogspot.se and learning more about knitting.They also have lovely pictures.The pod is only in swedish.
The Christmas days are going very fast so I'm not going to have so much knitting time.The things I'm going to do I'm going to blog about.
I'm so happy to see several friends have been visiting my blog.So happy if you write some comments too.Wish you a nice time.
See you very soon
Sunday, December 13, 2015
I love to do handmade gifts but this year I have not been so active as I wished.The small mittens are for Love,my little grandchild.Still they have warmer in Japan but soon he maybee need this small ones.For my DH I have made a pair of socks in white and with the same pattern as Love has on his mittens
Simple but nice pattern.
Row 1 k2,p2,k2,p2 and so on
Row 2 k all
Row 3 k 2,p2,k2,p2 and so on
Row 4 k all
Today we are celebrating Santa Lucia
So many wonderful songs and all the lights make us feel happier.
I wish you all a nice day
Friday, July 31, 2015
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.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Sunday, May 31, 2015
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dw224mGWYs how to purl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoNXpBuM9PM how to knit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTFriAeaqq0 how to do "krokmaskor" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujmc7HKTejM In my first attempt I have made all but not "krokmaskor"
Friday, April 17, 2015
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
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.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
http://aurelle.over-blog.com/article-grille-gratuite-biscornu-rouge-117219323.html I'm so happy to be ready with this part of a pincushion as it has been a hard work to be doing an enbroidery on 32ct.I really love the beautiful pattern a handicraft friend,Margaret, choosed for us to this SAL.So thankful. Wish you all a lovely new day.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Wintertime and a little time for knitting.Today the little cardigan is totally ready for our little grandchild hopefully coming inte next 2 weeks.I made it in M&K Eco cotton.A simple but a very nice pattern.It's so special to do something for someone you don't know,not yet.I choosed cotton as it's going to be born in Tokyo as they only have a very short wintertime.The choice of colour was inspired by the baby room in soft colours,mostly in off white and details in soft green. I wish all my readers a nice Happy Valentine (Still you can't write any comments as I try to get rid of those who are sending spam.I'm so happy you are visiting me.)
Saturday, January 31, 2015
We have a clear not so cold winter day and I have been taking some photos.First I want to show you a lovely bowl I'v got from a dear penfriend in Japan and a wonderful little sashoko tablecloth from a penfriend in USA.What a happiness to get real letters and small gifts from friends I'v never met but we have been penfriends for many years.Very very inspiring. In the forest we have at least 50 centimeters of snow and the trees are covered by snow.I have taken a long walk enjoying the white landscape and today most of the streets are ready to use. I'm participating in a SAL in a yahoo group and there we are doing small items in ,for me,linen fabric 32ct.Hard for the eyes but it goes even if it goes slowely.We use a varigate DMC 115.at the end t's going to be a pincushion/biscornu. http://aurelle.over-blog.com/article-grille-gratuite-biscornu-rouge-117219323.html Dear friends. Still you can't give commentaries as I have had problems with a lot of SPAM.I'm so thankful you are visiting me and I can see that some of you are.