Sunday, December 04, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

With this picture of a part of a wristwarmer ,Skogsmörkret

and material in pink for a wristwarmer ,Azalea,and it's going to be a version of this
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

On you can find many pictures  stickat från gotland.

This weekend we are going to have Bohusstickning

I'm going to do wristwarmers.

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

and mola embroidery

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.

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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The snow is melting down and the ice on the river is going to the sea.What a day

This is a very special day when the snow/ice is melting .The first small flowers mitts are ready.The embroidery/mixed media  is an old one I made many years ago but now I think I'm going to do the last stitches on them.

A lot of sunshine to you all

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Small flowers mitts by Pinneguri

It's a cloudy day and the new pair of fingerless mittens are on the needles(2.5mm) now .I 'm knitting them by 2 Ply Jumper Weight yarn(Jamieson&Smith) by Shetland wool.I had a lovely time on Saturday morning,drinking Roibus tea, listening at music and using this very good pattern ,free on Ravelry.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2 blocks made by black fabric,flowers from a Kaffe Fassett fabric as an application and french knots for a friend in Norway

These blocks are made for a swap friend on her birthday.It was a lovely sewing time with embroidery and handmade application of flowers.Yes it took time but I'm so satisfied with the result.The flowers are a has not, in reality ,so dark colours. Hopefully this way of doing blocks is something I want to do more times.

Wish you a creative Saturday

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Märta-Stinas hjärta(heart)-2 different ways of doing it

2 hearts on different fabrics and with different colors.Märta-Stina was a very good knitter and she has inspired many people doing the same patterns or doing their version of the patterns.The heart above is a designed version.Kerstin Hedvall has done this pattern for a tablecloth.I wanted to do one square in black  and  one in the colors Kerstin Hedvall used

The square on the left is made in red 349 and in green 3787 on aida 14 / 1".I love it and it would be nice to do a little tablecloth,40cm x40cm, in this aida.It reminds me of Christmas,a holiday I really love.

Still I'm not ready with the course about black work.I used linen fabric , 21/ 1",and DMC 310.I think this heart in black would be nicer in thinner linen as I want to do it as a little decoration on some clothes.

Wish you a nice new month .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Different ways to decorate

A gift from a dear friend made with kogin.,a name of the seam she used.
In Sweden we call it "vävsöm"
Vävsöm /kogin in embroidery seems to have  types of patterns you also can find on fabrics made in a loom
Often in Sweden you find they have been using wool thread on embroideries.In Japan it seems to be more often done with cotton threads

This little "purse" for small sewing items is made of  cotton fabrics,applications and a type of lace.wonderful ,perfect work made with love.As you can understand these 2 friends are doing the most wonderful things and we also have a lot to learn from each other and to be inspired of.
I'm going to do blocks with applications during April,for example blocks for a birthday gift.
"Vävsöm" I'm going to do later this spring/summer.

First of all I had to do a little heart in weaving seam/kogin,a heart filled with love to my friends.Thank you so so much.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter all my friends
I'm going to have e week free from work and I really long for that.We have snow and not so cold.It seems to be a perfect time for outdoor activities and for handicraft.

We have had a Easter swap in a Ravelry group and my friend sent me a big big box filled with yarn,tea sweets and different small itens.The egg was filled with lovely chocolate,yes was but I could not resist taking some so now I only have 2 in it.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Celebrating the first year of being a " farmor",grandmother.

I'm so blessed having friends who during this year have been giving me gifts.The small teddy bears  are from a dear friend  in Japan.The third little one is something I bought some years ago.When we are using Skype our little grandchild he makes a big smile looking a these small friends.So happy.
I have been a member of a swap on Ravelry too and this is what my friend sent me.2 skeins of  wool yarn from Ullcentrum in a very good quality, a knitting pattern for mittens,Lotus Mittens.And red tea.Wow this is so wonderful.Thank you S.

Next week I have holidays and I'm going to do some knitting and embroidery but I'm also going to do some stick walking and other winter sports.And yes I'm going to write some letters to friends.This morning we have  - 14C and it seems to come more snow too.Small snow flings are falling down on our snowy landscape in the north of Sweden

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Mittens in Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi

We were visiting Jokkmokk market,three days once a year on the first weekend in February.There you can find a lot of handicraft and also interesting food to eat,both local and food from some parts of the world.

The exibition I really became  totally overwhelmed of was with about 100 mittens from Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi on Ajtte.

As you can see many mittens are made in bright colours.Some of them are made as a gift,for example as a gift to your boyfriend and so one.We also could see many visiters using very beautiful mittens in bright colours.I also saw a man having mittens in white with patterns in red and white.More white I think,a variation of these mittens

Somewhere I have seen them and maybe they are more common in the north of Norway.On the exhibition we also could find mittens made in different colours of wool,natural colours.I bought yarn in two qualities,100% wool 50g 150 meters and 100% wool 50g 225 meter.

Today lapplanders are celebrating their national day.Send all who are celebrating a nice and friendly day.

Wish you all a nice holiday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


During some months on the new year I'm going to learn more about Blackwork.I'm following a course on distance ,made by Pian Bates,and there are different things to work with

The first thing to work with is to choose a pattern from her choice and do something inspired of it.The longer one is made of 2 patterns with the difference I made some cross stitches here and there and put the two ones in a row.Very nice times and yes it took some houres to do. The little square is an example of how the little "star" is in different yarns,still black yarns in linen,cotton or wool yarns.I wish I had black silk yarn but that´s possible later on in the course when I also use thinner linen fabrics.

The next embroidery is to be an interpretation och a collage of pieces from  a newspaper.
                                                           I wish you all a lovely time.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

A pair of socks is ready

The Christmas Eve socks are ready now.I have been changing the toes t more round ones and after washing the I had to rip up a little as the yarn seems to be not only wool but ?Lovely colours .
The Christmas holidays are over and less time for knitting.Wish you all a creative time.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Lit a light for all the children in the world

Lit a light for all the children in the world.

We live under the same sky but we live under so different circumstances.It's a long time until we can say we have peace on the earth  and that all the children can start a new day filled with hope.
Wish you all a nice Christmas time/a time filled with hope whereever you are.

Thank you all who are writing comments,emails and letters/cards to me.

Friday, January 01, 2016