Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Gudrun mittens

I wanted to knit Gudrun Mittens for years but since I´m not fond of wool mittens I needed someone to knit them for and my cousins dauther Vanna was the perfect choise


 The pattern is on ravelry and by Maria Lärkäng  and I used some stash yarn, the mustard is some kind of superwash wool and the greenish is felted tweed, It would have been so much easier two use two "proper" wool yarns. The pattern is quite big but made the green outerlining more of a frame so I pulled the mustard yarn between switching needles. My sewing and knitting has been down for a while due to this:

I fell and broke my foot in three places and have been staying with my brother ans SIL for three weeks and right now I´m at dad´s house. My appartment is on the third floor and no elevator....Luckily since I got a new job in september I´ve been able to work mostly from home, I brought my sewingmashine and had a Kalle started that I could work on a bit but it´s hard to send someone down to the sewingroom and pick some things up for you so sewing and knitting have been mostly down but I have yarn on the way and hopefully it will arrive tomorrow.

I had a vacation planned for India; Delhi and The Golden Triangle for a week and then Cochin for 11 nights, but due to the footissue I skipped the first part and are only going to Kerala. That is if my Visa is admitted….applying for Indian Visa is a lot of work...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Burda Boho dress

I´ve been sewing more than usual the last 6 months and this is one of my favourites. It´s from Burda´s june issue and I liked the to me very 80 style, I could totally have made this and wore it back then. The fabric is a rayon I think you can call it a challis, I bought it at the remnant bins at Ohlssons; a Swedish chain store that I don´t like that much but they have remnant bins there you buy per kilo and here you can find a lot of nice stuff, for instance I bought a lot of active wear fabric there last fall and you have to go often so nobody else grabs the good pieces.


I made some changes to the pattern like the neckline I just used a bias tape from the fabric instead of the shaped piece the pattern calles for, I also did not do the big sleeves of the pattern, they have a kind of very widely spread shape, mine is straight and I also did a casing with elastic instead of a placket, mostly due to that I screw up measuring so I just used the fabric, I omitted the front seam and the belt and added pockets in the side seams. 



This picture showes the cut that my fabric hides and my dress looks very different from the one in the magazine die to fabric choises.
It was a fun make and I have been wearing it a lot and I always use the black belt becourse I like how the leather make a contrast to the flowery and sweet of the dress.


neckline with ties from twisted floss and sleeve with elastic casing




Sunday, October 07, 2018

Pink Ribbon 2018

The Pink Ribbon 2018 id designed by Bea Szenfeld and slightly different becourse it´s made from paper that is her prime media




Bea is born in Poland but lives in Stockholm and beside paper she is famous for refashioning, I first came in touch with her work when she appeared on "Fashion House" that she won, Fashion House was a pre- Project Runway there the contestents where from different countries in Europe.

This year I salubrate 7 years after cancer treatment and I urge you to not to put any hearts or colors of your underwear on FB but to actually donate Money to research!

I started a new job 2 weeks ago and are away during the weekdays for training and miss my sewing mashine a lot, but I spend my free time knitting a brioche shawl, I finally found out how to do the brioche stitch and I´m enjoying it so much. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Shear or Winter is coming

Winter is coming and something to keep my head cosy is needed. Brooklyn Tweed has in my opinions the best patterns and this one is no exeption, it´s knitted in Fine Tweed from Americo Yarns that I bought when I was in Toronto two years ago. 


And look how beautiful  the decreases are made!

and a side view on one of my summer hats

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Stockbridge

I bought this yarn from Geilsk a couple of years ago and knew I wanted to knit a cardigan, but the one I started had a lacy detail pattern that the tweedy yarn did not do justice to so I frogged and put it away and drooled over the yarn whenever I saw it, Then a couple of weeks ago I came over Stockbridge by Isolda Teague and it is basically a very straight knit cardigan, very simple but the body is knit in one piece bottom-up and the sleeves are picked up and knit top down with shaping done by short rows.
I´m currently workin on the looong rows of the body but the yarn is really nice to work with so it´s a treat and the texture of it is lovely.


I´m using two pieces of grey yarn instead of little fancy markers that are actually more fun to look at as you knit. I know I have a tartan wool fabric that I bought in Edinburgh a cople of years ago that matches and I also have a kilt pin with a purple stone to match it so maybee it´s time for my kilt this season.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Manolo Blahník at Bata Shoe Museum

I have to admit that I never heard of Manolo before Sex and the city but I understand that despite the heels they are comfortable, and he actually also do low heels even though Carrie would never wear those.
After PR weekend I spent a week in Toronto who happens to be one of my favourite cities and I visited  the Bata Shoe Museum . I´ve been there before so I skipped the historical exibit and went straight to the Manolos. The exibit will last until jan 6 2019 so you have plenty of time to go there.
There are plenty of shoes to drool over and some of them are combined with sketches or should I say paintings, real artwork, you can come real close up and study the details and pictures are allowed. So I´m just going to add some eye candy here:












Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Hopscotch

Hot pink addition to my sock drawer, used the pattern Hopscotch from the book Think outside the sox, a book filled with 60 sock patterns with innovative design, these must be one of the basic one. If you are interested in knitting socks from hexagons, entrelac and a lot of other tecniques this is a great book. I don´t remember what yarn I used, I like to buy sock yarn as souvenirs and this one is actually a little more Hot than the picture will show