Monday, December 31, 2007

Fingerless gloves

My not buying anything half year ( or maybe a year ) is doing great. I also started some project to use up all odd balls inspired by un old VK. Basically it´s cast on 180 stitches and knit using up all your yarns, I´ve done 20 cm ( 8( inches ) and are going to do it for almost 2 meters/ yards and then I´m going to knit around the edges and felt it a little. I´ve also done these fingerless mittens the upper is from a ball of cashmere yarn then some green sock yarn and two rows of burgundy sock yarn. The picot edge is croched before the knitting so there are basically no leftovers from the green yarn.
For this one I used a shetlandic wool/alpacka/silk yarn and then some Rowan felted tweed, some cherry flavored koolaid colored yarn for the picots and some pink mohair for the lower edge. The threads need to be wowen in so there are no hole in the pink edge.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dress double

It would not bother me to show up at a party in the same dress as someone else. It would be strange though becourse I would probably sew my dress. Today I passed a photographer who was showing wedding photos in the window and two of the brides where wearing the same dress! So now I need to know if it was actually the same dress or two of a kind?...

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Spent yesterday in Copenhagen with Ann- Sofi and found a fabric for my spede and some velvet trims. Will take photo and show! The fabric was a remnant that was marked down 50 % at I think it´s called Sycenter at Rosengårdsgatan. The velvet trims to go with it was from Handleren and if you want to, you can buy the whole store as it´s for sale!!! We didn´t ask for the price as we where well aware of that if we owned it we where not being able to sell anything....
I didn´t take a lot of pics but these two outfits cought my eye as I likes both the clothes and the color.
We found the new yarnstore called Bette Design. If you are at Ströget turn left at Indiska if you are walking from the station and it´s on the left side. She has knitting cafées too...
Summerfuglen where as nice as ever.
The beer was good too!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lucky stars

A while ago I found a link for making these stars from paper at Elegant Musings. As I like the recycle thing I used a magazine and cut strips from using my rotary cutter. It´s a little bit addictive and very fast and with glossy paper the first knot is quite easy to do. The hard part is to take the photo!
Turn your head and look at the necklace made with cotton yarn and pearls. If I had a Christmas tree I would make garlands this way!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Caramell mittens

The yarn is from Östergötlands Ullspinneri and is called Karamell yarn. They have a working Spinning Jenny but I´m not sure if this yarn is spun on it. Crochet the easy way.

Spede update

39 cm

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I been thinking a lot lately about how much things we and I buy and then we have to buy smart storage for all our things, so I decided to challenge myself not to buy things for the next 6 months. I´m not going to buy any fabric, yarn, clothes, things for my kitchen. This includes magazines but not pantyhose and notions to be needed instantly.
I will not go naked and I will not be out of fabric and yarn.
A friend of mine challenged herself to a "five a day" clean the appartment. She got rid of five things a day ( goodwill, garbage, me ....)
My favourite band is going to release a new album in 11 days and I´m going to buy it becourse when I threw my TV out two years ago I said I would buy one CD/ month and I haven´t done that.

Skirt for Hanna

I made myself a skirt in this fabric earlier and had a remant left and asked my niece if she wanted a skirt in it and since she loves pink and purple... I used a very simple skirt and did a fold on the front piece inspired from a skirt I made earlier from an Onionpattern. Not beeing able to try it on I sewed the sideseams after the waist to simplify alteration
Her birthdayparty is tomorrow, and I known this for a while so why do I have to do this in the last minute?

Scarf from Fabel

The scarf in Fabel have been ready for a while and is nice to wear. The yarn looks much better here with 20 stitches than on a sock. Good project for selfstriping yarns