Thursday, April 30, 2009

The apprentice

I followed the instructions...

...with some modification due to size of pearls...

...and with a little help...

...I did this:

Now I have to find a proper pearl to replace the green "congo" pearl and some more emroiderifloss and make myself a bracelet

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I´m in love!

Odd Molly of course. Does anyone know where I can buy lace like that?

Taxi knitting

Taxi knitting has to be simple in a way that you have to be able to put it down any second as well as just pick it up and start knitting.I´ve been working on the "sugar cardigan" adapted to a sweather from Marianne Isagers, knitting a la carte, a book that I think is publiched in english. A really good knittingbook with a lot of wearable clothes that can be adapted to different styles, a lot of them knitted from top down. The sugar cardigan got it´s name after her aunt who wore a similar cardigan for gardening, she traded the yarn for sugar cupons during the second world war

It´s a very simple pattern with a little braid, done in a new way to me; knit both stitches but don´t pull them of the needle, then knit the first one again, slip! I like the way the sleeves are expending by adding stitches between the braids

I´m using the grey woolyarn, the same as for the spede, and a lace weight darker grey from Isager in alpacka, the same as the circular shawl for my mothers birthday. I need to buy more of this so I started a new project. The Miyake from

and I´m using the same grey wool, hopefully i will be enough. It´s a very simple shape knitted in 5 knit and 5 purl rows that are draped on the body.
Then you have to meet Pepsi, the latest and cutest member of our family, lives with my brother and his family

Friday, April 17, 2009

I know the author!

I did macrame once. One thing I made was a belt with a closure with a piece of wood when I was a girl scout. That macrame was lightyears from what Annika does with the same craft. I known about the book for a while and now I have it! Thanks to the excellent service of the net book store

The book has step by step instructions with photos to every project.
So now I have to stach cord too...

The other book is a swedish book about mittens, socks and hats etc, basically all the things you don´t want to knit in april. But it has nice variations to the basic patterns with twisted I-cords in the middle of the projects etc. I will show you later like in the fall.

One of my favourite knittingbooks by Lene Holme Samsoe is beeing published in english I think the name of it is "Knitting feminine" something... If you recall my purple skirt and the blue frost flower cardigan, they are from this book and there are a lot of other really good wearable things in it.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Glamour girl bag

The Marilyn bag is finished. I did it in one week.

I added a silk lining i hot red, after all she is a glamour girl

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Grandma squares bag

This little bag from Odd Molly got me thinking of a UFO in my chest

A lot of weaving in to do and some constructionwork

But at least I see the light in the end of the tunnel now. I started the crochet with a pattern from the Happy hooker but couldn´t resist branching out