Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last of 2010

 Already is December nearly finished, and I have been really busy knitting. No time for uploading pictures at all:)

But here are some pics of stuff I have made during the last 6 weeks this year.

 A pale blue twirly swirl scarf, dunno what wool I have used, it was just something I had lying in my so called stash!

 I have also knitted a second Oriental Lily dress, this time it's size 10 years and I have used King Cole Riot.

 The dress is slightly big, but I am sure she'll grow into it.I am really happy with this dress and might wellmake another one next year.

 My latest project finished is my Boucle jacket, I have used Wendy Origin for this jacket. 
I finished the jacket today, so that I could have it finished in the same year I started it. 

The buttons are some that I had lying around. All different colours but same style.

I guess I should have a little summary of 2010:

I knitted and crocheted 

27 things
12 454 meters

And I read:
4 books

That is the  most books I have read in many years, so I am very happy about that!
The last thing I wanted to say is:

Happy New Year 2011

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Oriental lily

I have made this dress, it's calle Oriental Lily, and I realyy enjoyed knitting it. 
 I have used Stylecraft life for this dress, with the coloured areas was King Cole Riot and needle 4.00 mm.

The sisze is 12 months, and I have started knitting one size 10 years too for my daughter aged 6. Hopefully it won't be way too big for her, if it is...we can always keep it until she's bigger. Rainbow coloured dress, perfect for little Princesses!

Monday, 6 December 2010


 Here' s a little blanket I have made, perfect to have on my feet while sitting in the sofa. I originally intented it to be a baby blanket, but I need something to keep me warm this winter.
I have used lots of different wool, but the greay squares are Stylecraft twirl and Kind Cole Rito. 
I have used 4.0 mm hook for this blanket, and it's a normal granny suare, although I have crocheted the squares together using hobbyugla's method

That is a method I will use again ,definetly~ I love the result~ thank you so much for sharing Hobbyugla!!

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Good morning from snowy Scotland!

These last few days has been really cold, white and snowy, today is the second day of school closure for us, so we are at home all day today.  
Since we've had a bit more time then usual I have taken some pics and even uploaded them:)
Here's my citron

Citron is really a christmas present, but i like it so much i want one for myself as well.. Very tempting to just keep it I must admit. But i probably wont. 
 I have used King Cole Riot
and  5.5 mm needles.

I guess over the next few days, I'll wrap it and decide who gets it;)

Have a nice day everyone, thank you for coming by to my little corner, and I would love it if you let me know you were here, then I could maybe come and visit your blog too:)

Christmas hugs to you

Sunday, 28 November 2010


It has been absolutely ages since i put anything on here, the days just fly by and I keep on knitting. It's difficult to get good pictures of my finished knits, but I will just put these pics up, so I have proof that I am not just sitting here doing nothing. 

Saroyan is a Christmas present for a certain someone in Norway, no name mentioned just in case she is on here;)

 I have used King Cole Riot
needles: 4mm

Last weekend we also went for a drive further up north, and I managed to take a couple of photos before the battery in my camera was completely flat.

The pictures are taken somewhere on the way to Aberfeldy, we didn't use our own car for this trip.and drove up a hill on and over the mountain to get there.

Husband didn't want to put too much petrol in the tank as it was to be delivered back to the agency in a day or two...yes you guessed it...Once again : Lack of petrol. 

This is our third tim running out of fuel, well almost : engine starting to cought kind of days..
I even warned hubby saying..fill iupup the tank, there are no petrol staions in Scotland., Well, they do exist, but going up north, don't bet that there will be one in each town you get to, and none on they way either unless you are on the motorway.

First time: Along Loch Lomond, after having driven up to Fort William..on our way back we drove with nothing in the tank FOREVER. Managed to get to Alexandria, and found a JET station~(or smth like that)

Second time, going home from Blackpool, and we actually had to turn the engine off and just roll down hill for miles and miles..we found a petrol station at 8.57, it closed at 9..!! AND we hardly had any money to fill up the tank..Ahhh, now that was a nightmare! BUT ..we did drive through Sanquhar which reminded me of the Sanquhar pattern, trust me to find something knitting related;)

Third(and hopefully last) Last weekend going to Aberfeldy, I hope it never happens again!!!
This is what we really wanted to see on our trip, but of course with our was just closed for the day. Did see the the crannogs even if we didn't get a tour .

Hopefully no more excitement on our little outings with the car, please!!!

Saturday, 16 October 2010


The cables on this jumper does not show very well on these photos unfortunately.  But if youhave a look at the link above you'll see it.

I  have used New Lanark Aran and 5.0 mm needles, I am really happy with the result, and this is a jumper I would be happy making another time, but definetly a different colour. I am considering dyeing it or even orange..we'll se if I ever get that far;)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Staff hat

I was inspired by the norwegain/scandinavian forum Hobbyboden
to knit this hat known as The Staffhat.
It's really easy to make
Here you can see the start of the knitted band
I chose Rowan Soft lux, as you can see it has a golden thread  running through it
Result on sofa: I like it alot

Result on head: I love it, and it's really soft, so soft that even my daughter wants to wear it!!

I might make another few of these closer to Christmas;)
But for now, I will try to finish my jumper in the New Lanark wool that i bought some years ago at the SECC in Glasgow!

Enjoy your weekend everybody

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Surprise cowl

My friend Nan had her birthday in the end of August, and her sister arranged a surprise party for her. We went for a meal at a restaurant called John Carrigan's eating house..a very nice place to go. Anyway, as we all love Nan so much , she got lots of nice presents, and of them was a cowl, designed by the lovely Karen
Of course, when i got the pattern in my hand, I had to give it a go..and this is the result!

This is my daughter showing jhow it's worn;)
This is the correct colour
Here you can see the sparkly bits..a golden thread in the wool.
Ever so sorf and lovely!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

sparkly vesty

I have decided to use some of my stash, and I received a full binbag full of wool some weeks ago, so now I have made this sparkly vesty...

The piscture doesn't show the colour or the vest itself very good at all, but as it's more and more autumn every day, it'll be really good as a layer under my jacket.

It's brown and sparkly, well actually i think the colour says copper..and it does need to be stratched to be able to see the lace at the bottom. It's this pattern I have used.

I will have even more to show you later on...but for now..I really need to have my lunch;)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

280 g

Just a wee reminder to myself I haven't taken any photos yet...the Sitteunderlag that I finished the other day weight 280 g...and that's my start in reducing the wool I have in the house that doesn't have a specific plan...! It will all be used, and I have started my wool diet, also known as Smaaslanking.!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

40 nice things

I have been inspired by a girl called Pia she wrote 40 nice things in her blog..and I thought it was a really good idea, and it will make me think a little about what I have and what i here goes...!

1. My daughter
2. my own house
3. kittens when playing
4. Daughter when sleeping
5. when I really just want to knit, and I have the possibillity to do so
6.a really hot bath
7. Newly washed and airdried bedding
8. the feeling when i have finished a really hard workout
9. the smell of newly cut grass
10.a really good book
12. walking in the rain
13, the perfect cup of coffee
14. planning all the things I would like to knit and crochet
15. talking to my granny on the phone
16. a glass of wine
17 . a smile and hello from a stranger
18. surprise phonecall from a friend
19. a film that I just have to watch to the end
20. going to a drive in the car to places I have never been
21. my daughter saying she loves me
22 a hug from the same girl
23.memories from the past
24 . excitement of a new day
25. having a fridge full of food
26. having clothes that fit well and looks good
27. Having a brother that I really care about
28. a sister i law that is fantastic
29..having a sister that I really care about
30 Having a really cool brother in law
31. a purring cat
32. blackout curtains in the summer
33 .waking up because i was not tired anymore
34. going to bed early, and really FEEL my lovely bed
35. newly washed clothes
36. talking to good friends for hours and hours
37. having visitors in the house
38. a hug from my husband
39. presents only for me
40. the reaction when giving people something they never expected

Monday, 16 August 2010

Picknit in Glasgow

I was in Glasgow yesterday, meeting up with the Glasgow Picknitters, Jessica and Casey from Ravelry and Ysolda Teague.We were between 80 and 90 knitters I was told. I had a marvellous day!!

Here are some photos...! First we went for a little trip to The Clockwork Orange..(the Glasgow underground)
Gloria winding some wool on the Glasgow underground

The picknit boss Johanna and the "boy-knitter"..I have no idea what his name was...

We were 12-ish knitters on board..including my 6 years old daughter:)

The two "boy-knitters" as Johanna called them...

Back by the Kibble Palace, I met several people I's Alice:)
More knitters

Ravelry cake made by theYarn cake
Ever so yummy, these cakes...whenever she does open her cafeshop..I'll be in for a sitting

Ysolda , Jessica and Casey right behind Jessica..the only people standing up;)

Casey, Jessica, TheYarnCake and Johanna- the Picknit organiser
Casey dished out Pimms, Jessica Strawberries and we got lots of cake..!

And this is among all the was one of the warmest days in July, so I found it slightly difficult to knit a winter shawl...! Had fun though

My 6 years old daughter taking overYsolda's blanket;) and helping to hand out Ravelry badges

The rest of the park was full of non knitters too...!
Lovely bunch of Glasgow knitters

Daughter also taking pics..oh..-and there I am too

Her t-shirt says: I'm blogging am I  and I loved her t-shirt-

And here they are..the people most the knitters were there to see..

Casey and Jessica from Ravelry and Ysolda Teague

I had a great day, a big thank you to Johanna and theyarncake that organised this event..
Thank you to Casey, Jessica and Ysolda for joining us here in Glasgow..

And a big thank you  to all my fellow knitters that were there, hope you enjoyed it much as I did:)