Tuesday, 24 August 2010

280 g

Just a wee reminder to myself here...as 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 value..so 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 knew..here'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 me...in among all the knitters..it 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 this..well..so 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:)

Friday, 13 August 2010

Solveig the kitten

I am sure I did say pomething about posting pictures of our kitten, she was born on June 5th,so by now she is nine weeks old, and we have had her over a week already. 
She is such a cutie, and she talks alot too...and her personality is getting bigger and bigger by the day, just as it should I guess. 
Here she is:


Here she is 8 weeks old, same day that we got her home

Here you can see her stripey body
 Solveig is attacking the toy kitten:) and could it be the daughters socks that has been dragged under the table too??

Who enjoys a litte sun? Yes, she is a sunloving cat, might have to buy one of those radioator cat beds;)

Ahhhh, our beautiful Solveig

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Another one

I have been busy these last few weeks, trying to finish a couple of things that I have been working on for some time now. When will I learn to knit or crochet one thing at a time???

I am hoping that the last part of 2010 is when I will start on that partucular thing. Working on one thing at a time! 
Wish me luck!!

The first Christmas Present is finished...and here it is..I will not tell who it's for, but it's for a family member;)

I have used King Cole Mirage, and 4.0 mm circular needles. 
Fairly happy with it, but I wish I had enough patience to do one more repetition. Nevermind..it's finished now, and would like to make on for myself as well...But for now.....Finish what I am doing!!
Princess showing off the shawl

And her you can truly see the colours, I do love this one, we (Nan and I atleast)call it thew Noro coulored King Cole.

Did I evermentionthat King Cole has some new colours? I haven't had a proper look at them, but they looked NICE, so when school starts up again, I'll be down to my LYS to have a better look.
Can't wait!!

Oh...I guess I forgot to tell you  that we have a new family member

A little tortoise coloured kitten, her name is SOLVEIG and she is 8 weeks old. 
Pictures coming soon!