February 6, 2016

Finishing & mending - January

I have mended the Lillehammer mittens (above) , the stripy, felted mittens (under), and a couple of more. Not a lot of work, but something that has been waiting to be done for ages. 

For February, I hope to finish this sweater.
Good luck to me!
Do you have plans to finish or mend something in February?

January 30, 2016

Mystery solved

The last clue was revealed yesterday, 
and what a wonderful delight 
to see all the finished mittens  
popping up in all their glory on Ravelry. 

Thanks to Knitnetty for this pretty pattern, 
and to the super supportive Ravelry group 
for hosting the MKAL

January 24, 2016


When I was gifted this candlestick, I fell in love with the cute goats and immediately thought of using them in a hat pattern - the pattern name also came quickly.

My plan was to use different colours for each goat, but I decided to make a two-coloured version first, just to try it out. Here I used one of my favourite yarns, Pickled Pure Wool.

For the multi-coloured hat I used lots of different left over yarn. 
And a new to me technique - intarsia in the round. 
It's ok for a small project like a hat. 

I recently had the chance to try it in the cold, and it works perfectly. 

There will be a pattern in a little while. 

January 3, 2016

2016 finishing & mending - monthly resolutions

I have many ufos, and other project in need of repair. My resolution for 2016 is to try to do something about this. One project a month. Please join if you want to support me - or are in need of support yourself! I have made a thread in my Ravelry group for this. 

For January the project is mitten mending. I like to use wool mittens when I go skiing. But skiing is hard on the mittens, and they sometimes need a little darning. 

December 30, 2015


I don't know how many mittens I made in 2015, 
but these were the last pair I finished.
kindly given to me to try. 
It's really lovely and soft!
I used needles 2,5 mm, and got a size small mittens. For the gift box. 

Next pair of mittens will be another pattern from Wenche, a mystery knitting in the I make mittens group on Ravelry. An enchanting mystery! I have test knitted the pattern, so it's not a mystery to me, but truly enchanting! Come on, join the fun!

November 25, 2015

I have a bad feeling about this

We're looking forwards to Star Wars Episode VII. 
In the meantime, how about a new hat?
The pattern is The Force Awakens Hat
a free download from Hannah L's Ravelry store.

I chose to change the words. 
Feel free to borrow it!

May the Force be with you!

November 19, 2015

Buachaille vest and knotted steek!

When Kate Davies launched her new yarn Buachaille, I was too curious not to join the Sevenskeinsclub to get hold of the loveliness. The club also gives you several patterns for small accessories, but I wanted to fit all the colours into one garment, so I opted for a vest. An am quite happy with the result.

The yarn is soft and the colours play well together, I think. I still have some left, there might be a hat or mitts, or a cowl - we'll see. 

I tried a new steeking technique for the vest, the knotted steek, as explained by Tomofholland. The weaving in of ends took forever, but I still think it was a good choice for the yarn. I also did a latvian braid instead of a ribbing at the neck opening and the armholes. 

The Sevenskeinsclub is sold out, but the yarn will be available for sale in January. I have also seen somewhere that there will be three more colours! Wonder what they might be... I would love some golden yellow, some purple, and mayby brown. 

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