31. mai 2011

Old sweater - new cardigan

I finally have an FO to show you! My new cardigan:

I made a red cabled sweater more than twenty years ago. After some years it got some stains on the sleeves, and on the upper front, so it has stayed in my closet for many years now. So I figured it was time to do something about it, and I cut away some of the stains, and covered others with embroidery.

And I'm very happy with the result. I just read a book, The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. The colours of this cardigan makes me think of Frida Kahlo (read the book if you haven't and you'll see what I mean!)

(More details about the making of the cardigan in a later post.)

24. mai 2011

Fun with beads, needles and yarn

I have too many projects going on at the moment, most of them quite far from finishing. So I wanted a small and quick project:

The pattern is "Ribband" by Laura Nelkin. It suggests to use som kind of dental floss device to thread on the beads. I have never seen that, so I used a thin needle and sewing thread, which worked just perfect, as you can see.

The yarn is a multicoloured sock yarn from my stash. My bag of beads contained almost 400 beads, a little less than called for in the pattern.

Here's the finished necklace (I did not have a clasp, so I just joined it by sewing).

And here around my arm.

I've already bought more beads... maybe another Ribband, or maybe the next pattern from Laura Nelkin's collection "Adorn".

17. mai 2011

Constitution Day Paparazzi

Lillehammer May 17th 2011 by Torirot
Lillehammer May 17th 2011, a photo by Torirot on Flickr.

17th of May is celebrated every year in Norway, and if you have a "bunad", you wear it today. There are many beautiful bunads, and here are some of the ones I saw in town today.

7. mai 2011

Colourful Barcelona

Last week we spent some wonderful days in Barcelona!

Park Güell

La Sagrada Familia

A golden whale...?


We all fell for these - but I think we'll have to make them ourselves, the price was not for my budget, anyway...

More Gaudí...

Food and drink....

Park Güell


I did not knit one stitch.... Didn't even enter a yarn shop (didn't see one...)

Will definetely go back!

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