This winter I have finally started adding the "brand-tags" on my work, to make sure the recipient remembers who knitted the gift with love ;o)
torsdag, desember 17, 2009
Soft and pretty alpaca wristwarmers adorned with little beads - Santas little helper is quite pleased with theese, despite the evidence of lacking concentration on the hem of the second one... Yarn: Fingering 100 % alpaca from Du store alpakka. Needles: 3 mm bamboo. Pattern: My own. Ornamental beading strongly inspired by a pattern for a babys hat in Solveig Hisdals Dikt i masker/Poetry in stitches
mandag, desember 14, 2009
Ishbel the 2nd has been waiting for some decent daylight to be documented for blogging. Decent or not; one should not keep a lady waiting, so here she is anyway. The Ishbel pattern is now kinetically established in my hands, so Ishbel the 3rd will probobably materialise before Xmas. Yarn: Silkblend from Manos del Uruguay. Needles: 6 mm
mandag, november 30, 2009
mandag, november 23, 2009
The gift-making has started - finally! My ambitions are big enough... time will show how much this little helper will actually produce. As usual my gifts will be a mix of homemades and readymades. I love the planning, shopping, producing, wrapping and tag-making - but despite this I always have at least 2-3 gifts to give that really challenge my creativity. Every year I wrench my brain to come up with something nice or/and useful that the same few recipients will appriciate... is this a familiar "problem" to any of you bloggers?! I guess I´ll have to surrender to gift vouchers yet again... ;o)
torsdag, november 19, 2009
This beautiful little pale pink heart candle was made for ME by my Princess! She has added some dried rose petals - they are sparkling and fragrant. The candle is even embossed with an M for MAMMA (mum)... this is what I call heartwarming :o) Thank you so much, sweetheart <3
tirsdag, november 17, 2009
Here she is, my Indian Princess! She still needs some support to keep her shape - some stiffening up beneath the handles. The Sari Silk makes a heavy fabric, so the bag is drooping from its own weight. The red lining and matching flower look good though. As soon as the desired support is added I am ready to take the Indian Princess out and about :o)
mandag, november 09, 2009
The weekend was a real good one - as it included some surprise yarn shopping :o)) I have known about this yarn shop in Fagernes for a while, but never came around to go there, until this Saturday. It was a sight for sore "rakfiskfestival"-eyes! All natural fibres and a few exciting brands as well, wich I did not expect - so I was surprisesd! I shopped a bit for Christmas presents; this was NOT surprising, though... time will show what these beautiful silk/merino-skeins will turn into. I have a few plans - also for the alpaca ball.
Below: a quick update on the Ishbel: I finally cracked the code for the lace part after searching the Ravelry groups dealing with this specific pattern. I think what really helped was discovering the hundreds of knitters grinding their teeth over this one... as the pattern is not really complicated at all, I mean. It is just good and encouraging to be among equals in such trying times ;o)
mandag, november 02, 2009
Ishbel will be around pretty soon, I hope... The stockinette stitch part is done and both of us are ready for the lace adventure! This version of the Crazy Zauerball Sock Yarn is a 2 ply which creates a speckled variegation. I can´t wait to see how it will work on the finished Ishbel!
Blurry pictures will be more common than sharp ones for a few months - winter is coming and daylight is going! But the colours turn out quite accurate and to a colour-freak like me that emends the fogginess :-))
tirsdag, oktober 27, 2009
This beautiful scarf made of Silk Sari yarn (and a bit of cotton chenille) no longer exists... Sometimes looking good simply isn´t enough! The scarf came out too heavy and too scrolly to drape well around the neck - so I just gave up on wearing it. However, the yarn is faaar to pretty to be put in a corner (ref. Dirty Dancing!!!). So I turned it back into this: The full summer of 2006-post with more glorious pictures shows this yarns potential - and I have already cast on and off on the new Silk Sari creation... Stay tuned to find out if this time it turns into a success :o)
onsdag, oktober 21, 2009
Tada! The finished scarf measures 180 x 14 cm and drapes several times around the neck. I must admit that this sort of knitting bores me long before I am half done - but still it is worth the effort when it is finished :-)Please forgive the sensational bad airbrushing om the photo below - loooks like my testosteron level is a tad high... the idea was to show how the scarf looks; not to confuse you about my gender ;-)))
fredag, oktober 09, 2009
Finally a few words and stitches from the Baglady again. Unlike at Vriddrett/Supernøtts there has been no rumours (to my knowledge) that I or my blog were dead - anyway, I am just practising VERY SLOW living, or at least very slow blogging... and knitting! My yarn-shopping in London in August is turning into knitwork Daisy-stitch by Daisy-stitch, and it looks like this quite narrow scarf will be long enough to wrap nicely at least two rounds around the neck. The yarn is Crazy Zauerball Sock Yarn; 75% wool, 25% nylon, and the needles are 5 mm circulars
torsdag, august 20, 2009
London was great! The U2 show was beyond great! The We will rock you-musical (based on Queens music) was cool and fun, the company was the best, the weather was nice, the shopping (including a few hours at Camden Market - hadn´t been there since 1994!) was excellent... and my long awaited visit at Loop ended up with a surprisingly modest yarn purchase shown below. The shop itself was super cute and the staff very friendly and welcoming. This will definitely be a regular stop on my London visits. All the yarn is available from the online store, of course, but nothing compares to the real thing ;-)
tirsdag, august 11, 2009
Supernøtts Little Miss arrived on July 14th, and I must admit I´ve been awaiting her arrival with impatience and excitement! I hope she will enjoy this little warming and welcoming Lazy Daisy Baby Jacket (and I think it will match the blanket from granny...?!?). For once I finished the garment BEFORE the baby was born, but of course I didn´t want to spoil the surprise by blogging it before the wee one (and her mum) had seen it "in person". So here it is in all its scrappy glory :o))
PS - if anyone is still in doubt: the headline applies foremost to Little Miss. Even though the jacket came out pretty cute too ;o)
onsdag, juli 22, 2009
We are going to stay at my parents cabin for a few days. My happiness is not weather dependent - I´ll be knitting and crocheting in sunshine or rain :o)
The never ending story II... (the first one was the hexagon blanket). Still around 50 cm of rippling to go.
mandag, juli 13, 2009
2 good 2 b 4gotten! The ripple blanket has been resting peacefully in its basket all winter and all spring. I brought it with me to a knitting café a few weeks ago, trying to gently wake it from its long slumber. I think I finished one single row that night. Finally, this weekend, the time was right for some serious ripplin´ again! I think I still have 76 or so rows to go - but I´ll get there! Eventually...
torsdag, juli 09, 2009
The pretty lace stola for Princess grows quickly. I think it measures 60 cm or so right now, so I am fairy optimistic about finishing this one in time. Also considering there will be some timeconsuming dressmaking during the summer. Of course I have plenty of UFOs and ideas for new projects too. And what do you know - there´s a sale at my LYS this month... No idle hands!
fredag, juli 03, 2009
Detail from Jacob Weidemans home. Lillehammer South Park, Lillehammer Detail from Jacob Weidemans home. Lillehammer More details from Jacob Weidemans home. Lillehammer At Hoel Gård, Nes