Friday, July 29, 2005

Feather and fan socks

Just so you can see, that I have started something else ;) It feels like ages since I've knitted a pair of socks, so now I started the july socks from "Sokkeklub 2005". The pattern is much more easy than I thought, and it's nice to have a small project for TV watching *hehe*

ooops forgot to write which yarn I'm using :) It's Hjerte Sock colour 1187. I don't know if it's discontinued? But I love that it doesn't really pool or act weird in any way... just little blobs of colour here and there ;)

Stashbuster Sophie

Here they are - pre- and postfelted Stashbuster Sophie:

Here you can see, that the yarn in all the stripes are green... the bag is 41x41 cm in this picture. I did have a feeling that it might be bigger than the first Sophie... and it was, even after felting:

Some of the stripes have turned grey, and she is now 27x33cm. Somewhat bigger than my first Sophie which is 18x25cm.
I didn't make straps, since I didn't have yarn enough for them. My plan is to find some black fabric and sew a long shoulder strap. I will also make some sort of closure for this one :)
I'm really happy whit this more autumn inspired Sophie, and I think I'll embroider some leafs or something on it... what do you think?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

pictures tomorrow...

I'm too tired at the moment :) been watching Calendar Girls and eating homebaked cakes... and forgotten all about Sophie, that's drying. This Sophie has turned out somewhat bigger than the first two I made. I guess the doubled Hifa yarn got a bit thicker, but it didn't feel like that when I was knitting... oh and the mysterious green yarn... I don't know if it really was green, or just looked like it... maybe it has just lost colour in the wash... at least the bag now is black with some green and some grey stripes... but it looks fine anyway :)

but, as I said, pictures tomorrow! :)

Progress on Empire

This isn't going as fast as I would like, but that is my own fault... I'm too lazy to knit anything more demanding than garter or stockinette stitch *hehe* Besides, I've made jam with plums and baked for two days now :) The colour in this picture is the one that got closest to real life...

Here is a close up of the "Candlelabra cable effect" which is really easy to knit:

The colour doesn't look anything like it should, but I like the texture.

Since my brain doesn't let me knit anything too complicated at the moment, I've done a bit of stashbusting! I've had some black Hifa wool, perfect for felting, in my stash for some time now, thinking about a third Sophie... So I started knitting, and soon realised, that I wouldn't have the ca. 200 m. black yarn I'd hoped for, but more like 150 m. What to do? Find some green leftovers from "Sukkertrøjen" and a ball of green yarn I presume is wool... and make stripes! Right now I'm waiting for a washing maschine, but I hope I'll have pictures for you later this evening :) (yes, I did take a "pre-felting-photo", but you won't get it until I have the "post-felting-photo" too ;))

Saturday, July 23, 2005

I've got the sweetest boyfriend ever!

These flowers came to the door today... aren't they beautiful?!

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I've started a new project (if the others don't work out, solve the problem by ignoring it, and start something else!) - it's Empire from Rowans Classic Café. I'm using "Blød bomuld" from Grønhøj Garn, and it is the nicest cotton yarn I've ever touched! "blød" means soft, and it IS soft! The pattern calls for 10 balls of yarn, and I've knit through the first - and I'm impressed how far it reaches. The pattern is really simple and easy to memorize :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Another strange test

You Are 30% Left Brained, 70% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

The strange thing is, that this doesn't really sound like me: Your right brain prefers philosophy, and sports.
But this sounds a lot like me: Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

Otherwise I would have guessed that I'm a total right-brainie ;)

Monday, July 18, 2005

Shortest personality test

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

Monday, July 11, 2005

On the needles

Right now I'm only doing small stuff... this weekend I knitted a pair of slippers (the good old granny slippers, garter stitch and a rib at the toe, then seam it and crochet an edge, and voila ;)) for having at my parents house.
I'm trying to finish the knee high socks, but they have transformed into train-knitting, and I don't go on the train often enough to finish them... but I'm almost down to just missing one foot now :)
(picture borrowed from
Newest thing on the needles is a new tank in the Løve Lacy yarn. I'm knitting it on my huge metal 7mm needles, so my hands get quite sore... It looks like a quick knit, but then I should have trained some more with those staves ;)

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Koolaid and a gift

Today I have a couple of pictures for you - I've been dying some yarn with koolaid from Helle and a friend gave me a gift :)

First the dying:

I really like the purple colour, it turned out really great! I'm thinking of knitting myself a shawl from it, but I don't know if I have enough... I don't know how it has happened, but Flower Basket Shawl has crawled into my mind again, trying to be knit again! I who was so sure I didn't want to knit it for years! hmmm... well, we'll see what happens :)
The green isn't as sharp green on the picture as in real life... I thought it would turn out blue, but when it came out of the water it was definitely green, and just got more and more green as it dried up... I can't think of anything I would knit in this very green apple colour, but I might try to dye it again with "frugtfarve" (food colour) as I've seen done over at fiberspace. Do you think it might work? Can one dye it twice? Of course I will use some darker green colour, not try to make it pink or anything *S*

This is the present a friend from university gave me. It's the wool from 4 angora rabbits, and he thought I might be able to do something with it. I would love to have it spun, but I'm not sure I can do that myself (actually I'm pretty sure I can't). So I'm trying to figure out who can, and in the meantime I can just have it as my "pet" 'cause it is the softest thing I've ever touched! And it makes my boyfriend sneeze ;)