Saturday, 24 January 2015

Just now, with cat pictures

Hi, how are you doing?

 What is better than a box of yarn?

 Than a schoolbag, that is.

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I just realised I didn't post the last post I wrote, but deleted it.
Damn.
I will write it again later, right now I am sitting at an other computer.
So instead you get two pictures of my little cat.
Right now she is lying on a stool besides me, while I sit here and write, and watch "Food unwrapped"
Really cozy:)
Oh, and drinking tea - of course, not to forget.

Happy weekend!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Lace scarf for my mother


I originally made this for my mother for her birthday in November.
When I took it out of my drawer in October to block it however, the moths had been at it!
Oh horror:(




I completely gave up, and we ended up finding something else to give her.

I did however show it to my mother because I was so bummed out about it, and she said I should save it instead of unravelling it. Which I was pretty close to doing (unravelling it), to get the thing out of my sight.
So I saved it.
Then later, I decided to try to save the scarf by shortening it at the beginning 
( that is where the hole was), while watching a Christmas movie, as I recall;)
I tried and I tried.
Anyways - I actually succeeded!
Big hurrah!

Then at some point in December, I blocked it.
What a result.
I really had no idea the result would be so different from the scarf before blocked.

So it became my mothers Christmas gift.


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Managed to ruin my sleeping pattern a bit, by taking naps during the day.
My bed just looks so soft, and the kitty is purring plus my mood is not so good.
=> brilliant solution - taking a nap.
Of course in hindsight not so brilliant, but is sure does feel good just before you fall asleep;)

I have a large assignment to do for school the next 2 weeks. (I take history on high school level)
So hopefully I will get a sudden urge to read a lot, very soon, I hope...

Currently working on a teacozy, some dishloths and a cardigan.
 Though not really feeling much like any of it at the moment. 

 Working on the teacozy with the kitty lying in front of me - on my spiral calender as it happens.
They got some funny ideas those pets..

Happy weekend when you get to it!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Knitted Christmas balls /baubles

I know Christmas is over, 
but because I gave most of the following away, I couldn't show you till now.
 
Here is some with lots of different colours I made back in 2012.

Last year I got a sudden urge to do some more, 
just in more traditional Christmas colours.
 I ended up doing 14 in all.
First I did 2 in purple colours because I hadn't been out to buy new yarn, 
and I just had to knit some right away.  Here you can see them.

Below you can see the 12 in red and white colours I made.

 

They are of course knitted after the fantastic knitting book, 
Which I absolutely love:)

In the book they have chosen to finish them with a crocheted string,
 instead I added some beads and some ribbon.

 
 

 


Most of them I gave away, except 3 which I kept.



They looked really nice on the Christmas tree:)


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Projects anno 2014

Time for a look back  through 2014 to see what I have been doing:)

 Some coat hangers was made for my parents.
 
 Mats was made for my mother.

Guesttowels, for gifts.
I made most of them for gifts (crochetted ones), except one knitted one for me.
I already have several myself, that I have knittted through the years.

 Crocheted dishcloths for gifts.
Now I just need to make some for myself - already bought the yarn for it, and started on one.


 Pencilholders for my mother.
 2 pairs of legwarmers for me, and one for my mother.
In cable, of course.

A top (that I have finished now), a lace scarf for my mother, 6 tablemats, a pair of wristwarmers with short fingers as a gift, a red shawl for me, and a necklace as gift.

 Socks.


Wreaths.
One for me, and one for my parents.

 Birds, flowers and coasters in hama beads.

Paintings.
Lots of flowers, and a few birds:)
 
 Water colours.
I haven't done water colours for years and years.
But 2014 I thought I would give it a go, I had all of the materials afterall.(except thin brushes)
I found it really interesting, but rather difficult.
Look forward to trying it again here in 2015.
Mostly bird drawings.
I hope much more drawing will be done in 2015.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Christmas 2014

Christmas, my absolute favourite time of year, has now passed.

It have been some good days I must say.
I was really busy preparing everything, but it was fun:)


Christmas presents ready.


The Christmas table.


Our Christmas tree.

We always get a normannsgran Christmas tree (Abies nordmanniana).
We use candles on the tree, as you can see.
 Our Christmas tree is filled with lots of different kinds of decorations.
Christmas baubles, stars, angels and lots of nisser (elfs).


I haven't actually got a picture of the tree in full, because it is rather tall.
I think we settled on 3 m and 20 cm, or maybe more...
Luckily we got masses of Christmas tree decorations;)

Anyways, I hope you had a good one.

I will be back soon with a review of 2014 in projects.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Drawings

Finally the Christmas holiday is here.
Wonderful.
Except I am rather restless and hyper.
Have been able to to quite a lot of things due to it however.
Which is a good thing I suppose.
Lots of cooking and baking have found place.
Delicious homemade ravioli today - yum.

I have been able to sit down a bit, and have drawn and done a water colour of different birds.
It i ages since I last drew, haven't done any drawing since September to tell the truth.
And, it feels really good to do it again.
There is just something about it that makes me completely relax.
Which of course should mean, I should do it way more often.
Alas that is rarely how it goes.


Though I do believe I will be doing some more drawing and water colouring during the holidays.

Also much more cooking and baking will be done, I guarantee.
Plus of course some knitting.

Happy Christmas

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas cards 2014


 Even though the price of postage keeps rising,
my parents still send out Christmas cards.

This is this years Christmas cards:

 First, I searched for ideas at pinterest, and decided on some pine cones.
Then I found some pine cones in my botanical books, and drew a bit.
Then I made a test on some beige cardboard.
From that I decided to use grey cardboard, 
and to use a thicker silver pen to write, merry Christmas in danish.

 First I wrote "God Jul" - merry Christmas in danish.
Then I started making the outline for my pine cones.
A ruler was used to ensure they sat symmetrically.

When that was done, I could fill out the pine cones with colour.
I used a dark brown and a lighter brown.


 All the cones filled out.
Now I only need to add a silver border.

Finished.

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Here, you can see the Christmas cards I made in 2013

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Made "Jødekager" today.
 It is a Christmas cookie baked with ammonium carbonate.
Before baking the cookies are brushed with egg,
and cinnamon sugar and chopped almonds are sprinkled on.

Fortunately I am not in cookie-eating mood - since I made them for my family for Christmas Normally I can hardly control myself, but  maybe it is just that time of the month.
Anyways, it will probably soon pass, and I will get crazy for anything sweet again:)

I am rather looking forward to the chocolate covered marzipan I made with my aunt!
 
Hope you have something delicious to look forward to as well.


Friday, 12 December 2014

Cozyness and Christmas


 Yesterday evening.
Drinking tea, with the kitty on my lap, knitting and watching Christmas TV. 
(A Victorian Farm Christmas, which is some of my absolute favourite TV of all times!)
How can it get much better?!
Oh, and then the homework lying in the background of course, not to forget...

 I got 3 fairy lights up this year.
A long one above my sofa - as you see on the photo.
A smaller one lying on my copper coffee table.
And a small read one in a plant.
 
 These are a new addition to my collection of Christmas decorations.
They hang in my living room windows.
Pretty pleased the kitty haven't decided that they are in fact her toys. 
She did that with some other stars I had in the windows one year - all destroyed now. 
Courtesy of  Miss Selma

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My weekend will consist of:
 Washing of some clothes - it gotta be done after all
 Homework - can't avoid it any longer!
Baking Christmas cookies (jødekager)
Knitting, a lot
Tea drinking
Extensive TV watching, Christmassy stuff if possible
and most importantly - cozying up with the kitty.

What are your plans for this weekend?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Red crocheted stars

One of the homemade things my parents have gotten in their Christmas calender, 
are these red crocheted stars.
Found these stars via pinterest.
I was sure I found a pattern for it, but can't find it now though..
It was a quick job.
Made with red wool yarn and a 4mm hook. 
Then I sewed on the ribbons and the buttons.
Voila, finished.

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My brother fixed my computer screen, really nice, it was starting to get reeaally annoying.
I has to push the on and off button on the screen sometimes 30 times before it worked properly.
A bit boring.
Anyways, no longer an issue :)

Slept most of today, instead of doing my homework.
Went Christmas shopping in Copenhagen yesterday with my parents.
We finished most of the Christmas shopping, hurrah, though it left us all rather done for.
Which meant I watched Pride and Prejudice (1995 version, of course) late into the night to calm down.
It was brilliant. P and P, knitting and loads of tea.
Honestly, it doesn't get better than that :)

I hope you had a nice weekend, with not too much Christmas stress.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas wreath

I decided to make a Christmas wreath for my parents.

I started out with a straw wreath, which I covered with yarn.


Then I found some pompoms I made earlier, some gold pinecones, and red berries.
I also crocheted some flowers.


Then I stuck the flowers, now with sewed in ends, and pompoms onto tthe wreath with pins,
 to see the effect.


Then I grapped my glue gun, and started gluing.
The pompoms are put on with pins (different than those one the picture above).

I ended up making more pompoms to make it more filled out.


I like the result.
And I know my parents liked it as well.
It was the first gift in their Advent calender.