Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas 2012




Yarn for my stash

New yarn for my stash - hurray!
Some of it, I got for Christmas, the rest I bought today.
The plan is to make some socks, and a scarf (fair isle style), of the yarn.

Picture from amazon.co.uk

Because I also got the book you see on the above picture for Christmas.
Beside some few things:
A blender, some nail polish and some creatively styled hangers for my closet.

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I am afraid I was rather low on Christmas eve, 
and on the 26th where we have this large family gathering each year.
Not what I expected at all.
Though it makes good sense, me being sick and all.
None the less,
 next year I aim for some Christmas spirit to come my way
One can always hope

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas eve




 A 3,2 m tall Christmas tree,
usual business for us,
that is just how we roll :)

Monday, 24 December 2012

christmas holiday

Christmas preparations

 "brunkager" (danish gingerbread cookies) done

 "klejner" (danish fried biscuits) before being cooked in palmin

 "klejner" (danish fried biscuits) done

My mother and I made a deal.
She knit me a cape + a top(which is not done yet),
I knit her a pair of legwarmers. 
Here is the result

Legwarmers for my mother
Cape for me
loovve it :)

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On holiday at my parents,
it is going okay,
very, very restless.
Fortunately there is plenty to do in preparations for Christmas eve tomorrow.
I am here with my cat.
My cat is not happy, 
she hated the trip down here in a car, she got ill in the car..
Poor thing, and my poor father who had to clean his car..
But she is slowly warming up to us again,
..slowly..

Thursday, 20 December 2012

christmas folded hearts, and work in progress

I went into Christmas-mode for a time, and produced these folded christmas hearts.
Which apparently is only something we do in Denmark.
Neat :)

And I have started on a pair of socks, for the second time around.
The first time I messed up with the heel,
so I unravelled it.
Hope I will get it right this time.
..I better..


Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas collage


A Christmas collage

Thursday, 13 December 2012

christmas hearts


I got all of these hearts from my aunt as an advent present
 when I was down visiting and making marzipan confections/chocolate.

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I am trying to listen to Christmas music in order to get some Christmas spirit, 
but its not really working for me.
And we even have snow in December this year,
which is very unusual.
But still no Christmas spirit.
Bloody depression.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

marzipan confections/chocolate

This years production of marzipan confections/chocolate

nougat, marzipan and dark chocolate

 sugar roasted almonds, marzipan and dark chocolate

 marzipan, darn chocolate and sprinkles

 cognac, prunes, marzipan, milk chocolate and chocolate hearts

 coffee, marzipan, milk chocolate and chocolate coffee beans

 baked marzipan and sugar, with dark chocolate at bottom

 cornflakes, roasted blanched almonds, dark chocolate, nougat, vanilla and orange peal

 roasted blanched almonds, milk chocolate and dark chocolate

 gin, orange juice, marzipan, white chocolate and orange peal

cornflakes and dark chocolate

...mmmm... is all I can say

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Christmas is here
Christmas is normally my favorite time of year,
but I dont really feel like it this year.
Which is not surprising when I have a depression, even though I am medically well treated...

But but
Currently making marzipan confectionery with my aunt
....mmm
We do it each year,
and we are pretty good at it,
if I may say so myself :)

Monday, 3 December 2012

4. wrist warmers

I really like this tassel rib,
it was good to try/learn something new.
Again the thumb is knitted up from the wrist.
Till 15 stitches and then bound off.
The body is knitted with two yarns, a blue, and a white/blue colour changing sock yarn.
Finished with 3 rows purl

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Saturday, 1 December 2012

Christmas cards


Been making Christmas cards.
Made from coloured paper, old wrapping paper, stickers and glossy paper,
and then I have written merry christmas in Danish on them.
Traded them for my moms old smartphone,
 a good deal I'd say

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

3. wrist warmers



This is the third pair of wrist warmers I have created, 
but it is not the last pair I have made recently.

The start and the end are 3 rows purl
The thumb is knitted up from the wrist,
with a stitch each round.
Ending with 13 stitches, and then bound off.
I forgot that there is a difference in placement on right and left thumb, 
so they are made alike, and are therefore incorrectly made.
As you can see on the picture.
But I didn't notice till after I was done, so I let it be..
Made from the leftover yarn of the two previous wrist warmers
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yes, December is almost here :)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

wrist warmers

The edges are 3 rows purl
thumb knitted up from wrist, with stitches added on each row

Sorry about the background always being my copper table.
If I had the energy I would go outside to take pictures there, 
but I haven't.
So this is just how it is.

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Survived, and enjoyed whole day with family yesterday, very big for me.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

wrist warmes

A pair of wrist warmers done.

 I did the bottom edge differently on the two, 
called a picot edge as far as I know.
and the result is as you see - the right one being pretty crooked.
With thumbs knitted up from the wrist. adding stitches each round.
Ending with 12 stitches and then closing them off.

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Boredom is my middle name
I am so bored

Especially when I still haven't got the energy to do the most simple things,
and still having social fobia
not being able to do things like:
cooking, washing my clothes, taking down the trash, cleaning, shopping for food, going for walks, getting out in general.

but,but I am getting better, there is no doubt about it.

how can I explain it.
Perhaps if the above things, before was 100% impossible to do,
 now they are only 50 % impossible to do.
If that makes any  sense at all..

Monday, 19 November 2012

work in progress, embroidery

I work on this embroidery when I am really bored.
I work on it at night, when I am waiting to get tired enough to sleep.
The result will hopefully be a long piece for a pillow sometime in the future.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Mittens

First time I have made a thumb like this.
(I don't know what it is called)
I really like it, 
its more fitted, and nice
The right mitten it more loosely knitted and larger.
This is because I knitted the last half of it ½ a year later than the rest.
That is what you get from putting aside projects...
But oh well, 
I am just pleased they are finally done:)


I used the picot hem
and then different patterns before starting on the main pattern.

The pattern is a remake of one I found at ravelry, (a knitting/crochet site)
Of' course I can't remember which one.
But I had to change the pattern to fit my hand..
apparently I got too small hands for most patterns, 
which is a bit annoying, 
because then I have to change every pattern before I can use them.

None the less, it was really challenging and fun to make.



Sunday, 11 November 2012

potholders


Potholders done

The ones on the top picture I actually made last christmas, 
but I only got around to stitching it together now.
The three on the bottom picture I crocheted one evening last week.
 Used up small scraps of yarn I had laying around.
very satisfying with a quick result once in a while.


Thursday, 8 November 2012

knitted christmas balls



They were real fun knitting, very challenging,
 but okay, because they are quick to do
I did them in February,
here are 2 posts I did back in February about them, here and here.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Kitty

 Selma lying on the afghan I am working on

 Selma newest "thing", licking a plant...


She makes me want to live, if for nothing else, for her.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

living with a cat

 I have to hang stuff on the sides of the sofa to stop Selma (my cat)
 from sharpen her claws on my sofa or fine chair.
 (the chair - the blue  one you see a the bottom left of the picture)
well, it isn't pretty, but neither is the result of her scratching.
This is how my funiture looks after my very annoying cat has been by.
VERY annoying.

And I do have a scratching tree she can use, but she only uses it when I am in the room.
very sneaky of her.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

collage, wreath


Made from pressed leaves, lots of scrap pictures and cuttings from magazines.
The scrap pictures are, some my grandmother collected,
some my mother collected and some myself.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

doodles and a project


 two doodles 

Started a new project to see if that was what was holding me back from knitting.
It wasn't
I really really had to force myself to knit this far

only time will tell what happens next