Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Just now

Just now
Have tried twice to bake cakes with my parents new kitchen mixer wonder-machine.
The cake didn't raise both times. Next time I an definitely going to mix in the flour by hand so as to be more gentle.
Broken my favourite knitting needle. :( But bought a new one.
Bought "Mumford and Sons" CD from 2012.
Failed miserably trying to knit some fingerless mittens for my brother.
Have unravelled, unravelled and unravelled. A tinsy bit tired of it!
Been bored, and not wanting to knit. A very annoying thing.
Listning to "Oliver Twist" as an adiobook.
Started a new embroidery.

Latest drawings:

 Drawn from a picture of a sculpture.

Drawn from pictures.
I love birds

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Birthday gift for my mom

I have a lot of time on my hands,
and in all of those hours I normally have a project.
Something creative.

If I didn't I would go crazy

But I can't just make things for myself.
I already got everything I need you see.

And that is where my mother comes into the picture.
 Her birthday is in November.

The pictures below shows what my mothers gift consisted of.

Slippers with pompoms
Knitted with thick yarn, nice for a change.


1. shopping bag.
Made from old fabric, I have stolen from my mother years ago.
Some of the fabric used to be a table cloth.


2. shopping bag.
Made solely from old tablecloths.


1. apron.
Made from an old tablecloth 
( it was a pretty big tablecloth, I also got a skirt from the same tablecloth)


2. apron
Made from some fabric I wanted to make a skirt from,
but I cut wrongly when I was cutting for the skirt.
So a apron it is.
Embroidered with sewing thread.
I can see it needs some ironing. Afraid the fabric is not ideal for an apron
Oh well


And two puzzles from the local flea market.
My mother got a mania for puzzles at the moment

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

More Christmas cards 2013

Christmas cards:

 Brought cream coloured cardboard to make this next batch of Christmas card.
The first ones, you can see here.
But having somehow lost my mojo,
I just couldn't find the perfect motif .
So I kept failing, and failing.
- Which is something I have been doing a lot of lately.
(won't even talk about my latest knitting project.)

I did make 10 cards though.
5 of Christmas ornaments. Not totally satisfied with them though.
5 of birds. Fairly satisfied with them.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Mitten try nr. 4

 The pattern drawn up

Mitten try nr. 4

These mittens I made for my mother.

I started knitting these mittens with 3 colours at the same time,
but I simply couldn't work out how.
Which was pretty annoying.
Though still wanting the three colour effect on the hand,
I ended up embroidering the 3 colour (the green) on instead.

Knitted on 2,5 mm circular needle.
 The hand front design is made from a picture on Pinterest.
The cuff design is from a book, "200 Fair Isle Designs" by Jane Mucklestone

The hand is 59 sts
The thumb is either 22 or 24 sts, can't remember.
The wrist is either 40 or 36 sts, can't remember that either., knitted in purl.
The cuff is 70 sts.
 The cuff edge is knitted in purl.

 4 colours are used in the mittens.

They are in fact a bit small for my mothers hands.
But she wears them anyway.
But for another time, I will make them a tad bigger.


  close up of cuff

Close up of mitten front

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Just now

Selma here decided to lie on my knitting pattern.
Of all the places she could lie she chose that piece of paper..

Just now:
Have read: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and In her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner.
Reading Wuthering Heights by Emilie Brönte in danish.
Have made caramels. yum
Knitting on a pillow cover.
Listning to jazz on the radio.
Drinking loads of black tea, my favorite.
Baking buns with carrots in them. Hopefully yum.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Christmas cards 2013

I started by finding some pictures to draw from.
Then I made drawings of the different ones I liked.
You can see the sketches here .

Christmas cards 2013:

4 different kinds,
 well 5, but only one of the first on the left, the one you can barely see.
 (Only one because I didn't like it that much.)

Drawn on grey cardboard.

First I sketched with pencil,
then I drew with coloured pencils and crayons.

And lastly wrote "God Jul / Glædelig Jul" (Merry Christmas) on them with silver pens.