Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Guest towels and dishcloths

Many years ago now, I managed to ruin most of my parents white guest towels.
- by way of a natural face mask made at a girls night.
I have felt bad about it for ages, so when I decided that some left over cotton yarn could become guest towels, I was pleased.

I decided it was to be a Christmas present for my parents 2014.

First I searched on Ravelry and found this pattern from Drops.
I used cotton yarn from my stash. Some of it leftover from a blanket I made.







I also made some some dishcloths, since the ones I made for my father for his birthday earlier in the year was quite the success. You can see the post here, where I explain more in detail about them.


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Only 3½ day till a big assignment is to be handed in, and I haven't started writting yet. 
Why, because it is going to be an awfull assigment from my hands.
I haven't got enough material, because the books I reserved at the library haven't arrived, and I havn't got any first hand sourcess.
I can postpone it forever, so at some point, I MUST start. Damn.

I used the last 2-3 days or so doing a bag alla attic 24. It came out rather well, will show you later.
It was way more fun to do than the assigment;)
Now it os done however, and I haven't got an excuse anymore. 
So I am of course looking for a new project:)

I will search a bit more, and postpone the assignment a bit more, and drink lots of tea.

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I originally made this for my mother for her birthday in November.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.