fredag den 9. december 2016
Tænker, de kunne blive fine med en hvid blondekant?
My advent calendar is really nice this year. It even holds yarn! With a very pretty pattern of the cones to hang on the Christmas tree. I guess I need to start these.
Wouldn't they look nice with a white lace border?
torsdag den 8. december 2016
"Snart". Da vores chef gik af 11 måneder senere, var der ikke sket noget. Overhovedet. Så da min kollega fik lov at søge penge OG faktisk fik dem, måtte det fejres!
Hun var temmelig varm på at få et par strømper, og havde vel også gjort sig fortjent til dem. Derfor røg par nummer 25 i år på pindene til hende, og det tog ikke alt for lang tid at gøre dem færdige. I Wollmeise. Uha, de er dejlige!
When I started working in Lund, I was told that we were about to get our own bronchoscope to make investigations of the airways.
"Soon". When our boss stopped, 11 months later, nothing had happened. At all. So when my colleague got permission to apply for the money AND actually got them, we needed to celebrate!
She really longed for a pair of socks, and I guess she deserved them. Which is why pair number 25 this year got on the needles for her, and it didn't take too long to finish them. Using Wollmeise. They are so perfect!
er dette. Rigtig fint med hulmønster. Igen fra bogen med gamle strømpemønstre, som jeg har strikket fra de sidste gange. Strikket på pind 2,5 mm som sædvanlig, og de vejer 100 gram.
Denne gang formoder jeg, at det er det sidste par strømper i år, men hvem ved?
The pattern is this one. Really pretty with the lace. Once more from the book of vintage sock patterns, which I used the last couple of times. Made using size 2.5 mm needles as usual, and they weigh 100 grams. This time, I guess it's really the last pair of socks this year, but who knows?
onsdag den 7. december 2016
tirsdag den 6. december 2016
Det blev utroligt hurtigt til et væddemål! Jeg skulle bare lige have tid til at fundet garn, prøve mig frem osv.
A while back, my oldest niece shared a video on my facebook-page about arm-knitting. I had read about that before, but I never tried it. She asked if this was something for me, so of course I stepped up quite a bit, writing her that THIS would be no problem! I felt sure that I would even be able to do cables in arm-knitting! Even though I never tried it before, and although I never, ever saw anyone doing arm-knitting cables.
The bet was on in no time! I just needed time to find yarn, prepare myself mentally, try arm-knitting and so on.
Snoningerne var absolut ikke noget problem heller, og nu er jeg så den stolte ejer af en meget tyk ting med snoninger i dobbelt garn. Resten af "garnet" bruger jeg til at øve mig på at spinde.
Men jeg vandt væddemålet! Ha ha!
When I then had bought the "yarn" and got started, it only took like 25 minutes to knit about 600 grams of yarn. Definitely a personal record!
The cables were not really any problem, and by now, I'm the proud owner of a very thick thing with cables in double yarn. The rest of the "yarn" is used for practicing spinning.
But I won the bet! Ha ha!
mandag den 5. december 2016
Dagens udgave er hæklet og tager vist ikke lang tid at lave. Den pynter gevaldigt på din kop, uanset hvad du så har hældt i koppen at varme dig på her i december.
Opskriften kan du finde lige her.
No Christmas without reindeer!
Today's reindeer is crocheted and won't take long to make. It really makes your cup look so nice, no matter what you poured into the cup in order to get some warmth here in December.
The pattern can be found right here.
søndag den 4. december 2016
Opskriften er "Inderst Inde", og denne gang er den lavet uden hulmønster, fordi jeg syntes farverne var rigeligt.
Den er lavet i Amina fra Filcolana, den er dejligt blød og sikkert varm, strikket i str. 3 år og vejer 65 gram. Strikkede, uldne undertrøjer og veste styrer!
From the left-overs of a sweater, I knit a small undershirt for little Miss T1. It took a while, but now it's finished. It isn't a lot of fun knitting endless rib on a small size 3 mm needle.....
The pattern is called "Inderst Inde", and this time I made it without the lace pattern, since I thought the colors were quite enough.
It is made in Amina from Filcolana, it's really soft and probably warm, made for a 3 year old and weighs 54 grams. Knitted, woolen undershirts and vests rule!
lørdag den 3. december 2016
Til min ældste niece i en flot, mørkerød farve. Det er det blødeste uldgarn, og når den engang bliver færdig, bliver den vist rigtig dejlig!
Det er ret hyggeligt med bladmønsteret, faktisk.
I baghovedet ligger sweateren til min nevø på 17, alt det babytøj jeg har planer om, noget til min niece på 14 - et eller andet langt og gråt! - og så den sweater jeg er kommet til at love min nevø på snart 23. Det ville være skrækkeligt at kede sig!
The third Temple Flower has been started. (In Danish TempelBlomst, might become TB3?)
It's for my oldest niece in a beautiful, dark red color. The wool is so soft, and once it's finished, I do think it will be wonderful!
The leave pattern is nice, actually.
In the back of my head, a lot of things wants to get attention. The sweater for my 17 year old nephew, all the baby-clothes I planned, something for my 14 year old niece - something long and grey! - and then the sweater I happened to promise my almost 23 year old nephew. Would be horrible to get bored!
fredag den 2. december 2016
I was very (happily) surprised, when I once more received an Advent calendar from 4 of my nephews and nieces. It is also VERY exciting opening the gifts, since they proudly continued my tradition of strange stuff from their calendars when at boarding school. Last year, I got sausage spice. So far this year, I received clay (this year for a decoration, not for an ash tray like the clay last year) and candy, so it's very promising!
Så nu åbner og spiser jeg dem selv. Ret hyggeligt!
The licorice-pipe advent calendar was one that I happened to find in a supermarket, and then I thought they would love this in the US. But then it was too big for the box, and I figured it wouldn't like 4 kilos of candy on top, so it never got in the mail.
So now I open it and eat them myself. Very nice!
Det er meganice at åbne for et lille nøgle strømpegarn hver dag i en ny farve! Det er bare en smule stressende ikke lige at kunne nå at strikke sig igennem dagens nøgle hver dag. Det gad jeg ellers godt. Har tænkt hæklede firkanter eller strømper med striber af de forskellige farver. Eller noget andet.
Alt i alt er det vist ikke i år jeg dør af mangel på julekalendre.......
The third calendar wasn't really planned either, but in the middle of November i remembered thos Opal sock yarn calendars that I heard about last year, and then I "happened" to order one.
It is so much fun opening for a small skein of sock yarn every day in a new color! It is a bit stressful, though, not having time to work through the skein of the day that day. I would love to!
I thought about crochet squares or socks with stripes in the different colors. Or something else.
Well, I guess it won't be this year that I die from a lack of Christmas calendars.....
torsdag den 1. december 2016
Næsten 5 år, heraf de fleste i skammekrogen, er blevet til en virkelig dejlig trøje.
It feels crazy and hard to understand, but after I knit the very last bit, it didn't take long to finish Amanda at all!
Almost 5 years, most of them spent in the the basket of shame, turned into a really nice cardigan.
Halsen lavede jeg lidt anderledes. Jeg tog ca. hver 3. maske ind da jeg havde samlet masker op og skulle strikke rib. Jeg synes halsen er virkelig stor i opskriften!
Det blev rigtig godt.
The buttons were found in Gothenburg, and they are really pretty metal buttons. Fits perfectly!
I changed the neck a bit. I decreased every third stitch when picking up the stitches, before doing the ribbed edge. I do think the neckline is very wide in the pattern!
It turned out really well.
Den er strikket i 2 tråde Højlandsuld fra garnudsalg.dk. Farverne (Atlanterhav og Indigo) er faktisk ret forskellige, men sammen går det godt og laver en helt tredje blandingsfarve. Trøjen er strikket på pind 4,5 og 5 mm, og den vejer 585 gram.
Jeg elsker den. Tænk, så hurtigt man glemmer hvor meget man hadede den!
I made it with 2 threads of Højlandsuld from garnudsalg.dk. The colors (Atlanterhav and Indigo) are quite different, actually, but putting them together is working out well and hte combination is a third color. I used size 4.5 and 5 mm needles, and the total weight is 585 grams.
I love it! It is amazing how quickly you forget the hatred!
onsdag den 30. november 2016
tirsdag den 29. november 2016
Vi havde det rigtig sjovt, og tiden gik rigtig hurtigt fordi vi hele tiden havde noget i garn.
For første gang farvede vi garn i ovnen. Det var faktisk både nemt og sjovt! Der var plads til 2-3 bundter garn i bradepanden, og vi fandt ud af, at det fungerede godt med lidt vand i bunden, de ønskede farver og staniol over. Efter 1-1½ time i ovnen på 150 grader var det faktisk færdigt.
Half our Saturday went by doing the yarn-dyeing. In all sorts of ways!
We had so much fun, and time just flew by because we had something to do all the time.
For the first time, we dyed yarn in the oven. It was both fun and easy! The baking pan held 2-3 skeins, and we discovered that it worked really well with some water, the desired colors and then covered with foil. After 1-1½ hours in the oven on 150 degrees Fahrenheit, it was done!
We dyed sock-yarn blankets. All the other skeins of yarn had been made wet with water and a bit of vinegar. This didn't, but it worked out anyway. After the dye, it was fixated in the microwaveoven.
We also dyed entire skeins of sock yarn in a pot. It was so much fun! The outer layers were thoroughly dyed and the inner part wasn't dyed that much.
We dyed a lot of skeins on the table, applying the dye with a sponge. It took a while, but turned out pretty. This skein was dyed with one color at the inner rim and another color on the outer rim. Then I sprinkled on a bit of darker color.
Det var ret sjovt at se, hvordan farven trængte op i garnet!
We also had skeins wound up into "yarn cakes" that were dyed in the pot. Here, I applied 3 different colors in between the different skeins of yarn.
It was fun and interesting to see how the yarn crept up into the yarn!
I dyed 4 skeins of Arwetta in grey, peach, pink and white, but I wasn't happy at all about how little dye that had come through all the way to the middle.
Ialt farvede jeg næsten 1,5 kg garn - jeg havde også virkelig samlet meget hvidt sammen! Mine to veninder farvede næsten lige så meget, og hold op, hvor bliver man glad i låget af sådan en gang farver og garn.
I morgen får I lov at se resultatet!
Because of this, they spent more time in the pot with some pink dye. That went well!
In total, I dyed almost 1.5 kg of yarn - I really found all my white yarn and a bit more! My 2 friends dyed almost as much, and it is incredible, how happy you feel after a day like this with dyes and yarn!
Tomorrow, you'll see all the results.
mandag den 28. november 2016
Så der ER ingen vej uden om at forberede sig til jul!
Dagens opskrift er en meget nuttet lille hæklet julekrybbe lavet med korkpropper.
Jeg har aldrig set noget lignende.....
Yesterday was first Sunday of Advent, and this Thursday is the first of December.
So there really is no way to not starting to get ready for Christmas!
Today's pattern is a very cute little crochet nativity set made with corks.
I've never seen anything like it......
søndag den 27. november 2016
På trods af alle mine meget stærke overbevisninger om at jeg IKKE skal lære at spinde, NOGENSINDE!!!!!!, faldt jeg fuldstændig i og kom hjem med både en håndten OG det flotteste uld som er helt klar til at spinde af!
Yesterday, we went to the sheep-farmers Christmas market. There was so many amazing things! Compared to when I was there the earlier years, this time there was so much home"bred", plant-dyed yarn in the most amazing colors! I bought lots and lots......
In spite of all my very strong beliefs about NOT learning how to spin, EVER!!!!!!, I completely missed it and came home with not only a drop spindle, but also with the most amazingly colored wool ready for spinning!
Oh my-oh my-oh my-oh my......
lørdag den 26. november 2016
I går købte jeg fine metalknapper, og så er det vel bare at komme i gang!
The neck on Amanda is knit AND cast off! It is actually almost like a (seriously slow) miracle!!!!!
Yesterday, I bought pretty metal buttons, so I'll just have to start sewing!
But we need to dye yarn first, you know. Guests who like yarn on the breakfast-table are just the best sort! First we are going to the Christmas market, then Johanne will come, and THEN the nerdiness begins!