I am always surprised how fast December passes by. This, combined with neglecting the last years promises of starting preparations for Christmas in due time, resulted in a stressful month… But now the Christmas cakes are eaten, the presents opened and the family gatherings done. And in-between there have been some time for knitting and…Read More
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An update on my Kofte!
One of my daughters have commented that I really do not dress very colourful… And I have to admit that she is right. But when I knit I really prefer to knit colourful garments. Then it is really great to have kids to knit for, as they (so far…) have wanted lots of colours (such as…Read More
A Norwegian Kofte
Kofte is the name for a knitted jacket with stranded work. Originally it meant just a garment made from thick wool, both woven and knitted sweaters and jackets, but now it is mainly used for jackets. I found a wikipedia page about it (in Norwegian…), but I add here some photos of the kofte my mother made…Read More
Still finishing up old projects… The Dot-a-Dot jacket was planned to be like the Jente Jakke, but as I realised I probably would run out of yarn (bought on sale; a beautiful blend of mohair and alpaca from Sandnes) I had to supply with some yarn I got in Paris (Sweetgeorgia Superwash Chunky). And the daughter who…Read More
Crossing the mountains
Almost every year we go for vacation visiting my husbands family in a fjord at the western coast of Norway (Vestlandet), spending lazy days fishing in the fjord, eating all kinds of fish dishes and enjoying the company of relatives we see too seldomly. And it gives a lot of room for knitting! First as…Read More
The Everyday Jacket
This is a must-have-jacket my pre-teen daughter has begged me to make… She wants sweaters and jackets that are soft, airy and preferably without any buttons or zippers. So when I made the (smaller) Jente Jakke for one of her sisters some weeks back, she convinced me that now it was her turn … The yarn is…Read More
The last day of April was sunny but a bit cold; perfect for the “premier” of the jacket I finished last night! It is in a warm but light yarn (cashmere and alpaca blend), deep blue and with semi-long sleeves. I have used garter stitch for the lower part, but the upper part is in…Read More
I actually started on my first April project in March… It was too tempting when I brought home the very nice Alpaca/Cashmere yarn that one of the girl chose herself. The picture of the baby jacket is from a magazine from the 50’s (“Alt for Damene, Babystrikk). As my girls are too big for such a…Read More
I often get the feeling that my kids are in an eternal need of new clothes; at certain ages clothes seem to disappear, get ripped and outgrown very easily. I like to knit to the kids, but it is not very rewarding to make complicated garments that is outworn (or not liked…) almost before I…Read More
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