…just a pair of socks!

This fall has been busier than ever, signified with very, very little knitting! And no blogging… and no reading of other blogs as well… But in such times even a pair of socks feels like a great achievement! So this fall, finishing a pair of socks made me happy! I think for most knitters the feeling you get…

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Skiing in June

So, finally finished; the much wanted skiing sweater one of my daughters have been wanting! It was to be finished this winter, but was put away due to a bad shoulder and too little time for knitting. But now it is done, and my daughter found it perfect for a walk in the woods on…

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More Mittens…

This month I have been quite true to my “theme”, and this is the result: four pairs of mittens. Well…I only show three of them as I have experimented with a nice structure pattern and different types of yarn… and Mohair yarn does NOT work at all! My wrists hurt after having knitted one, so it…

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Magnificent mending

One of my daughters favourite sweaters got a hole on one of the elbows. It is actually a handed-down garment from her cousin, 100% wool, soft and good quality, so it was not an garment to be easily replaced! I had some stash yarn (Rowan, Donegal Lambswool) and knitted two pieces with matched sizes for the elbows, sewed…

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Joyful Trellis Hat

The trellis pattern is excellent to use for warm garments like this winter hat. Here I have made the trellis pattern by knitting one stitch, lifting three stitches (with yarn in front), knitting one. Next row is knit, then the third row is the same pattern but shifted two stitches. The most important part is…

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The Persian Carpet 2

As I mentioned before about the Little Miss Summer socks where I got the lace pattern wrong several times (and did not undo all of them…), I think knitted garments still are beautiful with small errors. Can you spot the error in the Selbu pattern…? (Answer: look at the diamond square at the top of…

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The best gift

The best gift is homemade, and I got these lovely Selbu mittens from my mother for my last birthday. A knitted gift is really something I appreciate to give away but also to get! I think most people “tailor” a knitted gift to the person who will get it; what sort of item, yarn type,…

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Vintage Jumper

Jumper is a word we do not use much, but from what I can see it means a neat sweater, often combined with a cardigan. I have decided to modify a jumper/cardigan set from the pattern book from 1951, and have selected some quite pricy yarn as I think this project deserve it! The yarn is from…

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January Grey

January is one of my favourite months; in Norway the minutes with daylight increase day by day and we know that the worst part of the winter is over. Or it is to be said that often face a couple of cold months before we can welcome the spring. So I feel the January must…

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