Saturday, 27 December 2014

Testing testing

The first post straight from my phone. 
Diamond shawl. 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Socks, Baktus and little people

Just finished a pair of Diamond Chain Toe Up Socks for a good friend.



Also, finished off the left-over yarn from Elliott's & Zac's hats, making a Baktus shawl in the same style as the boys hats.


Inspired from some finger puppets I saw recently when visiting another kindergarten, I made some 'little people' for my kindergarten children to play with.





Monday, 31 March 2014

Oopsie - time flies

Hello again friends and family. Yes, time does indeed fly and between family, work, housework and whatever else - there is not enough hours for updating...

Anyway, we have been quite busy at times and had lots of fun.

Warm 'raggsockor' for the boys. These blue/white ones for Zac and another pair in purple/blue for Elliott.


Finally got my second 'Vivian' from Ysolda finished in lovely Studio Donegal Soft Donegal bought at Nest in Crouch End, London. My first 'Vivian' was worn most every day for nearly five years, so it was long overdue for a new one.


Even though the winter was really mild - and very, very wet - it is always very cold in my kindergarten. So with the leftover yarn, i made myself some Velma legwarmers by Miastick.


During February half-term, the boys and I went to visit a dear friend in Sweden. Even though much of the snow had already disappeared, we were happy to experience some for snowball fights and first attempts of skiing. 





A little present to my dear friend G who put us up and treated us to a lovely time in Dalsland. Thank you.
To follow the theme in this post - as it turns out - another design from Ysolda -



During our time in Dalsland, we went to meet and feed some more-or-less tame elks. What about a kiss from this lovely man...


As mentioned, my workplace can feel quite cold, so some fingerless mittens - again by Ysolda - was knitted and given as Christmas gifts to warm my colleagues.






Monday, 25 November 2013

Elliott's knitted hat!!!

I just have to show the hat Elliott made himself at school. Everything from making (yes making...) his own double pointed needles to choose the colours and finally (and the best) KNIT HIS OWN HAT!!! WOW - I'm a proud mother.
Steiner Waldorf education is just amazing!!! And being a 'craft-lover' myself, I just love how the boys seems learning to knit is as natural as learning to write, read and learning the times tables.
Keep Knitting!



Friday, 1 November 2013

Halloween


Hats


New hats for the boys!
Visjo yarn from Ostergotlands Ullspinneri and pattern 'Mossan Birran' - bought at C-knit i Varnamo.


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Long time coming...

I'm confident I will soon receive the award of slowest laziest blogger !!

Some time ago - I mean really some time ago, I finished this sweater for Elliott. I so wish I had a camera - and skills - to take lovely and authentic photos showing the lovely green colour of this lovely wool. - But I haven't got a professional camera, nor professional skills, so this is all I can show.


Zac then of course wanted the same, so with beautiful blue, New Lanark Chunky yarn from lovely BaaRamEwe he got a warm and cosy slipover.


So both boys are equipped for colder weather.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Supposed to be loved


I was instantly seduced by the lovely 'peerie flooers' when first saw it visiting 'Baa Ram Ewe' sometime last year. 
Having a ‘big head’ i went for the ‘medium hat’ size. But, inexperienced as I am knitting fair isle, my tension must be totally off and the hat is now much to big - and a great disappointment.  It is still lovely and the colours are amazingly beautiful - as is the yarn; Rowan Fine Tweed - but I cannot say that I love the finished hat being so large.

Anyway, some (not very good) photos, taken by myself, of myself...





Monday, 5 August 2013

Monday, 29 July 2013

Summer Holiday


Summer Holiday is lovely! We even got a proper summer feeling here in the UK with weeks of sunny weather.

Holidays also means that there is finally some time for knitting also. So in the middle of the heat wave I knitted the beautiful Peerie Flooers hat last week. Now it is only about a million loose ends to weave in... - and the blocking. Photo to come if when I get that done.

As 'end of year' present from my lovely kindergarten families I got gift vouchers to the beautiful yarn-shop 'Nest' in Crouch End, London. So it didn't take me long to 'pop in' for some wool. Six skeins of lovely Soft Donegal Tweed it was and it knits up lovely into my second Vivian - cardigan by Ysolda as my first one is worn to bits. 


In previous post I told you about the two lovely little mini lop rabbits we got for Elliott and Zac. Sadly, the fox got hold of 'Sunny' - the cutest bunny in the world. There was two very upset little boys here (+ me) and we quickly had to find another rabbit for Elliott. So here we now Fluffy's new friend Silver.
Even though Silver also is very cute, he has a bad habit of 'nibbling' us when held and cuddled - something that little boys isn't that keen on... Fingers crossed the biting habit will go away...