Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Looong time ago...




During half-term - which was a really long time ago... - I had the chance to go for a few walks all by myself! My favorite place is along the canal - a substitute to the archipelago of Gothenburg that I miss so much. Water is what my soul needs - comes rain, comes shine.

Another walk is across fields and into the woods.




(Holly that gave me a pre-taste of Christmas.)



A few things have been produced as well. Here are a couple of 'Heavy Babies' that have found new homes in kindergartens in Cambridge and Kings Langley as a 'thank you' for welcoming me to visit them. Another little one was also donated to the Winter Fair at the kindergarten where I work. All this was possible thanks to my lovely cousin M who sent me a whole load of velour fabric. Thank you so much!

As my son Elliot learns knitting now in Class 1 in Kings Langley, Zak must of course also show off his talent...


Winter hats for the boys using this WONDERFUL pattern.



...and finally of this belated and rather long post - a Nativity Scene I made and donated to the Advent Fair at our Steiner School in Kings Langley. It was very appreciated and I was very pleased that it went to a family in my son's Class 1.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A bit of sewing

Made some long sleeve shirts for the boys recently...




...and a skirt for me - made of an old apron. (photographed on a quite blustery day...)


Saturday, 24 September 2011


Via Monster Arkivet, I found this lovely and inspiring blog - where you now can be one of the lucky one to win a 'Pippi Hat'. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Graduation


This is me today on my graduation in Plymouth. I didn't really had much of an idea of how it would be or feel, but I can tell you that it did feel great. It was a very special day and made my studies feel even more important and well worth it.


... and here are two graduates still to come...



The Hoe in Plymouth where the Graduation Ceremony was held.


Sunday, 18 September 2011

Waldorf Dolls for Playgroup

Before the summer holiday, I promised to make a couple of new Waldorf Dolls to the Playgroup at the Steiner School I work. So here are now the new friends ready to play with our playgroup children.


A Japanese girl in her new kimono.


'Heavy Baby' from this pattern - filled with Lavender scented millet.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

FO's

Cardigans for my boys. Pattern: Wonder Years Toddler/Child Cardigan.


Yarn: Malabrigo 


Yarn: Shilasdair





MiA's Mystery shawl finished in lovely Malabrigo Sock, colour Archangel. 

Friday, 26 August 2011

An Old Oak Tree and A Present


Two happy boys in a funny old oak tree - almost as in Pippi Langstrump's stories.


Another of Stickfrossa's Ponchonette. This time knitted in Drops Merino Extra Fine and will be sent off to friend J today.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Shawls blocked


... and ready to be wrapped for gifts.



Wednesday, 10 August 2011

FO's amongst all the others...


My Fan Shawl has been finished for a while already, but I just couldn't get around to weave all the 'end-bits' until now. It is now having a little soak before blocking.


Charlie Pom-Pom Scarf has also been finished for some time, except the pom-pom's that is. But now they are there and soft as a baby's cheek.


...and finally, two quite resistant boys to model 'fusk-ollar' (Swedish for 'fake polo-neck) for the winter. Sadly I was seduced by the colours of Jarbo Fantasi yarn, because the feel of it is not as nice and I doubt the boys will agree to use them - 'to itchy'...

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

VickeVira's Mystery Shawl


Three clues knitted so far and I absolutely love it. Both the feel and look of the yarn - Malabrigo Sock, Colour Archangel - and the pattern which is so fun and fast to knit.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Hemp Dress


Last year I got a wonderful hemp-fabric from my mother, and finally I got around to sew something. Loose and very comfy fit.
Found the pattern in an old 'Allt om Handarbete'.

KAL


I have decided to join Vickevira's Mystery Shawl KAL. Using Malabrigo Sock, colour 850 Archangel. Never joined a KAL before, so this is exciting and what I have seen of others, the shawl already looks great.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Bag

            

Long time ago, I got this lovely fabric from my cousin M and started to make a bag from 'Home Sewn', a lovely and beautiful book. It has taken some time, but now it's ready to go. I put a flat/sturdy bottom in it to keep its nice form.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Swallowtail Shawl


My Swallowtail is ready for a soak and to be blocked. I don't know what I expected when knitting in laceweight, but right now it seems so small...

Friday, 29 July 2011

Tilda Angel


Bathing Angel for my mother on her birthday.

Monday, 11 July 2011

End of Term, Presents etc




Last Friday was the last of our normal school term and the 'going-up-children' could take home their special projects they been working hard on for quite some time after they had their lovely ceremony. My Elliot was one of the children leaving kindergarten and will start Class 1 in September. It is so exciting to entering a new adventure.

He did have another sort of adventure already though - a close encounter with the edge of the stairs - and ended up with six stitches on his eyebrow... and many lovely colours...


I was a very lucky lady who got lovely presents. A pile of 'fat-quarters' from V&A from my dear colleague...


...and gift voucher to lovely Nest - which today resulted in another wonderful pile...


Today was also the first day of my Summer Craft School that lasts this week. Today was wet-felting.


All the children's lovely 'wool-pictures' hanging to dry.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Petra's Lilla Kofta


Finally 'Petra's Lilla Kofta' has been sent off to baby Isla together with gorgeous little booties. 


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Baby Cardigan


Finally sewn the buttons onto 'Petra's Lilla Kofta'. As I still have a ball of the yarn left, I will make a pair of baby booties before sending it all to baby Isla.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Instead of packing...


April has turned out to be madly stressful.

We recently found out that we had to move house - four months earlier than we thought. Then it has been hard to find anywhere to move to. Finally last week, we found a place in Kings Langley even though it is just temporary. Anyway, now I am very busy packing and cleaning for the move on Saturday. Happy Easter!

We are excited to move out of London and to live within walking distance to the lovely Kings Langley Steiner School where Elliot will start class one in September. 

Once there, I then has to tie myself to the computer and piles of books to write my biggest assignment yet that has to be handed in first Friday in May.

After that, I will breath out!

When everything has been to stressful, I instead of packing went to Nest in Crouch End - a beautiful shop - and got some lovely yarn.

Spring coloured Bluefaced Leicester will be a Margrathea Shawl (ravelry link).


The lovely soft pink yarn from Rooster (at the top) will finally be a little 'Petra's Lilla Kofta' for a little friend in the family.