Sunday, 10 June 2012


Recycled hubby's old jeans = New cap for Elliot. 
Pattern from Ottobre Kidsfashion, number 4 2006.

Zak immediately ordered one for him as well, so back to the sewing machine.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

I went to buy 6 buttons...

Yes, I went to Nest in Crouch End, London a couple of weeks ago. And what happened? Well, I came out with a tiny bit more...

Some lovely blue BC Garn - Soft Silk which is not being knit into Fleece Artist's Sea Vines Vest.

The soft pink Artesano is now a pair of Veyla fingerless mitts by Ysolda. Still needs to be finished off and have the buttons sewn on.

The absolutely yummy BC Garn - Silkbloom Fino will soon become another pair of some fingerless mitts.

But before that, I need to finally finish off my Trilo cardigan by Stolen Stitches. My camera phone doesn't do the lovely colour justice, but assure you - it is gorgeous. 
Any by the way, these are the buttons I went to buy. Close up doesn't work with my camera, so photos will come another day, because they are beautiful.

Little Ducklings as birthday gifts for my four-year-old children in kindergarten.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Vest for baby E

A little vest for a new baby E.
Yarn: Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4 ply - from Baa Ram Ewe in Leeds.
Pattern: Sweaters & Slipover from Sirdar. Ravelry link here.

Modeled by Polly.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Baby Dragon

Earlier this week my younger son was invited to his 'best friend's' birthday party and consequently was very upset when he could not attend due to illness. Together we decided about a present though - 'Baby Snow Dragon' that I found on Ravelry (and can also be found here). Now both my sons want one each of course, so I guess I need to keep crocheting.

One Christmas gift for our sons were a box of Kapla Planks that I bought from Myriad. I remember my nephew had those as a young child and loved it. In our house we all now enjoy them adults as well as children. This is one of the creations!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Leo is moving

This is Leo! He has just been equipped to move to his new mummy and her 'kindergarten children'. I wish him a nice journey and hope he will be loved in his new home.

Before Leo was ready to move to his new family and kindergarten, he had to have some really warm and cosy booties. They look so comfy and lovely that I know will knit many of these.

And as it is not often we get any snow here in the UK, I have to show a few more photos from yesterday - Today it is almost gone already...

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Winter Wonderland

When they talk about 'Plunging Temperatures', 'Killer Freeze' and 'Siberian Conditions' here in England, it practically means between 0-2 degrees minus Celcius. But with this it does come a total chaos if you had any plans to go anywhere. Therefore I (luckily as it turned out) cancelled some birthday drinks with friends in London last night. Trains were running poorly even before it started snowing so I did not dare to take the chance getting both in to London and back home again...

I must say I like snow and this is what we woke up to today. Will have to make the most of it; sledging, snowman building etc. because it will probably be gone before long. Even though the traffic chaos and public transport cancellations will remain for days if not weeks...

(Haven't been able to get rid of the poinsettia yet, but the tulips are creeping in...)

As a proud mother, I must show off what my 7 year old son knitted during his first term of school-life.

Shepherd and lamb

Friday, 6 January 2012


Happy New Year Everyone!

I must admit that the 'proper' Christmas-feeling did not make it's way to me, mostly because the NOT so 'Christmassy' weather. At least that is what I blame it on.
Anyway, we celebrated Christmas in Sweden - looking as above... Yet another 'El Hatto Negro' this time for my brother. It is a truly great pattern, but however much I extend it, it never seems to be enough. The hat 'draw itself together' when worn, so make it much longer than stated - is my advise.

During the holiday I got some knitting done - even though the finishing bits missing - weaving in ends and blocking...

First out - Inspira Cowl (Ravelry link).

Yarn: Debbie Bliss, Donegal Tweed and Drops Delight. Both bought at Nest, in Crouch End London.

I followed the MESA ROCK pattern, but decreased 20 st three times to get a tighter ending.

New Year was met in Leeds while knitting 'Avery Cowl' with Fibre Company's Acadia colour Kelp from Loop in Islington London.

As I said: Still blocking to come...

Now I have Stolen Stitches cardigan Trilo on the needles. Fingers crossed for a lovely cardi. At least the yarn is - Manos del Uruguay Silk blend, colour Taurus.