søndag 26. august 2007

Dishcloth swap Swap-Bot

Fikk disse fire flotte klutene fra Rekesha i VA, USA i en swap. Four lovely cloths from Rekesha in VA. Thanks a lot.

Sokkegarn m/oppskrift /Sock yarn with pattern - Swap-Bot

Fikk flott garn fra Sarah i Pa, USA, Lorna`s Laces og Knit Picks. Har ikke prøvd noen av de før så det måtte prøves med en gang til oppskrifta på flettesokker som fulgte med. Lovely Lorna`s Laces and Knit Picks yarn from Sarah in PA. Had to try it right away with the pattern followed the swap.

Hemmelig venn Hobbyboden - august

Helen var min august venn. Tusen takk for flott pakke. Gleder meg til å bruke garnet.

torsdag 23. august 2007

Baby sokker

Baby sokker til mitt søskenbarns nyfødte gutt. Socks for my cousins newborn boy.

søndag 19. august 2007

lørdag 18. august 2007


Strikket i vår. Knitted last spring.

torsdag 16. august 2007

Flere fetching fra Knitty

More fetching from Knitty


Enda en Calorimetry.
Another Calorimetry from Knitty.

Yarn Junkies - PINK Swap-Bot

Lovely yarn from Woven -N- Spun in USA

Hjemmespunnet garn fra Finland/Homespun yarn from Finland

Knit 1 Tea 2 Color Swap

Knit 1 Tea 2 Color Swap Questionnaire
Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try? Both, love tea and loves to try new flavours. Don`t like herbal tea too much.

What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)? Vanilla, cinnamon, cherry, apple, blueberry....

Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up). Black

Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind? Hot water heather kind. Used to be the tea pot kind, but gave my Chinese teapot set to our oldest.

What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself? Can`t think of any.

How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc). Body lotion, lovely smelly soaps, lipgloss, candles, candy/chocolate

If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why? Alpaca, nice and soft. :)

If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why? Baby booties, small and cute. A cousin had a baby boy last week, so I plan to knit for him.

What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?) A book club meeting

What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)Pastry trays

When buying yarn for a project how do you choose - do you buy the one called for or do you substitute? The one called for as long as I can find it, if not I substitute

What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go? A cute sheep bag I got in a swap-Bot swap.

Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting? Romantic dramas

Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match? A mug type. If I serve for a teaparty they have to match.

Favorite childhood birthday party? Traditional party in my home - nothing else was done when I grew up.

Favorite type of scone and jam? Scone is not a Norwegian thing to make, but I actually make them. I just make those plaine ones. Love strawberry, rhubarb, apricot jam.

If you use candles, what is your favorite scent? vanilla, cinnmaon, coffee, citrus, most, but not apple and rose scents.

If you could choose 3 people to have 'tea' with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead). Two friends and our oldest who is away at Uni.

You've been invited to a tea party, what 'props' will you wear (formal or casual)? casual.

Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to? No allergies.

Anything we missed that you want your pal to know? I`m easy to please. :)


Endelig er også jeg med. Kom med i siste liten da min søknad fra midt juli aldri kom fram. Heldigvis begynte jeg å sjekke i SP bloggen og så at min blogg ikke var listet der. Panikk! Nå har jeg fått min partner og kan begynne å samle sammen til en pakke. Gleder meg.

Finally I`m in, last minute stress as my application from mid July never got through. Noticed when I saw the participants list at the SP blog lately. Panic! Now I`m in and have got my partner. Will go out shopping for her.
Hope this will be a fun experience.

onsdag 15. august 2007

Questionnaire SP11

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love wool, superwash, alpaca. Would love to try new fibres. Don`t like acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? bag and pringles box.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I`ve been Knitting since mid 70`s. I`m an intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Not right now, but I plan to make an amazone one.

5. What's your favorite scent? Many fave ones like vanilla, meloncucumber, cinnamon, coffee.... Most is good, but I can`t stand apple and rose scents. They make me sick.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Love to try new sweets, all kinds. Fave is M&M`s (don`t sell it in Norway)

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I make cards, beads, rubber-stamping. I can`t spin, but I have a hand-spindle.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Country, musicals, pop, some rock, gospel, latino, italian, think my computer/player can play MP3s. Not much into it, but I love music.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? Burgundy, red, blue, brown, turquose, most colors but not neon

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Married, two girls age 13 and 25. One cat and a pet rabbit

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes, but not ponchos

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Scarves, pulsewarmers, hats, cloths, calorimetery, socks. In the 80`s ands early 90`s I knit mostly swatehers, but now I prefer smaller and faster items.

13. What are you knitting right now? socks, pulsewarmers

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? yes, but not bottlebags as I don`t drink alcohol

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Both. Straight 20cm and circular 30 and 40cm. Prefer bamboo.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No

17. How old is your oldest UFO? About a year. Found some very old sweather UFOs in the attic lately, but they will never be finished. Will re-use the yarn.

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Is there anything that you collect? teabags, books, stickers, rubber-stamps, thimbles, knitting patterns,

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Would love some of the sock knitting books I read about in blogs, loves to try new yarn and patterns. No knitting magazine subscriptions yet, but I buy a knitting magazine now and then, but the selection is small here. Would love Addi needeles, have heard so much nice about them.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Toe-up socks

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes, 21.5 cm. Use size 35 Eur shoes (small foot).

23. When is your birthday? 13. July 1964

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? Not yet, I`m on the waiting list, 10000 or so in front of me.

tirsdag 7. august 2007

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