torsdag 29. november 2007

More socks

Socks I brought with me to our former host daughter in Russia. Selbusocks (grey and white) are made by my mum, the rest by me.
Tube socks are Christmas gifts for young relatives.

Knitted gifts for secret pals

Christmas gifts made for my partners in SP11, Christmas Around The World and a Swap-Bot swap.

mandag 26. november 2007

Secret Pal 11 swap - second packet

Another packet had arrived while we were in Russia. Second packet from my SP11 spoiler, who lives in Netherlands. I wonder who she is! It will be revealed in third and last packet. Also this time I was very happy for what she sent. The mini sock pattern and yarn is so lovely. Hope I get time to knit it before the Christmas is here. The silkwolle yarn is also new to me, the color is lovely. Thanks a lot my secret pal for all you sent. I love it. :)

Caffeine Addicted swap - Ravelry

Fikk en forsmak pakke fra Finland for et par uker siden, nydelig jule sjokolade fra Fazer (joda, den er alt spist!) og flott rød klut. I dag ventet hoved pakken på meg på posthuset. Den kom nok i slutten a forrige uke da vi var i Russland. Tusen, tusen takk for alt det flotte du sendte Jaana. Ble kjempeglad for det. Garnet skal bli til sokker.

A couple of weeks ago I got a pre packet from Finland, delicious Christmas chocolate from Fazer (oh yes, it`s eaten already!) and a red cloth. Today when arriving home from Russia the main packet arrived. My spoiler was Jaana in northern part of Finland. I was soooo happy to receive it. Thanks a lot.

søndag 18. november 2007

Sock It To Me Twice Swap Questionaire

The Questions

1. How long have you been knitting? Do you consider yourself beginner, intermediate, advanced? 30+ years, intermediate
2. How long have you been knitting socks? Done them more or less since the 80`s but learned how to make heels this January!! Was too easy to bring the heel job to my mum.
3. What are your favorite fibers to work with? Wool, superwash, cotton. Haven`t tried anything else I think so far but is open to new fibers (have some here I`ll try as soon as the Christmas gifts are knitted)
4. What is your favorite color? Anything but yellow and neon. I tend to buy most blue, green, red, burgundy.
5. What are your current WIPs (works in progress)? Socks, socks, socks (Christmas gifts)
6. Name your favorite yarns, (brand, fibers, colors, etc.). Smart, Opal, Regia, Online, Raggi from Järbo, Sugar`n Cream. Love to try new brands.
7. What are some yarns/fibers that you stay away from. Acrylic, but superwash is fine.
8. What is your family situation? (Married, kids, pets?)Married 21 years, two girls age 13 and 25, cat and pet bunny
9.Name some of your hobbies. Knitting, crocketing, penpalling, beading, card-making, reading
10. Name some of your favorite movies? I`m not to keen about movies, but if I watch one it must be a romantic drama
11. Do you like to read? I love to read, anything but fantasy and science fiction
12. Do you collect anything? Yarn (buy lots of it for using, not collecting, but it might looks like a collection for those who see my stash), books, teabags, souvenir thimbles, stickers, card-making stuff, rubber-stamps
13. Do you own an iPod or mp3 player? I don`t have one myself, but our daughters have
14. What are your favorite type of knitting needles? Bamboo
15. What knitting notion could you not live without? tape measure
16. Who are some of your favorite designers? Have no fave designer
17. Do you subscribe to any magazines? (Knitting or otherwise.)No, but I buy frequently Simply Knitting magazine (the only one sold in my village)and a housing magasine for simple living/chabby chic
18. When is your birthday? 13. July 1964
19. Do you have a "wishlist", (on Ravelry, Froogle, or Amazon)? No
20. Do you have a Ravelry ID? Yes, I`m aurora
21. If you had a sheep, what would you name it? Ulla

mandag 5. november 2007

Dishcloth and yarn swap - Ravelry

This lovely swap came from MyissaG in USA, two lovely cloths and multicolored Sugar`n Cream cotton yarn. Thanks a lot.

lørdag 3. november 2007

Knitters Coffeeswap 3

Last night when I arrived home from a three days job trip out of town a wonderful packet from Lumia in Ireland was waiting for me. Lovely soft yarn from Chile which is new to me, tea from Sumatra which I`ve not tried before, tunisian crocket potholder (must learn that tecnique), Lush Christmas soap with the most lovely smell (will fill my bathroom with that smell from 1. Dec) and M&Ms (one bag was empty already when the photo was taken) and a viewcard from Ireland.Thanks a lot Lumia, I loved everything.