mandag 30. juli 2007

Calorimetry fra Knitty

Calorimetry fra Knitty. Strikket i NORO garn kjøpt i Japan. Strikket tre av de i går.
Calorimetry from Knitty, made from NORO yarn bought in Japan. Made three of them yesterday.

lørdag 28. juli 2007

Hvilken mamma er jeg/What kind of mother I am.

Hvilken mamma er du?

Mitt resultat:
Tante Sofie
Gammeldags og konservativ, men mener det godt.
Ta denne quizen på

onsdag 25. juli 2007

Sock It To Me Contest 1

It`s a loong time ago since I learned how to knit. I actually had to ask my mum and she said I was about 10-12 y.o. (mid 70`s). It was her to learn it to me. Untill I was 17 I just made small projects, but then I got pregnant and started making baby clothes. From there I moved towards sweathers for myself. I still have them, but they are now too small for me to wear. In the 90`S my knitting slowed down, but started all over again three years ago and I`m more hooked than ever. :) I bring my knitting projects with me everywhere if I get a spare moment. I also learned to crocket by my late Grandmother when I was about 14-15, but I never got much into it but I`ve kept things I made back then.

mandag 23. juli 2007

You Belong in Dublin

Friendly and down to earth, you want to enjoy Europe without snobbery or pretensions.
You're the perfect person to go wild on a pub crawl... or enjoy a quiet bike ride through the old part of town.

lørdag 21. juli 2007

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

Knitted socks and a short note swap - Swap-Bot

Mitt bidrag til swappen Knitted socks and a short note i Swap-Bot. Sendte de til en dame i USA.
My contribution to the swap Knitted socks and a short note in Swap-Bot. The lady who got them lives in USA.

Sock it to me swap

My partner in Sock it to me swap lives in Singapore. I got this exciting packet from her this week. Lovely socks which she has designed herself. :)

Juli HV NOTROFIN - Hobbyboden

Min juli HV i stedgruppa NOTROFIN i Hobbyboden er Elisabeth fra Nordland. Tusen takk for strålende pakke. :)
July Secret Pal in NOTROFIN group at Hobbyboden is Elisabeth.

Knitty KAL - fetching

Mitt første bidrag til Knitty KAL. Pulsvarmere kalt fetching.
My first contribution to Knitty KAL - wristwarmers called fetching.


Vår eldste har strikket votter til sin kjære. Dette var hennes første forsøk på votter og jeg synes hun gjorde en strålende jobb.
Our oldest made those mittens for her boy-friend, her very first mittens. I think she did a brilliant job.

Alpaca skjerf/Alpaca scarf

Alpaca skjerf i havskum mønster strikket av vår eldste datter til sin Mum i Australia som fyller 60 år. Selv har jeg laget 24 slike de siste 3 år.
Alpaca scarf in seaweave pattern for my daughters Mum in Australia for her 60th birthday. Myself have made 24 similar scarves the last three years.

Skjerf til vår eldste datter/Scarf for our oldest daughter

Strikket dette skjerfet i fjor. Scarf knitted last year.

Blueberry Waffle Socks

Det ferdig resultatet med rett farge. Disse har vår datter fått. Finished socks in correct color. Our daughter got them.

lørdag 14. juli 2007


Tidlige forsøk på å lage smykker, 3 år siden. First attempts for bead making, three years ago.

40-års gave/birthday gift - 2004

Dette smykke fikk jeg hos vår eldste datter til min 40 års dag i 2004. Dette har jeg brukt mye.
Bead necklase made by our oldest daughter which I got for my 40th birthday in 2004.

Lacy Mock Cable Cloth

Colorswap BLUE

Blue items from Stephanie in Germany. Great selection. Thanks.

Hemmelig venn juli Hobbyboden/Secret Pal at Hobbyboden

I dag kom denne flotte pakken fra en hemmelig venn i Hobbyboden. Vet ikke enda hvem det er, men takk skal du ha om du leser dette. Er kjempefornøyd.
Today I got this lovley packet from a secret pal, which I don`t know yet who is.

Yarn Junkies-GREEN Swap-Bot

Lovely Alpaca blend yarn came from Nan B in Australia. Thanks a lot. Will look for more items to knit. Our youngest daughter already said she wants the headband. It`s so soft and lovely.

Nordisk Hemmelig Venn 5/Nordic Secret Pal 5

Nr 4 og siste pakke i denne runden kom fra Vibeke T. i Norge. Tusen takk for kjempefint garn. Disse skal det bli sokker av.
No 4 and last gift in this round of Nordic Secret Pal came from Vibeke T. in Norway. The yarn will be used for socks.

Bursdagsgaver/Birthday gifts

Gifts from my friends Angelika in Germany and Lisa in Illinois, USA. Thanks a lot.

fredag 13. juli 2007

lørdag 7. juli 2007

Questionaire for Sock it to me swap

1.What are your foot measurements? (Please give shoe size, length and circumference.)Shoe size 35, 21-22 cm, 23-24 around the foot.
2.How long have you been knitting? How would you rate your experience? (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.)More or less since I was a child. Intermediate
3.What is your favorite color? Your least favorite color? No fave color, but I like blue, green, red, burgundy... I`m not too found of neon and yellow.
4.Do you have a favorite fiber? What type? no faves, but I`m not to fond of acrylic.
5.Do you have any allergies to certain fibers? No.
6.Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? (If so, provide the link.)No.
7.What techniques, if any, would you like to learn? Cable.
8.Do you have a sweet tooth? What are your favorite snacks? Yes, love chocolate with nuts. Fave is M&M
9.What is your family situation? (Children, Husband, Pets...etc.)Married, two girls age 25 and 12.5, one cat, one pet rabbit.
10.Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Metal, plastic or wood? Both, but not straight longer than 20cm. Prefer bamboo, but have metal and some plastic too.
11.Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit? Scarves, shawls, wristwarmers, hats, cloths
12.Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try? Cable and more lace socks.
13.Do you like to read? What are you reading currently? Love to read. The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble.
14.Do you collect music? (On an iPod or MP3 player.)No
15.What kind of music do you listen to? Gospel, country, pop, musicals
16.Is there anything you collect? Books, yarn, teabags, thimbles, stationery, stickers, rubberstamps, beads.
17.What are your hobbies, aside from knitting? Stamping, cardmaking, beading.
18.Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs? Secret pals in Hobbyboden, Nordic Secret Pals 5, Knitting Secret Pals (facebook), Knitty KAL, Swap-bot
19.Do you have a favorite scent? Vanilla, coffee, cinnamon....
20. When is your birthday? (You don't have to add the year if you don't want to, LOL.)13. July 1964