fredag 27. juni 2008

Junisokker - sokker 2008

Oppskrifta i juni var fra Garnstudio. Strikket de i Silja strømpegarn, pinner: 3.3mm
Disse skal min mor få.

Ravelry meeting

Sunday 22. June I went to Tana Bru meeting a fellow Ravelry knitter Celticmemory from Ireland. Had a coffee together and a nice chat about knitting.

mandag 23. juni 2008

SP12 - Question of the week two

In many parts of the US and abroad, school’s out. Take a walk down memory lane for Week Two’s question:
As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

The annual two months visit to my grandparents small farm. I just loved spending my summer holidays there. Too bad those glory days are over....

fredag 20. juni 2008

Sokker på pinnene/socks on needles

Child first sock in shell pattern. I`ve started second sock as well, but found this Handsome Devil Sock pattern yesterday in SixSockKnitalong and decided to start knitting them as well. Yarn: Silja. Needles: 3.0 mm.

Sea Mineral Mittens

Fant dette nydelige mønsteret på Ravelry og måtte bare strikke de. Brukte andre fargekombinasjoner enn på originalen da utvalget i garnbutikken ikke var det store på det tidspunktet jeg kjøpte garnet. Garn: Dale Bambino ull. Pinner 2.5mm.
Found this lovely pattern at Ravelry and just had to knit them. Due to limited colors in the shop at the time I bought the yarn, I`d to change the colors. Yarn: Dale Bambino Ull. Needles: 2.5mm.

Nordic summer swap 2008 - Ravelry

Dette flotte Lovikka ull garnet, nydelig hvitt håndkle og bokmerke fikk jeg fra Ullafr i Sverige. Gleder meg til å strikke flere Lovikka votter og nå med Lovikka garn. :)
Got this lovely Lovikka wool yarn, beautiful white towel and bookmark from my partner Ullafr in Sweden. Can`t wait to make more Lovikka mittens.

tirsdag 17. juni 2008

SP12 - Question of the week

First question is: What`s your favourite summertime drink? As I don`t live in a hot part of the world I drink the same all year round, coffee, tea (hot or ice), limonades

søndag 8. juni 2008

HV Hobbyforum/Secret pal

Ser også at jeg har glemt å legge inn bilde av den fine pakken jeg fikk nå i uka fra min hemmelige venn i Hobbyforum. Hun skriver at hun har sendt pakke til meg før men det sier meg ikke noe. :)
Secret pal swap in Hobbyforum group. Have no idea who she is, but she has sent me a secret pal packet earlier too.

Lovikka votter/Lovikka mittens

Oppdager nå at jeg har glemt å legge inn bilder av Lovikka vottene jeg strikket i julegaver i fjor. Garn: Viking naturgarn
Just noticed I`ve forgotten to blog the Lovikka mittens I made for Christmas gifts last year. Yarn: Viking naturgarn

Noro skjerf/Noro scarf

Dette garnet ble også kjøpt i Tokyo og ble et skjerf av det i går. Brukte 100g Noro Cotton Hill, pinner: 5 mm.
This yarn was also bought in Tokyo and yesterday I also made a scarf of it. Yarn: Noro Cotton Hill, needles: 5 mm, yarn used 100g.

Tykt skjerf/thick scarf

Kjøpte dette tykke tyske garnet i Tokyo i fjor og i går ble det et deilig skjerf av det. Garn: Gedifra Peruana, pinner: 15 mm
Bought this lovely yearn in Tokyo last year and yesterday I made a scarf from it. Yarn: Gedifra Peruana, needles: 15 mm

Tova votter/felted mittens

Vottene ble strikket i romjula men ikke tova før nå i vår. Garn og mønster fikk jeg i hemmelig venn julegave.
Mittens were knitted at Christmas but not felted till this spring. Yarn and pattern were a Christmas gift from a Secret pal in Norway.

mandag 2. juni 2008

Knit like a Latvian swap - Ravelry

I dag fikk jeg pakken fra chicagomum. Kjempefint mønster med deilig garn som jeg ikke har prøvd før. Det er 100% ull. Gleder meg til å strikke disse.
Today I got my swap packet from chicagomum, lovely mittens pattern and 100% wool yarn. Can`t wait to make those mittens.

søndag 1. juni 2008

SP12 Questionnaire

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 for circular needles and needle holder I got in a swap

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). I love chocolate wtih nuts and raisins. Dove with blueberry is yummi. Can`t buy it here.

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, celtic. I 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 and yellow

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Married, two girls age 13 and 26. 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, mittens. 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, latvian mittens

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 to have Sensational socks and more sensational socks books, Latvian and Estonian mittens pattern books. I love 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.

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? Yes, I`m aurora