søndag 27. desember 2009

lørdag 26. desember 2009

Merry Christmas

Once again Christmas time is here. This year has gone so extreemly fast, can`t believe it`s soon over. Have now been home more or less for seven months, but in a week time I`m off to my new University College. Hope it goes well and the next 1.5 year will go as fast as the first 1.5 yr did. I`m already half done with my studies.

My 15 wks study practice has taken most of my time this fall. Very interesting to see how the local CPS works. The study paper also took it`s time to write and I worked Saturdays in our local LYS/home-deco shop.

Diddn`t get much time for knitting and crocheting, but I`ve tried to do some when watching TV and when travelling. Will post some photos another day. Too tired now as it`s bed time here.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

søndag 6. september 2009

Fave things swap 4

This is the goodies which was in the box my partner sent me from Florida, US. I loved it all. Always nice to get American cotton as you can`t buy it here. Thanks a lot.

Secret Pal 14 - third packet

A few days later my SP gave me a great laugh when I received this 2010 Woolmeise & Goodies calendar. Great knitting and handsome men. :) Thanks a lot to my Secret Pal.

Secret Pal 14 - second packet

About three weeks ago I got my second packet from my SP. It was mailed from UK this time. It`s a knit kit with all you need when you are knitting/crocheting. I use it at home and I bring it with me for travels. It`s a great gift. I also got a couple of cute stitchmarkers. Thanks a lot.

Heklet pulsvarmere/Crochet wristwarmers

Pattern: In the book: Hekling i sommersol
Yarn: Bambino Baby Ull
Needles: 2.5mm

Baggy lue/hat

Yarn: Hubro

Needles: 9mm

mandag 10. august 2009

Secret Pal 14 - first packet

Today I received the first SP 14 packet. What a lovely surprise it was to get a box from Ravelry.com My pal had ordered me a T-shirt and a mug from them. I have so happy to receive it, as I never expected someone to order me something from Ravelry. The T-shirt fitted me perfectly. Will wear it at work tomorrow. Thanks a lot to my secret pal, who I`m sure is stalking my blog to see when the packet arrive. :)

søndag 9. august 2009

Angel packet - The Super Swapper - Ravelry

I never received the May packet in this swap from my original partner, but yesterday when I arrived home from some days in Finland, I found this angel packet from Melanie. I couldn`t believe my own eyes when I saw all the goodies I got from her. I got totally stunned. Thanks a lot.

Flere tøfler/more slippers

Har helt dilla på disse tøflene. Så lette og raske å hekle. I can`t stop making those slippers, fast and easy to crochet.

Flere kort/more cards

Flere kort. More cards.


Klut jeg lagde til en swap. Cloth made for a swap.

søndag 2. august 2009

Min nye hobby - hekling/my new hobby - crocheting

Har nesten ikke rørt heklekroken siden 1970 tallet da jeg første gang lærte å hekle. Dette var som å lære å hekle på nytt, da jeg ikke husket noe som helst av masker og staver. Da jeg kom over disse hekla tøflene var det ingen tvil om at hekling MÅTTE læres på nytt. Og dette er noe av det jeg har produsert denne uka. Har hatt vond rygg så da var det godt å bare sitte rett opp og ned og hekle.
Garn: Hubro Nål: 9 mm Oppskrift funnet i boka Hekling i sommersol av Olaug Kleppe

Have hardly done any crocheting since the 1970`s when I first learned it. When I saw those knitted slippers in the book Hekling i sommersol (crocheting in the summersun) by Olaug Kleppe, I just had to re-learn it. With a painful back I`ve been sitting on my sofa all week crocheting.

Yarn: Hubro Needle: 9 mm

Baktus sjal/shawl

I`d some Alize Lanagold yarn I bought in Arkhangelsk, Russia last year. For a long time I`ve been looking for a pattern to use them for and came over this Baktus pattern in a blog. This shawl can be found in many Norwegian blogs.

onsdag 22. juli 2009

Birthday swap - Ravelry

This is the packet I got from vihervaaranneli in the birthday swap at Ravelry. We both share same birthday. Thanks a lot for all the goodies.


Noen av de mange kortene jeg har laget i forige uke. Noen skal til hemmelig venn swapper så de kan ikke postes her enda.

Made some cards last week. Some can be posted here, some can`t yet as they are for secret pal swaps.

tirsdag 14. juli 2009

Dette garnet var en del av bursdagsgaven fra mine søstre. Hauk og Hifa ullfarn. Kjempeflott å får garn i gave.

Part of birthday present from my two sisters.

søndag 12. juli 2009

Another pair of felted mittens - Lovikka

Yarn: Cortina. Needles: 8mm.
You might think I don`t make anything else but felted mittens this summer? I actually make a few pair of socks as well. I just struggle to get a pair done, due to lack of time. I guess I`m hit by the second-sock syndrom. Hopefully can I post full pair of socks soon.

mandag 6. juli 2009

Coloring of yarn

Last Saturday we went to an outdoor market. There we could see how they colored yarn from plants. Very interesting. Hope I`ll be able to do this myself one day.

More felted mittens

Grey and white felted mittens made from Morjärv Lovikka yarn, needles no 8mm.

ISE7 scarf + hat

When my partner flaked on me on this swap, Amy was nice to angle this swap so I got a packet as well. Thanks a lot for the lovely hat and scarf.

Secret Pal 14 Questionnaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely not like? Love wool, superwash, alpacca, cotton. Don`t like acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? circular needles in zip lock bags, the rest in a needle case I got in a swap

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? 30+ yrs. Learned it from my mother and late grandmothr. Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Intermediate

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? yes, use my e-mail addy

5. What’s your favorite scent? vanilla, blueberry, cucumber melon, peach

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Love chocolate with nuts (Cadbury is a fave) and M&M`s

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? I make cards, scrapbooking. Do you spin? No

8. What kind of music do you like? pop, some rock, country, gospel, Swedish music. Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes

9. What’s your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can’t stand? White, ice-blue, smoked pink, burgundy, blue. Not to fond of neon colors + light yellow.

0. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Hubby and two girls age 15 and 27. Pet rabbit. Cat who lives with my parents.

1. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Scarves, mittens, hats

2. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? socks, mittens, scarves, mitts, hats

3. What are you knitting right now? hat, socks and a vest

4. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Sure

5. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?Both straight and circular. Prefer bamboo

6. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Both

7. How old is your oldest UFO? About three year

8. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas What winter holiday do you observe? Christmas and Easter (still winte here during Easter)

9. Is there anything that you collect? Souvenir thimbles, teabags, knitting books/patterns

0. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Nothing special, but love to try new yarn and patterns. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? None.

1. Are there any new techniques you’d like to learn? magic loop, toe-up socks

2. Are you a sock knitter? Yes. What are your foot measurements? shoe size 35-35. 22 cm

3. When is your birthday? July 13, 1964

4. Are you on Ravelry? Yes If so, what’s your ID? Aurora

mandag 29. juni 2009

Felted mittens

Made from Morjärv Lovikka yarn. Yarn a lovley lady in Sweden sent me. Needles: 8mm. Fast knitting. Made them in 3-4 hrs Saturday night.

Lopi Mittens...

...made from Juvel. Needles: 4mm. They turned out being smaller than expected. Pattern is from the book Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski.

søndag 21. juni 2009

Sorry for late swap posting/updating

I must apologize for my late posting here about all those lovely swap packets I`ve got this spring/summer. My studies and exams + our youngest daughers Confirmation Day, June 1st, have taken all my time. My exams went very well and I can enjoy the summer doing lots of knitting. Have some projects on my needles right now. Looking forward showing them here when they are done.

I and hubby went to Lillehammer June 2nd, a 2000 kms drive, one way, for my last exam and bringing back my belongings from my study apartment. Had a lovely week in south. Drove through Finland and Sweden both ways. Last day I had an accident in Finland, falling through a gas station window. Don`t ask how it happened, have no better explanation than I was looking for hubby and didn`t see the small step in front of the gas station - hit the window with my head, window got broken. I must have had a guardian angel watching over me as the only cut I got was in left little finger, when protecting my face. I got a huge bump in my head, which still hurt, but it could have gone a lot worse. I was soooo lucky not getting a lot more hurt.

Now I`m enjoying the best summer job ever, in a company running the local LYS. :)

Gifts from my LYS # 2 swap - Ravelry

This gorgeous packet was sent me by Tintsu in Finland. White and ice-blue is my fave colours this spring/summer. Will find something nice to make with the yarn. Love all what you got for me. Thanks a lot.

Dishcloth and tea swap - Ravelry

This swap I got from kathyaless in the US. I love the cotton yarn, which I can`t buy here in Norway. Thank you so very much.

My favourite things swap - Ravelry

This gorgeous packet was sent me by "Rish Bish" in USA. Lots of lovely things she likes. Don`t know yet what to use the lovely yarn for, but I`m sure somthing nice will come up for it. Thanks a lot.

Hat swap - Ravelry

This lovely hat was made for me by Brandi in Illinois, USA. She also enclosed some viewcards and a keychain. Thanks a lot Brandi.

Things I`ve knitted for swaps

Things I`ve knitted for different Ravelry swaps this passed spring.