Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Decision to hibernate this blog

Well, after some thinking I finally decided to put this English version of blog on the ice for a while. Yes, I know that it has been in sleep for several times already, but now I feel that I want to focus just on one- my Latvian blog:

There you still will be able to see my crafts and always ask questions or leave comments. I speak
Swedish, English and Russian and can understand some Spanish.

And you can even use google translation tool. You will not get perfect translation but at least some clue.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Library Snake

There is a snake living in Stockholm's Medborgarplatsens public Library. And not just living but even growing. Actually everyone can go there and prolong her from time to time, as I´ve been doing.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year

Somehow New Year seems more important for me than Christmas but less important than my Birthday. But still I wish that everyone had a white, clear road to walk and a friend who might help if the road is too long or difficult.

Through the life road I wish that everyone had a lot of colours in their lives, like a rainbow star!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Door drapery

Blog world: one can commute between the time and place. As I do nowadays a lot. Here is the door drapery made for my previous apartment. Textile I purchased at one Craft Fare.

Monday, December 20, 2010

No Christmas market for me this year

It was the Christmas market for Latvian community in Stockholm, yesterday which I planned to attend, but for the second time in a month I got cold and didn’t feel well enough for to go there.

Still I made pictures with all those beaded wristwarmers, which I made for sell. All of these are prepared from Latvian charts. Now I am thinking for opening the shop at

Later in the evening at last I had time and will to set up sort of drapery between my child’s room and the kitchen.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Knitting

Now, when there is one special date approaching, I read on almost every blog something about christmas presents decorations, mood, gingerbread and so on. You will not read these things at my blog, couse I don't make christmas presents, definitely don't kill any pig, don't kill christmas tree, and hardly make any other classical decorations (those which I will I am planning to sell at some small market). Maybe I will buy gingerbread dough and bake some. That’s it about the festivity which has a second name:
Let´s adore the consumption, whatever price it takes!
But I would love to share this clip, which I found via some blog. I guess there are many knitters around who might recognise themselves (at least I do!)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Beaded wrist warmers for Salma

I´ve had been studying together with one more Ph.D.! She wants to make world a better place and is involved in different social issues regarding HIV/AIDS, poverty, human and animal rights etc.

So, to her defence I made wristwarmers with sort of red (AIDS) ribbon and heart in the top as symbol for her passion to these issues. Yarn Lanett from Sandnes Garn, needles 2 mm, ≈250 beads per one.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Latvian treasure

Latvian mitten charts seem to be quite famous, at least among the mitten knitting people. There are several good books to have a clue why is that. One of them Lizbeth Upitis (I will not link to due to their strange reaction to Wikileaks). Another is Latvian, given out in 90-ies by Mirdza Slava. I didn’t have it, now I do. I found it via Latvian internet second hand book shop:
Several people had book of interest, I contacted one and a couple days later I picked up this treasure at post-office!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Beaded wrist warmers for Helena

One of my friends just defended her dissertation. Unfortunately I got so ill, that I was not able to participate neither at the defence nor party :(

Still I have a gift for her: beaded wrist-warmers with guitar motive on it. That’s, because apart from being excellent researcher in HIV evolution field she is also playing guitar in the band.

Yarn Alpaca from Garnstudio, guitar chart from ChemKnits blog, found via Ravelry. Needle size: 2mm.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My absolutely worst ever project...

...I call this cardigan. Of course I shouldn’t have thought that this will look on me as good as on the person at drops homepage. But somehow I realized that too late. And now it is just taking space in my wardrobe. As excuse I can use the fact that yarn was on sell before I planned to make the cardigan. Both yarns Highlander and Vienna from Garnstudio drops are difficult to unravel.

Hmm, just came on my mind, my kids will grow up someday; maybe they might want to use it, for carnival at least? :D

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crocheted jersey in blue

Long time ago when we were in Uruguay I found there several old Spanish crocheting magazines Prendas a ganchillo in the bookstore. Those which I bought contained some really nice patterns. This jersey is made of such. Yarn I bought back in Sweden and it is cotton from *Schachenmayr nomotta* Crochet hook 3 and 3.5 cm.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fabel mittens for me and child

These two pairs I also made a couple of years ago. For both of them I used double stranded Fabel yarn, as experience said to me that with just one my finger will freeze. Now my child has grown out of hers but I am still wearing my pair.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Loopy and luscious scarf

Pattern you can find at

This one I made almost 3 years ago.

Yarn Kidopale by Fonty and Ocean by Idena. Needles 12mm.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

3742 g of pleasure or craft fare, autumn 2010

Well, I have been hibernating for this virtual blog world for too long time now. But now back to business!

Recent events first: November 5, Stockholms syfestivalen, autumn 2010. Me and my dear friend Ivana (ravelry link) took approximately 5 hours of our dear time to visit fair boots and shop the yarn. And we had a lot of fun!

Pics with yarn are made by her.

Do I really need more yarn? Ask my boyfriend and he will say definitely not. ;) Thought this is the question were our opinions split.

So I came to home carrying 3742 g with yarn for Joakims sweater, ruffle scarves, felting, rainbow, socks and something else...time will decide what.