Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mittens for all the family

When I saw this yarn Fabel from Garnstudio I was fascinated how nicely pattern makes itself without any effort from the knitter. First I bought a skein to knit socks for my mother. Then I made a pair of finger mittens for myself, then a pair to my boyfriend and finally felt unfair to leave our child without any.

Friday, March 28, 2008

My first sewn toy: kitten Mio

Last week, at the library, I borrowed book by Karin Neuschütz *Sy mjuka djur* (Sew soft animals) inspired of Waldorf pedagogic. There are many beautiful patterns from the animal world. As we have at home al least eight teddy bears but none cat, I decided to make one.

Joakims old trousers were used as material. Pattern was easy, it took just one afternoon to sew the cat, to stuff it and to make nose with eyes.

I should say, that I am not at all the sewing person. I like much better to knit or to crochet. But as this kitten was easy and fun to do, I like pretty much how it turned out!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blanket for the children rocking chair

There is a rocking chair kept from the childhood of my boyfriend. As our child can use it now, I decided to make some soft mat to put on the chair. I used yarn Wendy Party which I bought through internet auction shop As I bought 5 different colours and one was not enough, I used two colours 554 and 556.

Now it is more comfortable to sit and rock!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Socks for mormor

Those socks I made for the grandmother of my boyfriend. Mor means mother in Swedish and mormor then is the mothers’ mother. She loved the violet colors. Yarn from Marks&Kattens Superwash Safir, 100% wool. Colors 1506 and 1505. I wanted to make special socks with a pattern, so I knitted some simple design.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

My first attempt to felt

I thought about felting from wool for a long time, but just yesterday I bought wool felting needles and description and made this Ladybird.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All about my ruffle scarves

In November, last year I went to craft fair *Syfestivalen*. There I bought a pile of different yarns. At one festival booth they had such scarves already knitted. Of course they draw my attention. Best part in that story is that one seller just made the scarf and I saw that processing is very easy. So, of course I bought that yarn, a lot of yarn- to be able to make scarves for me and some friends. That was yarn from OnLine Linie 194 Solo, 50% merino wool, 50% acrylic. Colour 0011 for red-orange-yellow and 0013 for blue-bluer-bluest. Quite soon I finished that yarn, kept one scarf for myself and give away others.I also published photos in other internet based communities. Then I got a lot of interest from friends and questions from some if I could make such a scarf for them. Of course, why not? Just wasn’t able to buy more yarn from that company, cause that shop is quite far away. But in other yarn shop I saw similar yarn from Schoeller + Stahl Aloha Stripes, 100% acrylic. I bought yarn in light red- dark red- black (0007) for my former teacher and colour called cayenne (0003) for the good friend of mine.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Scarf for Tine

I made this scarf in December, 2007 before my friend Tine came to Stockholm and visited us. I wanted to make something special for her. I used yarn GB Wolle Gloria, color 04 (bought at Syfestivalen, Stockholm) and knitted with 15 mm needles. From the beginning I wasn’t so sure about colours, but then when Tine came in to our apartment, she wore the sweater in the same palette and I was delighted.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sweet bluebird? ;-)

Some days ago Berroco gave out free pattern, called Bluebird. It was so sweet that I didn’t hesitate and made one. I used Catania yarn from Schachenmayr nomotta, 100% cotton, colours 0201, 0050 and 0208. Needle size 3 mm. But it didn’t turn out exactly as one in the pattern…
I have problems to understand how the parts should be sewed together. Both when I made the elephant and now with the bird.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Davides binary scarf

I saw the pattern many times for sure, and then thought: oh, how nice! But never saw it made by me, cause I don’t know any person so interested in computers or in Matrix. But then…… one day, there was a window popping up from Skype. Word by word the person writing to me seemed very nice. Then he and his friend came to city were we live, we met first at restaurant then some days later at our home.

After talking and chatting I wanted to make for him something with my own hands, as I sometimes do for my friends. Then I saw the scarf’s pattern again and as Davide is the software engineer and besides likes Matrix, I decided: let the scarf be made!

Black yarn I found at home from my boyfriend mothers stash. Green one I bought. Carolina from Marks & Kattens. From the beginning one skein, as I didn’t know how much will I need. But then???? Typically!!! When scarf was till it’s middle yarn finished. Good, then I need just one more. As from the first visit at the yarn shop just one week passed, I went back. But guess what? Yarn wasn’t there. They ordered, I get know. So I came back in two days….no not yet…..two more days….not yet….in two weeks… not yet…..some days later my boyfriend went by and asked…still no yarn in colour what I need. I got afraid that it will be as with green mittens and started to call to all the Stockholm’s yarn shops. Finally I found one skein in shop not so far from my working place. Then I could finish binary scarf and send it to my Italian friend, living in Switzerland.

By the way, did you read the message, Davide?