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.