Friday, November 21, 2008

Cross stitch miniature

"Miniature au merle" From L'R de Rien.
The frame is made out of weather beaten materials from old houses up in the mountains of Telemark, Norway.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Little blossom pouch

A very quick project, made from one skein of Noro Kureyon,
colourway #157, using a 5.0 mm crochet hook. A Japanese pattern.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Finished Sampler Project

Permin Sampler from Museum Celle, 1826.
I did't like the contrast colour in the kit and used Dansk Blomstergarn in a different shade of pink instead. Now I've got to find a frame...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Laminaria Shawl / camouflage net

Made from 175 grams of Handpaintedyarn's kettle-dyed Merino Lace, colourway 'Garden', on 4.0 mm circular needles.
I knitted the Star chart four times and the Blossom chart fourteen times.

Free pattern from

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cross Stitch Mania

Haven't been knitting much lately, but started on some cross stitch projects. I chose two Quaker sampler motifs and made them into a biscornu.

In my naive enthusiasm I also ordered a sampler kit from Permin. It's a reproduction of a German sampler from 1826, the same year The Last Of The Mohicans was published, which I am reading now. I would wager for ten pale face scalps that I'll be finished with the book first, as this is quite a big project. I love the motifs on this sampler, they look so rich and oriental.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Victorian Lace

I just had to knit this beautiful pattern... It's the "Three cornered shawl in clover pattern" from the book Victorian Lace Today.
I used 3.5 mm needles and Uru Lace Merino (burgundy, 140 gram - about 1250 meters).

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Circular Evilla Shawl

I got a big skein of Evilla Laceyarn 8/1, colourway A-81 from Mauds Garn.
Great colours, about the same hues I see around me in the mountains when I take a walk after sunset.
The pattern is free and is called Queen Anne's Lace.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lacy crochet shawls

Finished these in March and April. Both shawls are crocheted with kettle dyed wool lace yarn from, shades: 'Madre Perla' and 'Sunflowers'.
I think they have a bit of a victorian look. The light grey one appeared also in the post below, but I made some new pictures just to show it off some more.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yellow, grey and black

Some pics of things I made recently: Another Florence Scarf with handpainted lace yarn, a Trinity Stitch Slouchy Hat, and a crochet mesh shawl in gray handpainted lace yarn (from a Japanese pattern chart, but with a modified edging).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mini flower scarf

I crocheted this scarf from a Japanese chart. I have had it for a long time, but couldn't figure out where to start. One night I went through my patterns and suddenly saw the light...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Folkish bracelets

Improvising with cotton...
It's quite warm outside now: around 7 degrees Celsius. I did some sunbathing outside (really need some vitamin D, I hate cod liver oil...) and pretended it was spring already! Found some scraps of cotton yarn, leftovers from the granny afghan, and made myself some folkish crazy belly dancing bracelets.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Second Sock Syndrome

Yes, I'm a sufferer. You cast on, knit, knit some more, graft a little, weave in the ends, and look contentedly at the finished sock... Then you realize you will have to do the exactly the same thing all over again! I have to be firm. I need two socks, and this is a great pattern with a good fit. Here a pic showing off the lonely sock.
Pattern (Free!) : Nine to Five Socks

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Florence scarf by Dorothy Siemens and a Florence-ish Market Bag (my modification).
For the scarf I used Uru Lace Yarn by; the bag is knitted in fingering weight cotton yarn. I love this pattern, it is simple but the result is really nice, I think. Great for movie-knitting as the pattern is easy to memorize.

When finished, a project always makes me remember a particular movie I watched while knitting it. The bag reminds me of 'Get Shorty' and the scarf of 'Blood Diamond'...
It tends to wear off after a while, but sometimes I get pictures of vampyres and chainsaws in my head when I look at my socks during boring meetings...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Warm Lick

This afternoon I charted the Rolling Stones's Lick logo.
Haven't got the faintest idea what to use it for. Knitted woollen undies? A hot teapot cozy? A rockin' baby blanket? A dog sweater? Embroidered slippers? All suggestions are welcome.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Glam Rock!

A new pair of beaded wristwarmers, knitted on 2.0 mm needles in dark brown alpacca wool (Indiecita #409) with a garland of mauve and silver coloured seed beads.
The bead pattern comes from The Priscilla Cross Stitch Book from 1899, made freely available in pdf by The Antique Pattern Library.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Dalegarn Konfekt Sweater

The great thing about this pattern is that it requires almost no finishing. Knitting the stockinette part was very boring; I don't like brainless zombie knitting... Luckily it went quite quickly.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Double Knitted Potholder

It's always fun to try a new technique, and I found some very nice antique charts (at The Antique Pattern Library) that I thought to be interesting to try in double knitting. Had some trouble making the pictures because at the photoshoot someone found just the perfect place to wash his naughty bits.