Monday, December 7, 2015

Saga, so much fun

I have started Saga. It is so much fun with all the colors.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Visit to Öland and Karin Öberg

I had plans for one cardigan in Kalinka 21,  but I also went home with additional supply of Kalinka to add to my resent purchase and also some Kalinka 41 to  be a cardigan for my little girl.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Boxy & Baltic

My vacation project us completed. I've knitted Boxy, a long time qeued favorite. I treated myself to luxury yarn and have knitted it in Mad.tosh merino Light.  The shade is named Baltic and it is  "tone in tone" with the Baltic sea in the background. I thought that it would become more narrow than expected but it grew a lot during blockning and is now as planned. For the first skein I did not alter between two skeins and it shows a little. There us also some pooling but I'm very happy with the result. I can manage with some cool nights.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Kalinka treasure on Ravelry

I was just browsing Ravelry to find projects and went to Kalinka to find gauge and found this on sale.
Lovely colors and I now can continue planning next project.

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Today is the warmest day this year in Stockholm. I'm knitting in public at Leos lekland, watching the kids play and attending bithday party.

I'm making a cardigan and looking up patterns as I go. 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Offshore V-neck is now an FO.

I had this sweater as my UFO for May. I started it as late as April this year but then I turned to other project s and if not ready now then it would have been left to the fall.

It is knitted in Cascade 220 heather, this is the first time I knit in this yarn. Very nice knitting and the cables comes out well. The sweater is not blocked yet, I leave that for a rainy day (or later).

I like the model with the cables and the saddles that goes to the back.
There are many "at the same time" and I missed a few but decided to go ahead and improvise. I managed to get the cables row at the WS for the sleeves. AS many had commented the number of stiches for the neck was few and I added more than 50%.

I wanted a big and cozy sweater and made size 45, maybe a big too big. After making a number of fitted cardigans I felt to knit something to cuddle up in.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Offshore V-neck pullover - my UFO for May

We spent the weekend in the summer house in the Archipelago of Stockholm.

It rained some but Saturday was sunny and I got some time knitting on my Offshore V-neck pullover. This is also my UFO for May. If it's not ready this month I guess it will rest in my UFO pile to the fall. I'm know started working on the yoke so is may be possible to complete. The yarn is Cascade 220.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vacation knitting in Palma

I was in Palma, Mallorca with friends last weekend. We rented a flat in the old town and spent a lot of time on the terrace in the sun. I brought my Kalinka yarn that I bought at Syfestivalen to be my summer knitting. With 2,5 mm needles it is slow but straight forward.

Looking at the result for a weekend and I also finished a book. It was lovely to have so much time for myself.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Birthday gift for myself

1) I just moved all my yarn and have plenty to knit.
2) Limited time to do anything for myself
3) I do not know how to spin.

I just got this for myself as a birthday present.
It's made in Sweden and only a few years old.
Now I need to figure out how to use it.
Any advices are mostly welcome.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Moving in

My stash is open. I have moved from IKEA Expedit and boxes to this!
Having kept it hidden earlier, members of my family stated "Mom, you have a lot of yarn". This is so very true.
I hope that I will feel inspired and not pressured every time I see this.
I also hope that the rest of the family will not notice if I happen to add some skeins to the stash in the future.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Birthday party for my 8 year old and home made bags for marbles (and candy)

Friday we had a birthday party for my 8-year old and 10 of her friends. Pizza, cake and at the end movie & pop corn.

We started after school and they got to select fabric and then I sew each one a bag that they decorated with textile pens.

Fun, unique, healthy, and kind to the environment.

They made their own candy bag! But I only gave them little candy and gave them marbles to play with at school.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Syfestival Spring 2015

I spend a day at Syfestivalen and finally decided the color combination for my "sweater to be" in Kalinka. I have been looking at this for several years, always having difficulty deciding between all the nice colors. I'm also tempted to by the Kalinka 21, but I'll wait for another color to come and (and also to complete) this sweater. The plan is to have this as a vacation knitting.

Apart from needles, buttons, a book, case handles I also brought home yarn to a shawl and gift from Sticka.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lovikka mittens, January FO

They were a quick knit, at least until the thumbs (as always). They were my IFO projects for January. I have now completed the thumbs, I even managed to do some embroidery with sparkling thread (Candy from Svarta fåret).
The lovikka yarn is from Järbo with some left overs from my stash. I have learnt that there is a difference also between lovikka yarns. This was more scratchy compared to the earlier I have.

 I just hope that he kids are happy and will use them.