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  1. Look what I made!

    June 9, 2015 by sigrid

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    Ten years ago I attended a private school for one year, because they had sewing classes and I wanted to learn how to sew. And since then I have in periodes, on and off, cleaned the dust of my sewing machine. This time because I wanted to make something for a small boy turning 1 year this weekend. There is a lot of things you can give a 1 year old for his birthday, but I am a big fan opp homemade gifts. And I also wanted to make something he can enjoy for some time. So I decided to make something for his room. After some minutes on Pintrest, I decided on making a bunting.

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  2. Small sweater in alpaca

    May 25, 2015 by sigrid

    My recent UFO is sweater for myself. A lovely pattern by Rauma. But it is kind of boring to knit. The whole sweater is knitted in ribbing pattern. So, I needed a small break from this. And decided to find yarn in my stash to make something for my niece. In the book “Barnestrikk fra mørkeloftet” by Evelyn Sævik (don`t think it is translated in to english yet) I found a sweater I really liked. All the patterns in this book is modeled after patterns from the 70ties. This one is named “The cute sweater” (Søt genser). A fitting name in my opinion.

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  3. Finished granny´s knitted top

    May 19, 2015 by sigrid

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  4. A knitted top for Granny.

    February 21, 2015 by sigrid

    As I believe I have mentioned earlier,  I was taught to knit by my grandmother. And I am forever grateful for the time she took to teach me. Now she is 85 years old, and still knits. She is a remarkable lady, keeping up with the this teqnelocigal age we live in. She has daily contact with her sister, who lives in California. This January her sister came to visit her for an entire month. Norway in January can be quite cold, so they decided to start a knitting project each. Her sister knitted a cap she could wear during her stay her. My grandmother decided on a top in nice warm alpaca yarn. But when she got home, she looked at the pattern and decided it would take too long. While her sister would finish her cap in a couple of evenings, she herself would end up knitting on this project for a long time. She would rather spend her days painting (witch is her main hobby) , she declared, and gave the yarn and pattern to me.

    So, the other day, I started knitting the top for her. And she was quite right. It will take a long time to finish this project.

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  5. Recent projects

    October 22, 2014 by sigrid

    My latest VIP is Stefanie Japel`s Lace Panel Tunic.  I have had her book “Glam knits” for years, but never actually finished a project from it. The pattern can also be found as a free PDF download.

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  6. Riding jersey

    September 15, 2014 by sigrid

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    I suddenly remembered I have not blogged about the riding jersey I finished during the summer. This is the first project in a long time that I knitted using continental style. Almost every time I picked up the unfinished project I had to remind myself to knit continental and not lever style.

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  7. O`Brother

    August 13, 2014 by sigrid

    Some years ago I inherited a knitting machine from one of my mothers friends. The friend was moving from a big house, where she had lived with her husband and five children for many years, to a small apartment by herself. And needless to say, there was a lot of things she did not want, need or had room for. One of those things was an old Brother knitting machine. Lucky for me, my mother, who was helping her friend move, asked if I wanted it. If I said no they were going to  throw it away, so I had no choice. And just like that I was the owner of a knitting machine. At that time I had never used a knitting machine in my life, and frankly I did not quite see the use for one. Except, of course, for big scale manufacturing.

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  8. The striped baby pants

    August 10, 2014 by sigrid

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    This is the most frustrating and the most rewarding project I have worked on for a long time. I am extremely pleased with the FO, but I have seldom cursed this much while working on a project.

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  9. The finished dress

    April 26, 2014 by sigrid

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    So, I finished this cute little dress today. This was a project I really enjoyed knitting. The pattern was very well written, though in danish. It is a top-down pattern, and you can follow the same instructions for the yoke to make a dress or jacket/bolero. But the pattern also contains instructions for a top and a tunika. You can more information on the “Bella Baby”, as the pattern is called, on Ravelry.

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  10. Cute little dress

    April 16, 2014 by sigrid

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    My friend was so kind and lend me a magazine with really cute patterns childrens clothes. It was hard to decide what to knit, for all the patterns was so amazingly cute, but I ended up casting on for this dress. The pattern is written in danish, but I think I will manage. There is a small section on one of the first pages explaining abbreviations that might be helpful later on.

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    You start knitting from the top on this dress, which  surprised me, but is a kind of refreshing since I have not knitted a top-down garment in quite some time. The magazine is called “Babystrik på pinde 3” and is written by Lene Holme Samsøe. I don’t think it is published in any other language than danish.