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  1. 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.

     ab6cc17fff78eb2f9eaac7a65ca12387  (picture from the book)


  2. Finished granny´s knitted top

    May 19, 2015 by sigrid



  3. 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.


  4. Riding jersey

    September 15, 2014 by sigrid


    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.


  5. A summer summary

    September 3, 2014 by sigrid

    Here in the northern part of Europe, the air slowly getting colder day by day. We just have to accept that with September came autumn. But this summer have been extremely warm and sunny, and with a lot of great memories:


    {Flowers from the garden}



    {My dads special summer-drink}




    {Blueberry picking}



    {Hanging out with my niece}




    {Beautiful nature}



    {Choco getting a new friend}



    {Project: try out the knitting machine}




    {Knitting outside in the sunshine}





    {Making someone tiny a gift}


  6. Meet Hazel Grace

    June 28, 2014 by sigrid

    I wondered for a while what I should call these socks. But then it struck me: Hazel Grace. It is the name of one of my all time favorite fictional characters, from the book “The fault in our stars” by the amazing John Green. The only reason I ended up using this name is simply that I love the book, the movie and the character.




    The pattern contains instructions for knitting with US 2½ – 3.0 mm and US 1½ – 2.5 mm. The yarns I used are  Austermann Step Classic and Filcolana Arwetta Classic, both lovely yarn for sock knitting.


    This is a free sock pattern, and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. You will find the pattern at Ravelry. But you can also download the norwegian version her:  Hazel Graze.nor . Or the english version: Hazel Grace.eng


  7. Yarn shopping/hoarding and the joy of knitting

    May 14, 2014 by sigrid


    Have you ever told yourself “I have enough yarn at home. I don’t need these extra skeins.”? Well, I have not. I keep using my stash yarn, but I also keep adding more. It is some kind of stash circle of life…. or something. I went to my LYS, just to get some yarn for a gauge swatch. But 20 minutes later I am outside, plastic bag in hand and my wallet 700 kroner (120 $) lighter. What just happend? Yarn happened. And the tantalizing allure of the yarn shop happend. (more…)

  8. The finished dress

    April 26, 2014 by sigrid

    photo 4

    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.


  9. Cute little dress

    April 16, 2014 by sigrid


    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.


    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.

  10. Everybody knits

    February 6, 2014 by sigrid

    Everybody knit, well, almost everybody. And at least every person with two hands can learn. Here are some inspirational pictures. Enjoy :)



    Audrey Hepburn


    Cary Grant

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    Sarah Jessica Parker


    Christina Hendricks

    An elderly women sits and knits on her 104th birthday

    And elderly woman sits and knit on her 104th birthday

    knitting mouse

    Knitting mouse, from one of Beatrix Potters books