Tuesday, August 07, 2018
(Tittel: Natural - Imagine Dragons)
It's very natural to knit in wool at the beach in 30 degrees Celcius? Right? Well, if it wasn't, I wouldn't have knitted at all this summer. This shawl is Tulle Shawl designed by Helen Stewart. The name means joke or to fool around, but this pattern is no joke. The pattern is incredible well-written. I love the fact it's written in a table and you now how many percentage of the shawl you have finished as well. Very handy if you are playing yarn chicken. I used yarn from uschita, a hand dyed yarn from The Netherlands, bought in New York, ironically. I have never knitted with the yarn before, but it's an incredible good yarn to knit with, and I loved the colors. I'll probably knit with the yarn again, but I might not travel to New York to buy more. Both yarn and pattern are something I recommend you to try. Not to hard a lace pattern, and before the lace pattern start, it's a shawl you easily can bring to the beach.
(Title: Natural -Imagine Dragons)
Monday, August 06, 2018
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
(Midnight Summer Jam - Justin Timberlake)
It's been a really hot summer. In all of Europe. I have still knitted some. I just haven't been indoors. It's something you learn as a Norwegian. We don't have that much sun and hot weather, so once the sun comes out, we feel we are obliged to go outdoors. So, no time sitting inside this summer. And I don't complain. That is great! It only means I haven't had time to weigh up projects and write blogposts. Not that it matters too much. (I'm not going into the environmental issues and the poor farmers, it's another perspective of the summer.) Today is a grey day, one of the first in a really long time. One thing I knitted during the hot summer was Tegna. And I'm definitely not the only one. My feed on Instagram has been filled up with this top since early spring this year. I thought I had managed to find the perfect yarn for the summer top, Norneyarn. And Norneyarn is a great yarn, it waws just a lot warmer than I anticipated. The top is knitted during summer, but it's not a summer top. My Tegna is warm, and I'll probably use it during chilly fall days than warm summer evenings.
(Midnight Summer Jam - Justin Timberlake)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
(Tittel: In My Feelings - Drake)
Summer feeling - when the days are lazy and filled up with reading, knitting, go for a swim, kistebunn to music and podcasts and repeating it all. It’s warm, it’s sunny and the sea is lovely! The only worry is to run out of yarn or books. Not going to happen this time! I have started on Happy Jumper designes by Lisa Jenner. Pattern and yarn was in my lovely advent calendar last year. The yarn is Madelinetosh Prairie in lovely shades of greens and blues and the natural colored skein has green and blue spots. Today my knitting came with me to the lovely Garda Lake. The colors in the lake is almost the same as my sweater. We walked through Sirmione to get to the beach, a lovely small town I knew nothing about. The beach is not the normal sandy beach, but has a lot of flat Stones both at the beach and in the lake. And the water doesn’t look like fresh water at all. A lovely place!
(Title: In My Feelings - Drake)
Thursday, July 05, 2018
(Tittel: I Like It - Cardi B)
Some towns are special. Either because you just love the city so much and knows all the secrets. Or just because you heard and seen so much about the town. Venezia is special. A town I’ve seen in the movies where building collapses into the canal, or Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie drive away in a vist. It was surreal walking around at St Mark’s Place, people watching at the Rialto bridge and the gondolas. What a beautiful town. So many incredible beautiful buildings and bridges. And so incredible hot! But even in the heat I knitted a bit on the few stops we had. I mean, once a crazy knitter, always a crazy knitter. And yes, heads turned and I got some weird looks, but who cares? My Tegna is almost done, or half of it at least.
(Title: I Like It - Cardi B)
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
(Tittel: Testify - Prophets of Rage)
Testify - to provide the truth! I can testify this is so far the warmest summer we’ve had for ages. I love it! I don’t really need a warm sweater made of wool, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation of test knitting this pattern. A Midnight Fall sweater inspired by the first snowfall. The first snowfall arena like a distant memory, almost like a dream. And wool in this heat might be a dream too, or rather a nightmare?! Anyway, I have been photographed with warmer sweater in warmer weather than on this photo. It was supposed to be my vacation knitting, but I startes last Sunday and finished Thursday the same week. A fast knit! The pattern calls for DK, but I don’t have DK yarn in sweater quantities, so I used fingering. I used yarn from Tulliball, but names and type have to be edited in here in about fourteen days. The photographer on this lovely summer day was Monstermønster AS usual.
(Tittel: Testify - Prophets of Rage)
Monday, July 02, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Hvem har sin egen garnfarge, da? En nydelig blåfarge i garnet Tulliball, som jeg fikk i julekalenderen min. Spesiallaget til meg. For en herlig venninne! Nå er garnet omgjort til Longline Cardigan av Joji Locatelli. Den tror jeg skal bli godt brukt når vinteren kommer. Men det er jo en evighet til. Først skal jeg nyte sol og sommer i en evighet til. Kan jo krysse fingrene for en Indian summer i høst også. Fotografen var Monstermønster som vanlig. Det er vel snart en sommertradisjon det også. At vi tar på oss ullplagg vi har strikket ferdig ut i varme sommer-Oslo og knipser bilder. Kan jo se noe snodig ut, men som forrige post viste, vi er absolutt ikke alene om å ta bilder av ullplagg i varmen.
(Tittel: Dazzling Blue - Paul Simon)
Who has their own yarn color? A beautiful blue color in Tulliball yarn, a yarn I got in my Christmas calendar. Specially made for me. What a great friend! Now the yarn is knitted up and turned into Longline Cardigan by Joji Locatelli. I bet I'm going to use this cardigan a lot when winter is coming. But that is an eternity away. First it's summer and I intend to enjoy sun and summer for another eternity. I cross my fingers for an Indian summer as well this fall. That would be lovely. The photgrapher was Monstermønster as usual. It's soon a summer tradition too. We find some woolen garments and go out in the hot summer in Oslo and take photos. Can look a bit weird, but as the last post showed, we're not alone.
(Title: Dazzling Blue - Paul Simon)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Varmen er tilbake igjen. Sola er her igjen. Strikkelysten er tilbake. Det er ferie, og i grunnen er det lite som kunne vært bedre. Jeg har fått tatt bilder av jakka jeg har strikket ferdig. De kommer i neste post. Det er noe med å ta bilder i strålende sol og 27 grader, mens du har på deg en ulljakke... Ikke så mange tilskuere og rare blikk. Det hjelper. Ikke for at jeg egentlig bryr meg sånn supermye om det heller. Og det morsomme er at jeg gikk forbi en kjent situasjon her om dagen. Kjente igjen en med-strikker med en gang. Vi flira litt og kjente oss igjen på hver vår ende av kamera. Sjekk ut bildet, og jeg vedder for at du kjenner det igjen. Jeg hadde egentlig lyst til å gå bort for å si hei og hvem er du? Men turde ikke. Det morsomme var å oppdage prosjektbildene på Instagram senere samme kveld. Sjekk profilen hennes, i_knit_wool. Jeg strikker fortsatt på teststrikkinga, selv om jeg burde strikke på en kofte eller en genser først. Ja, ja ... teststrikkinga fortsetter! Mangler noen få cm på bolen og ermene. Tror faktisk jeg kan få den ferdig før jeg drar på den ferien jeg hadde planer om å strikke den på.
(Tittel: Sing For The Moment - Eminem)
The heat is back. The sun is back. My knitting mojo is back. It's vacation, and nothing could really be better. I have even taken some project photos of the jacket I've finished. Coming up in the next post. It's something about taking photos when the sun is shining and the temperature is 27C while you're wearing a jacket made out of wool. Not too many spectators and weird looks. It helps! Not that I care too much about what other thinkg either. A funny thing happened the other day, we walked passed a very known situation. I recognized a fellow knitter right away. We laughed a bit and automatically felt with each our side of the situation. Check out the photo, and I bet you recognize it. I felt like going over to say hi, but I didn't dare to. The other funny thing, was to discover the actual project photos at her Instagram profile later the same evening. Check out her profile: i_knit_wool. I'm still knitting the test knitting, even though I should knit a jacket or another sweater first. Well, the test knitting continues. I just miss a couple of cm of the body and both sleeves now. I actually think I can finish it before I go on the vacation I planned to knit it on.
(Title: Sing For The Moment - Eminem)
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hmmm ... sa jeg at genseren jeg fant fram garn til her om dagen skulle bli feriestrikken om en uke? Mente ikke det da. Tror kanskje det er noe med å finne fram nytt garn og strikkelyst. Fristelsen ble for stor. Jeg holdt meg til planen i hvertfall en dag ... nesten. Har igjen omtrent fire omganger før jeg skal dele til ermer og bol. Joda, jeg skal få ferdig noen prosjekter jeg har liggende også. Spørsmålet er hva jeg skal strikke på ferien om en uke? Må finne fram et eller annet jeg kan ta med meg. Jeg skal i alle fall ikke gå tom for garn på den ferien.
Sokkene strikket fra sock blank er ferdig. De var utrolig morsomme å strikke, og på neste strikkefestival kommer jeg nok til å se etter sock blanks til flere sokker. Har litt garn igjen også, men tror jeg skal klare å få strikket noen stripete sokker av det en gang.
(Tittel: Midsummer Madness - 88rising)
Hmmm ... I said the yarn I dug out to knit a sweater was going to be my vacation knit? I didn't really mean it. I think finding new yarn trigger my knitting mojo. The temptation got the better of me. I stuck to the plan for at least one day ... almost. I have about four rounds left before dividing for sleeves and body. And yes, I am going to finish up some projects I have laying around here too. The question now is what to knit on vacation in about a week? I have no plans to run out of yarn on that vacation.
The socks I knitted from a sock blank are done. They were real fun to knit, and I'm definitely going to look for more sock blanks on the next knitting festival. I have some left over yarn, and I think I have enough to knit a pair of striped socks one time.
(Title: Midsummer Madness - 88rising)
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sommer og ferie! Alltid høye forventninger til hva jeg kan putte inn i en sommerferie. Jeg har planer om slags koselige og morsomme ting. Mange av de planene betyr at det bør være fint vær og sol der jeg befinner meg i sommer. Ligge på stranda med en bok, musikk på øret og strikketøy mellom hendene, f.eks. Det bør helst være sol og varmt for at det skal la seg gjennomføre. I fjor var det veldig få sånne dager i Norge. Jeg er optimist og håper på noe tilsvarende vær som vi hadde i mai. Da kan det bli riktig så mange stranddager, kjenner jeg på meg. Nøyaktig hva jeg skal lese og hva jeg skal strikke, det tar jeg litt som det kommer. Det eneste jeg vet, er at om jeg skal være i nærheten av å strikke 15 km før slutten av august, så bør jeg strikke. I grunnen er det ikke bare målet om å strikke så mye, men det er en motivasjon å slanke lageret en del. Å slanke lageret er kun motivert av at jeg da kan kjøpe mer garn. Det er jo den beste motivasjonen til å bruke garn, at man kan kjøpe mer garn. Rar logikk, jeg innser det, men så er nå jeg litt rar. Jeg har akkurat strikket ferdig Longline Cardigan av Joji Locatelli, men jeg har ikke fått tatt noen ordentlige bilder av den enda. Også har jeg to plagg til som er nesten ferdig. Hjelper på til 15 km, det. Akkurat i dag har jeg sløvet på verandaen med en bok, sokkestrikk av sånn sock blank og nye strikkeplaner. Det er jo sånn, et plagg av pinnene, et nytt plagg på pinnene?! Jeg skal teststrikke en genser, og jeg har nok en gang funnet fram Tulliball-garn. Gleder meg til å starte, men har egentlig bestemt meg for at genseren skal få være med på ferie neste uke. Om jeg greier å la være og legge opp før den tid. Sokkene av sock blank er også snart ferdig. Overraskende morsomt og kjekt å strikke fra et sånt sock blank. Tror nok at det kommer til å skje igjen. Hva er dine sommerstrikkplaner?
(Tittel: Atlantic Surfing - Orions Belte)
Summer and holidays! Always big expectations for what I can put into a summer vacation. I have plans of all kind of fun and nice things this summer. Many of those plans call for nice weather and sun. Tanning at the beach while reading a book and listening to music and knitting, is one. Last year I didn't have too many of those days at home. But I'm an optimist, and I hope get weather like the weather we had in May. Excactly what I'm going to read and knit, I haven't planned yet. But if I'm going to reach 15K at the end of August, I should knit. The goal of 15K is just an excuse to diet my stash, really. And the reason to diet my stash is to buy more yarn. The motivation to use yarn is that I can buy more yarn and fill it up again. I know it's a bit weird, but hey, I'm a bit weird. I just finished my Longline Cardigan by Joji Locatelli, but I haven't had time to take some decent photo yet. And I have two other garments almost done as well. It's going to help me on the way to 15K. Today I have just been relaxing on the veranda with a book, sock knitting from one of those sock blanks and new knitting plans. Isn't a rule or something, one project off the needles, one new project on the needles?! I'm going to test knit a sweater, and I have found some more yarn from Tulliball. I'm looking forward to start, but I have really decided to take the sweater with me on vacation next week. If I can stop myself from knitting on it before I leave, then. The socks from my sock blank is almost done too. Surprisingly fun to knit socks from a sock blank. I think I'm going to do that again. What's your knitting plans for the summer?
(Title: Atlantic Surfing - Orions Belte)