Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
What a weekend! What a competition! And yes, I have discovered my bad mathematical skills in the last post, and I've had a good laug! My bad skills with numbers caused several errors this weekend. Not that easy to push the right numbers on the computer, upload pictures of FOs and cast on for new projects at the same time. The Oslo-team ended up at second runner up, and had great fun. This competition could have been really useful if I had stayed away from yarn shops. But I had a weak moment or baby my knitting needles was too hot, and I ended up in the store and bought 450 g yarn. But I have almost knitted up everything. My projects in this competition was: Mittens in Lett Lopi, are going to be felted, Stripy dress in alpaca, Merino Extra Fine, Karisma, Jaeger and Juvel, small woollen carpet in Julia, is going to be felted and a dishtowel in Tuva.
Jeg har fått hemmelig venn-pakke inne på Hobbyboden. Tusen takk, hvem du nå enn er. Jeg har ingen anelse, men har jo ikke akkurat fått tid til å lete noe særlig heller. Du kan i alle fall se at garnet kom til nytte. Jeg har kun det rosa nøstet i Tuva igjen, resten er strikket opp. Det fulgte også med te og et lys. Teen ble drukket sent lørdag natt og da brant også lyset.
This is my Secret Pal gift from a nice person at Hobbyboden. I still don't know who, but whoever you are, thank you very much. During the weekend I have knitted most of the yarn, actually I have only the pink skein left. I have to say that I also got some tea and a nice candle, but I enjoyed the tea and a lit candle Saturday night when I knitted as crazy.
Friday, February 20, 2009
I have signed up for a Destash competition at Hobbyboden. Regional teams compete against eachother and the goal is to knit 500 g for each competetor in shortest time. But I can knit 200 g if my team mate knits 700 g. The stat is today at 6 o'clock, but I guess I have to wait until my kids are sleeping, but then I'm going to knit fast. Here's the yarn I have plans to knit something of. I think I'm going to knit a dress for my daughter first.
Finally done with the tights for my daughter. Tights are such a boring knit, but it turned out soft and nice. Hopefully it will fit her next season as well. I have used Merino Extra Fine from Drops.
I have bought Topstykke from Geilsk. It's so delicate and nice, and I hope to finish it soon. I just want to use it, but I'm going to knit for the Destash competition. Unfotunately I have realised this might take time to knit, cause I have already frogged the start four times.
I just have to have a lot of projects going on at the same time, and here's socks for my dad. It's actually a Christmas present, but it's always nice to start early? You learn from your mistakes, or you try to learn at least.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Due to some mathproblems Saturday evening I got around to knit on the wooltights for my daughter. It's just boring to knit thights, but they are warm and useful. This one I'm knitting in Merino Extra Fine from Garnstudio. I might be a skein short on this tight as well. I think I have to refresh my mathskills.
Friday, February 13, 2009
I have got mail! Secret pal gift at Hobbyforum. She's still a secret, but I have a clue about who it is. I just haven't checked it out yet, but who ever you are, thanks a lot. Sandnes alpakka is a lovely yarn. I'm deciding what to knit, but can't decide between a pair of mittens to my husband or a hat to him. I might have enough yarn to knit both.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have received my secret not so friendly gift. What do you say? I'm a bit speachless. I can really understand the original owner who didn't know what to knit of this yarn. I am trying hard to find something positiv to say, the only thing I can think of is that I like blue. I am on a yarn diet, but then I end up with all of this and it's a lot too. Well, some of it will end up as doll's clothes I think.
My Retro Rib socks are finished. They probably look too big, and that's right. The sock aren't for me, and the receiver has bigger feet than me. Not that funny, since my feet are about the size of children's feet.
I've got another award. Not from one, but two and the same award. The award is called "The Marie Antoinette' a Real Person, a Real Award. It's so nice to get awards. Thanks a lot to Solveig and Hobbyugla.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
I'm still knitting on my Retro Rib Socks. I hope to finish them during the weekend.