Sunday, August 30, 2015

FO :: Business Casual

Business Casual Socks

My oldest got to choose a ball of sock yarn and I picked the pattern.
The yarn and the pattern turned out to be a perfect match :)
This is the 5th pair I've knitted with this pattern, but I still haven't made one for myself...
So I guess I'll have to cast on a pair soon. Just need to find the perfect yarn ;)

Business Casual Socks

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Business Casual Socks (free patern)
Yarn: 86 g Step by Austermann #136
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Erlend
Size: 72 sts



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Macro Monday :: Myrhatt or Marsh Cinquefoil

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Myrhatt or Marsh Cinquefoil likes wet, boggy places, fens and peaty meadows.
When it is in flower, it is a good source of food for nectar-loving insects such as bees and hoverflies.

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Kommasmyger :: Common Branded Skipper
Hesperia comma

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Myrblåvinge :: Cranberry Blue
Plebejus optilete

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

FO :: Bovary

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I've been a fan of General Hogbuffer's pattern since I found them on Ravelry. So when I saw that he was going to have a mystery kal, I just had to join the fun :) Here they are and I love them!
I have only knitted one of his patterns before - Stripe Tease, which also was a fun knit. I do have a few of his pattern in my queue, so I'm sure I'll cast one a pair of Squircle very soon.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Bovary (free pattern)
Yarn: 77 g Jawoll Magic #840023 - Rose Gris
Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1.5
Made for: Me
Size: 64 sts



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FO's :: Sockhead Hat & Green Striped Socks

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Taking a picture of oneself wearing a hat is difficult - just saying... I think these two photos was the best out of ca. 15 photos... Anyway, I have knitted my first sockhead hat. I've seen it around a lot, but never thought it was something I would cast on and knit until I found a skein of yarn in my stash that didn't look good in any of the patterns I tried. I saw that it would stripe, so I decided to give the Sockhead pattern a try. I'm not sure that this will be one of my favorite hats..., but it's snug and warm and I know it will heep my head and ears warm ;) And who knows, maybe I will cast on a second one for one of the kids..

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Sockhead Hat (free pattern)
Yarn: 74 g Safari Sock Yarn #Weathered Cog - The colours are best shown on the photo below.
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: Me



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And althoug there haven't been a lot of knitting so far this summer - a pair of socks for Hubby has left the needles. They are knitted in the same yarn as the Yellow Stripes socks I made earlier this year.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: 68 sts, cuff down
Yarn: 77 g Meilenweit Merino #2227
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Hubby

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

On The Needles :: Bovary and Diamonds

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 I stubled upon a mystery kal from General Hogbuffer. I love all of his pattern so I decided to cast on and see how this pair would turn out. I've completed 2 clues and I really like it so far :)
The pattern for the blue sock is Diamond Socks - a pair I found in one of my knitting bag the other day... I didn't remember casting them on, but then again I had just knitted a couple of rouns on it...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FO :: Mirkwood

Mirkwood Socks

I bought some Opal in The Little Prince series a while ago and wanted to knit a pair of socks in stockinette to keep the colours and stripes. But I also wanted it to be a little more challenging than just a plain vanilla socks. I have had Mirkwood in my queue for a while and decided it would be a great pattern for this yarn. I really wanted the socks to match, but as you can see one of them has a litte pink toe... Not sure what's happened, but I think it's my gauge. I have used a month knitting this pair and that's a long time for a pair of socks for me and I guess the second sock was knitted a little looser.. But I am ok with it. I love the colours so a little difference like this doesn't matter.

Mirkwood Socks

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Mirkwood (free pattern)
Yarn: 68 g Opal The Little Prince  #Und Der Geograph
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: Medium, 64 sts



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It's the first time (I think..) that I have knitted a eye of partridge heel and I quite like it. But next time I'll knit it without the 3 sts in seed stitch at the edge. I think it will look prettier to pick up the stitches along the edge as I would do with a slip stitch heel.

Mirkwood Socks

Monday, June 22, 2015

Macro Monday :: Alpine Azalea

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If you remember to look what's under your feet when you are out walking in the forest
- some of the most beautiful flowers might be there among the heather or the grass :)
This is Greplyng :: Alpine Azalea - one of my favorite wildflowers.
They are so tiny it's hard to capture with my camera...
What's your favorite wildflower?

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In My Garden

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It's been a cold, rainy and windy start of this summer... For weeks it's been raining and the temperature has been just around 5 C. So when we suddenly had a glimpse of sun yesterday, there was no doubt in my mind as where to spend the day! Some flowers are already flowering and some are soon to follow. I have been planting out some plants and vegatables, hoping they will survive... I have also started to add more raised beds to my vegetable garden. So we'll see if I manage to plant something more this summer. You know, summer is short here in the north...

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And I think I might have mention that Hubby was building me a green house..or maybe I have forgotten it?? Anyway - here it is. He finished it late last fall and it's built almost of recycled materials. We just had to buy some materials for the roof part. It needs a bit of paint and since it's the first year I am using it, I know there will be some things I will want to change inside it. I'll keep you posted ;)

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Eirin and Endre have picked seeds and planted them in a shared raised bed :)

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The tomatoes seems to like it here - so hopefully there will be tomatoes soon!

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