Saturday, January 24, 2015

FO :: Circle Socks

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The first socks of the year are off the needles :)
First out is a pair of Circle Socks. I had some really bright ornage sock yarn in my stash and tried to knit a pair with it, but they just got to orange. So I looked for a stranded pattern and landed on this one. I'm really pleased with how they became. But I have made a mistake. Can you see what it is?

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Circle Socks (free pattern)
Yarn: Sisu Solids 64 g orange #330 and black #1099
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: European 40
Modifications: I knitted them cuff down instead off toe up



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Do you see my mistake now?
If I can, I knit my socks to at the time on dpns.  I knit both legs before I knit the heels and so on. And I didn't notice my mistake until I had almost finished the first foot... I had changed the dominant colour... I didn't bother to rip back, but made the same "mistake" on the second sock.
Would you have seen it if I hadn't pointed it out..?
 Here is a great blog post about it.

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I've also made some thick wool socks for Eirin and me :) Perfect projects for tv knitting!
In Norway we call this type of socks for "læsta" and they are usually worn as a second pair of socks. I use them all winter as a second layer on top of a thinner pair of wool socks ;)

Pattern: 2x2 rib socks, toe up
Yarn:  Sportsragg and  Raggen by Viking Garn and Mor Aase Raggegarn and Tresko (3ply) by Sandnes Garn
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5, 3,5 mm / US 4 and 4 mm / US 6

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FO :: Good and Evil Minion hats

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A friend asked if I could crochet  Minion hats for her son. He wanted one good and one evil ;)
I've made a bunch of these before and they are a fun and quick project.

Pattern: Minion Lue (norwegian - free pattern) or Crochet Minion Hat (english - free pattern)
Yarn: Mor Aase Superwash and Cortina Soft for the purple hair
Hook: 3,5 mm / E
Made for: Leonard
Size: 7-8 years, ca. 52 cm




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Saturday, January 10, 2015

FO :: Selbu Mittens

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You know it's NaKniMitMo (National Knit Mittens Month) each January?
Well, I'm trying to knit some mittens this month and first out are these selbu mittens :)

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Rigmor's Selbu mittens (free pattern)
Yarn: Falk by Dale Garn 54 g #5646 og 39 g #5943
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: I'm not sure if I'll keep them or save them for a gift...
Size: Women medium

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last FO of the year :: Stanton

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My last finished object this year - a pair of socks fot Hubby :)
This makes a total of 42 pairs of socks this year. I had no idea that I had knitted that many pairs until I decided to make a list of all of them a few months ago on Ravelry. But some of them have been gifts and there are five of us, so it's not that many socks ;)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Stanton (free pattern)
Yarn: Fabel 77 g #542 green mix and 12 g #112 apple green
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Hubby
Size: 72 sts, european 42
Modifications: I didn't let the pattern go down the heel,  but knitted a slipped sts heel as I usually do
Started: December 18, 2014
Completed: December 27, 2014



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I hope you all will have a great New Years Eve.
Here the rain is pouring down, so I don't think there will be much fireworks to look at...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

FO :: Night Owl Mittens

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Night Owl Mittens
Yarn: Falk 59 g blue and 57 g white
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: Onsize. But I used a little thicker yarn so they came out a little big
Started: December 11, 2014
Completed: December 15, 2014



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We've gotten a LOT of snow the last two days, so my new mittens kept me warm when I shoveled snow today.

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More snow photos on the Ute :: Outdoors blog :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter solstice

Finally the sun is turning and we can look forward to longer days!
I'd hoped that we would spend the day at our lean-to in the forest, but with -23C we stayed indoors by the fire. I just headed out for a little while to snap a few photos. It's so beautiful when everything is coverd up in frost!

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Big, white, frosty giants.
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Light in the north
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Light in the south
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All the birds are all puffed up to keep warm. Don't forget to feed them!
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My greenhouse.  I've forgotten to tell you about that... 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hello again...

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I know. It's been almost a month since I posted last time...
The polar nights with it's darkness has really been hard for me this year, with sleepless nights and a low mood... So I haven't felt like blogging at all. But the sun is about to turn soon, so I know it will get better!
I've been knitting in my absent (have to do something when I'm wide awake in the middle of the night). Right now I'm knitting a pair of Owl mittens for myself, but I've also finished some socks and a hat.

The Tree is up :)


The Christmas Tree is up!

Pinnekjøtt

And we have had pinnekjøtt for dinner. Pinnekjøtt is one of the traditional dishes we have for dinner at Christmas here in Norway and it's made from the rib of mutton or lamb and it is dried and salted.

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Socks for Erlend and me
Pattern: Cuff down, 72 and 64 sts
Yarn: Opal Sweet&Spicy2 blue #8614 and orange #8612
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Started: November 15, 2014
Completed: December 7, 2014


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Pattern: 64 sts, cuff down
Yarn: Fabel #901p
Needles: 2,5 mm (US 1,5
Made for: xmas gift
Started: November 22. 2014
Completed: November 25, 2014

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And last a hat for Endre. I really like the way this hat came out, so I will knit more of these!
Pattern: Traveller's hat (free pattern)
Yarn: Rialto DK yellow #23021 and Davos black #11
Needles: 4 mm / US 6
Size: 104 sts
Started: November 27, 2014
Completed: December 3, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FO :: Mittens

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Winter is here. And that means new mittens are needed.
So far I have made the kids a pair each, but I'm sure there will be more as I have found so many patterns I want to knit..
I've promised to make them a pair of gloves as well, and the first one got on my needles today.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 82-1266 Mittens pattern 8 by PT Design of Norway
Yarn: Mor Aase superwash white #1001 and Smart red #4065
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5 and 3,5 mm / US 4
Made for: Eirin
Size: 10-12 years
Started: November 3, 2014
Completed: November 5, 2014



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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 82-1266 Mittens pattern 1 by PT Design of Norway
Yarn: Smart #5936  and #2708
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5 and 3,5 mm / US 4
Made for: Endre
Size: 10 year
Started: November 5, 2014
Completed: November 10, 2014



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Ravelry project page
Pattern: 8. Damevott / Woman's mitten byRauma Designs
Yarn: Mor Aase Superwash
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: Erlend
Size: Adult - I used larger needles to make them fit his hands
Started: November 10, 2014
Completed: November 14, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

{this moment - goodbye sun}

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Joining Amanda for{this moment}
A Friday ritual.
A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

FO :: Cake Pops Socks

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I just had to buy somecnew Opal skeins some weeks ago when I found out that Get Knitted had a sale :) The first pair had to be this fun colourway!

Ravelry project page
Pattern: 64 sts, 1x1 twisted rib and a short row toe
Yarn: 64 g Opal Sweet & Spicy 2 #8617 Cake Pops
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: European 39/40
Started: November 3, 2014
Completed: November 14, 2014

Linking up with Creative Friday :: Fiber Arts Friday

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FO's :: Daleks, Creepers and Marius

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It's been a while again. My blogging mojo is low... I think it has to do with shorter and darker days - my mood seems to get a bit low as well during these dark months. But I'll try to pop in here more often :) I have been knitting now that my arms doesn't hurt as much as they did. So there are things on the needles I'll have to tell you about soon and some fo's.
First is a pair of Marius socks. They are knitted in a heavy wool yarn which makes them big enough to wear as a second pair of woolsocks, which I often do during winter when my feet are cold.
Winter is here with and we've gotten a little bit of snow. Enouh for the kids to build a snowman and a snow lantern last night. But winter also means I can wear all the wool. I'm wearing my Nancy cardigan today while I snuggle on the sofa knitting.

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And someone decided to be in the photo ;)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Marius sokker
Yarn: 100 g Mor Aase Raggegarn, less than 50 g of white and a bit of pink left overs of Mor Aase Superwash
Needles: 3,5 mm / US 4
Made for: Me
Size: 54 sts to make the pattern go up
Started: October 29, 2014
Completed: November 9, 2014




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Endre loves Dr.Who and when I saw this pattern I knew I had to make him one.
I think I have ro make him the mittens too.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: INSULATE! (free pattern)
Yarn: Smart
Needles: 3mm / US 2,5 and 4mm / US &
Made for: Endre
Size: M-96 sts
Started and Completed: October 6, 2014



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And last, Two more Minecraft hats. They will be christmas gifts.

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Minecraft charts (free)
Yarn: Mor Aase superwash - grey and Smart - green
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5 and 4mm / US 6
Made for: Christmas gifts
Size: 96 sts for ribbing, 99 for hat. About 9-11 year
Started: October 13. 2014
Completed: October 28, 2014