Friday, February 27, 2009

Elephants part two

elephants

The rows of elephants are growing :) I'm using yarn from my stash, but it looks like I'll have to buy more blue and green... I had my doubts about the green (it's more bright than in the photo..), but I like it with the other colors.

elephants.

This is the kins of knitting that I don't know how the final product will look like... So I have been drawing some ideas. (I know - my drawing skills are miserable..., but you got the idea.)
I asked Endre which one he liked the most, and he wanted the stripy one. And that's my favorite too ;) And with raglan sleeves = no seeming!

Friday Flickr favorites

Friday Flickr favorites


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Elephants part one

elephant sweater

Ever since I saw Jatta's elephant vest, I've wanted to knit something with those elephants. So yesterday I casted on for a sweater for Endre, and he love animals, so this will be perfect for him. He swung by the sofa several times asking if it was done yet ;) He wanted to wear it right away.

It's not just Jatta that has used this elephant chart, I have these im my ravelry favorites vest, vest, babyhat, hat & mittens, hats and mittens,

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Books

After knitting, my other passion is books. I love to read books - all kind of books :) And the last week there has not been much knitting here, because my nose has been burried in The Historian. A great vampire book. I get most of the books I read from our local library, because books are expensive... But I buy some of my favorites when I can find them on sale ;) And the kids always get a book or two each month.

So I've been looking around flickr for some great book/reading photos, and have made a mosaic of my favorites :)


Books




I'd love to have a library like this...

Pictures from cweingartner.

I'd love to have a room like this with a comfy chair, shelves on all the walls filled with books. A room I could call my library.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Remember to always check your kids homework..!

I can't remember were I found this, but it made me laugh a lot!

A first grade girl handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment.



After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:

Dear Ms. Davis,

I want to be very clear on my child’s illustration. It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This photo is of me selling a shovel.

Mrs. Harrington

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fröken Skicklig


I've been meaning to make a post about this lovely blog - Fröken Skicklig, and now is a good time since she is having a give away :)

I first came across her beautiful work at flickr, witch led me to her blog. And I can't wait to the 28th when she open her etsy shop!

Longing for spring...

flower6

With the sun back and more and more minutes of sunlight each day, I long for the spring to come! But living here, that means I have to wait until the end of May for that to happend... *sigh*
So I did some crafting together with Eirin & Endre today - making some flowers to brighten up our wall while we wait for some real flowers ;)

flower1

Fins a piece of cardboard. We used an old box. Draw a flowerpot, a flower, stem and leafs.

flower2

Cut them out and paint them in bright colors :)

flower3


flower4


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Let all the parts dry and glue them on a piece of paper. This will also make a great 3D card if you fold the paper in half and glue the flower inside ;)

Give away at The Crafty Crow :)

The Crafty Crow has a new give away. So go over there and leave a comment if you want to win! This time you can win a $35 gift certificate from Imagine Childhood. I'd love to have this tree house for my kids!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Baktus scarf

baktus scarf

I've been meaning to knit this scarf since it was all over blogs here in Norway last fall. And finally I have my own ;) Baktus is one of the creatures that lives in Jens' teeth. And since there is a Baktus scarf there is also a Karius scarf ;) Baktus is in garther st while Karius is knitted in st st.

baktus scarf

I love mindless projects like this - perfect for watching tv...
I now I look cross on the photos, but I'm not. It dosn't show, but the sun was up and the light was so sharp I had to peer against the white snow...

baktus scarf

Pattern: Baktus scarf.
Yarn: 150 g Novita Nalle Colori # 873.
Needles: 3,5 mm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The sun is back :)

the sun is back

There's been things happening in my life in the last weeks, so both my knitting and blogging mojo got lost... *sigh* But I'm back, and so is the sun :) I'm really looking forward to lighter days and with all the cold wind the snow is hard now. Hopefully the weather will be great when the weekend comes, so we can head out in the forest for some sledding ;)
Lot of my time has been spent on Facebook too. I've been trying to stay away from it, but since "everybody" is there I had to chech it out ;) You can friend me here ;)

raggsokker

Even though here hasn't been much knitting, I do have a couple of socks done. Easy mindless knitting infront of the tv is ;) This is a pair of "raggsocks" for hubby.
Pattern: 52 st, k2, p2
Yarn: 100 g Mor Aase Raggegrn #6282 & 50 g Raggegrn #021
Needles: 3,5 mm

pink sock

And a pair to go in the christmas gift box ;)
Yarn: Opal Acapulco #1306
Needles: 2,5 mm

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Book of Days giveaway



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