Saturday, April 27, 2013

FO :: Marius onesie

Marius onesie, size 2 years

It's done.
No buttons though, as the lady ordering the onesie is going to buy and sew them in herself.


Pattern: Marius hel dress from Marius strikkebok, Til Fjells Tema 10 Klassikere
or Klassikere 0-4 år
Yarn: Sisu, 260 g blue, 23 g white and 3 g red
Needles: 2,5 and 3 mm
Size: 2 years
Modifications:  I wanted to knit this with a round yoke instead of set in sleeves. So I used the pattern for “Marius dress” that you can find in “Marius strikkebok” or the booklets “Til fjells” and “Klassikere 0-4 år” for the legs. For the yoke and sleeves I used the pattern “Marius jakke med rundt bærestykke” from the booklet “Klassikere 0-4 år”.
Started: April 12, 2013
Completed: April 27, 2013




Marius onesie, size 2 years


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On the needles :: Marius onesie, socks and a secret project

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Reading: There haven't been much time for reading the past weeks due to my spring cold, preparing for Erlend going to camp with his class this week and the other two kids coming up with the same cold as I. So I'm flipping through the same books as last week. I have started to read a book with Endre - "Reisen til istiden" (The travel to the iceage) - it'a a book about two boys traveling to Greenland with their dads who works as geologists. The landscape in Greenland is similar to the one that we had during the iceage. Ende loves books with facts, so I hope this will be a good read for both of us.

Knitting: The Marius onesie is almost done. Just a few rounds of pattern before I have to knit the neck and button bands. I've also casted on a pair of socks for Hubby who seems to wear holes in all his socks at the same time...
And I have a secret project on my needles too :)
Those of you who have read my blog a while might remember that I knitted on a secret project last year too at about this time. Well, I got a phone call from Tove Fevang (the author) a little over a week ago. She told me that the jacket I had made for her last book was so pretty made that she wanted me to knit for her upcoming book! And one doesn't say no to that. So a few days ago a package of yarn and pattern came in the mail - and I had to cast on right away. 
Can't show you much more than the sneak peak under, but the pattern is easy and I am making two jackets from the same pattern, but with two different yarn types.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the needles :: Marius onesie #2

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Oh, spring how we love you! You bring us hopes of summer and warmth. But also the spring cold...
I guess I thought it was warmer than it actually was on Sunday, sitting in the sun knitting with too little clothes on. So yesterday I ended up with a sore throat, fever and a head that felt like it would explode... Woke up with a terrible headache today, but after some sleep it went over. So yes, I put on some more clothes when I went outside knitting today. I guess I should have stayed inside, but I just can't sit and watch the great weather ;)

Knitting: I've started the body on my second Marius onesie. I'm knitting this one for a friend of my mom. I hope to have it done this week.

Reading: I usually have one book in the livingroom and one by my bed.
One Grave at the Time is my livingroom book and A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow is the one I read before I go to sleep. Do you read more than one book at the time?


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Monday, April 15, 2013

FO :: Marius sweater and hat

First, thank you for your nice comments on the Ashton shawl!
Second, I hope you are not tired of the Marius pattern yet. Because there is more coming ;)
I am knitting another onesie for a lady my mom knows and I still have some of the blue yarn left, so there might be enough for a project.  But first my finished projects.

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This was a fast and fun knit. No seaming or picking up stitches - the kind of projects I like best!

Pattern: Marius genser med rundt bærestykke
Yarn: 141 g blue Lanett and 22 g red and white Mor Aase baby
Needles: 2 and 2,5 mm
Size: 1 year
Started: April 6 2013
Completed: April 12 2013



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This is the closest to the real colours.

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And I just had to knit a little hat as well. There will definitely be more of these as they are perfect for using up leftovers.

Pattern: Marius lue med øreklaffer
Yarn: 41 g blue Lanett and red and white Mor Aase baby
Needles: 2 and 2,5 mm
Size: 9-12 months
Started: April 2 2013
Completed: April 15 2013



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #4

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey.
Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

I finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - (Flavia de Luce #1) by Alan Bradley today. And what a book! I totally loved it and need to buy the others in the series!!
The House At Riverton by Kate Morton didn't live up to my expectations... Hopefully her other books are better as I have them in my shelf and plan to read them this year.


I felt the need for some vampires, so I picked up the 6th bok in the Night Huntress series - One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost. It's not my favourite Vampire series, but it's good.

"How do you send a killer to the grave when he's already dead?

Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans's voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But one wrong step and they'll be digging their own graves."



Finally the 3rd seaon of Game of Thrones is here!
Hubby and I have watched the first two episode, so I better start reading the books so I can be ahead ;)
When I bought the books in the series a while back, I didn't know I had only bought the first part of the 3rd book - A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow... I just noticed when I picked it out from my shelf. So now I have to order the 2nd part of the book too.

"The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb's defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his young sisters in their power.

Throughout Westeros, the war for the Iron Throne rages more fiercely than ever, but if the Wall is breached, no king will live to claim it."


What are you reading this week?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happiness is...

Happiness :: Knitting outdoors for the first time this year
No yarn was harmed while taking the photo - I didn't see the tread soaking in my teacup until I uploaded the photo...
Knitting outdoors for the first time this year, while sipping a cup of tea.
Feel the warmth of the sun.
Hearing the birds sing and the dripping of snow melting.
Knowing that Spring isn't far away.

Friday, April 12, 2013

FO :: Ashton shawlette

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We've been without an internet connection since monday morning and until yesterday. So I've been very productive ;) Finished the shawl, a sweater (fo post coming) and started a second marius onesie.

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Pattern: Ashton shawlette (free pattern)
Yarn: 87 g Precious 4 Ply #Lynton Town by The Natural Dye Studio
Needles: 3,5 mm
Started: March 22 2013
Completed: April 9 2013
Size: As written with no extra repeats



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As the yarn is 100 % silk it's perfect for Eirin's sensitive skin :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekending :: Snowfort and cupcakes


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It's been a weekend filled with
- Snow, yes, it's still coming...
- Finishing the onesie
- Piles of laundry
- Cupcakes
- A bottle of wine
- Finally the 3rd season of Game of Thrones is here
- Shoveling away the now on the patio so we can use it when the sun starts to warm
- And build a snowfort with the lumps of snow we shoveld away

How's your weekend been?
Joining Amanda for Weekending and giving thanks with Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday

Saturday, April 6, 2013

FO :: Marius onesie

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The Marius onesie is finally done.
I'm almost done with the hat and have started a sweater too ;)
They will all be for sale in my Epla store soon.

Pattern: Marius hel dress from Marius strikkebok, Til Fjells Tema 10 Klassikere
or Klassikere 0-4 år
Yarn: Lanett 210 g blue  #175, Mor Aase babyull 11 g red #4128  and 5 g white  #1001
Needles: 2,5 and 3 mm
Size: 9-12 months
Modifications: I wanted to knit this with a round yoke instead of set in sleeves. So I used the pattern for "Marius dress" that you can find in "Marius strikkebok" or the booklets "Til fjells" and "Klassikere 0-4 år" for the legs. For the yoke and sleeves I used the pattern "Marius jakke med rundt bærestykke" from the booklet "Klassikere 0-4 år".
Started: 18. February 2013
Complited: 6. April 2012








Marius onesie, size 9-12 months


Marius onesie, size 9-12 month

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

On the needles :: Ashton, Sarkani and Marius

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Reading: I've finished the Kadaverdoktoren (Madeleine Karno #1) the other day. It was good, but not as good as I had hoped it would be. But I think I will read the next book as I think it has potential to be a good series
I'm halfway through The Sweetnes at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) and I love it! It's funny, exciting and strange at the same time! 
And The House at Riverton is waiting for me once I finish this :) Looking forward to continue reading it :)

Knitting: The onesie is done - just need to buy buttons. So hopefully there will be a fo post soon. I have casted on a hat in the same pattern. My Asthon shawl is nearly done. I have two lace borders left. There is a kal going on in the Knit Like A Latvian group with patterns from the book Latvieša Cimdi. I have started on a pair, but so far they seem to be too big for me... 90 st on 2 mm needles. But I will make on and see how it turns out and hopefully there will be yarn left for the second.

What are you reading and knitting this week?