Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On the needles :: Denver socks

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Socks on the needles :)

Eirin has been asking for a pair of thick, cosy wool socks, so I had to look for a pattern.
I've seen a lot of this kind of socks lately, so I decided to give them a try. The pattern is easy to knit and I love the colours - hopefully she will too as she haven't seen it yet ;)
But I guess I can't go wrong with pink.
I'm also knitting on a Marius hoodie for one of my nephews for christmas (similar to those my mom knitted for my kids earlier this year). I haven't started the stranded pattern yet, so it's just a big, grey thing which isn't so fun to see ;)

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Monday, October 28, 2013

FO :: Selbu mittens

Selbu mittens

Two more christmas gifts are off the needles :)
I may actually manage to knit all the gifts I plan this year!
These two pairs was a dream to knit - both fast and fun.

Selbu mittens

Pattern: Ørjans votter and Hildes votter from Votteboken 3
Yarn: Male pair - 108 g and female pair - 101 g, both knitted in Mor Aase superwash
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: My brother in law and his fiancee
Size: Male and female
Started: October 20, 2013
Completed: October 25, 2013





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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wizard , selbu and more foxes

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Reading: I've picked up The Name of the Wind again. It's been put aside for a while. Not sure why, because I really like the story. So I will finish it before I start a new book.

"Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard."

Knitting: I am knitting most of the christmas gifts this year and I think there will be lots of mittens because they are both fun and fast to knit. I'm almost finished with my second pair :)

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Speaking of knitting. I posted the two fox hats I made last week on facebook, and I was asked if I could knit two for a boy and a girl. So I did. The colours are a bit more darker blue and pink in real life. The light is getting weird as the sun is getting lower.

Pattern: I've used The Fox pattern as an inspiration, 108 sts
Yarn: Mor aase superwash and smart
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: Commission
Size: ca. 8 years
Started: October 19, 2013
Completed: October 22, 2013

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The winter is still here. No more snow has come, but it's cold.
It's as low as -10 C some mornings and as the sun is low and it takes some time before she comes around the mountain, it looks like everythig is covered in diamonds.
So pretty and so hard to capture in a photo...

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Monday, October 21, 2013

FO :: Mittens

Lats week when we woke up to snow, it got a bit hectic in the morning when the kids was heading out to wait for the bus, as I tried to find hats and mittens.... Well, it turned out that Endre had none left that still fit from last winter... So I just had to find some yarn and cast on a few pair.

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Tripp Trapp Tresko from Votteboken 3
Yarn: 46 g hvit Mor Aase superwash and 30 g brown Superwash sport from Gjestal
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: Endre
Size: 8-10 years
Started: October 16, 2013
Completed: October 20, 2013



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Ravelry project page
Pattern: Stabbur barnevotter from Votteboken 3
Yarn: 76 g Rubin in green, light green and grey
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Made for: Endre
Size: 8-10 years
Started: October 15, 2013
Completed: October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

FO :: What does the fox say?

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I'm sure you all must have seen or heard the song What does the fox say? by now??
If not you can check it out here.
Anyhow, the song is very popular among the kids here and not long after it came out, hats started to pop up in a norwegian knit group on facebook. I hesitated for a while but the boys wanted one each so I just had to make them one, didn't I?

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Pattern: I cast on 100 sts. The letters are knitted, but the fox is made with duplicate stitches. As for the lettes and the fox I found inspiration on the net. If you google or search Ravelry, there will pop up hats.
Yarn: The blue hat is Mor Aase ull/akryl and the grey hat is GGH Davos. The black and white is also GGH Davos and the orange is Raggi by Jarbo.
Needles: 3,5mm / US 4 and 4mm / US 6
Started: October 9, 2013
Completed: October 14, 2013

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First snow

And the first snow came during the night.
No need to say that the kids were thrilled. Not me so much as this is not how the weather has been today... It's more like a snowstorm. I managed to go out and take the photos of the hats in a tiny moment of nice weather. It haven't stoped snowing since I came in...
So glad hubby put the winter tires on the cars this weekend.

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Updated after the kids came home from school - Winter's first snowman :)

Winter's first snowman :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

I know you have them too...

Those old - I mean really old ufo's you didn't even know you had...

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Eirin found one of them when she help me tidy up in my knitting corner.
I'm not sure when I knitted these, but it might be before Endre was born...
Which makes them around 8 years old.

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And I don't know why I didn't sew them together.
Well, it took me a couple of minutes to finish them and Eirin got herself a pair of wristwarmers :)

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Ravelry project page
Pattern: I have no idea...
Yarn: Some kind of babywool, i guess
Needles: By the look of it 2 mm / US 0
Started: ??
Completed: October 14, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

FO :: Selbu mittens

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Yay, the first christmas gift is done!
These have been done a few days, just haven't had time to blog them.

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Ravelry projet page
Pattern: Auduns votter from Votteboken 3
Yarn: 110 g Rubin
Needles: 3 mm / US 2,5
Size: Male
Started: Ocober 1, 2013
Completed: October 8, 2013



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Monday, October 7, 2013

FO :: Neon hats

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I don't hate acrylic yarn, but it's not my favorite yarn to knit with...
But the kids and hubby wanted hats in these colours so I just had to make some.
And the hats don't itch, so I know they will be worn!
In case you wondered, the orange one is hubby's - it's the same colour as his workwear ;)
My camera didn't managed to capture the intense bright colours, but just look at them and think neon! It's so bright it actually hurts to look at it in bright daylight...I still have some yellow I haven't used... So there might be more bright hats coming.


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Patterns: Orange hat - Lorne's hat (free pattern)
                The rest - Kari Traa hat (free pattern)
Yarn: The neon colours are Flash from Europris. The black is Patons Fab and Mayflower Hit Parade
Needles: 3,5 mm / US 4
Started: September 24, 2013
Completed: October 6, 2013





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Friday, October 4, 2013

Cinnamon Bun Day

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Did you know Sweden has an entire day devoted to cinnamon buns? Kanelbullens dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) started in 1999 when the Home Baking Council celebrated its 40th anniversary. The day was created to celebrate Sweden’s rich tradition of bullar, or buns, and now it has become a tradition held every year on October 4.

So I  baked a bunch of them this morning- knowing the kids will be thrilled when they comes home from school :)

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So good and erfect to enjoy while knitting, but so hard to just eat one... The mittens are almost done - just the tip of the second one and the thumbs left.
Do you see the book in the back? It's a new sockbook by Bittami.
So it's a good thing it's Soctober, because there is so many socks I want to cast on from this book.

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And I know you'd like one or two of these don't you..?
So here is the recipe :)

Cinnamon Rolls - You get approx 30 big rolls from this dough

1200 g flour
200 g sugar
140 g butter
7 dl milk
50 g yeast
2 teaspoons cardamom
2 teaspoons salt

Filling

Butter, sugar and cinammon

Mix all dry ingredients and mix well.
Melt the butter and add the milk. Heat until it is lukewarm.
If you use fresh yeast, stir it into the butter and milk mixture before you add it to the dry ingredients.
Knead the dough well and set it to rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size.
Roll the dough out into a large rectangle.
Spread the butter and sprinkle with desired amount of sugar and cinnamon.
Roll into a sausage. And cut approx. 30 pieces of 3-4 cm thickness.
Let them raise the baking sheets until they have doubled in size.
Sprinkle with pearl sugar just before baking.
Bake at 200 C for ca. 15 minutes.
Let them cool on a rack.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WIP :: Mittens socks and hats

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Knitting: I have said it before and I still mean it - not everyone I know is knitworthy... But I have decided to knit christmas gifts this year. Mainly because I hate shopping, but also because I want to make We live in a cold place during winter, so everyone needs mittens and I guess mittens is something everyone will appreciate. So I have casted on the first pair :) I'll try to use up stash yarn, but I know I won't have enough, so a trip to the yarnstore will happen soon.
And as it's Socktober I have to knit socks too right?!
Well, I found a pair of "læsta" (thick wool socks) in the bottom of my basket... Guess I must have started them last winter... So it's about time I finish them.
I'm also knitting some hats in neon colours o_O
Not my typical colours, but mom had bought me some yarn and it seems to be popular to knit hats in these colours here in Norway...


Reading: I missed this post last week, so I couldn't tell you about the great book I was reading then.
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag. It's the 2nd book in the Flavia de Luce series and I love this little girl who loves poisons and solves murders.
Did you know that they are filming Outlander this fall?? I can't wait to see it! I have only read the first book in the series, so a few nights ago I picked up the 2nd book - Dragonfly in Amber. Loving it so far.