Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Kofte Fever"


For the past two years, there has been a fever here in Norway. A Kofte fever.
A kofte is a generic term for various types, open or closed garment to cover the upper body with .
There can be long or short  jackets, coats or sweaters to pull over the head.
It all started when Liv, an interior blogger had some old knitted jackets in her blog pictures. Her readers started to ask her about the jackets and if she knew about the patterns. She didn't, but asked her readers to help. And so the hunt for the patterns started - Koftejakten. It resulted in a facebook group with almost 60 000 members who share old kofte patterns and pictures of their knitted jackets.  Last year Liv and Lene Samsøe gave out Kofteboken with lots of beautiful patterns. My mom knitted the jacket on the front page. It's the Bøvertun with a round yoke :)


This spring I was asked if I wanted to knit a jacket for the second Koftebok - and of course I would!                                     So I knitted the Mette jacket. More details can be found here on my ravelry project page.

Together with the Frøkengårdskofte on the front page, these are my favourites from the Kofteboken 2.   
Saga Eskimo

And after all the inspiration I got from looking through both the new and the old Koftebok, I realized I had to finish Eirin's Saga Eskimo kofte. All the knitting has been finished for months. So all I had to do was find me sewing machine and steek. It's always a bit scary, but it seems like it gets easier each time ;) So hopefully I'll have the buttonbands knitted in no time and *fingers crossed*, I hope she actually will wear it... She's a tough one when it come to clothes *sigh*

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FO :: Reyna Shawl

Reyna Shawl
First I have to apologize for the bad pictures! The light is terrible now so all the colours fade out and the white turns into a light blue... But that's just how it is around here these days - and I can't wait until spring to take pictures again ;)

Anyway - my Reyna Shawl has been off the needles a long time. I just had to sew in a couple of ends and you know how long such a small task can take... It was a fun and quick knit and I might knit it again. The pink is more brighter - so if you look at the picture on my ravelry project you get a better idea of how it looks!

Reyna Shawl

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Reyna  (free)
Yarn: 100 g Squooshy Yarn #LOVE
Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4
Made for: Me

Reyna Shawl

This used up all of my yarn, but I wish it was a little bit bigger. So if I am to knit i again I will use more yarn and add some lace or garter ridges at the bottom.

Reyna Shawl & A Family of Socks

I've also knittied some socks since last time i posted something knitted. The colours turned out not good in this light... They are black and purple with stripes of green and yellow neon. They are on my ravelry page if you want more details.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cold Sunday Walk

View to the south
We had a very cold Sunday walk with -16 C today. The sun is just above the horizon so the sky was pink a nd beautiful! We are heading into the polar nights now and will not be seeing her again for about two months.

View to the north

View to the north