torsdag 4 oktober 2012

My darlings

I realised I still haven't blogged about theese!
Some leftover yarn from different projects, some cute buttons, some stripes..
And voila! I'm in love - ofcourse. And wear them everyday. Perfect for chill evenings and let's face it, summer is totally over by now. Sad but true.

Blueish yarn is Tosh Merino Light
Greyish yarn is something.. don't remember. But it's lovely!

onsdag 3 oktober 2012


So, this is yet another one of thoose Veera-shawls. This time knit in some sparkly yarn from Posh combined with some offwhite baby Alpaca from Drops. 
This scarf was knit as a birthdaygift for my friend, who is also the person wearing it in the pic. 
She lives in the northern most city in the world (crazy!) and I'm not quite sure how on earth she ended up living there, but I guess it's safe to say a warm scarf is much needed during.. well all year round I imagine.

onsdag 18 april 2012


How cute is this little guy? He followed me to my car and sat there patiently waiting for me (no, not really, I think he just happened to be there when I got back). Curious little thing. He really hates car-rides but apparently exploring a car when it's not in motion is very exiting. 

Do I need to add that there are paw prints all over the roof of my car?

Trial and error

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Veera's designs. The Color Affection shawl has been in my queue for some time now. But I found it difficult to decide what yarns/colors to use. This was my first attempt:

It's a crappy photo taken with my phone but it will have to do. I've ripped it now anyway, changing the purple yarn to a greyish purple solid yarn with a bit of silk in it. I think the contrastsing colors is the best part of this pattern and the variegated purple yarn just doesnt make the cut. Unfortunately I managed to knit the entire 2nd section of the patteren before I realised this. But whatever, if I'm going to wear this I need to like it and 
at least reknitting it makes my yarn stash last a little longer.

Oh and I also knit the entire first section on 4mm needles before changing my mind, ripping and reknitting on 4.5mm's. Yeay!

måndag 19 mars 2012


I'm a big fan of Knit Pro's needles and the interchangable needletips and cables. But recently I've had some misfortune with a couple of items. Two needletips have broken at the part where the wood is connected to the metal part. I've had problems before with needles where the glue gives in and the metal part falls off but now I've had some clean breaks. It really sucks because I love theese needles and they are expensive (with my economy) to replace. Both of them have been the new cubix needles and considering this has never happened to me before I'm starting to wonder if they are somehow weaker or if I'm just really unlucky. Today I had both a needlebreak AND a cable break. Both during knitting. The plastic cable broke. It's just not my day today.

måndag 12 mars 2012


I recently discovered this cute little widget!

I love it! It's just fun to know how many meters of yarn I knit for a year. It will be interesting to see what it says in December. 

Create your own here! You simply add each of your projects and then as you knit or in the end of the project you add how many meters you've knit. Simple. And fun. And then there's instructions for you to add it to your blog, website, Ravelry etc.

I must admit I don't add the actual meters I've knit and then had to rip and reknit but that's just me. I feel as if it doesn't count somehow. I messed up therefor it doesn't count. Whish I was that strict in some other parts of my life (like cleaning, erhm...if I clean just half a room then I feel I have cleaned and therefore is done, haha).

tisdag 6 mars 2012

Before dark (after darkness...)

So, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm knitting yet another of Veera's designs. We had a sunny day today, so I managed a photo with better lighting. It's soo pretty! And it's really soft! Single ply fingering weight is new to me and I like it.

I also managed to score an excellent trade today! I'm parting with theese goodies but I'm getting something just as pretty in return! Although I really liked this yarn neither the colour nor the sparkly stuff was really me

I know I promised to let you know when I'd put up yarn for trade/sale on Ravelry but there's still a lot in my stash I think need new homes.

fredag 2 mars 2012

Before Dark

Or after... You know winter in Scandinavia tends to be dark... And this will be a cardi for spring. After darkness is probably more appropriate.

Anyhows It's a brand new pattern by Veera Välimäki. The yarn is Madeleine Tosh Merino Light and it arrived in my mailbox on the same day as the pattern was released.

It's meant to be!

posted from Bloggeroid

torsdag 23 februari 2012

Yarn diet

My economy isn't the best this year so I'm on a strict yarn-diet. It doesn't exactly help that my car seems to have new problems each week, meaning even less money for yarn.
So far I've only bought 4 balls of yarn this year. That's extreme for me. It's good though, it means I've mainly  been knitting from my stash. I've managed to get 2 cardigans, a couple of scarfs and mitts from it so far. 


I can't help browsing for yarn.
Etsy is wonderful, one of my favourite shops is Juno Fibre Arts. Their yarn is supersoft and the colours are lovely. I once ordered some yarns that wasn't in order and the owner dyed them up for me really quickly! Great customer service!

Pic borrowed from Juno Fiber Arts etsy shop

Etsy is also a very good source for buttons. And other crafrelated stuff. There's some really interesting clothes designers there too!
Other places I like to shop are and Ravelry in peoples private destashes. Sometimes there are great bargains to be found!

Speaking of destashing, I need to go through some of my stash, there's a lot of yarn I don't really need, the colours just aren't Nobiantaryish enough. Perfectly fine yarn and beautiful but it's such a waste having them lying around in plastic containers and never being knit. I'm going to wait a couple of weeks for the sun to stay up long enough for me to manage to get some descent photos but then they'll be up on my Ravelry stash/trade page. I'll let you know!

lördag 4 februari 2012


Brevduva = Carrier Pigeon

I'm currently working on a gift for a friend. I think I'll pass on this mailbox though, and send it trough the usual mail. Probably more secure. It would have been great if we used birds instead of planes/trucks/whatever to send our mail. Imagine the joy of a bird outside your window, brining you a letter on it's back! 

Considering I've got two very kill-happy cat's it probably wouldn't be such a great idea after all. I once woke up to the sounds of my cat trying to kill a bird under my bed! There were feathers everywhere. In the middle of the night. Not great. But the bird lived and spent the rest of the night on our balcony sans cats.