Sunday, 23 October 2016

Red Is Underestimated

Everyone looks good in red. If you find the right shade. I have always wondered why we wear the same color, black, in both funerals and parties.

Oh, it is because I look thinner in black, you might say. But really, what is the point in looking thinner if you look really sick in black?

Anyway, that was todays color talk. Back to my red scarf with some yarn balls.

I started this late spring and needed something I could knit a few rows on here and there. It got finished in august, but I needed some photos.

So, here they are. I love this red color. It has a touch of orange in it and still is bright red. This is a great scarf to both wear and knit. Easy and light.

I love those yarn balls as they give the scarf a great finish in an easy way.

Pom poms eats a lot of yarn too - great for stash busting.

I cannot say how happy I am to have found those pom pom makers. I use the ones from Clover. They come in several sizes and is so easy to use.

No more card board cutting and spending a lot of time pulling all that yarn through a hole in it. I really like this scarf and the design. And it is sure time for using scarves now. In red :-)

There is a shade of red for every woman
Audrey Hepburn

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm
Accessories: Pom poms made with pom pom maker
Pattern: Happy pom pom shawl
My Ravelry Page: The Red Thread

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Happy Rainbow Knitting

I LOVE knitting this rainbow scarf so much. The fact that I can knit more than just a month ago is giving me so much joy. I will never be able to knit the way I did.

But I can knit and take precautions. That is truly enough right now. Isn't it just strange what is enough when you do not have what you use to have?

Anyway, I knit garter stitch on wooden needles. That seems to be the thing right now. And what is better than to find a Kauni rainbow and some mohair and knit it together in a hot scarf?

Beginning of the scarf.
It is always so much fun to see the colors come to life in stitches like this.

Kauni is magic in a skein to me. Best quality yarn and great colors.

I found some stashed mohair in various colors so I shift when I see they fit.

There will not be the smooth transitions as there is in Kauni - but it works and the scarf gets so soft.

I have in fact knitted this scarf before. I tend to repeat and repeat the repeats because repeating is just fun. Get it?? LOL!

This is from the free pattern Happy Pom Pom Shawl. You can see some madness pom pom scarves here.

There are four of them soon to be a pom pom family of five when this rainbow is done. I cannot wait until it is finished. And it sure uses a lot of yarn. That is good news about getting that stash used...

Life is not a problem to be solved, 
but a reality to be experienced
Søren Kirkegaard

Monday, 26 September 2016

Bottled Up For Knitting

I do not only have yarn stash. I also have a lot of jewelry stash from when I made jewelry from polymer clay. I once bought some tiny vials to use.

When I discovered them again I realised that they will be great stitch markers as well as jewelry.

So, I made a couple to see how they work. One of them is made with one of my wedding photos and tiny glass balls inside.

I added a fresh water pearl and shiny glass beads. It is quite spesial to use this one as I knit a little now.

I also made one for a friend with the blessing inside a long with tiny glass balls as well.

This is one of those stich markers that can stand alone and that works great as a gift.

Not another stitch marker will be alike. I fancy that.

Planing others as well. Found a butterfly wing in the fur of a neighbours cat.

The only thing is that whatever I put inside it has to be tiny. Really tiny. And that is the great fun of it.

The desire to create is one of the deepest 
yearnings of the human soul
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Out Of The Closet

They were hiding back in the closet. But suddenly popped up in the back of my head. 

In 2010 I made a necklace I used once. Then it broke and the beads were stashed away. Back in a closet.

Nothing is like finding already made beads and put them together again for a bracelet. 

This is truly mixed media. Polymer clay, decoupage and felted beads for a light and colorful accessorie.

Since my knitting is a little off for too many months more my brain is obviously trying to find new ways to get that creative itching off... LOL!!

I could actually have made this again if it was not for the felted beads. 

It took a lot of power to get them properly felted. 

I used rowing to make them and a lot of soap and water. But it was so much fun. 

The decoupage beads are made of napkins and those white light beads you find in craft stores. 

Decoupage is actually quite fun to do. And alomst anything can be decoupaged.

Anyway - I suddenly have a new bracelet. Not that I need more. Or something like that... LOL!!
Some left over beads could easily become another bracelet. I may have some other stashed beads that match...

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Making Every Stitch Count

Being creative and not being able to create much, is harder than I thought. It will be christmas before my shoulders will be better, I am told. I pray it will be tomorrow... LOL! 

Again, I knitted the design Red Katana. Garter stitch with a little graphic twist and only two colors. I love wearing this and knitting it. 

Polymer clay bracelet to match my new scarf. 
I finished it in May. And took a chance on making a bracelet with a match a month or so ago.

Not the best thing to do, but I could use my pasta machine and make the beads as I wanted.

Polymer clay is a really fun medium to work with.

And these bracelets takes little effort and still makes a great accesorie for some knitted garment.

Such a wonderful thing to make a bracelet.

It takes little effort and still gives that good feeling of making something I can use pretty quick.

And I have started another scarf and knit a few rows every day.

It is like taking some kind of vitamin to just have those needles and the yarn.

Garter stitch and some great colors and the world is in balance. The little things are often those that makes the biggest difference, is it not?

Have you experienced a long period of not being able to create? What did you do?

Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability 
to keep a good attitude while waiting
Joyce Meyer

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Pom Pom Madness

All four pom pom scarves is quite a handful...
Getting all four scarves on to show them off was not easy. The photo session turned out to be more like a comic stripe. 

The orange pom pom scarf was finished a while ago - when I could actutally knit. Had been lying there to get photographed. 

I have knitted four of them and love them all. 

They are so nice to wear and I love those large pom poms at the ends. This time I also chose fur fake pom poms. 

And about those pom poms - the local yarn shop raised the price on them because so many people bought them. 

I had to wait some weeks before they got them back into the shop. 

Then they raised the price again.... Well, I must say that I will buy them online after that. 

Only a third of the price. I am truly into supporting local stores - but this is just not worth it. 

A playful cat want that pom pom :-)
Anyway, I love this pattern and is on the move with a bright red one. Only a few rows a day. 

Garter stitch and only a little effort with increasing and decreasing. Me like :-)

The pattern is in Finnish and now in English too. 

I have translated it into Norwegian but have not heard from the designer yet. But knitting from an English pattern is really easy - in fact easier.

There will be more of these - nice to have a color for every occasion. Or so I tell myself... LOL!!

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 3mm
Accessories: Fake Fur Pom Poms
My Ravelry Page: Sunshine

Friday, 22 July 2016

Getting Out Of Hand

No matter what you do in life - never get a creative person to stop creating. Cause that creative urge will pile up and take dimensions never thought of.

As my knitting stop continues my head is still trying to get that creative constipation out of the way... LOL!!!

In order to get something created I have started on a path that might end with me drowning in stitch markers. Check out my rainbow frogs here.

These are the latest - and the set is not yet complete. Blue and turquoise beads are on their way in the mail.

Now, these are created from a very lovely tutorial.

If you are thinking of getting some stitch markers done you can check it out and get started very easily.

The beads are found on eBay and I have used washers between the beads.

They are found in a hardware store. Wires and crimps are found on both eBay and Easy.

I do not fancy the tiger tail found in Norway - mostly grey. I think colored tiger tail makes the markers much more complete.

Anyway - I have some other markers in the making. Where will this end??

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul
Elder Uchtdorf

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