Sunday, 15 January 2017

Check Out My New Design

I am really excited to finally have published a new design. I have had so much fun knitting in these colors and finding a way to get the scarf excactly as I wanted to.

Colorize is an asymmetric scarf in bright colors.

Half the scarf is knitted in two colors not far from each other in the color wheel. The other half in a complementary color to them.

In this scarf I used pink and red together and added green as the contrast.

I have knitted this in Rauma Finull, my favorite yarn. I love norwegian wool yarn. It is durable, and often has bright colors.

The garments keeps me warm, colorful and holds its shape. So no wonder I have designed another scarf in this yarn.

Now, if you would like the free pattern you head over to Ravelry and download it. There are more photos to see as well.

If you are not a member you can download the pattern here.

It is written in english and norwegian. I always write my patterns in english first.

Much easier as it is more exact and have alle these abbreviations one can dream of in norwegian.

Anyway, hope you like it. And I hope this inpires you to let all those gray and black colors rest for a while. You will look wonderful in color - trust me.

As we let our own light shine, we unconciously give 
other people permission to do the same
Nelson Mandela 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sun, Summer And Scarf

Not that wild in real life... LOL!!!
Well, not quite summer yet. But as the days get longer there are hope for it to come soon.

In the meantime I can use my new scarf.

This summer thinking comes from the Kauni yarn in orange and red - it is like a sunrise on a warm summer day.

I have had this darling turquoise Kauni yarn lying in my stash for some time. I had enough of it for a very long scarf.

I also found this other orange red Kauni yarn to pair with it.

I knew that I would run out of the sunrise (the yarn that is - LOL).

But no way I was going to buy a new skein. I call it a design element instead.

Anyway, I took some other orange and knitted my name and year of knitting it.

And added a knitted tag on the end with a button, also from stash.

I am actually very pleased with it. Kauni is kind of just the right thickness, not too thick and not too thin.

Sort of between Finull and Holst supersoft. I should use it more for scarves and shawls maybe.

And maybe I have a lot more in my stash. Yes, I do. I must find a project to use for it. Yes, I should. I have a lot of favorites on Ravelry. Must check them out.
Lone, your are talking to yourself - that is a very bad sign... LOL!!!

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni solid, Kauni effektgarn
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: Sunshine And Turqoise

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy Knit Year

I Wish You All A Happy New Year
I appreciate everyone of you. Your comments means the world and the fact that my blog is still here is thanks to you. Now, lets take a look on the year of 2016.

This could have been a normal knit year. But nothing in life is normal, is it? My shoulders went on strike before the summer and I had to find another way to be creative. Thankfully I am much better and knitting is again the red thread in my creating.

Scarf Of The Year
When I saw the happy pom pom shawl I almost fell off the chair. LOL!! I had to knit it - but it was in Finnish. Google translater came up with a really strange pattern and I contacted the designer and got help. I have to admit - it took over. I have knitted six of them. The favorite must be the rainbow one.

Here are all the pom pom madness😊

Only Clothes Garment Of The Year
I had planned to knit a new sweater but I only managed to knit a tunic in Holst yarn. I am not that pleased with it. A strange fit and too short. I could easily do something about the length. But I think I would rather knit a new one in a color I like better. 

Diversion Of The Year
I have to be creative. So when knitting was out, stitchmarkers were in. I have great fun making them and finding all those charms for them. I mainly give them away as gifts or sell them to friends. They look good in a glass and I can make them very personal with words and charms. 

I have made a lot - I tend to overdo things and think I could use a million stitchmarkers or that others could need a hundred sets of them... LOL!! Here are some more of them.

I ended with a total use of about 18 kilometers yarn. I have knitted seven gifts for children. How many sets of stitch markers? I have no idea. All in all a very good creative year. 

Whatever happens to you, you can either see it 
as a curse and suffer it, or you can see it as a blessing and make use of it

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Out On The Playground

It started as a scarf from my pattern Lifelines. And is about to become a new design instead. A large scarf in bright colors. I totally fell in love with the combination of red and pink compaired with yellow green.

I call it Playground because I love to play with colors, and to wear colorful scarves and shawls. In all that grey and black it makes my day a little brighter. So, I hope to bring out some color lovers hidden in their closets and knit Playground just because it makes you happy.

I have a plan for the end of the scarf and I am excited to see if I can pull it off. Writing the pattern as I go. Hope I have it finished in january.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Stitches

Finally show time for the christmas gifts. Not a lot, but a lot with bad shoulders. I started knitting on the dress in september in order to have enough time for it.

I would actually have knitted it in purple, but the purple color I wanted was discontinued. I managed to get some of it for stripes. Grey is quite boring and yet practical for the garment.

It is after all an every day garment in use for anything. I used Rauma Panda for the grey and the purple is from Sandnes yarn.

I had a tote made with the name on the child. Using it as gift wrap.

I managed to knit two hats as well. I used Sandnes merinoull for them. The only obstacle was that crochet flower.

The pattern in the book, Klompelompe, gives absolutely no sense.

I emailed them, but they never answered. So I was left with youtube - and I found a video that was totally for beginners.

It seems I am not even a beginner... LOL! I managed to crochet wrong two times even with excellent instructions. I ended up using the first attempt and saved it with sewing and a button.

It will pass, I think. The hat looks so much better with a flower - and there should be a good pattern for it in that book...

Wish you all a merry christmas. Hope you can relax and enjoy the holidays.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Pink Christmas

So many color combinations and so little time. To put bright pink and red together would normally be out of the question. At least for most people. I simply had to try them out. And I think it looks wonderful.

I have started to knit another Lifelines but this time I am planning to have a little more freshness added to it. I am not sure how it will turn out - but I am sure I will have a lot of fun with it.

This is my christmas knit. Finnally done with all the gifts that took a lot of time. I enjoy every stripe of this and cannot wait to get it more colourful. I am ready for a pink and red christmas.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 2.5mm
Pattern: Lifelines
My Ravelry Page: Playground

Sunday, 11 December 2016

A Little Something

I always think that small knits are quick and easy. That is before I start knitting. But this time it actually was quick and easy. At least the hat.

This is for two birthday children and I knitted the dress in bright pink with some orange details. It was such a great knit from Paelas. Yes, it took some time but it knitted up fast and I like the design.
A little detail on the dress.

They are both knitted in Sandes merinoull that is super wash. It is a great yarn to knit with although it splits very easy. 

I like the stitch definition and that the garment endure a lot of washing and using. 

The hat is from the book Klompelompe. After knitting a few of them I was told that the sizes are very small - I will remember that. 

And hats are really difficult to find the right size for when you do not know it. Hats are great childrens gifts and also hard to find the right size for. 

Wish there were some magical rule for it. 

But it seems like one have to know the circumference of the head. How can you know that sort of thing - and then the sizes are in ages and not in centimeter? Maybe you have some advice for me?

It was great fun giving them away. Handknitted gifts are just so giving to make and to give. 
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