Sunday, 8 November 2015

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Knitted christmas balls advents calendar

This knitted christmas balls advents calendar is for my mum, she loves christmas. It's a labor of love, I would say, what have I gotten myself into? 25 christmas balls is a lot. I have now knitted 14, just 11 to go..... the pattern is now published on my Ravelry, so you can start making your own.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Number one

Finally started knitting that advents calendar started. Funny note: I'm starting knitting in the same place where I first started designing it in january 2014, at our favorite chalet in the Vogezen, France.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Wrap-around blanket cardigan, the original

The first pilot knit of the wrap-around cardigan was knitted out of my old stash of off-white wools, a bit a mix of everything, no labels, carried it around for years not being able to decide or figure out what to do with it. Later on I died it green, and the different kinds of wool are enhanced by the fact that they absorbed the die differently.

Monday, 3 November 2014

wrap-around blanket vest - the first

This is a fantastic knitted jacket or cardigan or something in-between, some people call it a flap jacket. It's one big rectangle in seed stitch with two sleeves inserted. so it's really simple. The trick or sophistication lies in how the shoulders are slightly raglan shaped which hangs the cardigan nicely on the shoulders, and then the sleeves are of the lovely top-down knitted style, credit to ByGumByGolly. so in the end there are also hardly any seams that need to be sewn together. great for a lazy knitter like myself, always nice to find out new tricks to save yourself time and effort.

This pattern is a better version of a cardigan that I knitted earlier for my sister, that one was really square, missing the raglan shoulders and top-down knitted sleeves.

I came up with this design as I was very, very sick in second half of 2014. I basically was lying down for 6 months (gastro-intestinal problems, not life threatening) when I was able to sit-up, reclined against a big cushion, the only thing I was able to do was listen to pod-casts and knit. so knitting big surfaces of just simple back and forwards was great. Being able to knit saved my sanity, I think.
(this is an ante-dated post, as obviously I was not able to write blog-posts at that time)

well, here are some pictures.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Repair vest

In august 2014 I became very, very sick. Knitting, crocheting and stitching became the one thing that saved my sanity throughout autumn 2014, as it was almost litterally the only thing I was able to do. In the periods when I was able to sit-up somewhat straight.
One of the first things I resorted to when I was able to crawl out of bed in the beginning of September was to repair a vest. It was full of holes, probably moths but I still wonder why the moths made the holes is such a randomn way and i.e. not all the way through the fabric, I still also consider that chemicals might have been the reason.

so on-top of the holes I embroidered a little dot in different coloured embroidery yarn

strange selfie :-) and I can see another hole that needs repair
the vest before, and as you see full of holes

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Jacob's bear

Bianca calls Jacob "beertje", Helle was so kind to help me with this clue. cause I was a bit clueless about what to crochet for Bianca's baby. So it became a bear in perfect Bianca colours; brownish with accent of mostard yellow and beige. I'm particularly proud and happy about the felt-embroidery detailing of this bear.

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