Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy new year

are my wishes for you and may you have a good knitting/crochet/stitching year ahead.

How quickly December always passes by and this one did it especially since I decide at the last minute to knit some Christmas gifts.

 I had been thinking about what I should give my sisters for Christmas and I finally decided to knit Christmas balls for them. I had a pattern I got from a friend and decided to use off-white wool in the white part and green glitter yarn for the bells.

The bells are very beautiful. I've never before knitted Christmas balls but now I want to make one from each pattern I have so I will be having much fun ahead for me.

The Christmas tree that I started at the end of November is not yet ready but the plan is to finish it soon.  Then I will knit all the small things over the next 11 months. In December, it should be ready to be used as a Christmas calendar.

On pinterest are lot of patterns for Christmas balls and I fount them when I taped "Christmas balls knit".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Advent calendar

The Advent calendar for those who knit and crochet.
Hopefully every knitter and crocheter has started to open the advent calender from Garnstudio.  If not you can find it here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Now it's December and the holidays are rapidly closing in. Then, it´s time to make things for Christmas.

I decided to knit a Christmas tree. I have a pattern from Alan Dart who is a fantastic knitting designer and design all kinds of figures and objects.

I bought sparkling green fur yarn that will be well hairy and sparkling Christmas tree. The tree is a Christmas calendar and hopefully I'll can start on knitting 24 small things that will hang on the tree.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New sweater

Few weeks ago I finished this sweater.

I used a pattern form Rowan magazine but changed yarn and added textured yarn to decorate it.

 I find it quite nice that it reminds me of a sweater women used in Iceland two centuries ago.

I have to take picture of me wearing it so it is clearer what I am talking about.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


I found those beautiful stars on the internet.

The stars are on a blogg called little woollie and in there are instructions that are easy to follow when making the star. The website is here. I can very easily view them as Christmas stars.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Give a hoot

I made those mittens last spring as a present for a friend. They are called "Give a hoot" and can be found on Ravelry.

They are easy to make because the pattern is very well written and easy to follow.

I used Icelandic léttlopi to knit those. I have also used other types of yarn to knit them from and they always look good. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wash cloth

I found this nice bird on the Lion Brand website and decided to crochet it. It's really a pot holder but I decided to make one piece and use it as a wash cloth. 

The pattern is simple and easy to follow. I made the bird slightly longer because I used yarn that was not as thick as in the recipe and I wanted to have my bird little longer than according to the rows in the pattern.

 You can find the pattern here.