28. november 2010

Saturdays cast on.....

My mother in-law bought herself a fall coat. 
It did`nt close in the front neckline, so for the first time I offered to knit her a shawl!
She loved the idea, we went shopping for yarn and now my Traveling woman 4 is finished and ready for blocking.....

The leftover yarn has been talking to me for several weeks now and yesterday I went for it!
Looking threw many sock patterns I decided on this: 
From Drops Number 105, it`s the 41-105.

(the one in the middle).

The yarn is Drops Delight, 75%wool superwash, 25% polyamid.
Needles: 2,5.

I`m not sure if I`ll follow the pattern all the way, but it is exiting to try something new.
The pattern is easy to follow, but I think I`ll knit the cuff shorter and
not knit pattern "under" the foot.

All the best, hk

25. november 2010

New booties for little boy :)

I knitted these booties for Maris little boy back in June.
 The little boy is now 3monts old and have outgrown.! his booties....YES!

 His feet is 11cm!

So sweet? little me have knitted a new pair for him, 
and on his moms request I knitted the bowstrings....

The new booties is 13cn on the bottom...

Knitted strings :)

All the best hk

24. november 2010

A little gift to someone new.....

I have wanted to knit this for a while.....

And now when I found the time and urge, it only took a few hours....
Just love that :)

Yarn: Drops Alpaca, light and medium pink.
Pattern: Drops Babystrikk 0-4år, Number 16.
Pins: Number 5.
Weight:  42g

I crocheted around the hat and the strings to make the bow under the chin.
Making it a bit "fuller" than the "snurly", "twined" strings.

All the best hk

23. november 2010

And a hat :)

This weekend I finished a hat to go with the sweater.

Size 2-3 years.

I did the top differently, 2 and 2 together to the very end...
It gives a nice finish pattern.

Making cables is not that hard....
You need a extra pin, and remember when to "park" the loops in front of, 
or on the back of the knit.

The whole set is 325g.
Its so soft and comfy it will be a joy for young Amanda to wear.

And thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, they are gratefully appreciated :)

All the best hk

20. november 2010

Glow :)

I truly love this pattern, have a look :)

Love the curved hood.

I have already started knitting a hat to go with...

Rauma design, baby 202R

Yarn: Rauma baby garn and Plumet together.
Lovely yarn, soft and warm, feels solid.
Needles: Number 3,5 and 4.

This is by far the best pattern I have knitted from. Easy to reed, understand and follow :)
I will absolutely knit this one again, but not before after Christmas....

All the best hk :)

19. november 2010

Fridays knit`in.....

I`ve been knitting like crasy for a week, whenever the possibility arose.....
Later on today I will finish this......

Yey :)

Am I exited?????  ohhh yes....  :)

All the best hk

12. november 2010

In Bloom

I love this one :)

 The top without the winding stems, leafs and flower-buds.

I`ve used the medium "lenses" bought at Quiltegaarden.
Love the 3D effect :)

Still waiting for bias maker and vlisofix tape.....
This was done a week ago. Both Tina and me finished the middle of the flowers
very late on Friday night.......

hug hk

6. november 2010

More # 3

Have I told you I`m terrible with names?
Well, I AM!..
Can you hear Tina laugh? or Siw? They know.....among several others :)

 This is Unn Marit and Tove (Lailas photo).

The only reason for remembering your name Unn Marit, was that I wrote it down! 
And you Tove....We have known each other for over 4 years and it took a long time before I realized your name wasn`t Heidi!!!!  Me and Siw had a long talk about that one.... and finally Siw said with the biggest smile laughing, shaking her head: hk there were no Heidi at that class, you must mean Tove. And yes! she was right.....
So every time we meet... not "Heidi" goes threw my mind....  :)

And then there were you :) 
I DO know you name, and next time you tell me, I`ll go: Yes!!!!!
I have had the pleasure of attending several classes with you and it is always great to meet again. This time too, I wish I had a better closeup of your blocks, love them.

I`ve got 9 photos from this table, but the camera.....###¤%&/ Yes!
These tree were the best "in work" photos.

Toves winding stems in progress.

Before we went home I wanted a photo of Tove and me.....

And again we had a good laugh....

Thank you Laila for helping with the photo :)

Thank you all for a great time together at Lailas class.
I do think our quilts needs to meet up in the spring.....
Don`t you think?

All the best hk :)

More # 2

At Unni`s table

 Unni showed us a yellow " pull-the-needle-through-the-fabric" gadget...
I would love the brand name for this one or a link to "were-to-bye"....Hint..hint
You could wear it as a "ring" while sewing, 
and use it when you need "help" to pull the needle through the fabric.

 This is Randi, her quilt has beautiful tone in tone purple and green.
This is Lailas photo :)

 And mine "in work" photo from the side :)

She also got beautiful colors and stitches, 
I wish I had asked her to lay all the blocks out on the table for me to photograph, but I didn`t.....
So if you reed this and have the possibility to, please send me a photo to add here :)
I hope to see it finished :)

More photos to come :)

All the best hk


Big laughs around the table...

Tina and me, finally at the class....ready to work :)

Laila was amazed that so many of us had assembled the top, or were close to.
This is Tinas first try at this, winding stems.

Mona always blink when photographed......it made us laugh even more...
I must have 4 or 5 blinking photos, and the one Mona looked good in, Berit were blinking!
So I went for this "working" photo, from the side.

Berit had been in Prague and there for has not had the time for sewing.
Mona had really big plans of awesome sewing, but ended up at work, that`s life.
We`re going to do some sew-in together, so they`ll catch up :) .....

Bringing my top to the class, I saw at ones 2 petals that "had to go", so it was rip time for me....
That is the downside with these tiny stitches, they`re hard to rip....

More photos to come :)

All the best hk

Second flowerquilt class with Laila

I was amazed when we got started on Thursdays class with Laila.
We were 13 or 14 ladies attending this class (2 could not make it the second day). 

The quilts are turning out VERY different, trust me :)

Siw, Randi, Unni,+,+,+,+, me, Mona,Tina.Tove (in the back), Berit and Unn Marit.
I`m so sorry for not remember the names on you four ladies, 
please someone let me know on e-mail and I`ll fill them in :)

 Laila insisted on lots off photos, so we both took several with my camera 
(she forgot hers, again.....Laila :)  ...).

To wonderful ladies at the first table,
This is the lady on the right`s quilt.

Unni and another wonderful lady. Unni has started working on attach the winding stems and leafs.
Bias maker and vlisofix tape...

I was watching Unni while ironing and then at the cutting table,
do you see the winding stem working it`s way downwards?
Unnis quilt was very hard to take good photos of, my horrible camera had a problem with Unni`s light colors, tried to make it more yellow, but you can still see her beautiful work even if the color isn`t correct.

Unni loves to hand quilt and decided not to do the nine patch,
but some hand quilting in there instead.

I will post more threw out the day :)
Between Laila and me we took about 40 photos! But all didn`t come out that great....
my camera tries to make them very red and yellow!

All the best hk :)

Getting ready for class.....

You better believe it! 
Tina and me had a sew-in on Tuesday.... Tina at her house and me here at home. Calling each other and sending pothos on the mobile phone, laughing and giggling of excitement! 
Very grownup :)  ha ha ha
Yesterday (Thursday) she arrived early and we finished the quilt top, 
meaning we`re ready to applique the stems, leafs and the flower center`s. 

We got my daughter (7) to take a photo of " the excited sewers".....

Tina`s to the left, mine to the right.

 We bought both small and medium lenses at Quiltegaarden
These are often used in Japanese patterns to make perfect circles, they give a 3D effect 
(Tina was very satisfied with this, she loves the 3D effect, and me too). 

 Now we`re waiting impatient on the bias maker and the vlisofix band to arrive. As soon as Siw calls me I`m on the bus down town :) and she`ll forward Tina`s in the mail. Tina is thinking about making a table runner to go with the quilt, so I don`t think she`ll "run out" of work.....

There will follow lots of photos in the next post. Both Laila and me used my camera. 
All the ladies said yes to be "blogged", thank you ladies.
I don`t remember all the names so please send me a e-mail so I can fill them in.....

Thanks for a great class Laila
And to the rest of the ladies and Siw, thank you for two great evenings :)

All the best hk

1. november 2010


I had an amazing phone call from my cousin Tina last night...
She has finished her 13 flowers...

I had about 1 1/2 left.....

Now I don`t :)

There are 12 ladies taking this class, now I`m so curious about how far they have come....

hk :)