28. desember 2011

Handmade gift this Christmas

I only made two gifts this Christmas!
I guess I`m the most surprised by this, but I PROMISE.... 
next year I`ll do better....

For my dear best friends daughter I made the same knitted coat like last year! 
This was requested and I knitted the coat in the same yarn and color too, just in larger size :)
I really love this pattern, easy to follow. 
It`s Drops Design. I made another hat this time, also a favorite.

 The yarn is Drops Merino, extra fine. Bought at Jens Hoff in Trondheim. 
The buttons is from work, Stoff og Stil.

 The strings is crocheted afterwards, 
70 chain stitch then 68 single crochet (fm) on the way back :)

A lovely pair, I do hope the little princess liked it.
I had a great time making it.

And than the day before my parents arrived (Tuesday20.), 
I started to make a tablerunner for mom.
I finished attaching the binding at work Thursday 22. by hand on the back  ...

 It is a AnnaKa pattern.

Free hand machine quilting and machine buttonhole stitch...

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog.
And I wish you all still a merry Christmas and a wonderful and happy new year.

All the best hk

9. desember 2011

Knitting in Japanese. . .

After the summer holidays Siw at Quiltegaarden got a small Japanese knittingpatternbook in the shop.

I had to bye it!

A brown pair for me and the light grey for Siw to keep in the shop.

Beautiful baby alpaca dk. I used pins number 4, 2 skeins (about 65grams).

All the best hk

8. desember 2011


First finish in December, JUHU   ;oD

I made this for Siw at Quiltegaarden, for her shop.

 Knitting-pin-case from a little Japanese book.

Beautiful light fabric on the inside, with a flap and 
a strap with lenses sewn together at the end.

The yarn is creme Järbo wool. I used double thread and pins number 5.
Almost the whole skein (100gram), 4 grams left.....

Have a great evening to everyone
and thank you for stopping by ;oD

All the best hk

Àlafoss Lopi

Have anyone had a look at Quiltegaardens yarn blog post?
Did you see the knitted sweater in the back?

I knitted the model for Siw to keep in the shop.

Not the best hairday! But the sweater is wonderful to wear.

 It is a Järbo design number 90299 made from Àlafoss Lopi yarn.
I used pins number 4,5 and 6. The sweater is size M.
I used less yarn then the pattern suggested. JUHU!

Siw has this yarn in a large color range in the store.

The inside, pretty cool....
Nicely twisted...

All the best hk

7. desember 2011


My mother visited in the spring 2011 and I brought her with me to a Anne Pia Godske Rasmussen class. I made her a knitting bag and a sewing case for all those bits and bobs. She sews bunader and wished for a sewing case that would have room for everything she needed on the go!

Well, imagine my surprise when she visited in October...
She didn`t bring any bunader to finish, she brought knitting...a lot of it ;oD
And when she opened her sewing case all the knitting pins and stuff just ran out, all over the table and floor!

So it was just one thing to do. . . 

I enlarged the pattern from 100% to 110%.

In the middle ditch I attached a viledon filled scissor and crochet needle case.
There are room for short knitting pins on the left side and room for wire-pins on the right.
And there are several smaller pockets...

One for sewing and one for knitting, lucky lady ;oD
Love you mom

All the best hk
Finished 25.10.2011

Finally. . .

I did finish in time ;oD

 "Turn under" applique and hand quilting.

5 fabrics used. 4 on the outside and 1 as lining on the inside ;oD

All the best hk

14. juli 2011

The secret 2011

It`s time to finish the Secret 2011.

I joined in this year too, but had hard time to figure out what to make this time...
Five small fabric pieces and add some applique, the rest is up to each what to sew.

I`m bringing it with me to the family cabin for the summer, hopefully I`ll finish in time...
I`m bringing 2 knits and lots of fabric + stash for the children to get crafty.... and me ;oD

Have a great summer everyone
all the best hk

7. juli 2011

Purple v-neck cardigan

I`ve finished the purple v-neck cardigan for Kirsten.
It`s a joy to see that she loves it...

We had a great photo shoot last night, after 22 in the evening!

Jepp, a joy...

It`s a Rauma pattern 201R number 8.
I made size 10 years, used 180 g Rauma Finullgarn (thin woll).
Needles: 2,5 and 3.

I`ve also sewn her a trouser to go with the cardigan. 
It`s a Danish Union-pattern bought at Quiltegaarden, the fabric too.
Pattern number: 20022, size 128.

Love this pattern, if you look closely at the photos you may see that the seam in the side starts in the back and cross over to the front, downwards over the knee. Makes an interesting finish ;oD

Enjoy the day in the sun ;oD it`s gone rain later.....
I`m off tho work shortly... 
All the best, hk :)

6. juli 2011

My first project.....

Working in the candy store makes it hard to not fall for the temptation to by and bring home some goodies...

This lady has a plan...

Had! ehh!### ups! ;oD

My first project was to make a new iron-board cover.....

The children thought it was so fun when I put the iron-board upside down!
I`ve been thinking of making a new one ever since I saw kviltStina had made herself one (enjoy Stinas beautiful blog while looking for her iron-board, I believe it was in the fall 2010! ha ha ha couldn't find it in a hurry! ;oD but enjoy ). Beautiful, love her fabrics. I found the pattern or how to make it in an old "alt om handarbeide" a crafting magazine.

Sewing is a lot easier with a clean and nice iron-board... right ladies?
Sleep tight every one ;oD
Hug hk

5. juli 2011

You`ll never guess......

Things have been happening around here lately...
Some of my knitting, quilting, sewing and blogging friends already know...
I`ve got a job!


It`s kind off "back to my roots" experience.....

When I moved to Trondheim over 16 years ago! I had just finished 4 years of sew-and textile education.But things changed and I ended up with an pre-school teacher education as well...

Now I walk threw the forest, down the hill behind our house and take the bus to this lovely place...I hear birds in the morning and both sun and rain make my short walk a bit magic...I`ve seen deer (Bambi!) and squirrels passing the road and heard an owl...When I wait for the bus, I watch the waterfall and enjoy the great view on top of our local power station.

Entering this house in good time before opening....

It`s so nice when you come over to me and say: hallo :)

Fabrics, bottons, zippers, tread and more ALL day long, three days a week.

Life is good ;oD

I`ve been up-dating my opam list, still got problems with adding photos to my blog post....
Thank you all for visiting me.
All the best hk

30. juni 2011

Still Quilting :)

I`m still Quilting!

Let call it S L O W progress :)
I think I might bring this one with me for the summer holidays...

hugs hk :)

28. juni 2011

Monday knit`in :)

What to do when fever is high, your head is filled with cotton and
your throat feels like it`s filled with broken glass?  
In my case: It`s all about cold relief med`s, lots of tea and knitting....
 I boarded the living room sofa with a good view of the rest of the floor and got some serious knitting done. No sleeping beauty here.... The children gave me goooood space... knitting, voiceless and coughing... they easily got my attention, sitting in the middle of everything :oD

 pooooor mommy....

So knitting it was...

Allllll Mondayyyyy   :oD

The purple v-neck vest for Kirsten and my Sea Blue Rib Delight are coming along nicely...

Just a few cm left....Yey!
Had to try it on.... 

This is how it looks like on the hanger.

Do you see my markers? I love them....
Just the neck left and attach the short arms :)

Thank you ladies for visiting my blog and a special thank to you who live some words behind...
Got lots to tell and some photos to show.... :oD

Till later
All the best hk :)

22. juni 2011

Pink Little Lady

Trying to blog from Picasa 3..... Hopefully this will look ok on my blogg too!

Yes! I did it....Yey... ;oD

Have a great day everyone...lots of hugs :)

Posted by Picasa

Finally, hopefully.....Getting there.... ;oD

Hello ;)

Still here.....

I can not believe that over 2 months has passed by! Where did all the days go?

 Still trying to post photos of my beautiful Pink Little Lady...
After resizing over 200 photos in Picasa net album.... I thought I would be done with the blogging problems...!

But obviously not!

Hugs from Hanne

30. mars 2011

Pink Little Lady

I got a tip on trying to blog from Picasa.... so here I go! Is`nt Pink Little Lady beautiful.... If I can find this pattern in larger size I might knit this model for Kirsten (DD) in xs or something close to 9-10 years. I had a bit trouble to fit the lace pattern into the short rows, but when I "got the hang of it" it`s working great. It`s from Drops design for children/baby number 20. Pattern : 20 - 14. Pin 3,5 and Drops baby wool from stash. YeY!

Have a great evening everyone :) 
All the best hk


I`ve been knitting. This is good, loving it! 
Got the plot off short rows... knitting something new, small and pink from stash yarn - very pleased :)

BUT     I`m upset!

   When I tried to blog the beautiful little thing, I was denied! I can not upload more photos for blogging cause my net-album is FULL! The info that followed with the denied sign said I had to BYE more storage space for my net-album! This is how I found out that: every time you upload a photo in a blog-post it is stored in a net-album (blog-connected!). So if I delete some of these photos in the net-album (for making room for new photos!) they will disappear from my previous blog posts!!!!!!

I`m am seriously provoked!     I`m in shock!    GRRRRRR!     

So now what? 

This is not fun for an blog addictive !!! Blogging photos ARE more than half the fun! Is`nt????

I LOVE blog-hopping, looking at what all of you have made, the colors, the patterns, the ideas, going from link-to-link :) Finding something new and exiting. I Love it, there are MANY really great ladies out there making wonderful stuff :)    It`s only natural that I like to show photos of what I make too, right?   Even my lovely HB bought me a new camera for last Christmas so I could post better photos!  (I LOVE him too ;oD )

I`m not a computer genius! I know only a few to-do-things on the computer, so if anyone can tell me how to get back on track I would be ever so grateful.

When that is said! 

The sun is shining from an all blue sky on our new 1/2 meter new snow, my youngest is happily home sick in front of the tv! (thank you soooooo for Disney channel!)..... There is dust everywhere, need to do something about that! The dishes need to bee washed, but I`ve dug up an ufo, I haven't been sewing for weeks! I will at least give it a go with the iron!

My Pink Little Lady knit is here on Ravelry.
All the best, hk :)

28. mars 2011

Sea Blue Rib Delight update

Thursday, Friday and Saturday I got some knitting done on my S B R D... :)

Slowly progress :)

Before I`ll do the BO (bind off, avfelling), I want to try it on....
Just in case ;oD

Then there is the arms.... phuuu! :)

All the best hk

21. mars 2011

Annis Shawl

I finished my Annis Shawl Saturday but....

...because I bought the yarn from a friend and the fact she only had one skein of each color I had to use them both. One skein would not be enough. I thought the shawl would be bigger....
The lace will look beautiful stretched out, but I`m not sure of the middle gray part...
The question will be:  

How will it look blocked?  

Or shall I frog it and knit something else? 

I LOVE the Annis Shawl pattern and will absolutely knit it again, in a 100gr skein yarn ;oD

All the best hk :)

17. mars 2011

Annis Shawl

Who knew.....?

co 363, 28 markers on row 8.

I bought the markers at MonaMono blog
I had to use two sets! the ones with the carbine hooks attached too....
Maybe I need to by a set with 30 markers?

.....hmmmm ;oD

Have you seen her new marker / row fish?

Love it....

All the best hk ;)

16. mars 2011

Eleanor cowl

I also finished my Eleanor cowl on Saturday. 

 Now I just need to block it :)

I love the fan-pattern :)

And the yarn left, what am I to knit?

You`ll find more photos on my Ravelry page here.

All the best hk :)

15. mars 2011

The Setesdal set is done :)

Remember the Setesdal cardigan I knitted for Akin Ola, my dear friend Marit`s son?
Well, now I`m done with the set to go with it.

Pants, socks and a hat :)

The pants were done in January, but I needed to finished the elastic band row.
I did that on Sunday and I made a yarn string too.

I made the hat a bit different. I added a chart from the cardigan, then I knitted the strings and sewed them on.

I love these socks. Grandmother thought me the pattern, and I ALWAYS come back and make
a pair from time to time... It`s the heel... there is ROOM for actually a real heel in there.. ;oD

I have uploaded more photos on my Ravelry page here.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and a special thanks to you who leave a trace ;oD
Have a great day everyone.
All the best hk :)

11. mars 2011


Are you ready for lots of photos?
I`m almost done with my "My Garden" top....

Block 1, The Barrow

Block 2, Birdhouses

Block 3, Herb pots

Block 4, The Birdbath

Block 5, Butterfly Garden

Block 6, Window box

Block 7, The Hive

Block 8, Cumquat Tree

Block 9, Crow Cottage

So very satisfied, 9 finished blocks. 
I had put the dove blocks in the corners and the house in the middle before I read the pattern,
their still not in the same place though :) 

Strips leftovers...

Alert! Assembly problems.....
All the log cabin (courthouse steps) sewn around the blocks are sewn the same, 
so the seam allowance met in the end....
Not good! I made sure to iron the seam allowance in opposite directions.....

Now I`m hunting threw my stash for border fabric.
Lynette have made a scrappy border from the fabrics she used in the log cabin strips,
but I think it would look better with one more solid border.

All the best hk