Sunday, December 23, 2007


GOD JUL! to everyone that has visited my blog and thanks for all comments. I am new to the blog world and I am still trying to consider if this is something I will continue in the new year.
But for now, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone that has visited my blog! GOD JUL OG GODT NYTTÅR!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hats, hats, hats.....

I have seen so many nice hats lately, so I got a kick and started to knit one and then I added another one, and now it is still going on. Some of the patterns are free patterns from internet, others from magazines. Hope you like them too, I enjoy making them. But now I have to start to wrap Christmas presents!

This hat pattern I purchased online from designer "FatCatKnits". The hat is called "Floppy Fairisle Hat". I knitted it in Cascade 220, 100% wool yarn. This hat is my favorite.

This is a free pattern from internet. It is called "An Uoriginal Hat". It is knitted in a yarn called Patons SWS, it is 70% wool and 30% soy, a lovely yarn. This is my daughters favorite.

This was not going to be a hat. I started a felting project using some old Norwegian wool yarn, it was going to be a bag. As you understand, I have not done felting before. I put my project in the washing machine and it came out as a hat. I will try felting again, you will never know what it ends up as.

This is the "Koolhaas Hat" from designer Jared Flood. The pattern is from Interwave knits, Holiday gifts. I made it in Cascade the Heathers, 100% wool yarn. I love to do this pattern. This one I made to fit a man, but it is still too big, so another one is on my needles right now.

This is another hat that the first one I knitted was too big and I knitted a new. I put the big one in the washing machine and it felted just a little, so now it fits. This is a free pattern I found on the net, this time from designer Amy King, and the hat is called "Fake Isle Hat". I used "Noro Silk Garden Lite" yarn and some leftover wool.
Maybe you have a favorite here too. I am not done with hats yet, more to come later!

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Jacket and two quilts!

I finished this jacket, the pattern is from Interwave knits, winter 2006. It is called "a cardigan for Arwen". I used another yarn that the pattern asked for, I used Renaissance from Classic Elite Yarns, 100% wool. Maybe that is why it is a bit too small, and I can already tell that the sleeves will grow longer and longer by the way they are knitted. Anyway, it was fun to make.

This is a wallhanging called "Rustic charm". I made it with fabric from Moda Chocolat collection. It is a 37 1/2" square.

This is a bigger quilt, it is a 64" square, called "Pinwheel pirouette", made from Moda Madeira collection. Both this quilt tops will be machine quilted by my "quilting lady". I will keep her busy next month. I am now trying to set up a store with quilts and dolls for sale on "Etsy", hope to have some quilts set up for sale soon.

Every Christmas I make a new Santa, this is the one for this year. From next year I will start to make more traditional Norwegian "Julenisser", I have already ordered a new book. The snowman is made by a dear friend of mine years ago, he is very cute.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Early Christmas!

Christmas decorating starts early here, and a couple of weeks ago this house was professional decorated. It took a team two days to finish it! The snow is batting that we use in quilts, so if you are a quilter and do not have snow where you live, you know what to do!

I started to put out my Christmas stuff this week end, here is my village, I have the quilt store included...

Stella is a bit too big for the village

I also finished this blanket for my black chair, it is knitted in Pt2, wool yarn, and then felted in the washing machine just a little