Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tea Time Quilt

Tea Time Quilt in the snow at Vegglifjell, Norway.
Fabrics used was Christmas Play and Chinese Fan from Panduro Hobby, Kona Snow (for sashing) and some scraps. The pre-cut fabric was very inaccurately cut, so I had to trim them down to 4,5" before piecing. Blocks are  the traditional 9-patch blocks. Quilted in the ditch on my Bernina Aurora sewing machine. Sizee of quilt is 50 times 80 inches.
Here is a small tutorial on the very versatile 9-patch block. 
Sew together 9 4,5" blocks. To get the pattern in this quilt, place dark red (small squares) in the middle, varied colored blocks in the corners and remaining blocks are sashing colored fabric.
Cut the block in the middle diagonally and horizontally.
Rotate blocks as in the picture above.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Marius Sweater and Hat


«Basert på MARIUS® mønsteret, designet i 1953» Hand knitted by Mona Sundøen Biteny 
This sweater was designed in 1953 by Unn Søiland Dale and named after the downhill skier Marius Eriksen. It was inspired by traditional Norwegian sweaters.
Pattern:"Tema 15 - "Voksne/Klassikere" by Sandnes Garn. The sweater I knitted is a mix of two patterns from this book. Yarn: Smart from Sandnes Garn
 I am now certified to sell hand knitted MARIUS® products!
 
Selfie of happy lovely Miss J wearing her new sweater!
Linking up to Rainbow Hare.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"In from the Cold" Table Runner and Placemats

Fabric is "In from the Cold" by Kate Spain for Moda. Design is my own, a simple design is requires for such a pritty fabric line. The picture is taken at Vegglifjell, near Hardangervidda National Park in Norway. From the scraps, I made two placemats, which will be christmas presents for my Uncle R.
I had to make another hat to, for my sister M for christmas.
And I have made a bon-bon for this hat, knitted by my mother. It will be a christmas present for her great-grandson B. Fun with those family projects!

I want to wish all my blog friends Happy Holidays!

Linking up to Wool On Sundays at Rainbow Hare.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crochet Potholders again!

Sorry about the cat tail, could NOT tget mayself take it out of the picture!
Another set of potholders are done, a christmas present for my sister-in-law Mrs A. They are made by tunisian crochet with scalloped chrochet edged and two layers. The pattern is a variation from the book "Hekling og hakking til kjøkkenet" by Tove Fevang.
 I used SMC Cotton Time yarn. I love this yarn, it does not split when crocheting. The importer to Norway is bankrupt, so hopefully somebody else will start importing the yarn. Or I have to start looking for a good cotton alternative.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Morning Sanctuary Table Runner

This table runner I finished very late last night. The runner is a prize in the christmas raffle in my mothers charity. I was very happy with the result, I love the bird print!
Pattern: "Morning Star Runner", Pattern Number 5027 by Sew&Sew Quilts &Fabric Design
Fabric:"Winter Sanctuary" by Henry Glass & Co
Linking up to TGIFF at "What a hoot Quilts"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Arctic snowman sweater

I can see little boy B running in the woods with this sweater on!
The sweater is a project my mother started, I only knitted one arm and pieced it together. The pattern was given in the norwegian magazine "Familien" number 1, 2014. The pattern can also be found in the book "Klassisk småbarnstrikk" by Tove Fevang.
Yarn: Sisu by Sandnes Garn
                                    
Picture borrowd from samlaget.no

Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Jack Wolfskin hat

I got sooo many almost finished projects, here are the easy  hats again. A new beige one to go with my new Jack Wolfskin winter parka. The parka was purchased in Berlin a bit ago, where I also took this picture:
Berlin TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany
I made a red one too. I am hooked. I now gave the needles to my mother, so I can work on something else.
Yarn: Easy from Sandnes Garn
Pattern: Sandnesgarn Kit 21

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hats Giveaway!


I love these hats, to knit an wear, and have made at least 10 of them. 
Yarn: Easy from Sandnes Garn
Pattern: Sandnesgarn Kit 21

Would you like one of these hats?
Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner next Sunday November 2nd. Specify which color; green or red! Good luck!

Don't forget to head over to Rainbow Hare Quilts for her link-up!


Update:
Giveaway is closed. With help of Random Integer Generator; the winners are Kim and CraftyCreate

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Viking Socks


A pair of machine washable wool-mix socks are done, they fit me good. I have a cold, so this pair will be warming my tootsie in front of the fireplace tonight.
Yarn: Viking of Norway Sporstragg, 2 balls, size 37-39
Pattern on the back of the yarn label!
Needles: 3,5 and 4 mm
My husband and son just got back from a trip to Scotland. They knew I would love this display!
H&M in Edinburgh, Scotland we believe..

Monday, September 29, 2014

More Easy Hats!

I have made quite a few of these hats, this time for my pretty relative Miss C, who spent this weekend with us up in the mountains. She had forgotten to bring a hat, but I mended that friday night. She looks great with a norwegian fjord horse at Langedrag Mountain Farm and Wildlife Park.
Yarn: Easy from Sandnes Garn
Pattern: Sandnesgarn Kit 21
Here are more pictures from this weekend:
Lynx
Arctic Fox
Syninglie, Nesbyen, Norway