Friday, June 26, 2015

Three pocket tote

I have made two three-pocket totes to give away as presents.
The pattern is "Three Pocket Tote" (TQC401) designed by Karen Montgomery, published by The Quilt Company .

Ran into the woods next to my house to get the picture, got eaten up by mosquitoes. But it is so pretty with the sharp green new growth on the blueberry brush and the pine trees.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Marius Kids Hats

Little boy B's hat that I made earlier was too big, I then had to make two more, maybe one will work. How can resists a 3 year old boy asking? Not me, the grand aunt.
The pattern and yarn (Smart)  is from Sandnes. I will send them off shortly in the mail together with this hat that my mom knitted and I made the pon-pon.
The hat is made from Viking Hobbygarn (autralian wool). Lovely colors for spring!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Infant hat pattern

I have recently knitted quite a few baby hats for charity. My mother-in-law C also wanted to do that, so I knitted this hat as an example, and sent her this pattern:
Use washable baby wool yarn and needles 2,5 mm.
Cast on 68 stitches on 3 needles. Join. Knit 2, perl 2 for 6 inches.
Decrease on rounds as follows:
  1. Knit 2, perl 2 together.
  2. Knit 2, perl 1.
  3. Knit 2 together, perl 1.
  4. Knit1 1, Perl 1.
  5. Slip 1, Purl 1, pull slipped stitch over the perled stitch.
Thread the remaining stitches on yarn and pull tight. Weave in loose ends.
My good old bear in trouble

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pot holders

Another set of double pot holders in Tunisian crochet is done. The pattern is from the book "Hekling og Hakking til kjøkkenet" by Tove Fevang. Yarn used was Schacenmayr Cotton Time (red 0030), and puppets Lyric  cream 05002. This a pattern I use often, everybody wants a set!
I have also a few pictures from a trip south; Grimstad, Norway last weekend.
Hombursund light house
Snowbells- sign of spring

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hooked on hats!

Hats are the perfect knitting project. Cheap, quick and a endless amount of styles available. You can never have enough hats.  For some reason I seem to loose my hats too....

This is the 8th hat I have knitted of this pattern, for me this time! Instead of Rauma Vamsegarn (100 % wool), I used 2 balls of Dale Continga (alpacca and merino wool).
The pattern (in Norwegian) is available for free at Rauma's page (September 2013).
 Had a day off today. My hobbie and I went skiing at Blefjell, Buskerud, Norway. It snowed last night, and the tracks where fresh. Beautiful!

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.

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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!
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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!

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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
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