Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Log Cabin pot holders

My dream has come true, we are now owners of a log cabin in the Norwegian mountains. We are still busy getting installed in the cabin. A log cabin pot holder I have made for the cabin.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jacket for Boy B!

Another cooperation project with mom, hopefully it fits little Boy B, her great grandson.
Yarn: "Hobbygarn" by Viking (Australian Wool)
Pattern: "Tøff genser og lue" by Turid Stapnes , Norwegian weekly magazine "Hjemmet", Issue # 4/2015.

My cat Harry also joined me in the camera session, wanted his picture taken too.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Scrap wool pants

I finally finished this wool pants, just from scraps. I had a copy of a pattern that I used, but some information was missing. When I look at this picture I wonder if I should add more length? I appriciate your opinion!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Vacation 2015

Not much to show for in the crafting section, only these pot holder for my mom (as ordered). I have made many of these, see info in earlier posts.

I had a great week in Lofoten, Norway with my family, parents and uncle. Did get time for some horseback riding at Hov Hestegård, a memorable time "tølting" along the beach.
Icelandic horse Mimir.
I visit the Skral festival in Grimstad and listen to Hozier. <3 <3
Later my husband and I went to England; here are some pictures:
Tracy Park & Golf in Wick
Victoria Park, Bath
The Island Chapel in St.Ives
St. Michael's Mount outside Penzance
The Bear Hotel in  Devizes
My 18 year old son got his driving license this summer, see him drive out of the yard for the first time was a milestone.  He has spent the last fourweeks in the US. He has been a counselor at a summer camp. I even got to read about him in the local paper Leader Telegram! I am very proud of him. The biggest event is though seeing my cabin being built up in the mountains. It actually made me cry the first time I saw it. It should be ready for Christmas. Got to make quilts, curtains, and furniture this fall!
Now back to work!

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.

Linking up to TGIFF over at chezzetcook modern quilts.

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.

Linking up to TGIFF at Devoted Quilter.