Thursday, September 01, 2005


When browsing through the designs in Teva Durhams book Loop-d-Loop I found loads of favourites of which I present the ones I love the most:

Something cozy for the neck and shoulders.

A handy bag which is supposed to be carried around the shoulder.

A vest with a royal touch...

Bolero in an unusual way.

Very elegant and useful !!

Smart knitted lacy blouse.

Beautiful cables and shape, something I'd definitelly think of doing!

Sooo funky but way too difficult for me, I hate knitting with differrent colours...

Hooded poncho in gnome style.

I like Teva Durhams assymetric designs.

A fancy knitted handbag in Paisley pattern.
This bag could seriously make me reconsider knitting in more colours than one.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Cool books

Oooaahhh ... check out my new knitting books!! The Stich 'n Bitch books are must-haves with their crazy and fun projects, Loop-d-Loop on the other hand contains many smart but at the same time playful outfits and details and last byt not least Special Knits by Debbie Bliss has many patterns for really cute baby garnments. They are all sooo cool:

Many good reading hours this autumn!!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Teva Durham

I want, I want, I want to make myself the Lace Leaf Pullover in the greeenish color below.

So, I need to find a yarn in similar color at a affordable price! I dig Teva Durhams design and am so much looking forward to the Loop-D-loop book by her which I've ordered this week as well as a few other knitting books.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Drops autumn/winter

I've checked the latest Drops Designs in Drops autumn/winter 2005/2006 catalogues and found many favourites:

This grand shawl is the cosiest I've seen. I wish I possessed better crochet skills than I do...

This crocheted skirt is so cool, I reallly m-u-s-t train my crochet skills!

Bolero in Karisma Superwash that I'd definitely want to knit and I love the colours too!

A really nice crocheted sweater!!

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Back to inspiration

Back from vacation in Greece; Athens and the cycladic islands Amorgos and Mykonos.

First two weeks where great but the third week we had to spend in a child hospital in Athens due to a minor disaster at a café in Mykonos town. The waitress who I'd asked for some hot water in order to make cream to my daugther put the cup with the hot water just in front of my daugther and so the accident was evident... five nights sleeping on hospital visitor chairs and spraying my daughters wounds every three hours made me want to sleep the first week back from vacation.

Now I'm starting to get back my knitting inspiration. This week I've been to the Rowan Yarn shop Wincent Garner in Norrtull in Stockholm. I bought yarn for the baby sweater pattern Trellis which will be for my daughter.

Sweet daughter curious about my whereabouts...

I also bargained some Rowan Cotton Wool yarn for her.

Not sure though what I'll do with it.

Zooming in the Beauties!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Anouk progess

The Anouk pattern wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be, but I feel confident that there's gonna be some kind of a pinafore in the end. Even though not exactly as the original pattern describes.

First part of Anouk, size 18 months.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Simple knitting design by Erika Knight

Have been browsing around the net a few months after free knitting patterns and have found lots and lots of them. Since I'm one of those admin geeks, I've printed out many of them and put them in different maps and that kind of things.

And as if that wasn't enough I've visited loads of knit blogs, in my search for these freebies, and been introduced to wonderful knitting books that I also want to lay my hands on. So a few days ago I decided to decrease my knit book wish list, I selected four books, but felt I needed to make a thorough price comparison among relevant book stores on the net: saveoncrafts, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Akademibokhandeln (Swedish), Bokus (Swedish) and Adlibris (Swedish). Ordering from abroad felt to complicated to me with customs costs etc so amongst the swedish net stores Akademibokhandeln had the best total price!

However, today I collected my first knit book parcel from my local grocery store, it's also my local post office, containing "Simple knits for little cherubs" by Erika Knight.

I dig beautiful knitting pattern books!

I found a beautiful jeans pinafore pattern in this book which I want to knit for my daughter!

Noro for my to come KlaraLund!!

Yesterday I went to the yarn store Nysta, which is near the subway station Rådmansgatan in Stockholm, in order to have a look at their Noro Silkgarden yarns. I wanted to see which color combination would suite me best if I'd make myself a Klaralund sweater:

I love this design!

In this very inspiring environment I quickly decided to go for the green/brown color
- so yesterday I came home with this.

My almost esoterically beautiful Noro yarn from another view,
the color resembles a Swedish autumn meadow with heather flowers.

I will start making a KlaraLund as soon as I've finished my baby knitting projects:

  • Anouk design by Kate Gilbert for Knitty
  • Baby Tart design by Cinnamon Cooper for Knitty
  • Baby jacket design by DROPS
  • Teddy Bear design by DROPS
  • "Den lilla lilla tröjan" - a fourties-inspired sweater, design by Ulrika Andersson for ICA förlaget
  • Pippi Sweater design by Yll & Tyll

Monday, May 23, 2005

Unraveling my first sweater

I have this beautiful red pure cotton garnment but it doesn't fit me anymore and none of my sisters or friends seems to want it either. Also I haven't been able to give it away to charity as it is still so fresh. So as I had plenty of time, my 7 month old daugther Anthea was asleep and husband out with a friend I started to unravel my first sweater!!

A baby trolley is a handy tool for a mama like me...

Here is first arm off ... it's already plenty of yarn.

I think I'm gonna make a Bucket Hat from Chicknits for my a sweet Anthea!

Friday, May 20, 2005

A lot of knitting on my mind

Knitting has very much been in my thoughts lately and I think blogging might bring some order in my enthusiastic but not so productive mind right now.