Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
All alone am I - Christian back at work for the weekend, Emil has gone swimming and Anne-Sophie left with some of the Christmas presents that needed to be exchanged into something else..... That gives me the chance to blog and knit a little.
I thought that I was going to start on the Cobblestone, but it seems to take a while before that can take place. So now I have started knitting this "while-Christian-makes up-his-mind-about-yarn-scarf". It is a pattern I recently found on ravelry, and it is quite funny and very easy to make. I think that lots of people have made it all ready, but to me it is new and different....
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Now I look forward to making things that have no deadline.... The Cobblestone sweater for my husband is my next project, as well as a new pair of trousers for Emil and perhaps yet another big footed bunny.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
I have always appriciated face to face relations with other people, and I actually didn't think that corresponding through the computer could bring me new and lovely contacts....
This point of view has turned out to be so wrong!!!
I have "talked" to so many lovely people during the last 5-6 months. All very caring, funny and nice and I love reading their comments on my blog (and flickr).
I do however think, that a few of them have said and done such heartwarming and wonderful things, that it really touched my heart....
These 3 caring angels:
Anne (is also the lovely angel "behind" the little angel in the picture - I told you!! They do excist),
I'm very pleased to have "found" you in cyberspace!!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Luckily I finished the scarf in time for Christmas. It is so soft that both Emil and Anne-Sophie have wanted to "wear" it quite a few times lately. ( I must admit I have tried it on too - maybe 1..2...3... times)
I made it in Rowan Cashsoft Baby DK, which is 57 % extra fine merino, 33% microfiber and 10% cashmere. It is definitely not the last time I knitted in that yarn!
To make the scarf a bit different I crocheted some flowers, and in the middle of these I put on some of my favourite buttons from små tekstiler.The tiny bag above is for the cookies and the rest of the baking stuff for our cousin. All I need to do to finish the it, is to embroider her name on a little piece of fabric and sew it on to the bag. I'm getting there!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
I believe that it is essential to take a child's need to create very seriously. To show the child that it is a wonderful way to express oneself and get peace at mind. I try to give my own children the same possibility to be creative with their hands and their minds....maybe that is why I have heaps of fabric and yarn, beads, paper and all that stuff?
At the picture you can see what I have been embroidering lately. A heart with wings. A kit I bought a while ago from a company that unfortunately no longer exists: "Den Røde Tråd". The people behind the company are two fantastic women: Helle and Björk. Helle made this amazing book for children and this one about embroidery in a modern way. Björk is from Iceland and used to be my embroidery teacher at Skals Håndarbejdsskole's evening course.
Well, I had better finish my little heart. It is a present for a sweet and thoughtful woman....
PS. Talking about embroidery you should keep an eye on this website: www.nalin.is, which is an Icelandic shop/website. One of the women who own it, is the mother of a boy who used to go to my son's class. She is extremely good at embroidery and used to go to Skals Håndarbejdsskole and Textilseminariet.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I do know how to upload pictures though, so here is one of my pixies and a little fat Christmas pig on our kitchen table....
Monday, December 10, 2007
I am also soon done with the little white shirt I have been sewing for a 5 year old boy. He loves football and that is why I am embroidering 2 bouncing footballs in the colours of his favourite club - dark green...