Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm waiting for mail from France these days. The book Irrésistibles à tricoter - 0-6 ans is hopefully soon on its way to me.

It's written by Muriela Agator. If you like simple and elegant designs, you have probably already come across some of her designs on ravelry. She writes them in French (of course) and in English. Not all of her patterns are translated into English though.

But if you´re not on ravelry then don't despair. Muriela sells her designs and the book from her shop. Seing her things in the new release will be very existing.

And while we are talking about cool children knitting books, then I look so much forward to this book coming from Annette Danielsen's hands.

Friday, February 17, 2012

All the way from Italy...

...came these shiny bells. They look as if each and every one has been painted and lacquered - one after the other.

The most lovely bells I have ever seen. So I ended up buying the stock of this particular kind. 

It will not be long before I have to use a few of them. But the rest will be saved in a transparant box. Or maybe I should put them all on a long piece of string, and let them do what they do best - jingle.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

For little cold ears...

Later this week we are going to see little Agnes. So I had to make her a little something.

With the leftovers from the cardigan I made for her for Christmas, I knit this funny looking hat.

It's from Drops Design and you can find out how to make it right here for free. The pattern is easy to make and the hat can be finished rather quickly. But it does require that you can read Danish, Norwegian or Swedish...

BUT luckily I were wrong about the language part!! I just found out that the pattern comes in so many other languages. Go have a look at ravelry. :)

For little cold ears..., a photo by lille-ursus on Flickr.

Monday, February 13, 2012

It doesn't need a whole lot of letters... new neon geometric Stag Brooch. Its beauty speaks for itself - at least I think so.

It has already become a did so within a few seconds.  The colourful triangles neatly placed beside each other. Just my kind of style. (A bit of mess wouldn't have done anything either).

I'm sure that I can make room for a similar bear on my tunics and sweaters...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Joys of a Thursday

On Thursday afternoon I got this beautiful, beautiful lot of yarn. To open the cardboard box was a burst of colour and life. I have so high hopes for this quality. The mix of cotton and wool will be perfect for me. 

Once more I gladly bought yarn from
I'm so amazed and satisfied with the colours and the vivid glow, which has been captured in the threads. Skovbær (forest berry) and Appelsinskræl (orange peel). Even the names are cool and kind of marvellous.

He must be a clever and talented man, that Kenneth, who owns Garnudsalg. A man who very clearly knows his way around fibres, and it shows so much that he puts a lot of carefulness, knowledge and passion into the yarns.

My plan is to make a cardigan for myself - I really, really hope that I get to carry out that wish, before I turn the yarn into something for children. That happens far too often for me!

Another lovely moment was this evening.
I heard a knock on our frontdoor, but when I opened the door, there was no one to be seen. But something was - these 2 fine and transparant ice lanterns. Shaped like stars - with a light so soft and welcoming.

I can't tell you how happy they made me and Christian - whom I yelled at right away so he could see them (at first he thought that something had happened to me!!).

Where on earth did they come from, you might ask yourself? Well, right away I knew who would do such a
heartwarming and brilliant act. This sweet woman.

I hope that I can make Dorte and her family just as surprised and happy some day soon...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Crocheted garland for Ida

Crocheted garland by lille-ursus
Crocheted garland, a photo by lille-ursus on Flickr.

I can hardly believe it - I made my first crocheted garland.

A while ago Anne-Sophie asked me whether I would do her a big favour. She wanted to give her dearest friend Ida (whom you might remember is our niece and cousin) a crocheted garland as a part of her birthday present.

Of course I wanted to help, so Anne-Sophie bought the materials and I did the work.

The beautiful garland which I had seen on Karen Klarbæks blog, also came with a free pattern. Perfect for me. Thanks a million to Karen for her generosity.

The pastel coloured bells

And to my pleasent surprise I picked up the crocheting very fast. A new kind of crochet stitch has been added to my mind - and hands! As the very last thing I added fine little bells in pastel colours, which made me think of spring.

Luckily Ida liked the garland...and I need to make more for my own house and garden.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Kiki in the Meadow

                                                                       Source: via Nikki on Pinterest

Some months back I started collecting the pattern and tutorials for wonderful little Kiki in the Meadow. Maybe you can already tell who designed this lovely doll - it's sweet Juliane aka Frk. Skicklig.

The pattern has been a free gift in the magazine Handmade Living - along with very fine and useful tutorials.  Thoroughly prepared and presented in a easily understancable way. Such a wellknown characteristic of Juliane's work.

I have enjoyed it so much to be able to see the talented and gorgeous work from Juliane's hands again. I have really missed her blog, and her always surprising ideas...but probably most of all her sweet mind.

Hopefully I will get Kiki made this winter or spring. Her hair is simply too irresistible...

I'm still here. . .

Hopefully I will get more posts written in the time ahead of us, than I have lately. January has been a very hard and busy month, and I simply haven't had the surplus energy and power to keep my blog rolling.

BUT lets see if February will turn out to be better for me. I'm still here. . .