September 28, 2007

September 27, 2007

We need a bigger doll.

I'll even settle for just a dolls head, about the size of a 6-12 months old baby's head.

Doll Lisa is now to small to model the clothes and hats I knit for the babies around me. Beacuse, and this should not come as a shock to anyone, babies grow! Fast!

So I think this is Lisa's last model assignment for a while.

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(As always, you can click the pictures to go to Flickr and take a closer look if you like)

I knit up this baby bonnet for my cousins baby a few weeks ago. It's knit in Rauma Babygarn. It goes with a jumpsuit my mom knit, and I've used the same stitch pattern as she used. The construction of the bonnet is very loosely based on the baby bonnet pattern I knit this summer, from Dale.

(If there is any interest, I can post rought guidelines to how you can knit your own.)

September 25, 2007

Cozy in a cloud

A weekends worth of knitting and I have a brand new, awsome, warm and cozy bolero.

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The yarn is a wool/mohair blend, Alfa, and it's knit on #13 needles.

I wore it to work today and got a few nice comments, then I went straight home and used todays 5 minutes of good light to try to take some decent pictures by myself. I even put on a little bit of lipstick, but that did not seem to help the pictures all that much. Then again, who knows when the sun will be out and shining on my Cloud Bolero again?

September 24, 2007

Lovely socks, and my first meme

Sockpal socks

The lovely RoseRead knit these most excellent socks for me in the Knittyboard Sock Swap. And they are indeed a pair of knittyboard sock. The yarn is bluefaced leicter sock yarn, by dyer extraordinaire: Tigerlilith, and the pattern is by the very talented Momma Monkey! They fit like a dream and are very nice and cozy to wear while relaxing in front of the fire place, knitting.

Thank you so much RoseRead!

Also, I've been tagged by Ladonna, the nauti knitter.

So here it goes, 7 facts about me:
-I've never broken any bones or had any cavities
-Hubby Petter and I only moved in together when Marie was 5 months old. Before that, I shared a house with a friend from collegue and another tennant of hers. What can I say? My family and friends call Petter and me "a true love story".
-I don't eat "knirkemat", food that makes a squeeky sound when it's chewed. Bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, leek and spring onion fall into this category, along with a few other things. I always take the skin off potatoes before eating them.
-I've found out a lot of norwegians mistake me for being from Sweden, and even people from the same part of Norway as me have made hilarious guesses to where I'm from.
-When I was 21 I lost 10 kg, close to 1/5 of my body weight for no reason at all. I looked like a stick insect. Before the doctors could find out why, I'd gained it all again, and it was written off as "metabolism stuff".
-I sleep face down, I have done so since I was a baby. And I snore!
-I can feel one of my ovaries.
-When my friend took me to the delivery room September 17th 2002, after my water broke, we were both a bit bummed because we missed out on an episode of Ally McBeal.

It seems like everyone and their cat has been tagged already! If you're reading this and have not been tagged yet: -Tag, you're it!

September 12, 2007

Oh no, it's one of those "I'm a bad blogger" posts

I use knitting as stress relief some times. Right now I have too much on my plate to even pick up the needles. When I feel stressed and I can't relax with some good wool and nice stockinette stitch my brain starts to tingle and itch.
I'll be blogging and blabbing again by the end of next week. By then I'll be all done re-locating my job and Marie will have turned 5. There are new finished objects to show and some really cute babies in knitwear.