24 October 2009


I'm enjoying the weekend. After staying at home for one week taking care of sick children, we're finally all well. Today we've been working in the garden, planting tulips (I love tulips in spring!), baking cookies for good friends coming over tomorrow, and lucky me have been both knitting and sewing.

The kids have been needing new slippers for a long time, as the old ones have been too small for too long. During summer, it hasn't really been a problem, but now we're facing the cold season, they do need their slippers.

Made in leather, they're not actually what my sewing machine has been dreaming about, but I quite like working with this material. The leather simply does what it's told (I kind of like that..). And my kids love wearing these - both at home and in kindergarten. The princess slippers are my daughter's (obviously..), for kindergarten. The space ship/planet slippers are my son's, for wearing at home. The difference is that the home slippers have a sheep fur sole, since the floors in this house are rather cold, as the kindergarten slippers don't. They have warm floors over there. And the kids got to choose motifs, of course.

Pattern is from Ohelene (link only in Norwegian). Highly recommended if you have little friends with cold or slippery feet.

18 October 2009

All things green

Hanne has invited me to play the color game by finding 7 green things in my home. To be honest, I sometimes find these blog games kind of awkward, but colors are fun and a big part of the knitting game, so I'll play along on this one.

1. My favorite and very green second hand blouse. I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw this one. I lovelovelove those sleeves!
2. My first knitting bag - I don't know how I survived without it.
3. Lovely green yarn waiting to become...maybe a pair of gloves?
4. My favorite teacup, ready to be filled with my favorite tea for the moment.
5. "La storia" by Elsa Morante. Little people in the middle of World War II in Rome. I read this book this summer, while in Italy. Fascinating, sad, and very well written. Read it!
6. My green notebook. I write all kinds of stuff in this one, but most of the time I draw.
7. My spider shawl, made years ago.

I'd like to invite Ann, Lucy and Mette to play with 7 yellow things!

11 October 2009

Autumn love

This September was the 5th warmest ever where I live. No weather for wool clothes or all those highly appreciated wool accessories. And there is something about autumn - to me, autumn is wool, candles, knitting, a cup of tea, mushroom hunting and novels. I kind of expect it to be colder, so when it's not, I don't know how to appreciate it. Call me neurotic or whatever..

When October finally arrived, the long longed for frost nights and chilly mornings came with it. Finally I get to wear favorite colored wrist and neck warmers. It makes my day!

05 October 2009

Angle revisited

Grafting complete, loose ends fastened and edges finished - my purple Angle is off the needles. I must admit I like this pattern, it's a fun one. And I like those colors. Now I must find a baby to wear it. In my opinion, the color combination works for both boys and girls.

The pattern is updated with enhanced readability, layout and a few modifications for better sizing. If you've already purchased this pattern, a download link for the updated version have been sent to your Paypal e-mail address. For others interested in the pattern, it is available for purchase in my store.

Angle [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Angle (Lille vinkel) by Tora Frøseth
Size: 6 months
Needles: 3.0 and 3.5 mm
Yarn: About 150 g of Hifa 2