Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Icelandic Sweater with horses

I have used the stitch count and the horse diagram from this free pattern: Sweater with horses.
The remaining design is my own, inspired my my trip to Iceland July 2017.
Knitting needles:5 mm
Yarn:Lett-Lopi by Istex. Colors: garnet red heather 1409, light beige heather 0086,chocolate heather 0867, pine green heather 1407.

The diamond circle by Saltvik Horse Farm, Husavik, Iceland. A 5 day trip with 86 horses and 20 riders.

My crush: Godi of Saltvik farm, above Myvatn, Iceland.

Waiting for the herd to cross as well.
Lunch break, and swapping of horses.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter baskets

Two more of these baskets are done, love this free pattern from The Pink Penguin; Fabric Basket tutorial. Happy Easter to everyone!🐣

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Setesdal inspired knitted cardigan


Getting ready for my big adventure this summer, a week horseback riding trip in Iceland. This cardigan should work well on summer nights, I look forward to use it!
Yarn: Smart by Sandnes Garn
Pattern: Sandes Garn "Tema 15 Klassikere"  for number of stitches, and some of the pattern borders. #madebyme: colors, some pattern borders and raglan design.

Monday, November 28, 2016

North American Wildlife Wall Quilt

 



I purchased this quilt kit in Alaska some years ago, and it is now up in one of the bedrooms in my mountain cabin in Norway.  A great memory from a fantastic trip.
Pattern from Nothern Threads Designs in Fairbanks,Alaska
Purcased at: Sew'n bee Cozy in Seward, Alaska


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Charm Stars Bed Quilt Top


The quilt top is now on the way to the US to the owners (my sister in law and her husband). A friend will do the quilting on a long-arm machine.

Pattern: Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts, Compiled and Edited by Patricia Wilens, Oxmore House and Leisure Arts 1995.
Size approx. 260 * 220 cm.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Men's hat


This quick and easy knitted hat is great as a gift. This is my first one, for my uncle upcoming birthday.
Yarn: Alfa from Sandnes.
Pattern  "Huen til ham" fra Familie Journal(danish).
Knitting needles: 7 mm
Hats for Michael and Johnathan

Monday, September 12, 2016

Setesdal inspired hat


Finished a hat, ready for fall!
I have earlier knitted a pillow with this yarn and pattern, see there for more information.
My hubbie has made some new lamps for the hallway in the cabin. They are made out of some old jam jars, old hamp rope and some plumbing and electrical parts. They look great!
 Also he has made some mug coasters from a tree on the lot.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Curtains for my cabin kitchen


My cabin kitchen curtains are finally done, I am very happy with the result. Fabric and kit from "Stoff & Stil". The challenge was that the tree fabric was not wide enough, so I have to extend it and make it match. I used a YouTube video to figure out how to do this; How to join patterned fabric
I also made a pair of pillows. The pillows are based on pattern: 5 minute pillow covers tutorial by "The Wonder Forest". I made the back overlap wider and added some buttons.
The table and bench are made by my husband, except the table top which is a defective top from "Lom møbler". The table top defect is cut off, then sanded and oiled.  Placemats from Kid Interiør and plates/glass and chairs "Børje" from Ikea.
Kitchen from "Kistefos Møbler". Love the kitchen, but not happy with the customer service.
We have also stained and painted the cabin this summer, very happy with the darker color.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Misty Pines

For Earth day few years ago I entered a Facebook competition hosted by Pine Needles Quilt & Sew, and I won the kit for this quilt. Thank you so much!
It took a while to finish, but I made it! Finished size is approx. 180 times 150 cm.
The quilt will go up in the guest room in my log cabin, it is too nice for the bed!  I will add a sleeve  on the back and get a small birch tree to hang it on from the ceiling.
The pattern was featured in McCall's Quilting Jannuary/february 2013. The quilt is designed by Patti Carey. The pattern is also available from quiltwoman.com, named "Winter Solstice". The fabric is from The Stonehenge Woodland Collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott.

Monday, March 21, 2016

"Setesdal" pillow

Making crafty stuff for the cabin, knitted a pillow for my sons room.
Yarn: Dale alpakka in colors:
"Koksmelert" 1088
"Petroleum" 7572
"Gråmelert" 1042
"Mørk Lyng" 4855
Needles: 3,5 mm
The Setesdal pattern I picked from the pattern booklet:
Sandnes Garn Tema 15 klassikere

I am thinking about knitting myself a jacket with this pattern. This yarn is so soft and great to knit with, but the price is too high.

Hope to enjoy a few days at our new cabin this easter holiday! Happy easter to all!
rainbowhare