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, 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!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Log Cabin pot holders

My dream has come true, we are now owners of a log cabin in the Norwegian mountains. We are still busy getting installed in the cabin. A log cabin pot holder I have made for the cabin.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jacket for Boy B!

Another cooperation project with mom, hopefully it fits little Boy B, her great grandson.
Yarn: "Hobbygarn" by Viking (Australian Wool)
Pattern: "Tøff genser og lue" by Turid Stapnes , Norwegian weekly magazine "Hjemmet", Issue # 4/2015.

My cat Harry also joined me in the camera session, wanted his picture taken too.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Scrap wool pants

I finally finished this wool pants, just from scraps. I had a copy of a pattern that I used, but some information was missing. When I look at this picture I wonder if I should add more length? I appriciate your opinion!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Vacation 2015

Not much to show for in the crafting section, only these pot holder for my mom (as ordered). I have made many of these, see info in earlier posts.

I had a great week in Lofoten, Norway with my family, parents and uncle. Did get time for some horseback riding at Hov Hestegård, a memorable time "tølting" along the beach.
Icelandic horse Mimir.
I visit the Skral festival in Grimstad and listen to Hozier. <3 <3
Later my husband and I went to England; here are some pictures:
Tracy Park & Golf in Wick
Victoria Park, Bath
The Island Chapel in St.Ives
St. Michael's Mount outside Penzance
The Bear Hotel in  Devizes
My 18 year old son got his driving license this summer, see him drive out of the yard for the first time was a milestone.  He has spent the last fourweeks in the US. He has been a counselor at a summer camp. I even got to read about him in the local paper Leader Telegram! I am very proud of him. The biggest event is though seeing my cabin being built up in the mountains. It actually made me cry the first time I saw it. It should be ready for Christmas. Got to make quilts, curtains, and furniture this fall!
Now back to work!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Three pocket tote

I have made two three-pocket totes to give away as presents.
The pattern is "Three Pocket Tote" (TQC401) designed by Karen Montgomery, published by The Quilt Company .

Ran into the woods next to my house to get the picture, got eaten up by mosquitoes. But it is so pretty with the sharp green new growth on the blueberry brush and the pine trees.

Linking up to TGIFF over at chezzetcook modern quilts.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Marius Kids Hats

Little boy B's hat that I made earlier was too big, I then had to make two more, maybe one will work. How can resists a 3 year old boy asking? Not me, the grand aunt.
The pattern and yarn (Smart)  is from Sandnes. I will send them off shortly in the mail together with this hat that my mom knitted and I made the pon-pon.
The hat is made from Viking Hobbygarn (autralian wool). Lovely colors for spring!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Infant hat pattern

I have recently knitted quite a few baby hats for charity. My mother-in-law C also wanted to do that, so I knitted this hat as an example, and sent her this pattern:
Use washable baby wool yarn and needles 2,5 mm.
Cast on 68 stitches on 3 needles. Join. Knit 2, perl 2 for 6 inches.
Decrease on rounds as follows:
  1. Knit 2, perl 2 together.
  2. Knit 2, perl 1.
  3. Knit 2 together, perl 1.
  4. Knit1 1, Perl 1.
  5. Slip 1, Purl 1, pull slipped stitch over the perled stitch.
Thread the remaining stitches on yarn and pull tight. Weave in loose ends.
My good old bear in trouble

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pot holders

Another set of double pot holders in Tunisian crochet is done. The pattern is from the book "Hekling og Hakking til kjøkkenet" by Tove Fevang. Yarn used was Schacenmayr Cotton Time (red 0030), and puppets Lyric  cream 05002. This a pattern I use often, everybody wants a set!
I have also a few pictures from a trip south; Grimstad, Norway last weekend.
Hombursund light house
Snowbells- sign of spring