fredag den 24. november 2017
De forskellige farver er ikke sådan enormt tydelige at adskille når man lige starter på en ny farve, men på billedet her kan man godt se dig. Jeg er ret tæt på hælen, og jeg synes de bliver så fine.
Glæder mig til at de bliver færdige!
I started my socks. Oh wow, they are so pretty! They are also quite complicated, and I do have to look at the pattern quite a lot.
The different colors are not very clearly distinguished when starting a new color, but they are visible on this photo. I'm very close to the heel now, and I do think they are becoming so pretty.
I'm looking forward to having these done!
torsdag den 23. november 2017
Altså - jeg har lavet ribkanten til kroppen, og det er da en god start.
Der er temmelig lang vej igen, dels kroppens uendelige glatstrik, dels bærestykket med utroligt meget mønster, for ikke at nævne den hårde konkurrence min temmelig høje, temmeligt voksne nevø er oppe imod: Alle de nuttede, frysende babyer i familien.
(Men jeg VIL have den færdig i år, så det skal den nok blive!)
While I do so many other things, I also managed to knit another sleeve for my nephews sweater. AND started the body.
Well - I did the ribbing for the body, and that is a great start.
I have quite a long way to go, first, there is the never-ending stockinette stitch of the body, then the yoke with an enormous amount of pattern, not to mention the competition my quite tall, very adult nephew is up against: All the cute, cold babies in the family.
(But I DO want it finished this year, so I'm sure it will be done!)
onsdag den 22. november 2017
tirsdag den 21. november 2017
Det er da fint, ikke?
The last pair of socks this year are going to be for me. I picked the yarn - it's going to be these pretty mini-skeins that I got for my birthday and got to pick myself in Michigan.
It is beautiful, right?
Mønsteret skal være det her. Det blander farverne rigtig fint, synes jeg, og så må jeg se hvor træt jeg bliver af alle enderne. Mon ikke det går?
The pattern is going to be this one. The colors are mixed in a great way, I think, and then I'll just have to see how sick I get from all the ends. I guess it will be okay?
mandag den 20. november 2017
Jeg har aldrig selv prøvet det, men en af de faste ting på bordet til Thanksgiving, er græskartærte, pumpkin pie. Jeg er ikke sikker på at jeg ville kunne lide det sådan i virkeligheden, men den strikkede version er ret fin!
Thanksgiving is coming up, I think, so we'd better take a look at American food.
I never tried it myself, but one of the things on the table for Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie. I don't feel too sure whether I would like it in real life, but the knit version is very pretty!
søndag den 19. november 2017
De er lavet i Opal garn, i flot lilla og grøn (ja - jeg er også blevet mere positiv i forhold til lilla! Hvad SKER der?) til min niece som fylder 21.
De vejer 70 gram, er strikket på pind 2,5 og jeg tror hun bliver glad for dem. Nu mangler jeg bare dem til mig selv, og så er jeg i mål med mine strømper i år!
The glitter-socks are done. Incredibly early! The birthday is not until December 10th, so I'm almost chocked being THIS early with socks...... I'm not at all used to being this early!
They are made with Opal yarn, in pretty purple and green (yes - I've also become more positive regarding purple! What is HAPPENING?) for my niece who turns 21.
They weigh 70 grams, I used size 2.5 mm needles, and I think she will love them. Now I just need to make the socks for myself, and then I've reached my sock-goal this year!
lørdag den 18. november 2017
Det med at strikke julegaver gør jeg meget sjældent. Jeg synes, det er så stressende! Sidste år blev det til strikkede karklude, og der ryger da lidt strikket under træet ind imellem, men det er ikke hvert år.
Hvordan har du det med strikkede julegaver? Strikker du til nogle? Til alle? Hvor tidligt begynder du for at være klar?
December is REALLY getting close, and the yearly challenge of Christmas presents is also getting closer and closer. I usually buy quite a lot of presents, but I really like it. It is so nice walking around, finding stuff for someone you love, although I guess the US immigrants will have to buy their gifts themselves in Barnes & Noble again this year (there is a package of candy and comics coming up, though).
Knitting Christmas presents is not something I do a lot. I find it so stressful! Last year, I made knitted dishcloths, and there are a few knitted presents under the tree sometimes, but not every year.
How do you feel about knitted gifts? Are you making some? For everyone? How early do you start to get ready?
fredag den 17. november 2017
November er bare sådan en mørk, trist måned. Jeg synes ikke det hjælper med alle valgplakaterne! Jeg er så træt af politikere og alle deres råben op med tomme løfter inden valget, hvorefter de efter valget finder ud af, at ingenting kan lade sig gøre alligevel.
Det er vel altid noget, at mørket skjuler mange af plakaterne godt, og det er fint, at de kommer væk, inden december rigtig starter.
(Men selvfølgelig skal vi jo stemme!)
Ønsker jer en hyggelig fredag derude med noget pænere at se på.
November is just such a dark, sad month. And I really don't think the election-posters help!
I'm so fed up with politicians shouting all their empty promises before the election, and then afterwards discovering how they couldn't do anything anyway.
I guess it's good that the darkness hides a lot of the posters, and it's really good that they will be taken down before December really starts.
(But of course we still need to vote!)
I hope you will all have a nice and cozy Friday with a prettier view than this.
torsdag den 16. november 2017
Another Baby Surprise Jacket is done. This time using 4 mm needles, making it a bit bigger, in some very colorful Noro Kureopatora. Very! My idea was to make something in girly colors for little Baby D. And girly it really is. Including quite a bit of yellow.
Opskriften er jo en klassiker, og det bliver absolut ikke sidste gang jeg strikker den. Den er bare sjov at lave!
Denne her vejer 130 gram, og jeg tror, alle farverne ville passe rigtig fint til f.eks. en god gang pink tøj.
The buttons are really nice and red and they fit quite well, I think.
The pattern is a classic, and it definitely won't be the last time using this pattern. This little jacket is so much fun to make!
This one weighs 130 grams, and I do think all these colors would look nice for instance with very pink clothes.
onsdag den 15. november 2017
tirsdag den 14. november 2017
Det er altså festligt med glimmerstrømper.
Det bliver det næstsidste par strømper i år. For jeg tænker også jeg skal have lavet nogle til mig selv. Må bare lige tage mig sammen så de faktisk bliver til noget! Jeg synes hele tiden, der er 5 ting jeg burde have strikket. Som jeg ikke har gjort. Som er vigtigere. Men altså. Jeg må jo nå det, jeg kan nå, og det KUNNE altså være fedt med et par til mig selv også.
The next pair of socks is coming up. They are for my niece, and she liked both the colors and the glitter. Glitter-socks are so much fun!
These will be the next-to-last pair of socks this year. I do think I should knit a pair for me as well. I just have to make sure they make it too the needles! All the time, I have 5 other things I really should be knitting. Which I havn't done. But that are more important. But still. I'll get around making what I manage, and it really COULD be cool with a pair for me as well.
mandag den 13. november 2017
Høns har det bedst, når de ikke fryser. (Men faktisk fryser de nemmest på kammen. Hvorfor ser man ikke huer til høns?) Så dagens opskrift er en lille hønsesweater. God fornøjelse!
My brother has chickens. Four cute, hungry, brown chickens, who come running while they cluck, whenever you come near. They MIGHT get food!
Chicken are at their best when they are not cold. (But actually, they get cold most easily on their combs. Why can't you find hats for chicken?) So today's pattern is for a tiny chicken sweater.
søndag den 12. november 2017
Hos Salling var julepynten sat op. Inklusive Aalborg i Lego. DET var fint!
Jeg er så imponeret af Musikkens Hus, og det var flot også som model.
I really don't get to Aalborg that often. Even when I'm visiting my family, we usually don't get into town, but out in the woods. So yesterday was a surprise! We spent the morning in the city and even visited a café! At Salling, the Christmas decorations were up. Including Aalborg build in Lego. THAT was really pretty!
I'm so impressed by "Musikkens Hus" (music house), and it looked amazing as a model as well.
Hvordan garnet faktisk smagte ved jeg ikke, men det var lidt vådt da han var gået igen......
Nå ja - jeg har næsten fået strikket en Baby Surprise Jacket til. Den må I se når den er færdig.
We met my nephew and his family, and they were invited home. The little one really liked my Noro-yarn, and I guess some "classic literature" didn't hurt him, even at this young age? The books by Elizabeth Zimmermann are good to know.
How the yarn tasted, I don't know, but it was a bit wet after he had left......
Oh well - I almost finished another Baby Surprise Jacket. You'll see it when it's done.
lørdag den 11. november 2017
Glæder mig til at se babyen når hun har født, og skal altså lige have strikket lidt mere til det lille pus.
It was a really lovely day yesterday. We started by having brunch in Aarhus. It was tasty and cozy, and I really enjoyed spending the day with my niece.
I'm looking forward to seeing the baby once she gave birth, and I do need to knit a bit more for the baby.
Garnkisten. Det var et værre vejr udenfor, så det var ekstra dejligt at komme ind i varmen!
Der er altid et godt udvalg og god betjening. Det er bare en hyggelig butik!
Denne gang købte jeg så garn til en kjole-body, i det blødeste uld med lidt cashmere. Det bliver SÅ lækkert, tror jeg!
Vi gik en god tur i regnen, og var også forbi "Gazelle-garn" inden jeg skulle videre til Aalborg.
Of course, we went to Garnkisten. The weather was horrible outside, and so it was even better getting inside in the warmth!
There is always a great assortment and the best service. This shop is really nice!
This time, I bought yarn for a combined dress/bodystocking. It's some very soft wool with a bit of cashmere. I think it will be SO perfect for a baby!
We took a good walk in the rain and also visited "Gazelle yarn" before I was continuing to Aalborg.
Hende her er blevet stor, men stadig sjov. Hun ved godt, hvad hun vil!
All afternoon and evening I spend with first my other niece, and then with my nephew and his family. These days are really efficient and nice, letting me see almost of them! I just missed their brother staying in Copenhagen. I'll have to invite him soon.
This one really grew big, but she is still fun! She knows what she wants!
Nu er jeg så i Aalborg. Det er nu hyggeligt med familie, som man må invitere sig selv hjem til.
This one also really grew! He is a quite a patient soul, and did his very best to be around his sister, not missing out on any of her fun ideas.
So now I'm in Aalborg. It is wonderful having a family that you can invite yourself home to!