torsdag den 26. november 2015
Jeg ved ikke med jer, men jeg synes godt nok, i år er lidt mere udfordret end normalt. Når jeg nu ikke er så meget hjemme, og butikkerne som regel har lukket når jeg har fri, så skal der vel købes en del gaver
1) i Sverige
2) på nettet
3) på Fanø? (når jeg nu slår et smut forbi på lørdag. Uh, det bliver hyggeligt!)
Jeg er for længe siden holdt op med at lave den helt store julegaveproduktion i strik. Gør I andre det? Måske bliver det til en enkelt (lille) en i år.
Hvad gør december mest hyggelig hjemme hos dig? Her står julete, julekager og dejlig julemusik meget højt på listen.
It's impressive, but still..... Every year, Christmas seems to be sneaking up on you from behind. Every year! December arrives with lots of tasks and cozy times, and suddenly, everything needs to be ready.
I don't know about you, but I do think this year is a bigger challenge than usual. Since I'm not at home a lot, and the shops mostly are closed when I'm home, I guess more gifts should be bought
1) in Sweden
2) on the internet
3) on Fanø? (when I'll visit shortly on Saturday. It will be so nice!)
It's a very long time since I knitted away to make presents. Do you still do that out there?
Maybe it will be a single (small) knitted gift this year.
What makes December special in your home? Here, it's Christmas tea, cookies and lovely Christmas carols that are my favorites.
onsdag den 25. november 2015
tirsdag den 24. november 2015
Så er det jo heldigvis ikke værre.....
Nu er den sendt af sted, og så håber jeg, han kan bruge den.
This is the sweater WITH a bit of extra red.
It's not worse than this......
Now it's in the mail, and I really hope he can use it.
All this weekend, I have been knitting like crazy and done my very best to get the sweater for my nephew done. I was sewing as much as possible yesterday, and today, it joined me in the train.
Så skulle jeg lige vaske den........
Suk. Den røde sol har smittet lidt af. Lidt klorin og eddike har ikke hjulpet enormt meget. Nu tørrer den, og i eftermiddag ryger den altså afsted til USA. Måske min søster kan gøre mirakler? Eller måske bare give den en anelse lysebrun farve. Eller noget.
Øv, hvor er det bare træls!
It did get done! Finished and beautiful, and with a total weight of 715 grams.
Then I just wanted to wash it.......
Sigh. The red sun bled a little. A bit of chlorine and vinegar didn't help very much. Now it's drying, and this afternoon, it will be shipped to the US. Maybe my sister can work miracles? Or just dye it slightly light brown. Or something.
This just sucks!
mandag den 23. november 2015
Denne her hue bliver til minde om alle de mange snemænd. Selv om det er en babyhue, tænker jeg nok, den i et snuptag kunne laves og bruges til en voksen også......
Quite a few snowmen have been born in Denmark this pas weekend. I suppose most of them will have a short life!
This hat is in remembrance of all the many snowmen. Although it's a baby-hat, I guess it wouldn't take a lot of planning to make it for an adult instead......
søndag den 22. november 2015
Det er den 4. Bella (HAR talt efter), men den første som kjole. Vældig sød, som altid, og dejlig at strikke.
Denne er strikket i Viking mælkegarn, indkøbt i Nykøbing F. Den vejer 95 gram og er dejligt blød. Glæder mig til at se babyen!
The dress for little Ida, my colleagues daughter, is done. It was really fast! Helped by a knitter's trip to the movies to watch James Bond, it only took one week from I cast on till the last bit was sewn.
It is the fourth Bella (I counted), but the first one as a dress. Really pretty, as always, and lovely to knit.
This one was made with Viking milk-yarn, bought in Nykøbing F. It weighs 95 grams and is wonderfully soft. I'm looking forward to seeing the baby!
You also need to see the view........ Friday, when they talked about a snow-storm coming, it didn't seem very likely, but we did get snow! I wonder how long it will hang around.
lørdag den 21. november 2015
Det er lidt irriterende, at man kan se, hvordan jeg strikker meget mere ujævnt hvor det bliver flerfarvet, men jeg satser på, at en vask kan jævne det godt ud.
Den sidste uge har budt på ikke bare arbejde, men også sociale ting hver eneste dag/aften. Pyh, hvor var det godt at lande i sofaen i går! Helt alene. Med strikketøj. Satser på at denne dag kan gå med noget af det samme, for hvor jeg trænger!
I've been to Gothenborg again. The entire train-ride was used on my nephews sweater, and it really helped a lot! I still need to do quite a few rows in the chart, but it should be possible to do them over the weekend.
It is a bit annoying how my knitting changes and becomes more rough when I knit intarsia, but I do hope a nice wash will even it up.
The last week not only came with work, but also with sociability every single day/evening. Oh my, it was great to land on my couch last night! All alone. With my knitting. I do hope this day will end up a bit like that, too, since I really need it!
fredag den 20. november 2015
Bladene faldt ret godt af og ligger nu i våde bunker over det hele.
Når det er lyst, er det pænt. Når det regner og er mørkt, ville man bare gerne blive i sengen.......
After some very bright and lovely days here and there, I really think November hit. Hard.
Rain, darkness and wind.
The leaves fell of very efficiently and are lying in wet piles everywhere.
When the sun is up, it's pretty. When it's rainy and dark, you just want to stay in bed.......
Det er hyggeligt, at julelysene så småt er kommet op, selv om jeg ikke helt kan forholde mig til, at det allerede skulle være tid til det. Vi behøver lidt lys!
The poor, naked trees!
It's really nice how the Christmas lights have been lit here and there, although I can't cope with the fact that it's that time of the year already. We need a little light!
torsdag den 19. november 2015
Ihvertfald - nu skulle det gerne rykke! Selv om den så først bliver klar til at sende næste weekend. Mon ikke pebernødder smager godt selv om man er en uge inde i december?
Finally I got started on the picture in front of my nephews sweater. It surely took some time! Especially when I tell you that my plan was to get it done and mailed by the middle of November, so that they would get December-stuff in the package, in time for the actual month. But this is how it ends up when you don't knit the stuff you should have knitted......
Anyway - NOW it needs to get done! Although I can't mail it until next weekend.
I guess peppernuts (cookies) will taste good even though December is a week old!
onsdag den 18. november 2015
tirsdag den 17. november 2015
Billedet kom, og så hænger jeg vel på den?
Det bliver endnu en Bella, denne gang som kjole. Mønsteret er så smukt og ligner en million, selv om det er ret hurtigt at strikke. Ikke værst!
My colleague, who gave me 4 days of introduction, had a pretty little girl. I have told her, that I would knit something for the baby, if she send a picture.
The photo came, so I guess I have to keep my promise?
It will become another Bella, this time as a dress. The pattern is really pretty and looks very special, although it's a quick knit. Not too bad!
mandag den 16. november 2015
Dagens hue er lavet som en reaktion på weekendens hændelser, og jeg kan bare dele den her.
Strik den og vis din sympati, strik den for at holde hovedet varmt, eller strik den mens du prøver at finde hoved og hale i det hele.
It is very, very difficult to understand what's happening in Europe right now. The borders are closing, refugees are coming in endless numbers, and Paris was hit by terror.
Today's hat was made as a reaction to this weekend, and I can just share it here.
Knit it and show sympathy, knit it to keep your head warm or knit it while you try to get a grip on everything.
søndag den 15. november 2015
The back for my sweater that I got for my birthday is finished. I knitted the top and the sides. My gauge is not perfect, so I made it a bight longer and wider.
If I happen to get a lack of yarn, the sleeves will be done in several pieces and then one of the pieces will have another color.......
lørdag den 14. november 2015
Den er blevet ret fin, synes jeg, og jeg tror faktisk at den kommer til at passe rigtig fint til ham der skal have den.
Nu skal den så bare sendes, så hans mor kan få en dejlig overraskelse.
The robot vest is done! Once the pattern was done, it didn't take long to do the rest. Nothing like a nice movie to help you finish up......
I really like how it turned out, and I do believe it will fit him perfectly, since I think it ended up like a size 2-3 years.
Now I just have to mail it and give his mother a nice surprise.
Vesten er strikket på pind 3,5 og 4 mm. Jeg har brugt 170 gram wollmeise DK, og mønsteret er herfra.
Dermed er jeg nået op på 8 kg strikket garn i år. Ikke dårligt!
The buttons fit nicely, I think, and those were the last robot buttons, so no more robots on this webpage for a while.
The vest was made on size 3.5 and 4 mm needles. It took 170 grams of wollmeise DK, and the pattern is taken from this place.
And so I have knitted 8 kilos of yarn so far this year. Not bad!
fredag den 13. november 2015
Sweateren til min søsters ældste er faktisk snart klar til et billede! Der mangler en smule af det ene ærme og lidt forstykke, og så er jeg klar. Egentlig havde jeg planlagt at den skulle være færdig nu. Det er den ikke. Der er potentiale for at den vokser. Hvis jeg strikker lidt mere.
This photo looks like it's upside-down. What it is...... But the pieces of the sweater are turning the "right" way.
The sweater for my sister's oldest boy is almost ready for the picture! I still need to make a bit of one sleeve and a bit of the front, and then I'm ready. I actually planned for it to be done by now.
It's not. It has potential for growth. If I knit a bit more.