lørdag den 25. oktober 2014
Nu er det færdigt. Det er ikke blevet helt så bredt som jeg havde håbet. Måske har jeg brugt lidt for tynde pinde? Det blev pind 3,75 mm, for den var af træ og kunne komme med på flyet.
Enderne skal selvfølgelig hæftes, og så må jeg lige se, hvor langt jeg kan trække i det, når det skal spændes ud. Det er såmænd pænt nok, jeg havde bare tænkt det lidt anderledes.......
When at Fanø, I bought that big skein of yarn with 12 little skeins. It became my airplane-knitting while on vacation, and I wanted it to become a stole for warming the shoulders.
Now it's done. It didn't turn out as big as I hoped. Maybe I used needles that were a bit too small? I ended up using 3.75 mm needles, since they were made from wood and great for planes.
Of course I need to sew in the ends, and then I'll have to see, how much I can pull it when blocking it. It looks nice, I just imagined it a bit different.......
fredag den 24. oktober 2014
Det var meget skønt. Især, fordi det ikke altid er sådan, at der er meget tid til at strikke i hverdagen.
Det sidste par strømper jeg strikkede, er til min ældste niece. Hun havde fødselsdag for en måned siden, så de er noget forsinkede. Men pyt.
Garnet er håndfarvet Arwetta, som jeg købte på Bornholm. Det er vist ikke lige, fordi hun synes hun mangler strømper i gul, pink og lilla, men jeg syntes, det var en fin kombo! Nu kan hun finde sine fødder.......
Med de strømper færdige er der så sket det fantastiske, at jeg IKKE længere er bagud med fødselsdagsstrømper! Det er en skøn følelse.
While on the congress and on vacation, I had the most wonderful amount of time for knitting! Actually, I made 2.5 pairs of socks in a bit less than 2 weeks. Well - apart from the hats, you know, and most of the birthday-shawl!
It was just great. Especially, since I don't always have a lot of time for knitting on a normal day.
The last pair of socks finished is for my oldest niece. Her birthday was a month ago, so they are somewhat delayed. But never mind.
The yarn is hand-dyed arwetta sock yarn, bought on Bornholm. I guess she didn't think she needed socks in yellow, pink and purple, but I liked the combo! Now she can always find her feet......
With these socks done, the amazing thing happened that I'm no longer behind with the birthday-socks! Feels great.
torsdag den 23. oktober 2014
When I was visiting Ann Arbor, I went with my sister to downtown. So nice! We started out having breakfast at a cafe in town. It was actually very nice having breakfast without (very) impatient kids!
The colors of the treas were incredibly beautiful right. It is the very area in the US with the prettiest trees. Everywhere are bright colors in the most amazing, almost flourescent colors!
In the middle of town there is a square with a - well - M. If you step on it before passing your first exam, you will never become anything......
I do think I passed plenty of exams, so I dared stepping on it! No photos were taken, though, so it was never proofed to happen!
Squirrels were everywhere. Large and fat and ready for winter. Actually very cute, too.......
We passed the big "Law Library" that looks like the dining-hall at Hogwarts. Very impressive! The lady at the information-desk stared at us mistrustful. Maybe she had good reasons for that?
To my sister's horror I took a photo of my sock. Of course! (Didn't make the lady stare any less, I can assure you!)
Taking photos of socks were not forbidden.......
The trip ended in an American book-store where I spent a few nice hours looking in knitting books. Till I had enough! Can you believe it..... But then I looked at other books. And drank coffee. I LOVE American book-stores!
tirsdag den 21. oktober 2014
Men lige så godt kan jeg lide at komme hjem! Jeg ved ikke noget bedre end at lande i Kastrup og vide, at nu er jeg hjemme.
Lejligheden var heldigvis fin og fuglene glade og mætte herhjemme.
Kufferten blev tømt, og jeg fik kigget på, hvad der var kommet med mig tilbage.
Fødselsdagsgaven - den fine heldragt - var selvfølgelig med. Den blev også brugt i går aftes, for hold da nu op, hvor er det blevet blæsende og efterårs-koldt! Den er utroligt dejlig at have på. Meget blød og varm, selv om der ikke er skabt naturmaterialer i den. Tak, Frikker!
As you know, I really like traveling. It is wonderful entering the plane and end up new or well known places. Away from the everyday life.
But just as much, I love coming home! I know nothing better than landing in Copenhagen Airport, knowing I'm home now.
Fortunately, the apartment looked good and the birds were happy and had enough food.
The suitcase was emptied, and I got to look at what I brought back.
My birthday present - the nice onesie - came back with me, of course. I even used it last night, since Denmark has become so very windy and fall-chilly! It is wonderful to wear. Very soft and warm, although it doesn't have even one thread of natural materials in it. Thank you, Frikke-family!
Limen kom med på de varmeste anbefalinger fra min mindste nevø. Det bruger de nemlig i hans skole, og det limer ALT! (Moster, er du ikke glad for at du købte den?)
I also brought some American classics home. Pumpkin because.... Well, because it was there, and it could be fun to try using it for cooking!
The glue came with the warmest recommendations from my youngest nephew. They use it at his school, and it glues EVERYTHING! (Moster, aren't you happy you bought it?)
De andre popkorn skal bare i mikroovnen. De er så fine med alle de forskellige farver majs!
Der er også kommet strikkeblade med hjem. Ting til nogle venner. Mit garn. Det er hyggeligt at åbne kuffert!
Caramel-popcorn. Yum. I love caramel-popcorn! Ever since I tasted them in England when I was an au pair. This is the first time I had luck finding them and it will be very exciting to try them!
The other popcorn are for the micro-wave. They look so pretty with all the different colors!
I also brought home some knitting magazines. Stuff for friends. My yarn. It is so nice unpacking the suitcase!
mandag den 20. oktober 2014
Jeg tror, man skal tænke hønsestrik på amerikansk, men sjovt er det!
Mon ikke man kunne bruge mønstrene til noget andet spændende også? En hue, en taske eller en sweater.
Halstørklædet finder du her.
In a little less than 2 weeks, it's Halloween-weekend. It's not quite started being celebrated in Denmark yet, so here is something you can have fun with for somewhat longer.....
I think, you need to think hønsestrik the American way, but it's fun!
I think the patterns could be used for other stuff as well? A hat, a bag or a sweater.
The scarf is right here.
søndag den 19. oktober 2014
Jeg ved ikke helt, hvad jeg havde forestillet mig. Noget som Fanø. Større. Men altså - hvor meget større kunne det være?
Det kunne så være ret stort! Da vi kom, var der en parkeringsplads på størrelse med noget, man ellers ser udenfor Disneyland. Der var ikke helt fyldt, men vi kom også tidligt.....
Today was the day for my first trip ever to Rhinebeck. "New York State Sheep and Wool Festival". I had really been so excited about this!
I'm not sure what I imagined. Something like Fanø. Bigger. But really - how much bigger could it be?
It turned out to be huge! When we arrived, the parking lot was like something you see outside Disneyland. It wasn't filled, but we arrived early......
Right inside the entrance was the sign-post. A total "Kodak moment"! So here we are. Dorina on the right, Corrina in the middle and myself on the left. SO ready.
Inside, it looked like this. A lot of barns on both sides of a road. With little shops in between the houses as well. Oh - and this was just a corner of it!
Every barn was huge! There were little shops all the way down on both sides, and it was almost impossible remembering where you saw what. Since there was a total of 15 barns! Oh well. There were other buildings with other activities as well. That I didn't have time to see.
Men der skete ingenting. De ser vildt søde ud sådan nogle!
In some of the buildings, there were animals. Sheep, goats and even llamas. I thought of poor captain Haddock who was really spit on in South America and was a bit worried to stand in front of them....
But nothing happened. They look so cute!
Hvis bare jeg havde haft plads i kufferten......
Of course there was yarn too. Mountains of yarn! All kinds of hand-dyed yarns. Each softer and more delicious than the last one. Yummy!
If only I had space in my suitcase.......
Generelt var der ekstremt mange flotte strikkede ting. Det var virkelig hyggeligt bare at kigge på andres tøj!
I was wearing my Temple flower. Just because it's so nice and Danish design. Actually, a lot of people asked me what it was!
There were an amazing amount of beautiful knitted stuff. It was so nice just looking at other people's clothes!
When you leave Rhinebeck, it looks like this. Of course.
Vil jeg til Rhinebeck igen? Det ville ikke være tosset.......
I really behaved, though, and only bought 3 skeins of yarn. A big skein of lace-yarn in beautiful blue shades and 2 skeins of funny sock yarn. The multicolored one has 10% of buffalo-down (who could not buy that?) and the yellow/brown (it's not orange) has 15% of dogs hair. It is so incredibly soft. (It's called Woofers!)
Do I want to go to Rhinebeck again? Wouldn't be bad.......
lørdag den 18. oktober 2014
Men et M skulle der på!
Just one Michigan-colored hat wasn't enough..... Oh no! My niece wanted one as well, and of course it shouldn't be identical to her brothers hat.
But it did need the M!
Next, my brother-in-law wanted one as well. It should also be different, so the stripes were doubled and the hat got cables. Didn't take long to make!
The final touch was pom-poms. So a pom-pom-maker was bought, and the hats were completed. Everybody was happy!
Here all the hats are together. Funny, right? They are really thick and warm!
Så selvfølgelig blev der en lille hue til ham!
There was still a little yarn left (after I bought the second portion!), and poor Muddi, my nephew's monkey, was very afraid of the upcoming winter.
So of course he needed a hat as well!
And here they are. Boy and monkey. Cute, right?
fredag den 17. oktober 2014
Jeg mangler ord.....
At University of Michigan there was a knitted exhibition by Mark Newport. Whole-body suits in acrylics. Hand-knitted. I have no words......
torsdag den 16. oktober 2014
Der er mange flotte træer på vejen, og som det ses, er farverne helt utrolige lige nu!
In the morning, I get to join, when my youngest nephew is taken to school. He is in Elementary School, and he really loves it.
We see so many beautiful trees on the way there, and as you can see, the colors are amazing right now!
Han elsker ihvertfald skolen. Laver lektier uden brok. Har verdens sejeste lærer (som strikker!). Det er dejligt at opleve!
His school has this gigantic lawn and playground, and I bet you it's good for the concentration when the kids have the ability to run around a bit between lessons.
He definitely loves his school. Does his homework without complaining. Has the coolest teacher in the world (she's a knitter). It's really nice to see!
garnbutik! Min svoger vidste, hvor denne lå (mærkeligt nok) og var gerne guide.
Der var fint, lokalt garn på tilbud, så det kom med hjem. (Altså ikke det hele. Kun det flotte røde!)
While the kids are at school, I make fun things. Like visiting a yarn shop! My brother-in-law knew the location of this one (strangely enough) and was willing to be a guide.
They had pretty, local yarn on sale, so it went home with me. (Well. Not all of it. The red yarn!)
Da jeg så kom hjem og fortalte min mindste nevø, at jeg havde været i garnbutik, sagde han "Hvor meget har du købt?" Hvad er DET for et spørgsmål?????
Han kunne godt lide det røde garn, men syntes nok, der var lidt rigeligt. "Hvordan skal du nå at strikke af det, moster, inden du skal hjem igen?"
In the corner, they had "Danish yarn" in this bright, yellow color. I never saw anything like it in Denmark! It was pure wool and a bit itchy. Strange.
When I got home and told my youngest nephew that I went to a yarn shop, he said "How much did you buy?" What kind of question is that????????
He liked the red yarn, though, but found that I bought plenty. "How are you going to knit all of that before you go back home?"