tirsdag den 1. september 2015

Peach melba

Fødselsdagsstrømperne blev lige præcis færdige til at give væk. (Faktisk strikkede jeg det allersidste da jeg sad til fødselsdagen. Det taler vi ikke om!)
Farverne stråler af sol, sommer og peach melba (blandingen af fersken og hindbær), og jeg tænker, at de både kan varme fødder og hjerte til vinter? Man bliver da i totalt godt humør af de her farver......

The birthday socks were finished just in time to be given away. (Actually, I knitted the very last bits when I was at the birthday. We are not mentioning that!)
The colors scream sun, summer and peach melba (the mix between peach and raspberry), and I think they will warm not only the feet, but also the heart this winter? Theses colors really cheer you up......
Strømperne er ikke bare rib. Næh, der er skam et mønster!
Garnet købte jeg den allerførste eftermiddag i ferien, og fødselaren kunne godt lide farverne, så sådan blev det.
Ialt vejer de 75 gram, og de er jo som sædvanligt strikket på pind 2,5 mm.

These socks are not just plain rib. Oh no - there is a pattern!
I bought this yarn the very first afternoon of my vacation, and the birthday girl liked the colors, so that is how this yarn ended up.
They weigh a total of 75 grams, and as usual I used 2.5 mm needles.

mandag den 31. august 2015

Smiley!

Det endte faktisk med at blive en meget bedre dag i går end jeg troede. Selv på arbejdet!
I dag har jeg fri.
Mønsteret må blive dette her fjollede smil - man bliver i godt humør!
God mandag derude.

It ended up being a much better day yesterday than expected. Even at work!
Today is a day off.
The pattern has to be this silly smile - makes you smile too!
Happy Monday out there.

søndag den 30. august 2015

Alle dage fortjener en chance / Every day deserves a chance

I dag er en dag jeg gerne ville have byttet. Altså. Har ikke engang ro til at opdatere min blog ordentligt!
Det gode er, at strømperne bliver færdige så de kan afleveres til fødselsdagen.
Der er også pakket madpakke til jeg skal videre på arbejde bagefter.
Når man ikke har høje forventninger til en dag, kan man vel kun blive positivt overrasket? Jeg håber.......

Today is one of those days I would like to switch for another one. Well. I don't even really have time for updating the blog properly!
The good thing is that the socks will be finished in time for the birthday.
I also prepared a 'lunch' bag for when I continue to work afterwards.
If you don't have very high expectations for a day, you could always get some positive surprises, right?
I hope.......


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lørdag den 29. august 2015

Tilbage til arbejdet / Back to work

Den første uge efter ferien er overstået, og det blev fejret med at slappe af!
I går var en udfordring. Torsdag fik jeg at vide, at min fridag fredag (hvor jeg egentlig skulle nå lidt forskelligt) blev til arbejde. Fredag morgen blev jeg sat til noget andet end det jeg havde forberedt mig på (hvilket min indre autist ikke jublede over), og desuden endte det med, at jeg også skal arbejde søndag.
Da jeg så skulle cykle hjem, begyndte det at regne............
Der var ikke meget andet gøre end at tage tørre (bløde) bukser på og slå lejr i sofaen med et strikketøj! Det blev også virkelig hyggeligt, faktisk. Jeg prøvede også en pose "kage-i-en-kop" mix, og det var ikke værst, faktisk. På facebook fik jeg så et link til denne side. Klart noget jeg skal prøve, hvis jeg støder ind i en lignende fredag en anden gang!

The first week after my vacation is over, and I celebrated by relaxing!
Yesterday was a challenge. On Thursday I found out that my day off Friday (actually, I had some things I needed to do) was converted to work. On Friday morning I was asked to do something different from what I prepared (my small autistic self didn't like that), and I also ended up with having to work on Sunday.
When I was about to bike home, it started raining.........
Not much to do except to change into dry (soft) pants and set up camp in my couch with a knitting project! It was so nice, actually. I also tried a bag of "cake-in-a-cup" mix, and it wasn't too bad. A Facebook-friend linked to this page. Definitely something I would try if I happen to meet another Friday like that!

fredag den 28. august 2015

Lyseblå sommer / Light blue summer

Garnet fra Britt's give-away er omsat til en bluse! Det nåede ikke at være herhjemme mere end et par måneder før det blev strikket, og det er faktisk ret hurtigt. For mig.
Det endte med en Drops-model, der er ret fin og ganske gratis. Den er strikket oppefra og ned, og der er sådan set ikke noget svært ved den. Heller ikke det lille hulmønster foran.

The yarn from Britt's give-away was changed into a top! It didn't stay with me for more than a few months before I knitted it, and that is actually pretty fast. For me.
I ended up making a Drops-model, that is very pretty and for free. It was made top-down, and it is not difficult in any way. Not even the small lace-pattern in front.
Der er også et hulmønster i kanten. Det giver en god afslutning og ser fint ud.

There is also a lace-pattern on the edge. It is a great finish and looks pretty.
Den passer rigtig fint, selv om halsen er noget stor, nu den er blevet vasket! Der skal nok lige hækles lidt. Jeg har lavet lidt A-facon nedad, som ikke stod i opskriften. Men jeg synes nu, det virker meget godt.
Ialt har jeg brugt 330 gram garn på pind 3,5 og 4. Den er måske lige lidt varm til rigtigt sommervejr, men som vejret er nu, er den perfekt!

It fits really nicely, although the neckline is kind of big now that it has been washed! I guess I'll have to crochet a little. I made it slightly A-shaped in the lower part, although this wasn't in the pattern. But I do think it works really well.
In total, I used 330 grams of yarn and used needles size 3.5 and 4 mm. It is a bit too warm for real summer-weather, but when the weather is like it is right now, it is perfect!

torsdag den 27. august 2015

Hurtige sokker? / Quick socks?

Er begyndt på endnu et par fødselsdagsstrømper. De her skal afleveres på søndag, så jeg har travlt........
For en gangs skyld er de med mønster (det her). Et mønster, der er ideelt, hvis man elsker at strikke vrangmasker.....
Men det går såmænd hurtigt og fint nok, og det er ikke svært, så jeg håber, jeg når det!

I started another pair of birthday-socks. These will be given away on Sunday, so I'm in a hurry.......
For once, they are patterned (this one). This pattern is really perfect if you love purling.......
But they grow quick enough, and it isn't difficult, so I hope I'll make it!

tirsdag den 25. august 2015

Produktiv måned / Productive month

Måske var det ferien. En stor del af det var nok det hæklede tæppe! Men alt i alt - når min top her bliver færdig i morgen - vil jeg have over 2 kilo mere på "strikket i 2015" linjen i løbet af august.
Det er vildt fedt!
Nu tror jeg så, at jeg lige kan høvle et kilo af pindene i september. Det sker nok ikke. Men man kan da altid håbe!

Maybe it was my vacation. A big part of it was probably the crochet blanket! But in total - once my top here will be done tomorrow - I will have put more than 2 kilos on the "knitted in 2015" line during August.
It is amazingly cool!
Now I firmly believe that I can quickly speed-knit another kilo during September. Probably won't happen. But I can still hope!

mandag den 24. august 2015

Hvad man ikke kan se.... / What you can't see.....

Hunde-temaet fortsætter lige lidt endnu....
Dagens mønster er til den meget nervøse hund!
En lille hætte, der dækker over øjnene. For hvad man ikke kan se, bliver man ikke nervøs af. Vel?
Mønsteret er dette.

The dog-theme is going on a little longer.....
Today's pattern is for the very nervous dog!
A little hood that covers the eyes. Because what you can't see, won't make you nervous. Right?
The pattern is this one.

søndag den 23. august 2015

Sidste chance / Last chance

Lige siden sommeren startede har jeg tænkt, at jeg ville cykle en tur i Dyrehaven og se "Korsbæk på Bakken". I går føltes som sidste chance inden ferien er helt slut, så afsted gik det ud af Strandvejen.
Der var mange mennesker på Bellevue strand!

Ever since the summer began, I have wanted to bike north to Dyrehaven and see "Korsbæk på Bakken". Yesterday felt like last chance before the vacation is totally over, so off I went along the coast.
There were so many people at the beach!
Vel ankommet til Bakken (hvor der iøvrigt var helt ustyrligt mange mennesker!) stod den på is til frokost. Mums. Den var godt nok stor, men spist blev den!

Well arrived at "Bakken" (which was totally filled with people!), I had ice cream for lunch. Yum! It was huge, but I did eat all of it. 
Bagefter gik jeg den lille tur rundt i "Korsbæk". Det var så fint lavet! Men igen. Der var mange mennesker. Jeg må forbi en anden gang.
Nu er jeg ikke en af dem, der har set Matador 50 gange og kan det hele udenad. Jeg kunne godt tænke mig at se den igen, og heldigvis vil min veninde også gerne se den igen. Hun har heller ikke set den så mange gange, så mon ikke det bliver en hyggelig vinter med Matador, godt selskab og strikketøj? Jeg glæder mig allerede!

Afterwards, I went for a little walk in "Korsbæk". It was nicely done! But again. Filled with people. I will have to come by some other time. (Korsbæk is built as a model of the small town from the TV-series "Matador", which has been highly popular in Denmark.)
I'm not one of those people who watched "Matador" 50 times and memorized everything. I would really like to watch it again, and fortunately, one of my friends would like to see it also. Like me, she hasn't watched it that many times, so I'm looking forward now to a cozy winter of "Matador", great company and knitting!
I'm excited already.....
På vej videre gennem skoven mødte jeg de her 3 fyre. De er godt nok store! Man har ikke lyst til at fornærme dem, når de sådan går frit omkring, men flotte er de.
Og nej. Jeg cyklede ikke videre, før de VAR kommet godt over vejen og ind i græsset!

Going on through the wood, I met these 3 guys. They are so huge! You don't feel like insulting them, walking around freely like they do, but they are really impressive and beautiful.
And no. I didn't bike on before they HAD crossed the road and was well into the grass!
Strikket fik jeg også. Lidt. Alt i alt en rigtig dejlig dag!

I also knitted. A little. All in all a lovely day!

lørdag den 22. august 2015

Strikkeønske / Knitting request

Her til vinter har jeg planlagt at strikke en sweater til min mindste nevø med Star Wars mønstre på. Det er han såmænd helt med på. Hvad jeg IKKE havde planlagt, var at hans storesøster i løbet af ferien sagde "Jeg ved, hvad du kan strikke til mig, moster! En hættetrøje med fleece-for. Den vil være varm nok til vinter!"
Når den bliver foret mener hun så også, at jeg jo kan strikke den i "kradsuld" uden at det vil genere hende.......
Det bliver nu ikke noget der kradser, men dejlig wollmeise. Vi blev enige om disse farver, og det grønne og gule garn er netop kommet i går.
Mønsteret skal være dette med lidt modifikationer.
At hendes storebror så OGSÅ lige vidste, hvad han kunne tænke sig af strikket sweater, havde jeg endnu mindre set komme. Men jeg kommer vist ikke til at kede mig vinteren over!

For the winter I planned to knit a sweater for my youngest nephew with Star Wars motives. He totally agrees. What I DIDN'T plan, was for his big sister to say during the vacation "I know, what you can knit for me, moster! A hoodie with a lining of fleece. It will be warm enough for this winter!"
Since it will be lined, she also meant I was free to make it from "itchy wool" without her being bothered by it.......
It won't be anything itchy, though, but nice wollmeise. We agreed on these colors, and the yellow and green yarn just arrived yesterday.
The chosen pattern is this one with some modifications.
That her big brother then ALSO knew exactly how he wanted a knitted sweater to look, what something that I certainly hadn't seen coming. But I guess I won't be bored this winter!

fredag den 21. august 2015

Anbefaling og strømper / Recommendation and socks

Når jeg kommer til Ann Arbor, er jeg altid nødt til at gå forbi "Cherry Republic".  Første gang var det fordi jeg skulle se butikken, der KUN sælger ting med kirsebær og altid har uanede mængder af gratis smagsprøver. Anden gang var jeg lige nødt til at gå derind igen, fordi der var så hyggeligt og sådan.
Tredje gang var det en nødvendighed at få nogle af de lækre ting med hjem. Nå ja. Og så købte jeg sodavand til aftensmaden.
Tingene sælges kun i Michigan. Måske heldigvis, for hold op, hvor ville jeg nemt komme til at spise for mange chokolader! Det smager fantastisk.

When I visit Ann Arbor, I always have to visit "Cherry Republic". First time, it was to show me the shop which ONLY sells things from cherries and always have free tasters unlimited. The second time, I just had to go see again, since it was so cozy and stuff.
Third tie, it was a necessity to bring home some of the yummy products. Oh well. And then I bought cherry sodas for our dinner.
The things are only sold in Michigan. Maybe that's a good thing, since I would easily eat way too many chocolates otherwise! The taste is amazing.
På ferien med alle de gode muligheder for at strikke, blev jeg jo hurtigt færdig med min nevøs strømper, og har derfor strikket et par strømper til mig selv! (Kæmpe fanfare!)
Det er - igen - almindelige ribstrømper, strikket i det hundedyre garn fra Chicago (jeg har lige fundet det på nettet til halv pris af det jeg gav. Hrmph.).
De er ikke helt ens, for da jeg næsten var færdig med nummer 2 sok, var der en knude i garnet, og resten var sat på den modsatte vej i mønsteret. Virkelig dårligt! Anyways. Jeg tror helt sikkert de bliver et hit til vinter, og det gør ikke noget, at der er glimmertråd i. Me like!
De vejer 100 gram, og garnet er lidt tykkere end almindeligt strømpegarn, så de er dejligt varme.

During the vacation with all the nice possibilities for knitting, I finished the socks for my nephew really fast, and then I made a pair of socks for myself! (WOW!)
Again, it's plain rib, and they are made from the incredibly expensive yarn from Chicago (which I just found online for half the price of what I paid. Not happy.).
They are not totally identical, since there was a knot when I was almost done with the second sock, and the rest of the yarn was put on backwards, pattern-wise. Too bad! Anyways. I think I'll love them during the winter, and I don't mind the thread of glitter. Me like!
They weigh 100 grams, and the yarn is slightly thicker than normal sock yarn, which makes them really nice and warm.

torsdag den 20. august 2015

Hjemme / Home

Jeg fik vinket farvel til Ann Arbor og fløj hjem. En utroligt nemt og hurtig tur, faktisk. Jeg havde hemmeligt håbet på at flyet fra New York var overbooket, så jeg var nødt til at tage ind til byen og overnatte hos mine venner. Men det var det ikke. Snarere underbooket.
Der var hele 2 sæder at brede sig på, så jeg kan vel egentlig ikke klage?

I waved goodbye at Ann Arbor and flew home. And incredibly easy and fast journey, actually. Secretly I hoped for the plane from New York to be over-booked, so I would have to get into town and stay overnight with my friends. But it wasn't. It was rather under-booked.
I had a total of 2 seats for my sleeping, so I guess I can't complain?
I går og i dag går med træthed og den der tågede jetlag-fornemmelse. Mine fugle var dog så søde at vække mig i morges, så jeg ikke skulle sove dagen væk. Dog først, da jeg havde sovet 8 timer. De er vel enormt kvikke! (Eller noget)
Turen var jo ret usædvanlig. Ikke rigtig noget garnkøb, men til gengæld købte jeg TO kjoler! Dem skal I da lige se.
Den første er fra Macy's, og den hang bare der og var så pæn at jeg var nødt til at købe den. Faktisk er den så pæn, at jeg nok skal have den på til bryllup! Den er i ren bomuld, og skørtet har så meget vidde, at jeg nærmest kan trække det op til ørerne uden at sømmen bliver løftet af den grund.

Yesterday and today are filled with being tired and having that foggy jetlag-feeling. My birds were kind enough to wake me up this morning, so I wouldn't spend the day sleeping. But only after I slept for 8 hours. They are very bright, you know! (Or something)
The trip was unusual. I didn't really buy any yarn, but on the other hand I bought TWO dresses! You should see those.
The first one is from Macy's, and it just hung around, looking so pretty that I had to buy it. Actually, it looks so nice that I plan wearing it for a wedding! It is pure cotton, and the skirt is so wide that I think I can pull the edges to my ears without even lifting the seam.
Den anden var billig i TJ Maxx. Den hang egentlig også bare og var pæn. Den er sådan meget lige op og ned, og for at det ikke skal være løgn, er den i ren polyester!
Men den er så fin og vist umulig at krølle.

The other one was very cheap in TJ Maxx. It also just hung there, looking pretty. It's pretty much straight up and down, and - I'm not kidding you! - it's pure polyester!
But it looks beautiful and I think it is impossible to wrinkle.

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