Sunday, September 30, 2007

I have been tagged

I have been tagged by strikogslapaf.
Rules:
Link to the person who tagged you
Tell seven truth about your self
Tag seven person in the end of the post
Leave a message in their blog telling them they have been tagged

So here we go:
I don't like dogs (but I love cats)
I don't like hierarchies -epsecially not if I'm in the bottom (but it is acceptable if I'm at the top)
I don't like to eat the same food two days in a row.
I am (very) messy
I go nude swimming in the sea during the winter
I like teenage music
In my head I am around 175 cm tall and I get surpriced when I see a picture of myself (I'm 161)

Joinitis

I think I am suffering from joinitis, I hope it isn't lethal.
I found (and joined) a new secret stole thing the other day.
It's not as big as Chrysopolis where you'll need 1600 m. With SoS you'll just need 1100 m (1200 yeards) which seems a little more managable.
I just wonder whether it's with a knitted on border. With two borders going on at the moment I really don't want a third (soon I'll show pic of the border on Anne's Garden Shawl). Actually, I am pretty fed up with knitted on borders!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Melon -a little bit of progress

Still a long way to go. I mainly knit at work and this is my evidence that I don't have enough breaks.



Today " The secret of Chrysopolis" started. I am still tempted. The pattern looks really nice. But....

Anne's Garden Stole - progress

Tonight I will finish the center panel and then it's edging time!!!


More spoiling

It is such a luxury to have a box full of presents to open on special occasion.


Mmmmm, stuff for body and hair. I didn't quite have time for it when I opened the present yesterday (I was just too cusious) but I so look forward to trying it. Maybe tomorrow night!

Monday, September 24, 2007

New PC

I have been meaning to buy a new PC for months and today I finally placed the order. Am only blogging about this because it's the only interesting thing that has happened since yesterday (unless you want to hear about grant applications and biostatistics)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ravelry here I come

Got my invitation for Ravelry last night so have been spending some time in there. I am "lul" - surprice!!

Have had a lot of fun today with something I can't show yet as it is something for Jennie (he he).

I am still having a blast with all the presents she sent me


She was right. Some of them were a laugh, but some af them are actually quite nice. You just have to ignore the model's hairstyle and makeup -they are 80's patterns :-)

And it is always nice with mohair patterns. Which leads me to a confession....

I bought 60 skeins the other day, some of it mohair, some merino. I'm afraid my closet is getting too small!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Anne's Garden Stole -flower borders

This is what the next part of Anne's Garden Stole looks like. Sorry about the crappy blocking.
Who can guess where I got it from?

Something for my favourite stash

Yummy yummy alpaca yarn in fantastic colours from Jennie. It is incredible soft.
Thank you!!
I could open a small present when I was about to do lace with pattern on every row. What a coincidence. The next part of Anne's garden Stole has pattern on every row.
here is what was inside :-) They are great, and very usefull.

Anne's Garden Shawl -the end of the center panel

No more center panel. It's app 100 x 45 cm. I have started on the end borders but have no pictures yet. I am not quite ure for how lang I will continue pattern no. 2, but app. 30 cm. With the edging the whole thing will end up around 180 x 65 cm.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The first presents from the huge pile

I opened the first parcel last night. Inside was a book that I very much look forward to read. I think I will save it for a holiday. Once I start reading a good book I find it impossible to put it down and end up reading until 4 in the morning!

When I arrived home from statistics (aaaargh) today I definately felt so sorry for my self that I opened up 2 presents.

Inside was something I really liked-which she knew, and some cute glitter pens. Thanks a lot Jen. :-)

I am enjoying some of the chocolate right now too. Yummy yummy. Feel much better now.

Melon border

I finally finished the centerpanel and have started knitting the border...still have a little bit left to do....!


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Chopper fun

What a laugh we all had! Amazing how much fun you can have with a baloon and a bit of plastic!

video

Spoiled BIG time

Have a look at this HUGE pile of presents that I received from Purplejen today. Is she GREAT or what?!!! Lots and lots of presents with little notes on telling me when to open them -when I feel blue, fed up with statistics, for dark winter nights or when I want to think about next summer. Presents for the kids, yummy chocolate and lots of other things.

I am totally overwhelmed!!!

These will brigthen up my days for a long long time! I havne't even opened any yet. Not that I don't want to, but I just want to sit and admired the whole lot a little longer!



Ok, those mint chocolates are all gone -my family helped me out ;-)



These calendars are just so cute.

Marie unwrapping. She has already coloured and shrinked the dinsosaur in it (a piece of "plastic" that you have to colour and put in the oven, it then shrinks and get thick and hard) and looks forward to try out the sunshine photopaper.

Albert absolutely loved his parcel too. Especially the baloon chopper. Actually we all had a lot of fun with it!! He wanted to hear the "Mr Impossible" book when he was tugged in (he even wanted to hear it in english. Marie actually enjoyed it too, reading kids books is a good way to practice english)

What can I say! You're the best and really made my day -as well as the rest of the family's (that chopper was such a laugh, I'll try to upload a video).

I am so happy to have you as a friend!

Hey, you even made sure the wrapping matches my blog *lol*

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Anne's Garden Stole -more centerpanel

Ggetting bigger bit by bit. I am not quite sure for how long I should continue like this!?




Friday, September 14, 2007

Wedding "cake"

I am not quite sure why anyone would want a crochet wedding cake!? But if you feel like making one here's the pattern.


September flowers

I have done a bit of knitting but not enough to show the progress. Hopefully I'll get some knitting time during the weekend.
Instead, brand new garden pictures!





Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Anne's Garden Stole is growing too. I'll be fed up with flowers by the end of it!! Good thing I have something else planned too!! But not for a while.



Sweater close-up

I still haven't quite decided what to do about the change of colour on the front piece. I'll finish the back and sleeves and then it all depends how much yarn I have left. I guess I could just keep it and pretend it is supposed to look like that!


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Anne's Garden Stole -the centerpanel

Now it is possible to get a good look of the center panel.

Land in sight

I have around 14 melon rows left -and the edging!


Friday, September 7, 2007

Sweater progress

Wonder when I will get a chance to finish this. Is it me or is there a change of colour just below the neckopening?


Anne's Garden Stole -The beginning.

So, here it is, the very beginning of Anne's Garden Stole. I am using 3,5 mm KnitPicks option needle and they really are very very nice. So is the yarn. The pattern.... well, still hard to see I know so you will just have to come back to see my own little mystery stole (I'm not quite sure how it is going to look)


Knit Picks stuff

It's here!



Thursday, September 6, 2007

Drops

The autumn/winter 2007/2008 collections from Drops is avaiable here.
This is my favourite.

I have finished the front of the Purple 'n Gold sweater. Used less than 2 skeins so hopefully I have enough yarn.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Purple 'n Gold

My Addi turbo circulars arrived today and with 7mm needles and 75m/50g making a sweater isn't a huge problem. My only problem: do I have enough yarn!? Argh! Have spend 1 and have 8 left!!

And who sneaked a hank of black kidmohair into my basket??!! (looking very innocent)


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Psyko muffins

The kids loved them!


Books!

My books arrived yesterday!

  • The first and second book of Modern Lace Knitting are great. The projects are all kinds of tablecloths etc knitted with small needles so I wonder how big they get when knitted for shawls. Jennie is knitting The Thistle from the second book (cover pic on the red one) and I very much look forward to see it grow.
  • Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls has various basic stitch patterns with charts and some projects without charts (why no charts?) It's okey but not at all as good as heirloom by Sharon Miller
  • Wraped in Comfort I don't like. Most of the projects have been made with too big needles and too heavy yarn -in my opinion. They just look clumsy.