Archive for October, 2006

A wrapped up washcloth

October 26, 2006

Yesterday evening, I finally made the washcloth ready for departure. I rolled it up with a white soap bar, wrote a care label (and a few words to the receiver on the back side) and then tied it all together:
Black face-washcloth
I hope she’ll like the colour I selected, and the simple pattern (Nina’s seed stich surprise). The thing with the black is -I have absolutely no idea which colour my secret pal’s bathroom is; white would have been quite safe but… I just hate it when I wash in the evening and my mascara stains a newly washed facecloth, no matter how thoroughly I’ve tried to wash it off using only water and my hands first (or some fancy make-up-remover-stuff). Aren’t you familiar with this problem?¬† ūüėČ Hence, I’ve often thought it would be a brilliant idea to use dark facecloths. And I’m also just quite fond of plain black and white. There you have it.
And here I present a blurred and foggy photo of the wristwarmers Sæunn got on her graduation day
Rowan pink wristwarmers
This is a Rowan pattern from Magazine nr. 38 (2005). I used double Rowan Kid Classic and 7mm needles. And I’m actually very pleased with the result:-) At the moment, I’m working on the second sleeve of the cream and green baby jacket (see two posts down). Moving slowly…

I made a little trip to the √Ālafoss factory last Friday to buy some wool (Kambgarn) for a striped blanket. I stood a while wondering which colours to chose, but ended up with these


I wanted several colours, and a colour scale or a gradient of similar colours. I haven’t quite made up my mind wether I’ll use all the colours. Better make some samples before I start. Whenever that will be:-o Actually, I should finish some of the other things I’ve already started first. First things first.


It’s about time…

October 24, 2006

Finally, the reading course is over. And the exam too. And what a relief! I just checked my grade and I did OK too. Or quite well in fact. And that’s a big boost for my poor, low ego;-)

I have to decide myself, when the next deadline is. I wan’t to finish as much writing as possible before February. So, I have to make a new writing-plan(easy), and stick to it (not as easy)! But somehow, I think it will be kind of difficult. Most of the time I find myself quite tired after a normal working day. And the writing has to be done after work- when I always find it much, much more tempting to go home, relax and knit. Ohh, poor, poor me…

And the progress of long term projects? I am already in my 23rd week, and more than half-way there! Only four months left. How time flies.  Little Spacey is expected the 23rd of February:

Little Spacey

Seeing this little creature moving around on the screen during the ultrasound check two weeks ago was so strange; I almost shed a tear, but of course managed to stay cool;-)

And¬†knitting?¬†Well, I can tell you that¬†I spent quite a productive day at the airport in the beginning of October.¬†My group of friends had decided on taking a trip to Copenhagen to celebrate our 30th birthdays. This was decided last spring.¬†I therefore woke¬†up at four o’clock am the 5th of October. Took the first Flybus from Reykjav√≠k at 04:45 and managed to¬†work on¬†a¬†Mason-Dixon bib on the way to¬†Keflav√≠k-airport,¬†despite the dark and lack of sleep. On our arrival, we had to wait a bit in the check in line. So I continued my knitting there.¬† And again I¬†sat down while waiting for¬†departure, which was sceduled at 07:15. When we got to the gate, in time, no one was there! To cut a long story short, we had all in all a 9 hour delay! What fun! Fortunately, I had planned more than one knitting project. First I finished, the bib. Then I knitted a washcloth, for one in my email-knitting group in Iceland (we’re exchanging washcloths). Then I started a second washcloth,¬†using the rest yarn, just to try a knew pattern. There they are

two bibs and washcloths

In the trip, I also did some crochet- I made the pieces for the teddy bear-baby garland you see on the photo below

Teddy Garland

I still haven‚Äôt put the pieces together, but I intend to make another one for my little niece (or nephew), who is due in the beginning of December. On the plane, I also began working on a pair of wristwarmers, matching a black Odessa hat which I had finished the night befor the flight. The hat and the warmers were intended as a birthday gift to one of my (travelling) friends. I gave it to her yesterday and think she was very pleased. She hadn‚Äôt noticed though, that I was knitting her gift on the plane. And she sat beside me! I‚Äôve asked her to send me a photo wearing the gift, and when I get it, I‚Äôll post it here. But instead, I have a photo of my mother’s warmers (which I intended to give her at Christmas, but just couldn’t wait and gave her last Sunday)


But do you know what? I haven’t finished a single thing initially intended for my Little Spacey. And still I always find the time to make spontaneous gifts for someone. The last gift I finished was yet another pair of wristwarmers, knitted using a Rowan pattern and yarn (kid soft, double) and 7 mm pins. A very quick project and the receiver was very pleased too when I gave her the present on her graduation day, last Saturday. Since then, I’ve decided to dedicate my spare time making something for ME. And very wice it was, for yesterday I was asked to knit another pair for a colleague. I said no, but found it very, very hard to do¬†so. I’ll post a photo of the pink warmers next time.¬†But actually a very¬†“foggy” one, since my 3-year-old¬†snapshot camera¬†has been declared out of order and “nonrepairable”.