19 December 2007

The zippers are attached!

Yes, now I have sewed in all the zippers. The first one was the worst one. The pattern is not even. So I had to sew by hand afterwards to try to fix it. I just added some stitches to it too. The patterns is nice anyway. You don't look so closely.
I gave it to Heidas' and Christophs' daughter Emelie. They came over for coffey this Sunday. And I had just in that moment finished it. This is how it looks like:

..and this is how it looks like when she is wearing it:

Then we also have Erics lopapeysa and another one that fits me. They look like this:

The last sweater I hope someone wants. I'm not sure who will get it. I could sell it. I always had this dream that I started my own store where I can sell all my stuff and sell a lot of yarn. It fits me actuallly perfectly (size small but I will give it to my friend Anna in Sweden. When she visited me I promised to make her one. I already have one (a bit to big) and I will definitely make more and more.

15 December 2007

The Vest is finished!

Yes, now it was a while ago since I wrote something. I have been totally busy trying to find Christmas presents. It has been going slowly. Of course I also knit some gifts but I have to buy a lot too since I have 5 siblings and some of them had birthdays too. And then I also have a cute little niece . By the way my bright blue vest is finished:

It is really nice. I like the color. I wore at work yesterday. It was fun. They thought it looked nice. Some people don’t like these bright colors but I think it is really cool with strong colors. Andreas ( a Danish guy from the university) came over to us yesterday to watch a movie. He said: Oh, oopss, what a color. But he does not even like wool stuff. He would never wear a wool sweather he said. No hats, no sweathers no nothing. Here is another picture in brighter light:

Then I also started on some small projects. But it goes slowly forward. I have had a lot of activities at work lately: Christmas smorgasbord table, Christmas lunch, Christmas workshop (making Christmas decoration etc. And then Johan’s’ work had Christmas dinner. I have also been running around in stores in the evenings. And one evening I baked Lucia buns (Lussebullar in Swedish), a Swedish specialty, that you always do around Christmas and especially at Lucia (13th of December). Then I deciced to make another batch for work. So I made the dought at home and baked them out at work. My boss picked me up with the dough in a bowl. And then I also started to go to the gym three times a week in the evenings. At least 2 times a week but I aim for 3.
I started to knit a scarf, which will be a Christmas gift, in 3 threads of Plötulopi (Unspun yarn, therefore cheaper). It turns out to be very thick and warm.

Then I also made a hat. Have no picture on it yet. I will take a picture soon. No, I made 2 hats. The first one was finished for 1,5 week ago, I think. It was a new thing I tried. It turned out really soft. Almost too soft. I used one yarn in 100 % Mohair and one 3-colored yarn in 100% wool. This is the kind of hat that a baby could wear actually. I knitted with needles 7 mm. Should have used needles 6 mm. But it is ok:

Today I have to sew on the zippers for the sweaters from the last blog contribution. It will take some time. So I guess I will not have the force to do them all. It is actually my Birtday today. I’m turning 27 already. The worst thing is that I’m sick. Have a sour throat and I´m hoarse like a crow. I don’t think I’m fit for fight to go out for a dinner. We were supposed to do that tonight. But we will save it for later.
Well, last weekend I went to Álafoss (the best yarn store in Iceland). They have the largest selection of colors. I went with Lára (Icelandic girl). The thing is that when I go there I can’t hold my horses. I just have to by a lot of stuff, even if I already have too many bags of yarn at home. I always get so good ideas when I see all the colors. They have so many odd colors, which they don’t have in town. For example the bright blue one for my vest.
Now I saw a bright red one that just had to buy, really nice to do something with. So I bought yarn for a whole lopapeysa of course. It might be a brown one. Haven’t decided yet.

I also bought some other balls of yarn. A lot of Mohair and some glitter yarn. I want to knit some nice hats when I have the time for that.
Now I have to continue with my Christmas gifts. I’m going to knit a dress for my niece. I have to start tomorrow, because it is only one week left.

No, I have to start get going with my zippers now.

02 December 2007

Ongoing projects!

At the moment I have two ongoing projects. I saw a pattern at . It's a vest. You should see it there somewhere. It's a vest in léttlopi.
I thought it would be fun to do something different for a change so I bought bright blue yarn for it. This is how it looks like so far:

And then I'm also doing a pair of socks in a multi color yarn, which Linnea (my dads' wife) sent me. They are not knitted in the usual way from the top to the toe. They are knitted back and forth from bottom to top as you can see in the picture.
It's quite cool I think.

It will take some time to finish them since I'm knitting with needles 2,5. And I'm also much more interested in finishing the vest.

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