Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Calorimetry in Noro Kureyon no. 95!

I have made my very first Calorimetry from Knitty.
And I figured my very much loved Noro-yarn in the amazing color no. 95 was right for this project.It got a bit big... I will do the cast-off all over again - it needs to be tighter.

Never easy to take a picture of yourself. My hands tend to be to short :-)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Knitting, sewing and now stitching!

Cooking without wheat and milk means that I can not eat much of the ready-made food. The good thing about this is that I now make both better tasting and healthier food. Last week I made some chicken nuggets that tasted absolutely wonderful. They tasted even good when cold so I kept eating them later that evening and the next day, too. I use gluten-free corn flakes instead of ordinary bread crumbs.

I also finished the socks last week. The colors are a lot nicer than I can capture in a picture. The last days I really have felt the fall weather coming sneaking in on us. I think this girl will appreciate the warm socks - here watching television in the morning.

I made another dishcloth for a very long time ago and forgot all about it.
Pattern: Garterlac Dishcloth by Dave Ottawa
Yarn: Anchor
Needles: Maybe 4 mm - don't really remember

My fabric collection is also growing...I have fallen in love with some fabric lines. Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner is among my favorites.Above is some of Amy Butlers fabrics from the Lotus and Belle collection.

This is Heather Baileys first fabric line - Freshcut. I have some plans for some of the fabrics. And it might end up under someones Christmas tree as well :-)

Here are some more fabrics intended for home decorations.

I have finished this pillow. It was not all that much fun because I had some difficulties with sewing it together when adding the cord edging. So I ended up sewing it together by hand. I will not try to do this again before I figure out how to do this with a sewing machine!

I need something to cover my head after the surgery. So I made the Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature.
I used the yarn listed in the pattern and had the right gauge, but it got way too big! Maybe I could try felt it.... I don't feel like knitting with this yarn again - it was giving me an allergic reaction.
Last night I started on something I have not done before - stitching. I am even attending a stitching-class in September. It is fun to try something new.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A summer silent blog!

Now I have had a really long blog-brake I guess. Just have not felt like blogging. There have been a lot of other things to focus on, and I have tried not to spend a lot of time in front of my computer. My right arm is aching and it got a lot worse after I did some painting in our living room early this summer. I have sort of been in much better shape these last months, so living on a gluten free and dairy free diet is really paying off. But at the same time I have gotten worse when it comes to my ear-problems. I have been to the ear-specialist once a week this summer because they have had difficulties getting the infection to "calm down". I also have more difficulties with my balance. Now I am really looking forward to the surgery - it is scheduled in mid September.

On July 4 my son had his third burthday - and I made him a cake - it is supposed to look like a tractor - it is the first time I have tried making a Cacas-cake. Not the easiest thing I have done, but the kids where happy!
The good thing about having birthday this time of year is that we can have the party outside.

The big event for us this summer was our first vacation ever - to the Moominworld in Finland.
It was a great trip and I took 270 pictures on the trip. The picture of me and our kids is taken inside the blue Moomins house. This is probably the only picture of me. I like to be the one
taking the pictures rather than being in front of the camera.
My daughter hugging her favorite - Snorkmaiden.

My sun was closing in on the Moomins slowly.

So what about my knitting and sewing! I made a pair of Amy Butler pants in May that I have not been using a lot because they are too big. So I have to make them smaller! But I really like them. I will take a picture me wearing them when I have made the adjustments.

I have bought lots of fabrics - like this Anna Maria Horner fabrics:

I have almost finished socks for my daughter in the June Rocking sock club kit.

I really like these colors and the pattern was both easy and pretty.

What else have I been up to? I have bought some new things for our home. Like this bench.

And this old dining table with 6 chairs - a real bargain. The fabrics on the seats was old and worn out so I have started making new ones.

And a new kitchen aid...
...that I used to make my first successful gluten free bread.

I will try to update my blog regularly again from now on