Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lots of knitting

It's been a while sine my last update. Ive gotten some knitting done, a pair of socks for me, a pair of mittens for my sister. I've also started a new pair of socks for me, a shawl/scarf and a round shawl as well as a pair of gloves.
So this will be a post with lots of photos.

I'll start with my socks.
Here is Mock Cable Socks (pattern by Wendy Johnson) knit with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock select semisolid in Azure.

Next is Bavarian Cable socks (pattern by Wendy Johnson) knit with Wollmeise Sockenwolle Twin 80/20 in Sonne.

Next is the mittens I made for Linda.
The pattern is Bella's Mittens by Marielle Henault, yarn is Cascade 220 in Charcoal Grey.

Here is the first glove of mine. Pattern is Knotty by Julia Mueller, yarn is Cherry Tree Hill in Burnished Berry. THis glove is actually finished but this is the most recent photo.

And here is my circular shawl. Pattern is Order to Chaos by Wendy Johnson. Yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy in Chinatown Apple. I've gotten further along on this shawl but havn't taken any new photos yet.

And last, a scarf/shawl. Pattern is Baktus by Strikkelise. Yarn is BC Garn Lucca Fino Multicolor.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lots of news

Lots has happened since I wrote last.

Last weekend, on Saturday, we went to a Shiba Inu-meeting/get-together/picnic, it was great. I sold raffle-tickets, and bought some as well. I won some useful stuff.
Gin got to meet his mom as well as his breeders and the people we had as teachers for our puppy-class this spring.
Bea got to lay in the sun for as long as she wanted, and they both got to meet lots of other Shibas which I think they enjoyed.
Here's a pic of Bea in the sun.

On Sunday I went to Kolmården with some Shiba-friends to meet the wolves.
They have a couple of groups of socialized wolves that they use for wolf-encounters. That means you get to go in to the pen with the wolves. It was a wonderful experience and I will go again as soon as I get a chance!
The alpha-male and female decided that my hair was either smelling really nice or wasn't dirty enough. I think I'll just let the photos Susann took say the rest :D

The next couple of wolf-photos are taken by Susann.

I took a few photos my self as well, here they are.

I also had my birthday this week. I got some really nice presents. From Roger I got Doctor Who season 1 and five of Wendy Johnson's sock-patterns. From my parents I got enough yarn (Dream in Colour Smooshy Chinatown Apple) to knit Wendy's Order to Chaos circular shawl. And some training-mats to use for blocking lace. From 2 of my sisters I got shower-stuff from Lush, some of it pictured here along with some Scrubbies I made today. And from my father-in-law and his girlfriend I got some nice Kauni Effekt-yarn that I will use for a triangular shawl I think.

I also finished mom's socks this weekend. She loves them and apparently they fit perfectly :D

Whew! That was a long post.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Socks and hat

I'm done with the first of mum's socks and almost finished with the increases on the second sock.
In between the socks I finished a hat I started for my self this winter. I havn't got any photos yet but it will come...soon I think. Not sure when.
Not feeling to good right now, hot and cold at the same time, my throath seems a bit scratchy and I've had a massive headache all day(but that's probably since I didn't drink enough water, or fluids at all, yesterday). Drinking tea with honey now hoping it will help.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mum's sock

Mum's sock is coming along nicely. Got about 4 patternrepeats left and then of course the cudff. Who knows, maybe I'll finish the first sock tonight?

Here's a photo for now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Honto-No Ginjiro BEST IN SHOW-2 yesterday!

Yesterday me and Gin went to the dogshow in Nyköping. It ended up being a great day since he became second Best in Show puppy!
Here's a photo of the happy puppy and me.

Photo taken by Helene Nordwall.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Socks and Elephant

I've been knitting a pair of socks for my self the last month, and they are finally finshed. They are a bit too big but who knows, they might fit better after I wash them even though I seriously doubt it. But they are fine for wearing indoors and maybe even while I'm out if I'm wearing the right shoes.

After I finished I started a pair of socks for mom, On-Hold socks by Wendy Johnson They knit up really fast. I'm 1 inch short of starting the increases for the heel. Yay!

In elephant news... Gin has finally ripped all of the filling from his blue elephant. It now makes me think of the harness they lowered the cow with in Jurassic Park when feeding the Velociraptors... after they finished it that is... Here's a pic...

And to finish, here's a pic of Bea and Gin having a rest on the couch.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009


I work for a temp-agency and the last three weeks I've been working in our office.
What I like the best about working in our office is that I get to bring my dogs with me to work. Yay!

Bea thinks this place is creepy and prefers to hang around the kitchen keeping watch.
Gin thinks it's great, lots of room to run around and play. And you even get treats every now and then. And there are other people than "mum" and "dad" to pet and play with him! Yay! Or rather "Woof".

Pictures will come when I get home and can upload them from my cell.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dog-show no 2!

We went to our second dog-show yesterday. It went great! Gin was BOB, Best puppy in the Group (BOG??) and.... BIS-2 puppy!!! Yay!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My laptop is here!


My laptop has finally arrived. It's a plum purple Dell Studio 1555.
Pictures will come any day now...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our first dog-show

Me and Gin survied our first dogshow.
Result? Gin was BIR and got an HP. They didn't have a group-final for the puppies, instead we went straight to BIS, he didn't get any placement there though. I think he was too tired, and had to poop, and he refused to do it there. But four very first dog-show I'm very pleased.

Here's a photo from today.

Roger and Bea were there as well but we didn't show Bea. She needs to lose some weight first...and gain som fur...she lost her "pants" last week.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gin & Bea

I finally found a puppy-class in the club where I want to go, Södertälje BK. It starts on May 4th. Hopefully we'll get a spot, I did reply only hours after I got the email stating that they we're going to have another puppy-class.

I also entred Gin to his first show, it's on May 21th. I think I'll be more nervous than him.

Bea and Gin gets along great! They play a lot! He never might seem like he's about to win when they wrestle but it always end up with her sitting on top of his head *lol*

He grows quickly, he already weighs 7,1 kg, well he did last wednesday at least. I think he'll be about 7,5 this week. I have to find a way to measure his height though.

Here are some photos of Bea and Gin!

Monday, February 9, 2009

lousy at blogging

I've been really lousy at blogging lately....or at all actually.

I've been working, knitting, reading, and visiting our puppy instead =D

Yes, we're getting another dog, another shiba inu, his name is Honto-No Ginjiro but we'll call him Gin.

Here's a picture of him that we took when we visited yesterday. He's 5,5 weeks old and we get to bring him home on Februay 28th.