Monday, February 22, 2010

Ravelympic knitting

I decided to frog the mitten I knit last weekend and instead knit mitts with the same pattern except I added 5 rows of K1P1-ribbing in the beginning and the end.

I'm very happy with how this mitten turned out and I can't wait to finish the second one so I can wear them. Tonight I'm going to knit a heel on my Mallow-socks though.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fun in snow!

Since we've gotten crazy amounts of snow this winter and got some more the last few days I felt it was time for some photos of fun in the snow =D
I'll let the photos do the talking today.

No, he's not lying down, he's standing on top of more snow =D

I'm actually standing on a smaller pile of snow, the "hill" the dogs are on is at least 2 meters high =D

Our front door, our apartment is the windows to the left of the entrance.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ravelympics and socks

Since Ravelry is hosting Ravelympics during the winter Olympics and I decided to join I assume I should blog a little about it as well.

As my first event I choose Mitten Moguls and Cable Cross-Country, I'm competing with my mittens. Pattern is Bella's Mittens by Marielle Henault. Yarn is Cascade 220 in Savona Rose.

Then I realized that I could dye some yarn for the Downhill Dyeing event. I got out the yarn (60% wool, 20% bamboo & 20% silk) and the Kool-Aid. I used 2 bags of Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Kool-Aid Twist and 1 bag of Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid. I used less than recommended amount of Kool-Aid since I didn't want the colours to be too bright.
I got my medal for the Downhill Dyeing yesterday, it's to the left =D

I'm also taking part of the Socks from the toe up KAL this month. I'm doing the free patterns though. We're knitting Mallow-socks and I'm using Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock in Daffodil.

I've also gotten a bit farther on my Festivus sock, I've turned my first heel. Keri that wrote the pattern is also the source of all the knitting-bags I use :D

And I've finished my first Bavarian Cable sock and I'm at the heel-turn on my second! Yay! I'm going to try and finish them this month. But I'll probably finish the KAL first.

This weekend I'm going to Syfestivalen, I need to get some DPNs for the thumbs on my mittens and I'm going to look for a Niddy Noddy and some undyed yarn. And maybe a getting-started-kit for spinning yarn.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Swap package from Keri!

Earlier this week my swap-package finally arrived after a 3 day stop at the post office since they didn't let me know they had it there *grr*

It was awesome! I love everything in it!

Keri sent me:
A wonderful interchangeable needle-storage made of beautiful Dala-horse fabric.

A gorgeous accessory-pouch in Navy Fields of Sheep fabric.

Tempted Good Grrl in the color Dala-horse, it's really wonderful.

7 flavors of Kool-Aid so that I can dye some more yarn :D Will use some of these for the Downhill Dyeing event at Ravelympics :D
There was Jerky and chocolate. Chocolate seems to have disappeared, suddenly it was just all gone ;) I've still got most of the Jerky left but only because I put in the cupboard to not eat it all at once.
There were some chew-bones for the dogs. Gin and Bea loved them!

There were also BBQ-sauces & BBQ-rub. And a Caramel Pecan Apple Butter that taste wonderful!
And plastic sheet protectors in US-letter format, it's impossible to get here and I need a couple, now I think I have enough for a lifetime ;)

There was a wonderful white wolf as well.

Wolfie unfortunately arrived with a broken leg but it healed up nicely with some super-glue :)

I really loved my package. And all my interchangeable needles got immediately stuffed into their new home. And the Sheep-bag got filled with my fixed circular needles :) Yarn is waiting for the right pattern but will probably become a shawlette.
BBQ-sauces got tried tonight for dinner and they were great!

Keri is a wonderful swap-partner and I really appreciate having her as my friend.
She's the one who got me to sign up for the Ravelympics as well, all I needed was a nudge ;)