Friday, July 24, 2015

Kelsey baby dress

Tiny dress for my newest baby niece! In a soft, dusty pink of course. I really like this little dress. It's simple and fast to make, but with enough detail to keep me interested. Lovely skirt pattern to balance the plain, but nicely structured top. Details and pattern links on my Ravelry project page.
The pattern is one size only - 12 months - so I changed yarn weight and needles to make the dress a little bit smaller than the pattern. Forgot to weigh it, so yardage unknown. Other mods: Inserted slit in neckline, with crochet loop and button closure. Lengthened skirt and sleeves slightly.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Spring green

This card was made ages ago - I've had quite the list of posts waiting for publication this spring. It's fun to be more active, both by the desk, with the needles, and here on the great interwebz. I hope you are also having fun!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Green grunge

Whoops, that G needs a bit of adjustment! An easy fix, fortunately. Lapse of concentration due to a late evening by the desk. Nice mix of grungy and geometrical papers. Quite the contrast to those all white cards I've done recently. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

White, white and more white

This card was made in the same session as the previous one, but is slightly more embellished. Still a tricky kind of card to photograph. I promise these white cards look much better in person.

Monday, May 25, 2015

With condolences

White, white and white. These cards looks good in reality, but even with some heavy post processing they never look like much in the photos... I got a request for a condolence card and this was my solution.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Baby bonnet for the surprise baby shower

For the surprise baby shower that last week's card was for, I had to quickly throw together a gift as well. By a little accident, I didn't receive my invitation until the night before, so completing the already started knitting project was not an option. I must have been mad to start a new project an hour before midnight, but some intense knitting that night and the following morning resulted in this little baby bonnet.
The pattern is a simple 2x2 rib with eyelets and a spiralling decrease in the back. Have a look at my Ravelry project page for the details.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Baby shower

Baby showers are becoming more common here in Norway, and I recently attended my first! I assume this is an American tradition that's sneaking in through popular culture and this ever more interconnected world. I have no good Norwegian translation of this term. Anyone?

My good old Prismas came out again for the first time in a loooong time. I had this stamp of a bathing baby that was simply begging to be used for this shower card, and who was I to deny it? :) I'm a little bit out of practice, but it turned out okay in the end.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Scraps and PL

Just a clean and simple one today, for my father's birthday. These papers are somewhere between green and teal, which can be a tricky combo. Fortunately a mix of random scraps and some PL supplies did the job just right!

Thursday, April 30, 2015


I regretted the exclamation marks the moment I added them. Too late, too late... The rest of the card is done after my standard go-to recipe these days. Little thinking required, that's nice too sometimes. :)

Monday, April 27, 2015


I like these scrappy, random cards. The ones that just fall together from cut-offs and tags and stuff that flows around on my desk. The ones that, although they aren't exiting and inventive, still hold their ground and find a nice balance almost on their own. The ones that are dark and earthy and yet has that little bit of glitter and spark that lifts my spirit.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Charger cable crochet

With a phone that's about three years old comes a battery that doesn't quite have the same stamina as before. Sometimes I'm caught a bit off guard and the battery runs very low if my work day is longer than expected. I've decided to keep a charger cable at work so that this problem is easily solved, but that brings the challenge of making sure that charger cable doesn't get "borrowed" more or less permanently by someone else.

Arts&crafts to the rescue! :) There's no question who this cable belongs to. :) Just in case though, I chose the oldest cable, already kept together by duct tape. I did single crochets tightly over the entire length of the cable, crocheting over both ends to hide them and twisting as I went along. Easy peasy. Ravelry link.

Monday, April 20, 2015

WIP: Beekeeper's madness

Reasons to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: It’s so cute and squishy!!

Reasons NOT to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: I have no need for a heavy blanket. I get bored without lace. I can’t stand seaming. I’m not fond of mismatching colours. I don’t have a lot of leftover sock yarn lying around. And I really should be knitting gifts for my nieces instead.

So clearly, the pro side wins out on this one. :) Let the madness begin!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reid toddler cardigan

This toddler cardigan was knitted in a frenzy so to be ready for Christmas… The pattern is uncomplicated with an easily memorized repeat, so thankfully it didn't take long!
My gauge was ever so slightly larger than in the pattern, so it’s a bit bigger even though I blocked it very gently, trying to stretch it only lengthwise. Better too big than too small, I always say. It’s still a little bit too short though... I also made a couple of other modifications, have a look on my Ravelry project page for the details.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Chalice scarf

I’ve never knitted with linen before, but Line by Sandes Garn is a linen-cotton blend that I’ve seen used successfully in lace patterns so I gave it a go and it worked well. The pattern, Chalice, is actually a baby blanket, but was easily modified to a scarf. For the details, have a look on my Ravelry project page.
I added clear faceted beads in a triangular pattern at each edge. Even though the yarn is lovely, it just needed that little sparkle of light.
A provisional cast on enabled me to work the pattern seamlessly from the centre of the scarf towards the edges. This means the pattern is offset by half a stitch in the centre, but I think it looks pretty good. Much better than a seam!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The one that caught me by surprise

I've used nearly every sheet of my BG Wisteria paper pad, but there are a couple of them that I've found to be a colour that just doesn't match anything else in my stash. But look, here they are on a card! Imagine my surprise when this card just kind of fell together all on its own from paper scraps and other leftovers on my desk. I still don't know exactly how that happened...