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Jeg ville jo lige vise jer de der wellness bukser jeg lavede i week-end’en. Mønsteret er ONION 6011, stoffet er også fra ONION og er det grå Luxury Velour sammen med Lavender Rib.

ONION 6011

ONION 6011 - oh, I'm standing weird

 

De er superlækre at have på. Jeg har ikke tilpasset dem noget særligt, for helt ærligt, det er bare afslapningsbukser!  Men linierne på dette billede er nu mest fordi jeg står underligt. Mit hoftemål er 92 cm – hvilket falder ind under XS størrelsen. Men mit taljemål er indenfor størrelse S (men henimod medium!), så i andre tilfælde ville jeg have fundet en middelvej. Men her er hele taljestykket lavet i rib – så det er mere et sprøgsmål om at klippe elastikken i den rigtige længde. 

Og så er jeg i gang med flere strikkeprojekter.. Det her begyndte jeg på i går: SMS-vanter til knægten. Han vil gerne ha’ (eller be’ om, hedder det vist!) et par sorte vanter hvor man kan tage toppen af og også gerne toppen på tommelfingeren, så man kan sms’e uden at skulle tage vanten af. For det er nemlig meget besværligt (??!!). Ja ja da. Det er da sikkert sjovt at lave, så jeg har målt og er gået i gang, og har pillet op og prøvet igen, osv. Mønsteret finder jeg på ehn ad vejen.. Har besluttet mig for hvilken slags flap der skal være over fingrene, men ikke endnu hvilken slags tommel, eller hvilken slags tommel-flap jeg vil lave. Det vil vise sig.

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Text mittens for Rasmus The white yarn is where the flap is.

 

 Og så siger Knirke (katten) og mig tak for i dag🙂 I morgen kører jeg til Tyskland og besøger Tini i Kiel et par dage. Mand og børn bliver hjemme, og Tini har arrangeret noget Yarn-crawl noget… Det bliver sjovt!

ONION 6011

Bye Bye 🙂

 

I wanted to tell you about the lounge pants (wellness pants) I made. The pattern is ONION 6011, The fabric is from ONION, too. It is grey Luxury Velour  with Lavender Rib.

They are so comfortable to wear. I love them. I didn’t adjust the fit on these at all because, you know, they’re lounge pants! But the wrinkels are mostly because I’m standing weird.. My hip measurement is 92cm – so that is in the XS size, but my waist measurements are nowhere near the XS measurements! So for other projects I probably would have adjusted the pattern for the waist part (and the upper part of the pants) but with this, the waistband being ribbing it really wasn’t necessary at all.

I’m also knitting different projects. This one I started yeasterday – Rasmus asked (demanded, but then asked, when he saw the look on my face) for text-mittens. Mittens he doesn’t have to remove when he’s texting someone (which he is all the time, it seems). It’s in his words so much trouble to remove his mittens that he preferes to have cold fingers and not wear his mittens at all. So these are black (what he wanted) and will have a flap top on the fingers and on the thumb. I’m making them up as I go, measuring, and deciding what to do next (what kind of flap, thumb, etc). Kind of fun – except they’re black…

And finally Knirke (the cat) and I are saying buy for now – I’m going to visit Tini in Germany tomorrow (and over the week-end) and I can’t wait. I haven’t seen her for so long. She’s also arranged for some sort of yarn crawl – that’ll be fun!

Mohair – suk! (Sigh!)


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Vinterferien er jo det perfekte tidspunkt at pakke de sidste julegaver væk. Eller noget. Jeg havde næsten glemt denne her. Det er fra Rasmus og det er ikke mindre end 10 nøgler af akryl/mohair (fra Stof og Stil). Det er rigtig rigtig meget mohair. Jeg kan ikke bare gemme det væk og vente på inspiration, for barnet har allerede spurgt mig om hvornår jeg skal strikke med det garn han har givet mig. Så. Igang må jeg.

Jeg ved bare ikke rigtig om jeg kan finde på noget at bruge så meget mohair til. Så indtil videre tænker jeg. Jeg tænker at noget af det kunne blive til et sjal/stola/lille tæppe (sådan et som man kan have om sig om sommeren når man sidder ude om aftenen)- og så tænker jeg at det skal være noget med bølger eller andet der kan minde om havet. Så lige nu sidder jeg og laver forskellige prøver af forskellige mønstre fundet på Ravelry. Hvis du har nogen idé til hvad jeg ellers kan lave – så kom med den:-)

So.. Winter break is the perfect time to put away the Christmas presents. I had almost forgotten about this one:
10 skeins of Acrylic Mohair from Rasmus. The colour is off (it’s a bit less bright – TG) . Since this is from my son I have to make something from it. And soon – he asked when I was going to start on it.
But I don’t know what to make that’ll use up 10 skeins of the stuff.
So right now I’m trying out different lace patterns because I was thinking I maybe could make a really large stole/shawl/wrap thingy. I’m thinking something with waves….If you have any ideas – please let me know! 🙂

Kreativ week-end

Vi har syet!

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Rasmus testing the machine

 

Sørme så! Jeg har lavet en ny bunke fleece-sokker (det er godt at have mange af sådan nogle når man bor i et fodkoldt hus – og de fleste gæster er vandte til lejligheder). Rimeligt kedeligt – men meget effektivt – og så kan jeg vente et års tid med at lave en ny portion.

Rasmus (min søn på 11) har håndarbejde i skolen og synes det er lidt kedeligt kun at sy på papir. Så han spurgte om han måtte sy på min maskine. Han fik et lille kort kursus, og så fandt han på at han ville lave en gammel yndlings-t-shirt (der er for lille) om til en sej pude. Han fandt selv ud af hvordan han skulle gøre det og fik kun hjælp med at sy halshullet til sidst (det var svært at styre en fyldt glat t-shirt!). Er meget stolt!

 

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Senere gik han i gang med et penalhus og jeg har klippet endnu et par wellness bukser (ONION 6011).

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The finished pillow - and the proud maker!

 

Der strikkes også – bestilles frø til haven.. Mere om det senere.

 

We have been sewing! Really!

I’ve made tons of fleece socks (which are great when you live in a house with cold floors and all your guests come from appartments!). They are very practicalbut also very boring to sew. But this batch should last me at least a year 🙂

Rasmus has Textil Craft (sewing/knitting/crocheting/felting) in school but only gets to sew on paper, which he finds a bit boring. So he asked if he could sew something on my machine. A quick introduction later, he was ready to sew what he wanted. And he had a plan: A very cool favorite t-shirt was too small, but could be turned into a very cool favorite pillow. He figured out how to do it himself, and only neededhelp whith closing the neck hole. I’m very proud of him!

Later he started working on a pencilcase and I cut out yet another pair of Wellness pants (ONION 6011).

I’ve also been knitting – and started thinking about ordering seeds for the garden. More about that later…

Pattern: Tip-Down Baby Mittens

I’m done writing the patten. And while the mittens are drying after being blocked, I’ll post it here with a pic of the first mitten:-)

Tip-Down Baby Mittens

 

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Before Blocking

Size: Newborn / 3-6 months/ 6-9 months

 Yarn: I’ve used two strands of Drop’s Alpaca (sport weight yarn), but you could use one strand of any worsted weight yarn or two strands of sock yarn.. Anything but bulky yarn. You need about 25 grams.

 

Gauge: Not important. Really. You are knitting these from the tip down and using your measurement tape to decide when you are done. But my gauge was about 22 st. per 10 cm.

 

Needles: I’ve made these using the Magic Loop Method knitting on a circular needle, but you could easily adjust the pattern to using 3 DPN’s or two circs. Mine were made on a 4 mm needle, but you should use the size that is appropriate for your yarn and tension.

 

Abbreviations:

St = Stitches

K = knit, P = purl

Kfb = Increase by knitting in front of back of stitch.

à= until

K2tgt = Knit 2 st together, to decrease 1 st.

 

 

Pattern: Cast on 8 st using Emily Ocker’s Cast On. Distribute the st to make ready for MagicLoop Knitting, 4 st on each side.

Round 1: Kfb in all  stitches, so you  now have 8 st on each side, 16 st total.

Round 2: Knit all stitches.

Round 3: *K1, kfb, kàsecond last stitch, kfb, k1* two times.

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Repeat round 3 and 4 until half of the mitten (one side) measures  app.  6,5cm/7 cm /8cm (13 cm/14cm/16cm total). Pull the cast on thread to close the hole at top.

Continue in stockinette stitch until the mitten measures 8 cm/9cm/9cm from the top.

Next round, decrease 4 st like this: *K1, K2tgt, kàthird last stitch, K2tgt, K1* twice.

Now do a k2,p2  ribbing for 3 cm/4cm/5cm and cast off in pattern.

 

Repeat for second mitten.

 

Weave in ends and block. Then send me a message on Ravelry (I’m MariaDenmark) or on my blog: Wool and Weeds and let me know that you have made these.

 

You may use this pattern for knitting for any purpose you like – including selling items made from it.

 

Have fun (and hey, If you sew, check out my shop: ShopONION.com with Danish design Sewing Patterns)!