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Projekter

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!

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…

Sewing again: ONION 2026 – tunic

Trying to post via Flickr

I have been sewing again! Among other stuff (not garments for me!) I’ve made this ONION 2026.

Oh, and before we move on, I want to tell you, that I have created a Facebook group about ONION sewing patterns.. You can find it here (Facebook link).

Here is the review (also published on Patternreview.com):

I finished this tunic in the beginning of October (was my September/October garment), but never got around to take any pictures – and the light just gets worse every day.
Finally the other day I was home early-ish and was able to take pictures… but they didn’t turn out great, I’m afraid.

Here are some more (at Flickr):
2026 pictures

Black is really not my colour, but I like this tunic anyway.. It has the tunic look (although it might be difficult to tell from the pictures) with the gathers over the bust and all, but doesn’t make me look like I’m 8 months pregnant!
I didn’t have enough of this mystery jersey, so I shortened the tunic/dress by 15 cm and left out the sleeve hem edges.

Pattern Description:
Pattern is for a raglan tunic or dress made in knit fabric (but you can use woven fabric for the hem and neckline edges). It has gathers under the neckline edge, and back darts.

Pattern Sizing:
It’s a multisize pattern that you trace in your size. It comes in XS (bust 84 cm = 33″) to XL (bust 108cm = 43″).
I made shoulders and neckline size XS and the side seams and darts size S.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I think it looks like the pattern drawing. I made it with out the belt and I didn’t have enough of the fabric, so I shortened the tunic/dress by 15 cm and left out the sleeve hem edges.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes I think they were, all though I didn’t follow them completely. Because I hate waiting for seams to cool after pressing, I like to construct garments, so I have something to pin and sew while I wait. In this case, I sewed the slleves to the front, then the back darts, then the sleeves to the back and the side seams, before I attached the neckline edge.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style and the shape, and the possibility to play with woven fabric for the edges, allthough I didn’t do that this time.

Fabric Used:
I used a mystery jersey that I also used for my strap top with twisted yoke.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Except the shortening of the dress and sleeves, due to fabric shortage, none…

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would and will. I have already worn it a lot, and I like the relaxed look and fit, and to wear it over trousers (even though I am wearing jeans in the photo). So I have another version planned (but not cut yet.. you know how it is – work gets in the way of sewing all the time…)

Wadder (det’ en ommer)

Min skjortekjole er hermed erklæret en Wadder. D.v.s en fejltagelse. Kan ikke reddes-gider den ikke mere-giver op-smider den i papirkurven!

shirt dress wadder!

shirt dress wadder!

Aaaah! Det lettede. Nu går jeg i gang med ONION 2017 i stedet!

 

My knit shirt dress is now oficially a Wadder. It was a mistake- Can’t save it, won’t bother, I quit, and thrhow it in the bin!

AaaahI feel so much better now. Tomorrow I’m going tostartworking on ONION 2017  in stead!

Strikning og syning i mellemtiden / Knitting and Sewing since the last post

Hej igen..

Hold da maagle hvor tiden går hurtigt… Det er nok det der med fuldtidsarbejdet, shoppen, hobbyerne og så at jeg lige også synes jeg skal uddanne mig mere…

vary small and soft alpaca baby socks

very small and soft alpaca baby socks

Men jeg har faktisk fået lavet en del på sy/strikke området. Jeg har lavet en aftale med en veninde om at vi mødes hver anden tirsdag aften og syr. Eller hun syr og jeg hjælper, for hun har ikke prøvet at sy tøj til sig selv før. Sidste tirsdag tegnede vi et t-shirt mønster af til hende, syede en hurtig prøve-opsyning og fik tilrettet indsnittene. Jeg blev helt inspireret og gik bagefter i gang med at tegne denne her skjorte kjole af. I week-end’en strøg jeg stof (petrol viscose jersey), klippede ud og gik i gang med at sy – med alle intentioner om at nå så langt som til knaphullerne… Nå men når mennesker lægger planer griner guderne og ikke en, men hele to gange lavede jeg åndsvage syfejl (heldigvis stadigvæk til at redde) – og måtte pille overlocksømme op… hmmm. Så selv om det er mit August Garment, når jeg nok ikke at blive færdig.

Torsdag i sidste uge (det er så en uge siden :-)) var jeg til strikkecafe og lavede babysokkerne færdige. Jeg har et stort nøgle brun mohair, som jeg har fundet på et loppemarked engang. Og jeg ville så gerne lave et sjal i hulmønster igen. Så efter at have prøvet lidt frem og tilbage, kunne jeg endelig slå op til et “Bundter af Blade” tørklæde. Det har jeg gjort, og jeg synes jeg er kommet ret langt:

-)

You can't really see the leaf pattern. But it's there!

I aften kan det ske at jeg skal af sted igen – det er ret hyggeligt! Hvis du færdes i Holbæk området og har lyst til at deltage, må du endelig sige til!

P.s. Jeg har stadig en have, og er stadig glad for den… der sker bare ikke så meget nyt i deni øjeblikket..

Hi!

How time flies by! It must be the full time job, the shop, the hobbies and the urge to take more college classes that makes it go so fast…

But I have actually done some sewing and knitting lately! A friend of mine and I have agreed  to meet up every other Tuesday and sew. She is plus sized and have never sewn clothes for herself before, so I’m pushing her into it and we are having fun! Last Tuesday we traced a t-shirt pattern for her, made the muslin and adjusted the darts. That got me inspired to trace and cut (in a petrol (muted teal) jersey) this shirt dress. I even got to sewing some in the week-end too. But I had planned to get as far as the button holes and didn’t get there at all. Best laid plans and all that.. I made two(!!) big sewing mistakes – using the serger no less. Thankfully I was able to salvage it, but still… it wont be ready in time – It is my August Garment and I have no time to sew this week-end….

Last Thursday (a week ago) I went to a local SnB and had so much fun. I finished the baby socks and cast on a lace shawl made in some mohair I got at an garage sale once.. I have 120 g… I think I’ve come far with this one. It’s a fun leaf pattern called “Bundter af blade” (heaps of leaves)…

That’s it.. I might go to the SnB tonightif I can get away 🙂

P.S. I still have and love my garden and spend a lot of time out side… I just don’t have anything new to tell recently…

giraffer og andre dyr / giraffes and other animals

Nå!

Giraftaskerne er endelig færdige. Jeg har broderet og sammen med veninde syet 45 små tasker:

45 Giraffe bags. Done!

45 Giraffe bags. Done!

Det varer noget tid inden jeg skal brodere giraffer igen (håber jeg). 

Knirke hyggede sig. Hun lå nærmest og krammede symaskinen (hun kan vel godt li at den spinder:-)) i stort set alle de 10 timer jeg brugte den anden dag.

Knirke hugging the sewing machine

Knirke hugging the sewing machine

ANdre dyr:

Vi bor jo på landet nu og her er et ret varieret dyreliv, som vi ikke så noget til da vi boede 2 km væk. Vi har dådyr, frøer, tudser, harer og altså… en flagermus? Jeg synes det er ret sjovt, men resten af familien synes det er klamt….

I think it's a bat..

I think it's a bat..

Lige nu er jeg ved at gøre klar til at vi skal på Langelandsfestivalen. Jeg er ved at sy nogle crew t-shirts ind (de findes kun i Large, og så drukner jeg altså!) og slapper bare af.

Jeg er også ved at finde strikketøj frem til at tage med. Jeg skal være væk i 10 dage, og kan jo ikke sy, så vil gerne have nok projekter med. Jeg tager selvfølgelig baby-sokkerne med, og vil også lave et par sokker mere til mig selv. Så overvejer jeg en babytrøje, som jeg har købt garn til. Og så er der en opskrift i The happy hooker på et lille hæklet dyr som jeg vil lave i noget af al det bomuldsgarn jeg har liggende…

Ellers nogle gode idéer til små projekter?

Well.

I’m finally done with embroidering – and sewing – 45 giraffe bags. I hope it’s going to be a while before I’m embroidering that many of the same motife again.

Knirke had a great time the 10 hours the embroidery-machine was running saturday (finishing up). With small trips to the litterbox and the food bowl she spend the entire day hugging the sewing machine. It must be the vibrations reminding her of purring…

Other animals:

Now we live in the countryside (2 km from our old house) we are experiencing an assorted wild life. We see deers, toats, frogs, hares, lizards, salamanders and…. bats? I think it’s kind of interesting. But the rest of the family are not amused!

I’m sewing a bit.. resizing crew t-shirts for the Langeland festival. They only come in Large, and I just disappear if I wear that. So I’m resizing and changing the neckline and just relaxing listening to podcasts.

I’m also beginning to pack for our trip, and also need some knitting projects. We are going for 10 days, so I need more than just the baby socks. I’m thinking of making another pair of warm socks for me. And also there’s a baby sweater I want to make. ANd there are some fun projects in The happy hooker  such as small stuffed animals that I could make with all the cotton I have in my yarn stash…

Do you have any other suggestions for small projects I could make? 

Look, Tini, Look! (everybody else can look too :-))

Det her indlæg er på engelsk fordi sådan gik det… Har ikke tid til at oversætte lige nu… Håber det går alligevel.
OKay.. Tini doubted me when I told her that I would finish some potholders made out of torn fabric (old baby sheets, actually). I crocheted a door mat like this a few years ago, but still had some rolls left, and when we cleaned out my old yarn, I told her that I wouldn’t throw them away because I needed them for new potholders..

She didn’t think I was going to finish them, but already Tuesday last week, they were done. Look!

Made in torn linen on hook 10 mm

Made in torn linen on hook 10 mm

 

This week-end I was in Germany for a big 25th anniversery party and on the flight back and forth I managed to finally finish the Rosegarden socks.. Love them:

The finished Rosegarden socks

The finished Rosegarden socks

I’ve cast on some really cute baby socks (I’m going to be an aunt – yeah!), but other than that I’m working on embroidering and making 40 giraffe bags! They are for our trip to Langelands festival, one for each member of our team.. they can use it to carry their vest in when they are not working…

 I made about 10, so there is still some to go!

Giraffe Bags... sorry for the photo qualitie

Giraffe Bags... sorry for the photo qualitie

ruller/rolls

Nej, ikke dem man spiser… hmm nu blev jeg lige sulten, så det bliver et kort indlæg..

Men jeg har lavet ruller til pindene – og altså til mine hæklenåle. Jeg har en del arvede hæklenåle, der stammer fra min oldemors hjem. De er alle til blonder (str 0.25 – 1.25) og er blevet flittigt brugt.

Jeg har ikke så mange strikkepinde endnu, men mon ikke det kommer efterhånden…

No, not the kind you eat… mmm now I got all hungry, so it’ll be a short post..

But I made rolls for all my hooks and needles. I have quite a few hooks that I’ve inherited from my great-grandmother. They are very thin, and protected by  a wooden hood. They are meant for lace and have been used a lot. (I also have a lot of old lace my great-grandmother and her mother have made).

I don’t have that many knitting needles, but I’ve made sure to make room for more.

Tilbage på pinden / Back on the blog (ck):-)

Jeg har haft et rigtig dårligt forår… Som tidligere beskrevet klage, stress, efterfølgende fysiske sygdomme… Nok om det. En af måderne jeg valgte at håndtere det på, var simpelthen at lukke ned for al unødvendig computeraktivitet… derfor ingen blogindlæg så længe…

Men jeg har da lavet lidt. Jeg fik nederdelen færdig, og har strikket og hæklet. Og broderet en milliard (cirka) giraffer for en ven…

Nu er jeg tilbage. Jeg har ferie!

Tini har ligeværet her i 4 dage og vi har råhygget. Vi har strikket, grinet, shoppet, og hele dagen i går syede vi.

Jeg lavede ONION 2024 i en stretch jersey (tror det er viscose/lycra) fra Stof og Stil:

ONION 2024.. ja den er lidt dyb

ONION 2024.. ja den er lidt dyb

 

og bagfra

og bagfra

 

Den er så ikke sømmet på billederne, men det kommer i morgen 🙂

Jeg er ret glad for toppen, men tænker at hvis jeg skal lave den igen, vil jeg rette mønsterdelen til det øverste forstykke til så jeg kan have en bh under…

I dag har vi så sorteret i mit garn og jeg er blevet inspireret af Tinis organisationssans til at lave mig nogle ruller til alle strikkepindene…

Tini and Knirke.. The cat who\'s afraid of cows

Tini and Knirke.. The cat who\

I’ve had a really bad spring this year, as I wrote about earlier. The complaints, the stress and the diseases afterwards. Enough said about that! One of the ways I decided to deal with my stress-disease was to avoid any unneccesary computering, so that’s why I haven’t been writing (or reading other blogs) for so long.

But I’ve relaxed by finishing the skirt, knitting, chrocheting and doing tons of machine embroidered giraffes for a friend (don’t ask :-))..

Now I’m back and I have vacation!

Tini was just here for 4 days and we had such a good time. We’ve talked, laughed, knitted, and spend the entire day yesterday sewing.

I made ONION 2024 in a mystery stretch jersey (I think it’s rayon/lycra, but can’t be sure). I love it, but feel that it’s a tiny bit too plungy, so if I’m making another one, I’ll adjust the pattern piece for the front yoke and make it a little bigger, so that I’ll be able to wear a bra underneath…

Today we have looked through and organized my yarn and inspired my Tinis great organizing skills, I have started making rolls for my crochet and knitting needles. Oh and you know what? Maybe I should make some more drawstring bags for my projects 🙂

I’ll be back writing more tomorrow!

Sytøj /sewing projects

Jepper:

sy
Gang i symaskinen. Jeg har foldet stoffet, så i kan se retsiden.

Jeg syr endelig tøj igen! Jeg er i gang med at sy en nederdel i noget sort/gråligt stræk denim efter ONION 3020, et dejligt nemt og hurtigt mønster som jeg har brugt mange gange før. Jeg har droppet linningen og i stedet lavet en talje-belægning (er det mon det rigtige ord på dansk? På engelsk hedder det ‘facing’). Jeg synes det er nemmere, og så holder belægningen (?) jo også maven inde, når der er brug for det…

Jeg har leget lidt med tanken om at brodere og evt sy nogle dekorative sømme m broderitråd i sølv. Jeg ved ikke om det er for meget “last year”, men har prøvet nogle forskellige modeller, og hælder lige nu mest til at droppe broderiet (men hvis det skal være, skal det være det lille til venstre, som så spejlvendes på hver nederdelsbane) men sy en smal zigzag m broderitråden hele vejen rundt langs sømmen…

broderi

Hvad synes du?

Yes!

I’m finally sewing clothes again! I am working on a skirt in thin black/grey stretch denim, using ONION 3020 a very fast and easy pattern, that I’ve used many times before. I omitted the waistband and have made a waist facing instead. I think that it’s easier, and also it keeps any tummy fluff hidden 🙂

I have been playing with my embroidery machine and wondering if I should embroider something using silver thread…. Or is it so last year? I’m also considering just doing a smal zigzag along the hem using the silver thread.

What do you think?