20 November, 2007
Tusen takk for alle hyggelige kommentarer i forrige innlegg! Fra verdens undergang er det igjen over til triveligere ting. Denne veska lagde jeg til min lillesøster tidligere i høst. Nærmere beskrivelse av materialer finner du på denne linken. Jeg brukte fingerhekla og tova ”slanger” til skulder remmer. Jeg sydde stoff rundt dem denne gangen for å gjøre dem litt mer forseggjorte.
Thank you so much for all your nice comments and tips on my last blog post! And now from a pretty disturbing issue to something more reassuring again. I made this bag for my little sister earlier this autumn. You can find a closer description of the materials on this link. I used finger knitted and felted “snakes” for the straps, and sewed on some fabric to give them a better finish.
14 November, 2007
WHIPLASH - OCT/NOV - FIBRE & MIXED MEDIA INSPIRED JEWELLERY
I decided to enter Whiplash Oct/Nov. Here’s a quote from the Whiplash page to explain the theme: “This month’s whiplash them is fibre inspired jewellery. […] Fibre and mixed media jewellery is a wide theme and open for plenty of interpretation. Fibre can be felted, crocheted, knitted, spun or woven and mixed with other media too, mixed media - is pretty much anything all mixed together - usually mixed media might relate to paper and stone and fabric with found objects to create something a little 3D, collage and sculptural all in one piece.”
I thought a lot about what to do, and if there was any specific thought behind what I was going to make. Many months ago I saw felted beads on Whipup for the first time, and I have wanted to try and make some myself. I figured this was an opportunity to do so, and with the help of a tutorial on Knitty.com I got started. Since I’m also a little obsessed with these little train model figures, I wanted to find a way to mix felted beads with the miniature people.
I have also been thinking a lot more about environmental issues this autumn. There’s been much more focus on environmental issues in the media, and the issue seems to turn up more frequently in the world of craft blogs too. I think the future perspectives regarding our environment are scary, and it also makes me feel quite helpless.
So, the thought behind the pendant is: “What to do if this planet ends up not being habitable any more?”
There is an irony to this project that suddenly became obvious to me while making the pendant. The irony’s name is plastic and superglue. The pendant in itself is not environmental friendly. It tells me that I have a lot of habits to change before I can say that I’m environmentally friendly. I wonder if I will ever be able to change my way of living to a degree that it actually amounts to something.
You can see all the entries on this link.
06 November, 2007
Jeg har hatt et lite dykk i Drops oppskrifter, og det har fått strikkepinnene til å gå varme. Her er resultatet av det.
I dived into the world of Drops patterns, and here’s the result of that.
Jeg har skrevet tidligere at jeg fikk garn fra Mary i Texas. Et av garnene jeg fikk var Ellan Peruvian Uros Aran. Et tykt og mykt garn i flotte farger som jeg har gledet meg til å bruke. Jeg bruker sjelden blått, men blåfargen på dette garnet har jeg likt fra første stund. Periwinkle heter fargen (nr. 1700), og man må jo bare like en farge med det navnet. Jeg droppet glidelåsen på genseren, ene og alene fordi jeg var redd for å ende opp med å ødelegge genseren. Jeg trenger visst glidelåstrening, men det får bli på et mindre prosjekt først.
I wrote earlier that I got yarn from Mary in Texas. One of the yarns was Ellan Peruvian Uros Aran. It’s a soft yarn i lovely colours, and I’ve looked forward to start using it. I don’t often use blue, but this shade of blue appealed to me at once. The colour is called Periwinkle, # 1700. I didn’t sew a zipper onto this sweater like the pattern says. The reason is that I have no training in sewing zippers onto anything, and I didn’t want to start training on a knitted sweater.
Så en perulue. Den er strikket i Alaska fra Garnstudio, med fargede striper i dobbel Sisu.
Then I made a Peru hat, and I used Alaska from Garnstudio. The coloured stripes are Sisu from Sandnesgarn, and I used a double thread.
Her er en babyjakke fra Drops. Jeg hadde en garnbytte via Ravelry, og likte garnet umiddelbart. Den er strikket i dobbel Inca fra Rauma, farge nr. 011. Jeg strikker løst, så jeg heklet fastmasker rundt kantene på hele jakken for at den skulle bli litt fastere i formen.
Here’s a baby jacket from Drops. I made a yarn swap via Ravelry, and liked the yarn very much. It’s Inca form Rauma, colour # 011. My knitting is quite loose, so I crocheted around all the edges to make the shape of the jacket a bit firmer.