Hello, November

18 Nov

What’s been up sinse the last time I made a post? Well, I’ve been knitting. And crocheting! (say what?! Yes, there will be a post about this sooner or later). I’ve been sleeping a lot, and been excited for christmas, which is right around the corner soon. Yay!

I started a sweater, and finished two pairs of mittens. I frogged a couple of projects, and made them into new things. I planned uses for most of my yarn, and I have not been buying any yarn for a while (go go, me!) .. collage121

Winter came and left twice. Then there was a storm. School and health got in the way of most things.

I bought candy from far away lands, and took a trip to a bigger city to visit one of my best friends. I bought new clothes, and figured it was a good idea to buy a new phone.


I’ve started drinking coffee, which makes me feel a tiny bit more grown up. I wont say goodbye to my unicorn collection just yet, but I might be one step closer to adulthood.

I also put all my tiny yarn balls into a vase because that makes sense.

collage4343Newly casted on mittens, and freaky dino-lamp from boyfriend. He knows me too well.

Hopefully life will be slower, and I will be able to get back on track with life and writing on this blog. I hope everyone is enjoying November so far, and makes time for being cozy. It’s important in these colder times. ~


New yarn and a little stitching

1 Oct

After school today, I decided to go to the yarn store. I only needed a new color thread for my newest cross stitching project. I ended up with 4 colors of threads, and 3 skeins of yarn. Why, yarn store, whyy? Why do you seduce me with your coziness, beauty and soft textures. Sigh. The temptation is just to big. My bank account says no, but my heart says yes. I have to stop listening to my heart, it tricks me into doing stuff my brain doesn’t agree with.

The damage has been done, so I might as well show off my new cuddly companions!

The first yarn I picked up is the newest Drops ❤ you- yarn. The fourth in the series. It’s.so.soft. A mix of 55% alpaca, 40% wool and 5% linen turns out to be a really good combination. I chose the dark blue color, which was surprisingly hard to take a picture off.
The yarn was really cheap too! 17.50 NOK per ball (Ravelry says it’s the same as 2.30 USD and 2-ish EURO). Nice.

ht(The knitting is taking a nap on my fabulous underwear armpit moustache man bag)

I cast on for a hat when I got home. The pattern is Mayne Island Hat by Caitlin ffrench (I could seriously dedicate a whole post to her because she is amazing and gorgeous). Pattern in simple, and good for lazy knitting. So far the hat is sturdy, soft and warm. A girl can’t have too many hats for those long,  humid winters when her hair turns into a ball of frizz. It’s also gonna keep my head toasty and cozy on cold days.

kuni2The second yarn that got to come home with me is Kauni 8/2. I’ve never tried this yarn before. It’s 100% wool, and feels quite scratchy. The lady at the yarn store told me it will be softer after washing and blocking, so I am excited to see what it’s gonna be like. It has the most beautiful color I have seen in a long time. The gradient is gorgeous. I love this yarn to death, and my head is spinning with all the projects I want to make. It was a little expensive (120 NOK (19-ish USD and 14-ish EURO)), but you get like 600 yards, so I think it’s worth it.

I’m so happy with my new purchases. Will update with results of both of them.
As mentioned in the title, I have not yet gotten rid of my cross stitching. Tho’, I have a sad tendency to not finish projects because I get so excited about starting new things (sounds familiar.. Oh, I do the same with knitting). Here is a little peak from my newest project.

MEGAMAN! If only I knew who he was. I was planning on making a blanket for my boyfriend in a 8-bit style. It’s currently hibernating in my knitting basket. I made him this instead.

That’s it for today. Now I have homework Netflix and knitting to do.


(I also want to say Hello! to the people that has liked my posts and started following me)

Cross stitch, much?

28 Sep

Once upon a time, I bought some things to start cross stitching. A starter kit with pattern, thread, needles, fabric and a frame. The pattern was of a cow taking a bath. Fun, silly and right up my alley. Unfortunately, I didn’t start. I found it difficult, and weird. So I buried it deep down in my crafting box, and forgot about it.

A couple of days ago, I found myself not wanting to knit. My knitting spirit was lost, and my wips was staring at me, begging to be finished. But I didn’t want to. I just looked at them, frowned and started looking for something else to do. That’s when I found my cross stitching stuff. I thought to myself that I might as well just try it, if I didn’t like it I could learn to crochet. I did some research, found a new show to watch on Netflix and started sewing.

Surprisingly enough, I liked it. Or, love it might be a more approperiate word to use. I stayed up until 2am stitching until my fingers were sore. (I actually had to put band-aids on my fingers. Yup, that’s how sore I was. I think I have to buy one of those metal finger protectors.)  And I might have done this every night this weekend. The first thing I ended up with was this:

 I ran out of yellow and blue from the starter kit I had. But I found some thread in my moms sewing stuff…. Ehehehhe.  She’ll never know, and if she does, I don’t think she would mind. I think she’s just happy she at least got one kid that loves crafts. It’s not amazing, but its cute. After finishing this, I drove straight down to my local craft store and bought more fabric, thread and one of those nifty frames to sew in. The lady at the store was super helpful, and I drove home with a smile on my face. After some research on different boards on Pinterest, I made this:


A bellsprout showing off it’s swagger. I plan on hanging this in the hallway in me and the boyfriends future apartment. It’s gonna be cool. Right now I’m stitching a little something to show my love for tea. I might make some cross stitch pictures for christmas. How lovely aren’t these to get? Especially if you make them a little silly, and personalize them for the people that will get them? So adorable.

Before I leave, I would like to mention that I was in town today. Not a big deal, but: I went to a kiosk that has a good magazine selection. And I found the new Simply Knitting! I was very excited, but then I saw this:


Blurry and bad picture, but hello! ALAN DART’S CHRISTMAS UNICORN!! How AMAZING is this? My hands itch, and I have selected my yarn and needles. Now I will knit unicorns from sun up to sun down. Life is good.

Knitting for babies

19 Sep

First of all, no. I don’t have a baby, I am not pregnant nor am I planning to.
…But for some reason, my hands itch for babyknits. I can spend hours looking at patterns for small humans, and crave to make them all.
I think it’s my mother-instinct kicking in way to early. Or, it might be because babyknits are way easier than adultknits, and therefor more fun. It also takes less time, and it’s good practice!

I recently found out that one of my family members are having  a baby. Needles to say, I started knitting. The unborn baby has two jackets, two sweaters, four hats and two pairs of socks. I have another jacket on the needles, and I am probably gonna knit more socks (hello, adorable tiny socks).

The sweater I have loved the most so far is the Candlestick.  It was such a beautiful, and nice pattern. I moderated it quite a bit, but the original was so adorable. I am thinking of making another one that is closer to the pattern. It was easy to understand, which was nice. (This was the first sweater I made, yippi!)


The mother to be thinks it’s going to be a boy, so I chose “typical boy colors”. Sewing in the threads after took about as much time as knitting the sweater. I might have made a tiny boo-boo in one of the armpits, but a little extra sewing cleaned it up nicely. I used Trysil Garn Alpa. It was cheap, and soft. Win-win!

Hopefully it will be soft enough for baby skin. I don’t want to be the awful family member that gave the newborn baby a horrible itchy sweater.

(!! Picture for ants because it is very late, and I am too sleepy to do something about it. And I’m probably gonna be to lazy any other day. Zoom in if you want to see a grainy, but bigger version!!)


10 Sep

Hello! And welcome to this blog of mine.

For many years I had an itch to write whatever came to mind at all times.
This itch made me purchase notebooks. So many that I lost track of how many I actually had after a couple of years. I filled them with thoughts, doodles, notes and ideas. After trying and failing before with this blog-thing, I decided to give it another go.

Who am I? I am a girl (am I still a girl at 20?)… I am a young woman. Hear me roar.
I live in the middle of Norway. Surrounded by woods, mooses, fish and people wearing knitted sweaters all year. Because that’s what we do here, you know. Right now I am finishing school, and being a good student. I love talking, despite being so shy it’s painful.I like rain, pandas and food. I laugh alot. My favoruite part of the day is when I am snuggled in blankets watching Netflix. (I love Netflix. It’s my drug of choise).

This blog will be about knitting, my love for yarn and other crafts I might get into along the way. It will be about tea, and those nights where all I do is drink tea. Taste tests will be done. It’s gonna be about life, and the challenges that I might face. Good and bad. It will also be a place where I think aloud, and write about all of the things that comes to mind, so they stop running around in my head. (Maybe I’ll stop talking in my sleep after a while?)

It will also be about glitter, animals, food and other things related to the things I just wrote about. (I like things).

If any of these topics tickled your brain, I suggest you stay with me on this journey.

Until next time, live long and prosper.