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Women’s Day Off

On the 24th of October 1975, 30.000 Icelandic women took the day off to demand equal pay. This year, women are walking out of their jobs at 14.38 (2.38 pm). Why at that time? Because women still get paid around 20% less than men when all other variables have been taken in consideration. Are we 20% less worthy? Hell no!

I’ve had this piece for graffiti for quite some time now. It’s knit by my mom but she wasn’t happy with it and was going to throw it away. No way mom – it’s graffiti material! So I took it under my wing and have been waiting for the perfect occasion.

Today – when Icelandic women walk out of their jobs at 14.38 was the perfect timing. It was also a great opportunity to talk about equality and art in the public space with my 4 year old son. Together we went out in the pouring rain to make art.

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Autumn socks – for me!

I’ve jumped on the sock train and I’m never getting of it!

I made myself a pair of socks for the autumn – my favourite season!

Delicious Hedgehog Fibres Sock and my favourite heel design (Fish Lips Kiss heel by the Sox Therapist) = love ’em!

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Autumn Socks
Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Poison colorway
Needles: 2.5 mm.
My Autumn socks on Ravelry

 

Nursery School Socks

Last July I made socks for a trio of 1 year olds that started nursery school this summer. The pattern is my go-to basic sock pattern with a little seed stitch detail on the instep. I figured I’d write up the pattern and share – because sharing is caring!

Nursery School Socks
Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Needles: 2.5 mm.
My Nursery School Socks on Ravelry

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2015!

I didn’t knit and crochet as much as I wanted in 2015 but then again, you always want to do more! Turns out that working, studying for a Masters degree and 2 young children does cut down your crafting time :)

So here is my Crafted in 2015 list (as remembered…):

 

Knitting

The Husband Sweater – Ravelry

Purple Kertalogi hat for a friend – Ravelry

A smaller purple Kertalogi – Ravelry

Color Craving by Westknits – Ravelry

September shawl (a design for a friend)

Purple & Pink hat – Ravelry

Frostbite headband – Ravelry

4 x Brioche Hats – Ravelry

– and mittens and socks for the kids as well as headband as an Xmas gift which didn’t get photographed :)

 

Crochet

Three Call the Midwife blankets for my sister-in-laws triplets. – Ravelry: The purple blanket, the pink blanket, the turquoise blanket.

Three Octopus amigurumis for the triplets – Ravelry.

 

2016

For 2016 I’m going to do sweaters. And finish my Masters thesis. It’s going to be a great year – bring it on!

Three is the magic number…

We spent last New Year’s eve at my husband’s sister where the family gathered. Great company, great food, a bonfire and fireworks.

That evening I told my husband: “Your sister is pregnant!”  I just saw it.

So it was no surprise when she called us one Sunday in the beginning of 2015 and told us she was pregnant. The surprise came right after that.

 

“It’s triplets”

 

Wait… WHAT?!

Triplets? Like one, two, three? Babies? On their way?

 

So I started crocheting!  And what more fitting for three little babies than Call the midwife inspired baby blankets. I mean, if there is ever a time to call a midwife…

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The blankets on Ravelry: One little…,

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Two little…,

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Three little…

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I also did three octopuses – Bläckfiskar.

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My Bläckfiskar on Ravelry

The crochet octopus (Bläckfisk) is originated in Sweden where groups of crocheters make them and give to NICUs around the country. The octopus gives the premature baby security and the long twisty arms remind of the umbilical cord and the time in the womb.

More information on the crochet octopus (in Swedish) is on Babydjungeln.se

The Husband Sweater

Last x-mas I gave my husband yarn for a sweater and a promise to put his sweater as my first priority. Now at the end of February it’s finally finished!

I used the Faroese yarn Snældan, both 3ply and 1 ply, one strand of each. I love the yarn and will definitely use it again.

 

The Husband Sweater

The Husband Sweater

The Husband Sweater on Ravelry.

 

2014!

In the first months of 2014 I promised myself to write down everything I’d craft in the year and make a fancy list of if by the end of the year. I made a list of almost everything I did and tried to put it all up on Ravelry with photos. However, some pairs of socks and mittens were missed by the camera and it’s not a complete list for the year as I’m definitely forgetting something…

So here it is, in no particular order:

Knitting 

Baby set for the wee one; a sweater, hat and socks

Ysolda’s MKAL shawl

A green BSJ

A purple BSJ

Striped socks

Kenzie shawl

And… loads of mittens, socks and hats for the kids.

Crocheting

A blanket for the wee one

 Herðubreið shawl

 Blanket for a new nephew

Jóhanna af Örk hat/cowl

 

I’m setting the goal for even more crafting in 2015!