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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…

Þrjú teppi

 

The blankets on Ravelry: One little…,

purple1

Two little…,

bleikt2

Three little…

túrkís2

 

I also did three octopuses – Bläckfiskar.

blackfiskar

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

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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!

February is for finishing!

I can’t believe it’s February already!

I just finished this blanket for the wee one, due in March. It took me days to find THE pattern but I found it! It was my first crochet square project and I really enjoyed it.

Blanket for wee one #2

Blanket for wee one #2

Blanket for wee one #2

Blanket for wee one #2
Yarn: Istex Kambgarn, 100% merino wool
Crochet needle: 3.5 mm (Clover Amour – LOVE IT!)
Blanket for my girl on Ravelry.

No more tangled headphones!

I love my headphones but I hate when they get all tangled up and it takes precious minutes (that could be spent knitting!) to untangle them. So I crochet the cord and now I have yarn-cover headphones that don’t tangle!

Groovy headphonesYarn: Hjertegarn Sock 4
Crochet needle: 1.75 mm.
Groovy headphones on Ravelry.