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My patterns!

I’m working on putting all my knitting and crochet patterns up on Ravelry. Some are already there but some need a little freshening up before they get published. That shouldn’t take too much time.

So for all my patterns, both free and the ones I sell, check out my pattern site.

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2013!

Happy new year!

What a year 2012 was! The highlight was without a doubt giving birth to my first, Draupnir, and get to know him. He’s a fantastic little boy, charming and happy. I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds for my little family.

Knitting-wise I knit my son a Royal blanket, that was my biggest knit this year. I also knit him a sweater, hat and socks. I crochet more than I have done in the previous years and I have found out that amigurumi is something I really like. This year I knit the first garment ever for my husband: A hat! He loved it so that inspires me to maybe knit something more for him. But I don’t think I’ll be going down the road of a husband-sweater…

So lets look at my knitting resolutions for 2012:

1. Knit socks! – CHECK!

2. Spin more! – Not so much…

3. Knit more! – CHECK!

4. Design more! – CHECK!

5. Yarnstorm more! – CHECK, CHECK, CHECK!

I think I did pretty good in 2012 ;)  I also published my first patterns on Ravelry, you can see them here.

 

Crafty resolutions for 2013:

1. Finish and publish a pattern that I’m working on at the moment.

2. Design and publish a pattern for a children sweater (at least one!)

3. Design and knit or crochet mittens, hats and socks for Draupnir as he grows.

4. Knit myself something really beautiful and nice!

Yarnstorm coming up…

Reykjavík Underground Yarnstormers are heading to their biggest yarnstorm yet. It’s going to be big and moving. Don’t miss it!

An owlie sweater

I love owls. They just look so cute and smart. So knitting an owlie sweater for my little son was great fun!

Pattern: No. 41 from the knitting magazine Ungbarnablaðið Tinna no.13
Yarn: Lanett
Needles: 3.0 mm. and 3.5 mm.
The Owlie sweater on Ravelry

The Danish Royal Baby Blanket

When I got pregnant I decided to knit a blanket that had been a favorite of mine for a long time: Babysvøbet – Det hele kongerige! by Marianne Knorborg. It took me from January to the end of April to finish the whole thing. I technically knit the inner border 6 times as I decided, after knitting two sides, that I wanted the lace to be more open.

So I went up a needle size, frogged the already knit borders and knit all four of them again. I’m really happy with the result! The outer border took the longest and the blocking was a bit tricky. But with great help from the husband and my new blocking wires (LOVE THEM!) it “only” took an hour and a whole room in the apartment!

I’m never blocking a huge piece like this without blocking wires…

Size before blocking: 100 cm x 100 cm

The borders drape pretty nicely.

PatternBabysvøbet – Det hele kongerige by Marianne Knorborg
Yarn: Dalegarn BabyUll
Needles: 3.5 mm. and 4.5 mm.
The whole kingdom on Ravelry

Well, hello world!

I spent the beginning of summer being very, very pregnant. I also lost my knitting mojo somewhere on the way so there wasn’t much going on in that department. It was a very hot June here in Iceland which makes knitting with wool very warm and sticky. But at the end of June, when my due date was just around the corner I decided to take matter into my own hands. I didn’t want to start waiting for the arrival of the little one so I started to knit him a sweater to wear on the way from the hospital. That way, each day waiting became another day spent knitting to get the job done!

I finished the sweater. And a little baby cap. I managed to knit one sock but then my little one decided it was time to join us here in the outer world ;)

In the middle of the night on the 6th of July me and my husband became parents to a beautiful baby boy whom we named Draupnir. Here is a photo of him on his way home from the hospital.


Sweater
Pattern: No. 41 from the knitting magazine Ungbarnablaðið Tinna no.13
Yarn: Lanett
Needles: 3.0 mm. and 3.5 mm.
The Owlie sweater on Ravelry

Baby cap
Pattern: Classical baby cap, pattern can be found in Icelandic here.
Yarn: Lanett
Needles: 2.5 mm.

Blanket
Pattern: Babysvøbet – Det hele kongerige by Marianne Knorborg
Yarn: Dalegarn BabyUll
Needles: 3.5 mm. and 4.5 mm.
The whole kingdom on Ravelry

Pink Breast!

I really love yarnstorming and last October, I breast yarnstormed to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I’ve made a Pink Breast crochet pattern!

Here it is and it doesn’t cost a krona:

Download Knitty Attitude Pink Breast – English version!

KnittyAttitude.Pink Breast ISL – á íslensku!