still making…

26 Jul

just not blogging about it. having had a few lazy days of holiday i found it’s finally time to get blogging! i will try to catch up since last… which is a long time ago :) i’ve been better at keeping my ravelry projects updated, so feel free to check it out. For you non-ravelers out there i’ll get it on here as well. some projects are photo-less at the moment, i’ll try to get more pics in this post in the coming few days.

this is what i’ve been working on (in random order):

boatneck bluebell by stephanie japel (sorry, no finished photo, but it is finished!)

yarn: garnstudio drops alpakka held double

needles: 4 mm

i FINALLY finished giselle!

i participated in ISE8 – recieved a scarf from wendy in singapore and made one for karrie, the host of the exchange. will post pictures later. for karrie i made lace fichu in wollmeise twin.

i finished the first pair of brainless and made another pair in black

i made prinsesvøbet for isak – my friend’s baby born february 20th

i made my coming niece a pair of stay-on baby booties for christmas

i recently started still light tunic

but was interrupted when i suddenly realised there was a baby birth coming up! had to start another baby blanket, somewhat inspired by pinneguri’s latvian garden.

i’ve tried to pick up the rustic circles afghan. didn’t work.

and the biggest project of all since the beginning of february – a kitty! a red-tabby british shorthair cutie born november 5th ’09. (age 3 2/2 mos in pic)

he got a custom made climbing tree, designed and built by yours truly! couldn’t bear the thought of ready made plush craziness in my (small) apartment… Check out this link for more in-the-process pictures.

and a bigger cat – age 8 months:

another pretty big project – the birth of my niece on april 22nd – of course i was a bit behind, but started a quilt that i finished a couple of weeks ago. it was well recieved by the parents!

niecie had of course gotten another baby blanket before she arrived – she got the original puffed rings.

and with the good weather we had in june – inspired by margrethe – i made a summer favorite skirt from my old worn out favorite diesel jeans. margrethe linked to a tutorial.

i started an entrelac project – think it will be a shawl or scarf – with the wonderful koigu kppm. have to order more yarn, though…

AND – i recieved a surprise in the mail from solveig at sols(tr)ikke! about a year ago i signed up for pay-it-forward in her blog and then i recieved this in the mail (sorry, solveig, i’m ripping off your picture as i haven’t taken one yet):

the bag’s size is perfect – you can even fit a binder in it! it’s been in use pretty much since i got it :) thank you solveig!

another fun thing – i bought a new camera! what a great excuse to get blogging :) so far i’m very happy with my choice – a pentax k-x, got a kit with an extra lense (50-200) at japanphoto :) i actually chose pentax because of the good grip, didn’t like either the nikon d5000 or the canon eos 500d. (my hands are a bit big…) and the pentax was cheaper than both…! so picture quality may get better on this blog, some of the pics above have been taken with my new camera (you can probably guess which ones?)

since my poor blogging probably has made my readers a bit… well, absent, i’d appreciate it if you leave me a comment to let me know if some of you are still out there. tata for now!

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3 Responses to “still making…”

  1. Zelena July 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    Heisann! Her var det jammen mye fint!!!! Likte spesielt godt giselle-jakka! Ha en fortsatt fin sommer, kommer snart tilbake og “hilser” på:-)

  2. lisbeth58bula July 26, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Holy mackerel- all the neat things you’ve made!!

  3. eva July 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Endelig er du tilbake! :)

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