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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pikkuveli cardi. on: April 04, 2010 05:44:02 AM
Im so happy with this sweater, totally fell for this pattern the moment I saw it.
Its called Pikkuveli and I bought it from the designer on Ravelry. The yarn is called Perfect and is from Sandnes yarns, used knitting needles nr. 4 and 4.5 (european sizes). I decided right away to use grey as the main colors and when I saw the red I had to use it, think it goes well together and I love red for my boy  Cheesy
The buttons are at least 30 years old and have spent their days locked away in my grandmothers button box so it was about time to use them.

I learnt many new things while doing this cardigan like doing the honeycomb pattern, the I-cord buttonband and using short rows to make the back higher than the front. Im even thinking about putting some fabric on the inside so my boy can use it as a jacket this summer  Grin
Anyways, here it is. Thanks for looking.

Happy boy in his new sweater

Here you can see a button, love the retro look of them. Also love that little boy with the dirty face  Wink

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first "lopapeysa" (lopi sweater) on: June 15, 2009 03:30:46 PM
Im Icelandic but had never ever knitted a traditional Icelandic lopi sweater (Lopapeysa)  I finally knitted one for my youngest son and Im thrilled with how it came out, love the pattern and the colors. The pattern is from an Icelandic Lopi pattern book called Lopi 28, it is also sold with english text.

Hope you like the sweater.

And heres my baby boy is his new beautiful sweater   Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby balaclava and Lopi hat on: January 02, 2009 02:51:11 PM
Its been a while since I came in here but I just have to show you what Ive been doing, ok Ive been rather lazy but have managed to finish some small things.

Heres a balaclava Im so proud of, love how it came out. Its knitted in Brioche (I think thats what its called in English) except for a few inches of 1x1 rib around the face and around the neck. I used the 3 needle cast off to close the "hood" so I didnt have to sew it, yea for that.
Here it is:

Heres the back, the black on the hood is where I used the 3 needle cast off.

Heres my Kambur Lopi hat, just had to try it even though its supposed to have 4 colors and I only had 3  Grin

Heres my Placked neck baby sweater, first time doing a sweater in the round and I loved it, actually just my second sweater ever. It turned out to small for my boy so I gave it to a friend.

Hope you like.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Presto chango sweater, first time ever knitting a sweater. on: November 05, 2008 02:12:26 PM
This is my biggest project ever, until now Ive made baby hats or mittens so this is a big jump for me  Cheesy
I decided to make the Presto Chango sweater for my youngest boy, pattern found here http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/freeKnittingPatternPrestoChango.asp
I made up a pattern for the front panel and absolutely love it, love everything about this sweater even all the buttons that are there because I made a mistake spacing the holes to close  Grin The buttons all have a picture of a kitty on them, so cute.

Heres my baby boy wearing his new sweater:

Presto chango:

Button madness:

Hope you like it, I know I do  Grin
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My Mei Tais, not clothing but hope its ok to put here. **Pic heavy** on: August 17, 2008 06:21:31 AM
I got my first ever sewing machine earlier this year and have just fallen in love with sewing. I havent done much but Im getting better and more daring to try new things.
One of those things that I thought Id never be able to do were my own MTs but being more daring and after finding this http://christmasevetwins.blogspot.com/2007/10/make-scandi.html awesome tutorial I decided to try and am I glad I did.

Ive made 2, they are both from the above tutorial but I did change the orange one a little.
It just makes me so proud to be able to say "I did it myself" when people ask me where I got them.

Heres my first one:

Can you see Im really proud of myself Smiley

Heres my other one:

Here they are together:

I dont know whats up with some of those pics, looks like they didnt upload properly.
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / I am a woman obsessed with Monsters **PIC HEAVY** on: August 15, 2008 07:06:17 AM
A week ago I decided I wanted to try and make some cute soft toys for my little boy and made a soft baby cube but in my onlive search I found out about the fantastic world of monstermaking and now I cant stop  Cheesy 
Ive been inspired by the fantastic work found here and now my living room is filled with paper cut-outs with monster designs  Grin  I never would have dreamed that I would be able to make something on my own but now I just draw something on paper and start sewing, how fantastic is that  Smiley  and my boys just love that, not bad having the house full of monsters is it ?
So here is my stuff, just wanted to show off what Ive done.

Im just a beginner so these are far from perfect and have been made mostly of fabric scraps (and t-shirts and old pajamas)

Heres my first, made out of fleece and oh so soft:

Heres my moody monster with fish eyes:

Heres my cute little monster (first time using felt):

Not a monster but a little sun with crinkly rays (put some crinkly paper in them):

Heres my newest, I blew his legs so I just made him without them:

Not a monster but the toy that started this craze, used this http://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmummy/sets/72157604381990885/ great tutorial
7  COOKING / Dessert / My pastel cake, first time with fondant on: April 08, 2008 12:33:10 PM
Well, after looking at this board and finding out about Marshmallow Fondant I decided to try making my own. The fondant making went very well and the day after I made it I tried "decorating a cake", actually it was more playing with the fondant and seeing how it works. I was going to make it really green and red but I don't have good food colors so my cake is in pastel green and pink Cheesy  The cake bottom is chocolate and there's also chocolate buttercream on it.

Here it is in all it's glory  Cheesy

8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Making pants more fun? on: April 02, 2008 04:21:16 PM
I'm in the process of making my 7 month old some pants but I need to make them more "fun"  Tongue  They are a solid aqua color and will have black cuffs and waistband, I like the colors but I want to do something a little extra but I'm totally clueless and uninspired at the moment   Shocked

Any ideas Huh
9  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My first real project finished on: March 28, 2008 12:41:06 PM
Hi everyone.
This is my first post here about something Ive made because I actually have never sewn anything exept for when I was a kid in school  Wink After talking about wanting a sewing machine my husband went out and bought me one and I started looking around the internet and found this fantastic site, I found this fantastic tutorial https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=229448.0   for some very cute overalls and was so inspired that I decided to make a pair for my 6 month old son Grin  I am very happy with how they worked out and it doesnt hurt that they are quite easy to make.

Here are the results Smiley
Not quite finished yet in that pic

Good for "crawling"

The back, I cross the straps so they fit perfect

The front

Hope you like them  Smiley
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