Before Christmas I discovered a whole new world. Yes, for me it was new. Brit on the blog Brit's små puslerier, wrote that she had a video podcast on Youtube. I've heard of podcasts, but it had not quite reach my head. But then I started watching Brit's Vlogmas, which were videos every day of the Advent time. And then I became aware of many others who make video podcasts on Youtube. And soon I was watching knitting podcasts instead of TV in the evenings. There are many nice, both Norwegian and foreign. My favorites include Brit Strikkenerd, Kammebornia, Garnbutikken Fortuna, Frøken K, Cias bod. It's impossible not to be inspired! Even our cat, Iris, enjoy to watch!
NÅ TÅ KOR
Sokker nr. 1- 2020
Designer: Marit H. Bergsrønning
Garn: Mayflower Andes, 78g
Garnbutikken Fortunas sokkesamstrikk 12 i 20
Socks from Stash: Eldste sokkegarn
This year's first pair of socks! Although I wrote that I should not knit so many socks in 2020, the first finished knitting project became socks 😁. There is so many tempting knit-alongs here and there, so it's hard not to get inspired. These socks have the name Nå tå kor - It means "a little of each" and was designed by Marit H. Bergsrønning at the Fortuna yarn shop. They are the January socks in the Fortunas 12 in 20 socks. The yarn is something I've had for a long time, it's called Andes from Mayflower and I think it's out of production. Thus, they also fit into the January challenge at Socks from Stash where the challenge was to use the oldest sock yarn in the yarn stock. The color of the picture is not quite right, it is more purple than blue.
Votter nr. 1-2020
Garn : Artic fra Trysil garn, 75g brunt, 25g hvitt
Brit strikkenerds vottesamstrikk
Det neste prosjektet er også inspirert av en podcast, Brit Strikkenerd har samstrikk av votter. I januar er det votter av designer Mabe. Hun har veldig mange fine vottemønstre strikket med tykt garn og tovet. Jeg har funnet fram det jeg hadde liggende av slikt garn. Det er veldig mye forskjellig, og en del rester, så mye av det tror jeg passer best til å bare strikke opp til et sitteunderlag med striper. Men jeg fant noe jeg kunne bruke, Artic fra Trysil Garn. Jeg valgte meg mønsteret Oktoberstjerne. Jeg brukte brunt og hvitt garn. Jeg tovet dem i vaskemaskin på 40 grader.
The next project is also inspired by a podcast, Brit Strikkenerd has a knit-along of mittens. In January it is mittens by designer Mabe. She has a lot of nice mitten patterns knitted with thick yarn and felted. I found what I had of such yarn. It was very much different, and some small leftovers, so much of it I think is best to just knit up to a sitting pad with stripes. But I found something I could use, Artic from Trysil Yarn. I chose the Oktoberstjerne pattern. I used brown and white yarn. I felted them in the washing machine at 40 C degrees.
Votter nr. 2 -2020
Garn: Trysil Garn Artic 55g koksgrått
Järbo Polar hvitt 25g
Pinner : 5mm
Brit Strikkenerds vottesamstrikk
Og da jeg først var igang med å rote i restegarnet ble det et par til av Oktoberstjerne. Men denne gangen er det garn fra to forskjellige merker, så jeg tok ikke sjansen på å tove dem. Jeg har tidligere erfart at forskjellige merker kan tove forskjellig. Derfor strikket jeg dem på tynnere pinner. And when I first started looking at the leftover yarn, I made one more of the Oktoberstjerne. But this time there are yarns from two different brands, so I didn't take the chance to felt them. I have previously experienced that different brands can felt different. So I knitted them on thinner needles.
Og til slutt må jeg ha med årets familiebilde fra julaften! Det burde jo egentlig vært med i forrige innlegg, men da hadde jeg ikke fått det inn på PC-en ennå. And finally, I have to show this year's family picture from Christmas Eve! It should have been included in the previous post, but then I hadn't got it on the PC yet.