Tuesday, September 18, 2007

my knitspot...

A few days ago, Yarnhog had a little contest on her blog- challenging us to show our knittingspot. Well, I thought I'd play along... I think I have showed you this before, but it gets messier and messier every day, and more and more stuff gets dumped there, so I'm making it MY place... Hubby is no too thrilled about it...
The flowers is what I see when I look outside. Today it was raining- again- and autumn is coming, so they are not as cheerful as they could have been.

THIS is where I knit. In our little addition to the kitchen. It is all glass, and was supposed to be for growing flowers and such, but it is such a nice place, so it is perfect for knitting. I keep a lot of my patterns in the two folders on the floor, most of them found online, and most of them just printed out for inspiration, they will never be made. I keep plasticbags with yarnpurchases there, the table is filled with patterns, books, knittingneedles, knittingbaskets, flowers and finished objects. There are candles, handcream, paperwork and place enough for a cup of tea. It is perfect. The cats eat out there, and get in and out of the door (which is not seen, it is to the right.)
The knitted tablecloth on the table was a housewarming gift from some neighbours, it is beautiful. And a LOT of work. I've made several myself, so I know. Lace is so much fun to knit, but lately I've preferred the "stole"style tablerunners, instead of the round ones, at least to knit.


DD1- age 12- asked me to knit her a pair of legwarmers, she picked the yarn, " and they have to have heels!" So I made a pair with heels. They turned out okay. There is enough yarn left to make her a pair of wristlets too. I used the coinlace (3 stitches: lift 3rd stitch over second and first, knit 1, YO, knit1). I really like that stitch. My daughters got a BabyBorn doll nearly 4 years ago, and she came with an outfit that had used that special stitch, but I hadn't figured out how to do it. But then I got Cassie's Loksins! pattern for socks, and she had used it, it was also used in a stole pattern. DD2 got a poncho...we ran shrt of yarn...so it might go into the gift basket, and she might get a bigger one. Coinlace and cables, and bulky yarn ( Cortina from Gjestal, 100%wool, 13st=10cm on 7mm needles) It probably should have been knitted on 8 or 9mm, but I haven't bought those yet.
My owl hat. The kids say I can't use it! Ha! I have a thing for owls- I used to collect them, and have started over again, and I KNEW I had to knit this. There will be fingerless gloves too. And we need it, there is snow on the mountaintops in the mornings...There are some glorious colours in the mountainside now- the trees are turning into reds, yellows and bright oranges. Fll is my favourite time of the year, the air is so crisp and clean, and it is allowed to make a fire! You actually need a fire in the fireplace. Mr.Black is keeping busy- although here he is pretty relaxed. Every day- several times a day- he stands at the door with a newly catched mouse, he often plays with it just outside the windows just so we can say how clever he is!Today's view- it was raining in the morning, but now the sun is shining again. The girls are in the mountains with school, they have an outdoorproject in grades 5-7, one day each week for 8 weeks, where they fish in a little lake, make campsites, learn how to row, and fix an old stonehouse that is there. Most of the kids love it. It is hard work, but also educational, and they learn to trust themselves and the others, and have to work together.
In a few days we will have to start getting the sheep down from the mountains. They've been away for nearly 4 months. I'm just waiting for a day with no fog...
Have a nice week!

11 comments:

Anne said...

what a lovely place to knit! is it warm enough in winter? I can't wait until my cats are old enough not to climb curtains and get their claws entangled in lacy things. I kept waiting for the kids to be old enough that I didn't have to worry about them spilling on nice things and now that they are we have all these young cats to contend with --timing is everything. Enjoy the coming if fall! I love your FOs.

Tracy said...

Your knitting corner is wonderful--and with a view! Love the tuquoise poncho. Mr. Black is a charmer, so sweet *SIGH* Happy Day ((HUGS))

Yarnhog said...

I think I'm in love with your knitting spot--and your little corner of the world. It could not be more different from where I live in San Diego. I fantasize about living near a lake and mountains with sheep and other animals, but I know it will never happen. It's dogs and a tiny yard near the freeway for me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spot!

Rebecca said...

Lovely, lovely knitted things! Everything is so wonderful. And your knit spot is so cozy. I agree with you about fall, we've been having fires going in the fireplace and it´s so nice.

lillysmuul said...

I love the place you live in!
getting all the sheep down will take some time...

Janice said...

I love you knitting spot! I see there are two chairs.. I wish I could come knit with you!! Your view is so lovely and I bet it is just gorgeous now with the changing leaves! All of your knitting looks great. I LOVE the leg warmers. Will have to try that pattern!

Poshyarns said...

Oh your knitting spot is beautiful, how lovely to have such a window on the world outside while knitting. Very relaxing.

Sigga Sif said...

I love your knitspot! What a beautiful place.

Judy said...

Such a relaxing and beautiful knit spot. I just knit in the family room with hubby watching TV.
Love the owl hat. DH' granma used to collect owls. I inherited a few of them. I have a BIG macrame' wall hanging that belonged to her. It would look lovely in your knitting nook.
Have a great evening.
Judy

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hei Marit.
Kjempekoselig strikkekrok, og fantastisk utsikt :-)

Vi har endelig hatt finvær i dag etter en våt og trist høst. Jeg har storkost meg ute i hagen.

Bjørg said...

Eg liker strikkekroken din. Veldig flott! Det er så kjekt med folk som legger ut bilder frå heimen sin til inspirasjon. Eg er klar for å begynne å pusse opp og gjere om på leiligheten, inkludert flytting av vegger. Med mange mulihgeter er det og kjekt å hente idear frå andre.