Monday, March 03, 2008

...new projects...



March already? Time flies- only two months 'til son #2's confirmation- a non-religious ceremony, just like his brother last year. Saturday was his last session with the group. That took place in Eid, and since I had to pick up something there, I drove him and his friend. I did a bit of shopping too, just realizing that I haven't taken any pictures of it yet! Found some beautiful yarn here, some of it being called Navia, it is faroese/shetland wool, and I might finally be able to knit myself a shawl! I've been wanting to for so long, but haven't found yarn I like, and I don't like shopping online, I prefer to see it and touch it first...Since I was all by myself, I spent quite some time in the shop...


Some days ago, I had an e-mailcorrespondence with a fellow blogger, Lappetausa! We met at Inguns store Primula, for once I came first..doesn't happen too often...LOL! Shortly after Lappetausa's niece, STRIKKEMOR(O), came too, (if you go to her blog, there are pictures of us together, I'm the tallest one. She had been clever enough to bring her camera!). It was really nice meeting Elin and Hilde! We stopped by yet another yarn/quiltstore, EnRødTråd, where I bought some Opal sock yarn. I'm eager to try it.

After all this shopping, we tried to find a cafe...which wasn't easy, two were full, but the third had room for us. We were joined by Strikkemor(o)s sister, LilleMø. Thank you, ladies, for a very nice meeting! I sure hope we can do it again some time!

Anyway- I've done some sewing! Haven't touched a sewingmachine in 4 years! I lost the one I had when we lost our house in a fire 4 years ago- it took me months to get back to knitting, and I still haven't replaced my sewingmachine. Have borrowed one from a friend now, but it has been sitting in my sewing room for two weeeks...I've only looked at it, wondering where to start! Then I saw some cute bags over at Strikkemor(o)s blog, and bought the pattern on Saturday. I showed it to her when we met, and she pointed out that they realy wanted to see one on my blog shortly. So, here it comes! The pattern is AnnAKa, very easy to follow, and very cute. I've cut 4 more that should be sewn...I bought the plastic for the window, but forgot to buy the batting, so I confiscated a fleeceblanket and used that...
There are news about the blue sweater from a previous post too, but that will have to wait:-)

Time to hit the sack. It is actually snowing outside...!

Have a nice week:-)

Sorry, I know the two pictures are exact the same, but today when I wanted to delete one, it wouldn't dissappear! Other times, when I DON'T want to delete, everything is gone...

7 comments:

Deb said...

Marit, thank you for your comment on my blog with the link to the Muskat yarn. Is that what I bought? I couldn't read the label but it is soooo soft and the color is amazing. Can you tell me just what it is the label says? Oh, now that I look at it closely, I am guessing it says 100% Egyptian mercerized cotton. I will have to check out the designs for it. Thank you so much

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Thanks for a nice review on the Saturday events! Yes, we have to do it again!

Lesley said...

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday!! I love your bag - such a great idea and the fabrics are great:)

xx

Tracy said...

Your bag is wonderful, Marit! So glad you've been trying sewing again. I was so sad to hear of your house loss some time ago...Great links in this post--thank you! Where is Primula's shop? Happy Sewing! ((HUGS))

monica said...

Sounds like it was a great time. I love the bag.

Lillefix said...

Søt liten veske. Symaskinen min har støtt fremme i 14 dager, og over den hang en bukse som skulle legges opp. På onsdag ga jeg opp, og la vekk både buksa og maskinen. Ikke det at det er vanskelig eller noe sånt, jeg bare fant ikke tiltakslysten... :-§

Ellers kan jeg melde at en fell er ferdig, og nye skinn til en ny fell er i hus. Men den nye fellen skal bli presang av den typen som ikke kan fortelles om i bloggen, så den kommer til å bli forbigått i stillhet inntil mai er over :-)

Ha en flott helg!

Rani said...

Marit, I hope you don't think this is totally rude, but I have a great pattern for mittens (IN NORWEGIAN!) Can you translate this?

Would you like a copy of it?

Strikk 1 omg vrang. Strikk rett til votten måler 5 cm

Vreng arbeidet og strikk videre rett

I KNOW! I am being very forward. I'm just so excited to make these and I can't translate past CO 30 stitches.