Tuesday, June 10, 2008

...another update...

OOOkay...let's try again....being the computergeek I am, I managed to delete a whole post....also, we still have some computerissues, which means that I sometimes have real trouble reading bloggerblogs!
The big problem about updating so seldom, is that there are too many things I want to share! But today the photos uploaded real easy, that's why you get a pictureheavy post:-) I've borrowed a sewing machine. I got a call a couple of weeks ago, one of the workers at church wondered if I could help her with a project (more on that later), so I found out I needed to try it again. I haven't sewn for 4 years! It used to be a passion. Now I look at the machine and wonder how I shall use it. I've been digging through my stash of fabrics(oh yes, I have that too!)- or rather, my pile of worn-out jeans! That resulted in this bag. I'm not very "ladylike"-jeans and a t-shirt or woolsweater is my "uniform" at most occasions-LOL!- so bags are not often used....usually I use a jacket with roomy pockets for my wallet and keys. BUT sometimes a bag comes in handy:-) This one is made of one pair of jeans, lined with some cotton fabric. There are a couple of pockets inside, even a zippered one...but I had forgotten how to sew a zipper in a passepoiled pocket, so it looks rather odd! But it's an okay bag, and it works fine with me. I even added a hook for my keys! I've been digging through the bottom of bags more times than I care to think of, searching for those lost keys!
Then I knitted a sweater, in PT2, bought here at Eid Miljø. I found the pattern in a book called "Strikk og tov", but it didn't turn out quite as it should...it got a bit on the smaller side...so I ripped out a row around the bustline, and knitted the body down from there, with more incresing to make it more A-shaped. It is still pretty closefitting...but warm and nice, and just the right thing for the colder weather we're having right now. I'm a "frostpinne"! (translation needed:-)) But I have casted on for a summersweater too- found the pattern in the Norwegain magazine "Familien" 9/2008, knitted in "FØN" from Gjestal Spinneri (I couldn't get the link to work, sorry!) The yarn is 70%bamboo/30%cotton, very soft, and VERY splitty! I made a top for my 11-year old a few months ago, and it holds up nicely to washing and all that stuff. I'm nearly done with the back.
And then the church! E., who called me, works mainly with the children/youth, both the children's choir and the confirmations. Some years ago (probably 7 or 8...time flies!) the choir staged the musical "Noahs Ark". We made customes- elephants, giraffes, lions, chicken....it was fun, and the kids were doing great. Now, the 4-year olds were getting their books(each 4yearold is invited to church to get a book), and they wanted to emphasize on Noahs Ark. That meant a rainbow...and more animals...we got away with sewing ears that could be tied around the head of the kids. It looked great. And we made a rainbow...
Here's the choir- not as many as they should be, but still singing well! Some of them had dressed up as animals, you should be able to see a lion, a zebra and a monkey, at least.
Then over to something else- more fuzzyness! The rabbits are growing, and still very cute:-)
We've had summer here for more than a month! Warm, sunny, beautiful. Dry. Very dry. We walked the sheep a couple of weeks ago, so now they are grazing in the mountains for the next 3 or 4 months. The kids helped out walking them.
The chestnuttree is blooming...
Ad then the weather turned- it as so strange- we had sun, then all of a sudden the fog/haze came, and the sun disappeared! So, now it's pouring down. But we need it. As I said, it was dry.


I am quite sure that once I hit "publish" there are more things I want to write:-) I've been looking a bit a Ravelry- but haven't tried to figure it out yet. The computerissues...
Oh well, there will be time when winter comes...
But for now- Have a great summer:-) (I hope to be back soon...)

9 comments:

Janice said...

LOVE the bag! Jeans are my uniform as well!! And the sweaters look wonderful. I bet it's been fun working with the Noah's Ark project... Your month of warm sunny weather sounds heavenly. We've had a very strange spring weather wise. Still waiting for warm and dry!

addictedtoknitting said...

We are having more rain than usual. Want me to send some to you? The bag is adorable.

Heidelweiss said...

I hope to hear from you again soon, too! The scenery is beautiful. Love the rainbow and costumes-very creative. I completely love the bag-very clever! I had a huge pile of old jeans and mad a quilt with them-it weighs a million pounds and is wonderful for picnics. We've had crazy weather here, too. Very rainy and cool-far below normal temperature for this time of year.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Ser ut til at du er travelt opptatt med stadig nye prosjekter. Lykke til.

Judy said...

The bag is quite ingenius!! Love both of the sweaters, I can't wait to see the green one finished
Those bunnies are the cutest things!
Our weather turned VERY hot VERY fast. The pool is now open so I am sure it will get cold again LOL

Judy

Ruth said...

Den bagen ble fenmenal! Sånn vil jeg få til også. Har symaskin og det hele, (for ikke å snakke om et helt lager med gamle jeans), tålmodigheten er det værre med, men den ble virkelig fin. Genseren ble flott også, syns jeg.

Oversette "frossenpinn"? Frozen stick? NÆH. Jeg gjør stadig sånne oversettelser og folk ser bare rart på meg. It isn't only only, but but.

Ruth said...

Jeg "tagget" deg. Ta en titt i bloggen min så finner du ut av det.

Lesley said...

I love your jeans bag! I'm playing catch up with reading blogs and you have so much lovely stuff to comment on!

Gorgeous photos of your beautiful landscape.

Very cute fluffy bunnies!

Tunnels 25km long? Eek - not sure I'd like that (even though I've been through the Channel Tunnel on the train)!

Lovely Noahs Ark photos :)

Gorgeous new blue sweater!

Well done to your son on his graduation :)

It's good to be back :)

xxxx

randi K design said...

Nyyydelig natur! Og den grønne jakken blir virkelig fin!