Saturday, November 08, 2008

Lazy Saturday morning

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Today we had a really lazy morning. It was cold outside, but we'd lit the fireplace, and while the girls were snuggling on the sofa watching a DVD and being quiet for once (this photo isn't from today, but this is what they looked like. Today's photo was too blurred... I was probably too tired to focus...)...
...I was trying my hand on hand piecing for the first time. Is that what it's called when you tack a piece of fabric around a piece of paper and sew it together by hand...?? This is something I've never done before, it was quite relaxing although a bit repetitive.
Here is the star I pieced, tacking on and everything. I'm quite amazed that the colours are so true in this photo ... I always have a hard time catching the colours correctly. Finished with the piecing. The tacking/basting is out and it's ironed. I'm not really impressed whit my stitching... maybe I should have matched the thread better with the colours?? Or maybe I shouldn't have watched Tintin with the girls at the same time as I was stitching...Well, this was just for fun, just to try it out and see if I liked it, so it doesn't really matter. I'm thinking maybe I would try to hand quilt this as well. That's another thing I've never done before.
The star is quite small, so I guess I'll have a (nice) coaster for my morning coffee when this is finished.

This afternoon I started a new knitting project as well. I guess this was the day for starting new things... I just totally fell for this neck warmer when I saw it. So that's what I'm knitting. I'm not using the same yarn as in the pattern... I'm going a bit cheaper with "Oda" from Trysilgarn (colour 209 if anyone is interested. The colour in the photo isn't quite right though).
The pattern seemed pretty straight forward to start with... only two rows to repeat. That was until I started knitting... It was a bit hard to wrap my head around what the pattern really said, and how to do it practically. But after a couple of (four, five) trials and errors, casting on, ripping it off, casting on... etc... I finally got it. This isn't really a quick knit... well, not for me anyway, even though I use needles 8mm... but, hopefully, I'll have a new neck warmer in a few days... that is if I don't start a new project in between...

10 comments:

Annemariesquilt said...

Heia, så koselig jentene dine har det, Tin Tin er kjent figur for meg også. Mine jenter har sett masse på den serien. ( Jeg tok det opp på video og de så den om igjen og om igjen..)
Jeg holder også på med papirhexagons innimellon, det er fint å ha når jeg skal møte sy jentene mine eller quilteklubben.... Jeg bruker quiltetråd til å sy med for den blir ikke så lett slitt.
Fortsatt god helg til deg!!

Sonja said...

Den strikkinga der var spesiell. Tror ikke jeg har sett sånt før. Det ble virkelig flott. Gleder meg til å se den i virkeligheten. Forsto ikke så mye av den stjerna, men det blir sikkert noe fint til slutt, som alt det du lager.
Klem til dere.

Ruth said...

Jo du, det er nok et evighetsprosjekt, den jakken. Jeg hater den som pesten allerede.

Jeg strikker nok "norsk". Lærte å strikke da jeg var liten.

Så koselig dere ser ut til å ha det. Det er litt godt å sitte inne på denne tiden av året. Vi har ved i ovnen og pledd i sofaen vi også.

Ha en fin søndag.

Jennifer said...

Yeah, someone like me who likes to "start" lots of different projects. I have been wanting to make a neck warmer also. Hopefully you have better success than me when it comes to "finishing" projects.
Smiles!

Guttemamma said...

Hei du! Takk for hyggelig hilsen!! Så flott du strikker! Kortene til å brodere på er kjøpt på AnMa, en håndarbeidsbutikk på Ås...,men det kan jo hende de finnes i flere garn og brodeributikker...! Lykke til!
Ps, så go'e jenter du har,ser ut som de lever det gode liv!!! Go natt fra Anette

Lille meg said...

Først vil jeg tusen takk for at du besøkte bloggen min! Jeg synes alltid det er hyggelig å komme i kontakt med nye bloggere.
Dette med"evighetsprosjekt" kjenner jeg også til, kan jeg betro deg! Jeg holder på med noe som visstnok ikke blir ferdig dette året, iallfall.
Kanskje jeg legger det ut på bloggen når eller hvis det blir ferdig. Foreløpig kan jeg ikke, for den som jeg tenker skal få det, leser også blogger.....

Så koselig jentene dine har det her, de er koselige å se til, selv også.
Ha en fin søndag!:)

Eileen said...

A coaster would be a wonderful idea. :-)I like your star. And the girls look so cozy! Happy sisters. ;-)

Tofo said...

Deilig når ungene kan ha en rolig start på dagen og bare kose seg!

Den stjernen ble kjempefin, litt av et "putlarbeid". Likte også godt "hals-varmeren".
Ha en flott uke! :)

Ravenhill said...

wonderful to finally have a tiny bit of time to try to catch up with you. Sick kids here for weeks have well, kept me back a bit... Lovely to see you doing paper peicing. I love it. And your knitting is so pretty!

Tofo said...

Hei igjen! Tusen takk for koselige kommentarer! Det ligger noe til deg på bloggen min! Klem :)