I've been a knitter since 2004. I was hooked from the first stitch. This is my blog on knitting and sewing. And any other craft I happen to take a liking to.

work in progress
agnes (rowan no 35)
candy (knitty winter 2004)
colchique (phildar autumn 2004)
diamond stitch sweater (vintage knits)
lucky clover lace wrap (stitch n' bitch nation)
patsy (rowan no 32)
gentlemen's sock with lozenge pattern (knitting vintage socks)
gentleman's slipover (vintage pattern from 1946)
hawaii style summerdress (simplicity pattern from 1961)
tori (rowan's bamboo tape collection)

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Monday, June 12, 2006
too little time

I've been awfully busy lately and unfortunately my knitting is suffering. Not only have I had very little time to knit, I've been too restless to take out my knitting when I do have time. I was planning on going to Mariatorget on WWWKIPDay, but unfortunately, other things came in the way of doing so. Very, very dissapointing!

However, things are looking better now, and I will definitely go to Ginoscoffe tomorrow (Tuesday) and knit! I hope I'll meet my fellow knitters there unless they've all melted away in this heat...

It is indeed summer in Stockholm and it's WONDERFUL! I'm always the first to complain about when it's too sunny or too hot and I'm always seeking shade, but now it seems as if my days as a vampire may be over. I want summer and I don't want it to end! (Well, we'll see in September if I'm fed up as I normally am...)

Emily asked about the yarn I'm using in my Colchique jumper, it's one strand og Kampes 2-ply wool yarn and one strand of glittery mohair from Løve (a danish yarn brand).

Marika has tempted me to do a test:

You scored as Elizabeth Bennet. As one of Austen's most beloved characters, Elizabeth Bennet represents what most women would like to become: strong, independent, and loyal.  Of course, she has her faults including a stubborn will of iron and a clinging to first impressions.  Overall, Lizzie is bright and lovable...something to admire and aspire to.

Elizabeth Bennet


Elinor Dashwood


Emma Woodhouse


Marianne Dashwood


Charlotte Lucas


Lady Catherine


Jane Bennet


Which Jane Austen Character are You? (For Females) Long Quiz!!!
created with QuizFarm.com

Posted at 6/12/2006 10:26:53 am by katarinawiberg
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
there's no point to this entry

other than to show you my cute and silly cat.

laban sleeping

He's so sweet.

Posted at 5/23/2006 8:59:30 am by katarinawiberg
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Monday, May 22, 2006

Yesterday Tove invited STHLM knitters and Stitch n Bitch Stockholm to her home for a Yarnswap Day! The rule is to bring whatever yarn you no longer want/need and find something someone else has brought that you would like to swap it for. if the other person likes your yarn. Triangle swaps has been known to happen!

I found it really hard to find any yarn I actually wanted to part with, but I finally decided to bring the green alpaca that was once intended for my Knitting Olympics project, some self striping sock yarn and two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in pink and green. The alpaca came home with me again, but Erika liked the other yarns so I swapped them for some 2-ply woolyarn from Morjärv in a kind of strange pink-purple-grey colour and one big ball of rusty red mohair. I also fell in love with some smurf blue yarn (also from Morjärv) that Satoko had brought and she gave me a ball of dark blue to go with it. And I took one hank of Noro Kureyon in the sam shade as my striped mittens off Myra's hands. I have to pay for Myra's and Satoko's yarn, though, since I didn't have anything to swap with, but I got them at a bargain! Thank you dears!

Check out Karin's and Marika's blogs for more revelations from the yarnswap! Here are some photos:

tove-&-pia    look

litet nystan    thinking

knit knit knit!

And I've picked up an old project that hasn't seen the light of day in months. Pictures to come...

Posted at 5/22/2006 10:20:16 pm by katarinawiberg
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Thursday, May 11, 2006
Football + Knitting = True

Thank you, thank you, the ever so clever Marika for this initiative:


The summer is saved! Knit together during the World Cup! And being true football slackers, there are no goals, no prizes, no medals. Just knitting. And football. And beer. And crisps. For me, at least.

And by football, we mean soccer. NATURALLY!

Posted at 5/11/2006 3:54:08 pm by katarinawiberg
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006
stockholm in the spring


japanese cherry trees in stockholm, sweden    japanese cherry trees in stockholm, sweden

japanese cherry trees in kungsträdgården, stockholm, sweden    japanese cherry trees in kungsträdgården, stockholm, sweden

japanese cherry trees in kungsträdgården, stockholm, sweden    japanese cherry trees in stockholm, sweden

japanese cherry trees in stockholm, sweden    soft ice cream

These beautiful japanese cherry trees can be found in Kungsträdgården (Kungsan), Stockholm, Sweden.

Posted at 5/9/2006 4:24:24 pm by katarinawiberg
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Friday, April 28, 2006
Eunny's argyles

I have finally gotten around to buying the pattern for Eunny Jang's Deep V Argyle Vest! It's so fab, I can't wait to start knitting it! And first I have the wonderful treat of finding the right yarn and colours. I'm kinda leaning towards the Kampes 2-ply wool I'm using for my Colchique (purchased at Marias Garn, of course), because it's a very nice yarn and it comes in many lovely colours. Now, there is a KAL for the DVAV, but I probably shouldn't join it because me joining a KAL ususally means I won't start knitting the intended project for oh, lets's say another six months or so. And I don't intend to wait that long.

BTW, it's raining today. I generally don't mind rain, in fact rain is one of my favourite types of weather, but today I was sorta hoping for more sun. Spring is late in Sweden this year so every little ray of sunshine is very welcome. Plus - I wanna use my new shoes! Did I tell you I bought a new pair the other day?, no I guess I didn't. Pictures to come. When it's dry out so I can use them!! (Big hint to the Weather Gods, there...)

Posted at 4/28/2006 10:09:26 am by katarinawiberg
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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The popular event from last year will return: The World Wide Knit In Public Day! The date is set to June 10th 2006. Here's a homepage dedicated to it. Last year I knitted with the STHLM Knitters in Hagaparken. I wonder where we should meet up this year? Kungsan? Rålis? Any other suggestions?

Posted at 4/27/2006 1:02:07 pm by katarinawiberg
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Monday, April 24, 2006

Yesterday the STHLM knitters celebrated it's two-year anniversary! Knitting and loads of good stuff to eat.

Anna & Erika        Myra

catrin & åsa        erika

More photos can be found at Myra's blog (including yours truly).

Posted at 4/24/2006 11:20:52 am by katarinawiberg
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
shoes & my secret pal

Last week was a good week. Why? I got loads of great presents! The final parcel from my Secret Pal arrived and my dad's wife, Nancy, had bought me the cutest shoes ever when she was in the U.S.! A par of Keds. They're really hard to come by here in Sweden, although I saw that Jerns and Nilson do sell a few types. Not as nice as these, though.

keds 5
The shoe box

keds 3
Aren't they supercute?

keds 4
A detail

keds 1
And me in them

They're soooo cute, I love them! I can't wait to start wearing them outside!

My SP turned out to be Sue, who's blog "Knittiotherapy" can be found HERE. My spoilee was Katie, who's blog "Daisychains" you can find HERE.

The presents I got from Sue almost made me cry. She had knitted me a WONDERFUL shawl and a really groovy handbag (green, of course!). Take a look:

present 2
Beautiful shawl

present 1
Shawl and bag

Fritz and Laban recieved a present too!
From Nimrod, Sue's cat!

And they loved it!

present 3
And she gave me this lovely Audrey style bracelet, too!

Thank you so much Sue, for ALL your lovely presents! They're wonderful, I feel truly spoiled! Lots of hugs!

Posted at 4/11/2006 11:10:19 am by katarinawiberg
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
a few more stitches...

The Colchique is coming along just fine. A part from a small mistake I made on the front where there is a small cable in the middle of a larger cable (does that make sense?). I dropped a stitch in the cable and as I fixed it I dropped another stitch (bugger!), and when I tried to fix that it ended up being a bit... wonky. Nobody will probably ever see it, but I know it's there. But I'm not that much of a perfectionist to let it bother me, I want to get on with the jumper and just have it finished! Not that it's boring to knit, it's just that I am so looking forward to wearing it, I don't want to wait!

Here are some update photos:

 colchique front

 colchique detail front 1

 colchique detail front 2

I am also looking forward to spring and summer, but that does not seem to be happening here. This morning it actually snowed again! But the temperature is above freezing so it melts right away, thank goodness. It's still cold and grey, though. I've taken out all my spring and summer shoes and put them in a nice line. You know, perhaps spring needs a little motivation? They look so nice. I put them on and wander around my (very small) apartment pretending it's summer... Yes, I go a bit mental at times, I suppose. I've also bought two new summer skirts and can't wait to use them! I'll take some pictures to show you.

Summer to me is still very much that feeling you had when you were twelve and it felt like it would last forever. Ten weeks of sun, swimming in the lake, just hanging around, riding on bicycles and reading. And if you were really lucky, a fantastic and gigantic thunderstorm after several days of hot and humid weather. It gives me goosebumps to think about it.

There are some books and movies that represent the feeling I have about summer more than others. Stephen King books for one. They represent summer and childhood for me. Especially the ones that has kids as the main charachters, like It or "The Body" in Different Seasons. "The Body" was of course made in to one of the best movies ever: Stand by Me. I can watch it over and over. I actually did last week when I was home with a cold, I saw it twice back to back. I think it's brilliant. I saw it when it first came out in Sweden in 1987, the year I was twelve, so it represents my own childhood very much. I remember daydreaming about it after I saw it, I wished I was part of that gang of kids who hung out together one long and hot summer. Other "summer movies" to me is Poltergeist, E.T. and Close Encounters. That may seem strange, but I the reason is the time and place they take place in. It's summer, somewhere in a suburb. And I was a kid at that time. In Sweden, so some things were different of course, but not that much different. Except for the more unusual things that happen in those particular movies! ;)

EDIT: I forgot to thank all of you who said so many nice things about my Colchique jumper and wished me well when I was ill, THANK YOU, it really warmed my heart!

Posted at 4/5/2006 12:38:22 pm by katarinawiberg
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