Ann Helen's knitting blog

Ann Helen's knitting blog

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What happens in my creative life?

News about knitting, inspiration, new projects, tips and ideas...

A few updates

NewsPosted by Ann Helen Mon, December 07, 2009 23:33:40

Long time, no posts. Well, nothing exciting have happened either.

Have updated with 4 for sale posts - please check them out here.

Want to show off two projects as well:

My favourite Shawl / shawlette knitted in Handmaiden Casbah - colorway Red Fox with matching Calorimetry:

Present project - Karin shawl by Evelyn Clark - knitted in PoshYarn Martha - colorway Glower.


For salePosted by Ann Helen Mon, December 07, 2009 23:15:52

Embroidering kits for sale - including matching frames.

NOK 100,- + postage (value: NOK 165,-)

NOK 100,- + postage (value: NOK 165,-)


LinksPosted by Ann Helen Tue, July 07, 2009 10:53:20

Are you amongst us who love handdyed yarn? Do you easily get carried away when you surf on the internet, looking at exclusive yarn with tempting colors and quality?

Well, stay away from this website smiley

This yarn is sold out very quickly, so if you're interested, be early and check for updates.

I am happy to annouche that I've finally got hold of some fingering weight PoshYarn smiley


NewsPosted by Ann Helen Sat, June 27, 2009 10:50:04

Am not in my most creative modus at the moment. It's a heathwave all over south eastern part of Norway and knitting is not my priority at the moment. However, I'm still knitting on a couple of projects; one summer cotton top, a milk yarn tank and my second go at lace; Forest Canopy Shawl in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in colorway Devon.

Photos will be posted... in due time smiley

More knitting totes

Tips N ToolsPosted by Ann Helen Fri, May 01, 2009 14:42:45

I've always put my knitting in plastic bags. Although I have found it annoying when the needles make holes; especially in the beginning of a new project before I can "hide them" in the knitting. By chance I came across this practical little thing... from Knowknits:

Although I thought it silly (as I can make it myself, right!?), I bought it (together with some yarn from KnitPicks). Needless to say I am VERY pleased with it! It is lightweight, sturdy and increadibly practical for bringing your knitting "on the go"!

The size is just right for a small beginning project like socks, shawls, sleeves etc. As the knitting grows, they are returned to their plastic bags. They do come in different sizes, though...

Mind you - Lilla Stickfrossa have some gorgeous knitting totes as well with a more personal touch.


KnittingPosted by Ann Helen Fri, May 01, 2009 14:22:00

My first go at lace knitting and english pattern. It is fun and with lovely colorful yarn, one can play around with simple patterns to make stunning creations!

I started the easy way by using a rather simple pattern called Rose Heart Shawl. Thought it a bit tricky at first as I am not used to following charts, instructions and even a row counter! After finishing 28 rows:Please note the homemade stitch marker! Camilla helped me make some smiley

Thanks to KnitPicks knitting community and their helpful tutorials and explaination, I managed to get the stitches and principles right.

Before blocking:

After blocking:

The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport, colorway Maple Leaf.

Showing off again...

YarnPosted by Ann Helen Fri, April 24, 2009 14:47:50
I did a mistake when buying some yarn for a project I have in mind, as I had suitable yarn for that already. Well, that's how it is sometimes, if I come across some nice yarn at a good price. Sine none of the yarn had been used or even taken out of the bag, I was fortunate enough to take it back to the store; Ulla Garn og Broderi in Drammen.
They have a great selection of yarn, and I was finally tempted to bring home this big, pretty skein of laceweight yarn (can also be knitted double stranded for fingering weight). It is Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace (pure merino - hand dyed) in the colorway Quarry Hill:
Please notice the lovely silky look! Think the colors look quite natural on these photos.

Knitting totes

Tips N ToolsPosted by Ann Helen Sat, April 11, 2009 11:12:06

I just have to give you knitters this link -

A swedish girl sewing both useful and pretty items to help you organize your needles, knitting and assesoires. She normally puts new things on her website on Fridays, and you have to be quick to get hold of something - they are sold within a wink! At least within the day it seems like! Photo is borrowed from her website.

Anyway - it's well worth visiting - both for buying and inspiration. Needless to say I am very happy with my beautiful, bright red needle-holder?

She's got lots of other nice and useful Knitting totes so her website is worth a visit smiley

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