Tuesday, January 17, 2017

My not so secret knitter within


I have been knitting quite a lot though 2016 - and it has been great fun!
Originally I gave up knitting some years back. My arms were hurting badly, but with new needles and a new exercise regime, I can knit again. If not daily, enough to bring me joy.

I have knitted mostly dishcloths and socks, which are small enough to not weigh much on my arms and quick enough to get done.
I just went through my yarn - I do not want to build a stash or a knitting Ufo collection.


So for now, I have 3 projects going - the jacket above, with the crazy happy colour arms. It is in the final stages, and I cut the front and the armholes open yesterday.

A pair of purple and white mittens.

A dishcloth started yesterday evening.

I gave away a huge stack of dishcloths for Christmas and 3 pair of socks - and I am replenishing my gift box with more dishcloths - nice to knit, nice to give and nice to get.

May Britt mentioned the sock book below yesterday, and I found it in a store today. I had to visit a few shops to find it, and it is filled with nice sock patterns of all kinds.


I have shopped Ravelry for several cool patterns through the last year too - so much creativity going on amongst different designers world wide!
It is great to be able to download a pattern right away.

If you want to take a look at what I knitted in 2016, you can look in on my Instagram account. I have decided to not try to do any catch up here on the blog, it will just make my head spin ;-)


This is my favourite nearly-no-brain pattern for dishcloths.
It is a free pattern from Bittami's Facebook group called Bird Cherry.
It goes with all kinds of cotton yarn, and always looks good.
Maybe I can cast off number 5 for 2017 tonight?
It is relaxing to watch TV and knit at the same time, and dear husband likes the company.


beautful things

Wishing you a lovely day,
wherever you are



  1. Beautiful work Hanne, I am glad you are well enough to enjoy your knitting again :)

  2. So lovely that you can enjoy knitting again. I love that jacket.

  3. I adore you jacket truly a masterpiece. Like you with bamboo needles I can now knit aagin well did one scarf but have lots of wool hidden away somewhere amongst my stash of bits and pieces

  4. I love the dishcloths. They look too fancy to use! I am going to try and get that pattern. I too knit at night while we watch Netflix or PBS shows. My husband likes me to watch with him and I feel like I am accomplishing something while watching! Yes, Ravelry is amazing. So much goodness.

  5. Love it all! Happy New year! XOXO

  6. Hei Hanne, så deilige jakke du strikker. Super fint. Spennende å se ferdig :-))
    Gratulere deg også til de andre vakre prosjekter. Hilsen kommer fra Viola

  7. Lovely, just lovely knitting! The sweater is going to be wonderful! I can't wait to see the finish! Hopefully you'll share a picture, with you modeling it!! <3


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