September 21, 2015

Frogging and thinking about Christmas

Okay, so I frogged the Citron Shawl.
Life is to short to knit really boring stuff. The yarn was good, but maybe not right for this pattern, and a shawlette... What was I thinking...

So I frogged it, wound the yarn and put it back in my stash.

Instead I finished the Curious path cardigan, started a supereasy baby hat in alpaca, knit a bit on the dishcloth I always have in my bag in case I need something to knit while waiting, and started planning for Christmas presents.

The problem when asking people what they want for Christmas, is that they always start the sentence with; "Oh, I don't know, maaaaybe a hat, mittens, socks or something,,, Make whatever you want, I'm sure I'll like it."

I have one friend that I can ask to take a look in my Ravelry queue, and she'll find stuff she likes and make me a list. I love her dearly for that!

But then you have those who have kids and has lost the "I want" and become " *kid's name* needs or wants socks", and completely forgets about themselves.
What do you surprise those people with?

September 03, 2015

I'm cheating!

The last item on my list is sooooo booooring!
The Citron shawl might honestly be the first thing I'll frog instead of finishing.
I know I should try my best to knit it, but the shawl is really a shawlette, and the pattern is very boring. And to make it a shawl I have to do a bit of math and I don't want to do that.

So on Tuesday I started cheating. I cast on for a baby cardigan. The pattern is Autumn Girl by tellybeanknits. And I'm loving it!
I'm doing one of the smallest sizes and it's flying off the needles.
It has lots of cables, it's interesting and I was knitting so fast that I'm already at the point where I only have the arms left!
The picture is from after I put the arm stitches on treads.

New post when I have finished and blocked the cute little cardigan!

September 01, 2015


My boyfriend has a coffee subscription from Kaffebox.

This month he got a very good arabica coffee from The Coffee Collective in Denmark. 

On the bag is says "Lively acidity and great sweetness. Reminds you of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango."
I can, while the coffee is working its way through my mouth, taste all of this. 

Today we made regular filter coffee with it  using our Moccamaster. 
But we also use our French Press and Aeropress regularly. 
And in addition, our apartment has an buildt-in Miele coffeemaker that makes an OK cup of coffee. 

The coffeecups I bought from a store called Kremmerhuset here in Norway. 
I thought they were so cute, and I just had to buy them, especially the sheep!