Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy Knit Year

I Wish You All A Very Happy New Year ❤️  

Think about it -  a new year and more time to shop for yarn, eat chocolate, drink coffee, knit, knit and knit. One should never underestimate those small things that clue everyday life together. However, I just have to take a glimpse back on 2014. Would you like to join? This is not all of my creating, only some highlights.

Shawl of the year
The photo says it all - to wear this, to see it finished and to know that I managed to knit such a large shawl was amazing. I was so happy - and it really is nice on cold days. I started a new large shawl and hope to finish it this year. Sort of. Maybe...

Debut of the year
When Sjølingstad Uldvarefabrik asked me to put my colorful knitting on an exhibition I was so excited. It was a really huge thing for me to put a bit of myself out for everyone to see. And it went so well, and so many knitters took the time to visit the exhibition. The knitter Bodil Nilsen Hodne showed her large blankets in the most wonderful colors too. This was a vitamin boost at the end of winter. I can live on this forever.

Rainbow Of The Year
The yarn shop was closed and my urge to begin this Lifelines scarf was huge. I took out all my Rauma Finull and Pt2 and had to admit that a closed shop was just what I needed. I actually found the  30 colors needed for my scarf. If I had to buy one skein of each color it could be rather expensive... I loved knitting this so much - I learned a lot about colors and this has become one of my favorite scarves.

Cardigan Of The Year
Not a lot of clothes comes off my needles. Mostly because I never get satisfied with the fit. This Flea Jacket is too big, but a really nice wear. I use it a lot and I am very pleased with my colors. I have learned to knit top down from this pattern and the Angry Sheep pattern. I love to learn new techniques and finally there are some new trends in Norway. That makes knitting so much more satisfying and fun.

Again And Again Of The Year
Three of them. They are my goto pattern, my travel pattern, my mindless pattern and one of my tendency to repeat myself in a knit way pattern. Viajante is just too fun not to repeat. Two for myself and one for a friend. This is knitted in Holst supersoft and you can see the magenta one in Wollmeise in a previous post. Still a red one in Wollmeise on my needles...

And - Again And Again Garter Stitch
Ok, there has been some garter mania in 2014. What a joy to knit and with tassels and some nice crystals there are a bling to them. Great to wear and with my beloved mohair yarn paired with some wool this is just something I will be knitting this year as well...

Scarf Of The Year
From my own design Lifelines this scarf was great fun to knit. With matching mittens this is really rolling. And of course a polymer clay bracelet to go with it too. See more in this post.

Failure Of The Year
Only positive things about this is the color and the yarn. It fits so bad with really thight sleeves. Just hanging like a tent. No matter how I wear this it looks bad. Ugh!!

Polymer Clay Of The Year
I found a new shape in my work with polymer clay. These are nice gifts and just nice to make. They get personalized with words. I also made them tiny and used them as stitch markers

As for the statistics I have knitted 38km yarn divided on 27 projects in 2014. Oh dear!!!

Now, if you reached the end of this post you may need a cup of coffee and some chocolate. Thank you for your visit to my blog. That is after all what blogging is all about. Happy new year!!!

41 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! You are an inspiration to me. The way you use colours, the way you make colour combinations, the way you create. Wish you the best for 2015, and lots of new colourfull projects and designs. I am so happy with your Polymer Bracelet :) You give lots of knitters and crocheters 'wings to fly' !

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    1. Happy new year Annelies and thank you for such a lovely comment!!!! I am glad you like the bracelet - you are so colorful yourself!!!!

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  2. For et flott strikkeår du har hatt. Jeg elsker prosjektene dine fordi du er så utrolig flink til å bruke så flotte farger. For å trekke frem noen prosjekter så synes jeg Loppajakken og regnbueskjefet ditt er bare helt nydelige prosjekter. Ønsker deg et riktig godt nytt år og gleder meg til å følge bloggen din i det nye året også.

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    1. Tusen takk Hanne!! Og godt nyttår til deg også!!! Og gøy du nevner de to prosjektene - det er de plaggene jeg bruker mest!!

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  3. I wish you the best for 2015 and I look forward to many more colorful creative ideas from you!!!!
    Thank you and a happy new Year, Charly

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    1. Thank you so much Charly!!! Happy new year to you too!!!

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  4. Everything you made is very beautiful! I admire your perseverance :)
    The blue cardigan is my favorite and I don' t think it is too big at all, it looks great!
    Best wishes for the coming year and greetings, Annasoer :)

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    1. Thank you so much Annasoer!!!! I love the cardigan and wear it a lot... Best wishes for you too!!!

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  5. Beautiful to see some of your knitted creations throughout the year! Happy Knit year!

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie - and a happy new year to you too!!!

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  6. I wish you all the best for the new year!
    You have made such wonderful projects the last year and I am curious what will come next! I love your colors and combinations. I just started my own Lifelines scarf with two self striping yarns and I am loving it already!
    Take care!

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    1. Thank you so much Klaine and all the best to you too!!! I loved to read that you have started Lifelines - hope it brings you joy. Looking forward to see it!!!

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  7. Fantastiske arbeider - ha et riktig godt nytt år med deilig strikke og kos.
    Hilsene fra Viola

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    1. Tusen takk Viola - riktig godt nyttår til deg også!!!

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  8. Hei, godt nytt år Lone.
    Mens jeg leste innlegget ditt, drakk jeg varm kakao med marsmallows i, og et lite touch av kanel, mitt favorittkrydder ;)
    Selvfølgelig skal livet nytes med man liker best, toppet med favoritthobbien STRIKKING!
    Du har vært veldig produktiv i 2014 synes jeg, og herlig og fargerik.
    Jeg strikker årets første prosjekt, et veldig fargerikt et, for jeg vil at det nye året skal være fargerikt. Og farger er jo MEG! Men det har vært deilig å hvile på grått i året som har vært........... På tide med en forandring igjen.
    Klem

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    1. Godt nyttår Sylvia!! Og tusen takk. Har stor sans for ditt valg av kakao!!!Gleder meg til å se fargene springe ut på bloggen din!!!

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  9. Hei, Lone!

    Jeg blir så GLAD, og ikke minst inspirert, av å se på alt det fantastiske du har laget i året som gikk! For en kapasitet...! Det rosa garter-sjalet falt jeg bare helt pladask for :) Det er kjempeflott!

    Selv har jeg ryddet bort alle julestoffene, og etter å ha hatt en håndarbeidspause nå i romjula (ble litt intenst i desember), kjenner jeg inspirasjonen komme tilbake - og nå blir det en "touch av vår" på syrommet, med mange rosanyanser!

    Ønsker deg et nytt, fargerikt og kreativt år :)

    Stor nyttårsklem fra Liv Iren i Levanger

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    1. Tusen takk Liv Iren!! Ja, det blir mye når man lager gaver til andre, men da er det godt når lysten kommer tilbake etterpå!!! Godt nyttår til deg også!!!

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    2. And a very happy New Year to you too! 2014 was the year I discovered your blog and I absolutely love LoVe LOVE your use of colour and your own colourful designs. Thank you for being so inspiring! 2015 will see me taking on some colourful knits as well.

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  10. Så mange fine ting du har strikket. Jeg gleder meg til å fortsette å bli inspirert av deg neste år :D

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  11. Det var en imponerende produksjon, Lone! Håper 2015 vil by på like mye moro!

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  12. Beautiful post Lone! I love it! Excellent to see all your creations! You always make me smile ;o) Happy New Year ;o) Big Hugs and Many blessings ;o) xooxox

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy!! Happy new year and blessing to you too!!!

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  13. Er sikker på at du har den mest fargerike årskavalkaden! Det er så inspirerende! Ønsker deg et godt nytt strikkeår :) Må det by på mye kreativitet:)

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    1. Åh tusen takk Birgitte!!! Godt nyttår til deg også!!

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  14. Godt nytt år til deg Lone! Og TAKK for all inpirasjon du har gitt og jeg har fått i året som har gått!!

    Det er et spennende og fargerikt strikkeår du har bak deg, og jeg gleder meg til å følge bloggen din videre!! :)

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    1. Tusen takk Berit!! Så glad for at mitt lille bidrag kan gjøre andre glad!!

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  15. Godt nytt år, Lone. Gleder meg til masse fargerik inspirasjon fra deg i året som kommer også.

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  16. Sikke et strikkeår.... farvefantastisk varieret strikkeri og så dit smukke stjernesjal!
    Godt nytår. Nye strikkedage venter.....

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    1. Tusind tak Anne!!! Du har jo noget at gøre med det stjernesjal :-)

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  17. Godt nytt år!..og tusen takk for hyggelig kommentar hos meg:)
    Jeg blir bare i godt humør når jeg besøker deg, du har de herligste farger og kreasjoner; virkelig inspirerende!
    Nyt starten på 2015, tror det blir et godt år;)

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    1. Tusen takk Tove!!!! Og godt nyttår til deg også!! Vi satser på et godt år!!

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  18. Det som er så herlig med deg, er alle farvene du bruker! Skikkelige gladfarver! Er det rart at man smiler mens man leser hos deg! Happy new year! Stor klem fra nord :)

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    1. Tusen takk Desirée!!! God klem fra sør - håper du ikke fryser i kulda!!!

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