Tuesday knit night

IMG_7394I brought my camera to tonight’s knit night because I wanted to take some pictures of all the things we knit.聽But now I realize that I took pictures of pretty much everything else. As an excuse, I think this shows that knit nights are not only about knitting, it鈥檚 so much more.. like hot chocolate, cake, really cute macarons, cats and really nice company.

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IMG_7408This little buddy likes yarn too..

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IMG_7411Jennifer is knitting octopus mittens, and speaking of octopuses, check out these mittens 馃槈

2013 in Hell Bent on Knitting

Our members have been busy knitters (and crocheters) this year! (Obviously too busy to post, since we haven’t in a while.) Take a look at what we’ve made. What do you think? Do you have anything you want to finish before the new year, or anything you look forward to starting?

Happy New Year from Hell Bent on Knitting in Malm枚!

Adventures in homestyling part 3: the Things I like

What follows is a photographic account of the violation of my home and my aesthetics for the simple reason of making it more commercially appealing.

In this third installment I thought it might be time to bring up some things I actually liked.

The absolutely best thing is because we moved our computer area I could finally set up a sewing corner in the bookshelf. All the boxes, things, doodads and books, no way I can make it look tidy and that’s what I like about it.

Notice how the sewing machine isn’t plugged in? Yeah …

Living Room

First thing I made after setting up the sewing corner was this table runner.

Hallway

The cats never let me have things like these on the walls, I’m looking at every catfree weekend as an opportunity.

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I like turtles and mini H枚gan盲s jugs.

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And tiny ships in tiny bottles. I mean, who doesn’t?

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Then we got Lenin as a book stand. Who doesn’t need random communist memorabilia in their decorating scheme? (There’s a Chairman Mao vase in the next installement)

Living room

The table and my first doily.

Living room

To be continued…

Adventures in homestyling part 2: the Bedroom

What follows is a photographic account of the violation of my home and my aesthetics for the simple reason of making it more commercially appealing.

Secondly the bedroom.

Delving deeper into this twisted world of affirmations, white and beige, we start with covering up my bright red armchair. More plants, curtains and a glass horse head.

Bedroom

Serious business this homestyling thing.

Bedroom

Seriously.

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Pillows and absolutely non-offensive bedroom “art”. A picture of rocks with the word hope.

Why one needs reminders of abstract concepts via rocks I will never really understand there will be more of those in the next installment. But I digress.

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Assorted things, some of which are actually things I owned from before, none of which are porcelain animals.

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I leave you with this. It’s on my desk, next to the computer. Where I can see it. With my eyes. Why?

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To be continued…

Adventures in homestyling part 1: the Kitchen

What follows is a photographic account of the violation of my home and my aesthetics for the simple reason of making it more commercially appealing.

First the Kitchen.

It starts with citrus fruits. As these things tend to do.

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Works its way to becoming a teacup herb garden, more candles and even more fruit.

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Salt and pepper shakers.

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Finally topped off with a vinyl decal courtesy of the KnitMistress and Ernhake Tryckeri.

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To be continued…

Things we have knitted

Suss_3Who doesn’t like a finished project? I guess we all do, that feeling when you make the last stitch or when you just have weaved in the last end.. And speaking of finished projects, here are some things that Susanne and Sofie 聽have made.

If you haven’t discoverd Ravelry yet, check it out because there are loads, and loads of inspiration on the site. Hell bent on knitting are also on Ravelry, and you can find the group here. What will be your next project?

 

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(Sofie have made the really colorful table cloth/blanket, and scarf and hat)(Susanne have made the cute mittens and the white hat).

Cookies for a knit night

havrekakorWho can say no to some crunchy cookies? On our knit nights there’s always tea and some treats (if it’s not too hot outside 馃槈 ). Why not make some cookies, you can make them in advance and just store them in an airtight food container until serving.

Crunchy oatmeal cookies

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽300 ml rolled oats (uncooked)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽1 陆 tsp baking powder

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽100 ml brown sugar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽50 ml white granulated sugar

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽100 ml raisins

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽100 ml of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed)

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Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in butter and until the mixture becomes lumpy, incorporate the water and form a dough.

Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters (or a drinking glass) to cut out cookies. Put on a baking tray that has been lined with non-stick paper. Bake in the oven (200 degrees Celsius) for about 8 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.

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聽PS. more recipes can be found here.

Easy as pie

DSC_0672I wanted to knit a simple shawl and found this pattern (Easy as Pie聽by Marisa Fernandez) on Ravelry. But to knit you also need yarn, right? So I went to Copenhagen to buy some and I got really good advice on yarn shops from people in our knitting group. 聽Sommerfugeln (or the summer butterfly) is a garnshop not far from Str枚get, maybe a 15 minutes walk from the central station AND 聽they have a lot of things you want in that shop. Believe me or not, but I have only two ongoing projects right now so I can focus on finishing this shawl 馃檪

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Bright Weekender bag: Day 0

I’ve always been a person who would rather make something than buy it. So when I recently came into possession of a sewing machine, I decided to make a big bag to carry my life around. I decided to use this pattern, but the fabric I already had didn’t quite fit. So I went back to our local craft store and got new supplies (among a LOT of other things. Let’s not talk about those). Here’s what I bought, which should be all the things I need to get started:

Supplies for a messenger bag

 

I’m going to get started today. Soon I’ll have some sort of process gallery up with the finished product!

Summer knit

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A couple of pictures from today’s knit night. Cake, tea, knitting.. and opps wine too 馃槈聽Thanks for coming!

IMG_4538PS. the recipe for the strawberry cake can be found here.