Finally time for knitting

IMG_7711It was a while since we updated the blog so here comes a post from tonight’s knit night 馃檪 As usually it seems like I take pictures of everything else than yarn and needles 馃槈 聽But I guess you can see from the pictures that we had cinnamon rolls and tea AND..

IMG_7710..Kinder eggs 馃榾 Desir茅e brought some Kinder eggs and I guess we all can admit that it was fun to open them. Thank you!

IMG_7718A very colorful pticture to end with, because color makes you happy, right? See you all soon!

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Knitting with a loom

Desktop15If you ever get tired of knitting with needles, maybe you can try to knit with a loom. Until this morning I thought 聽you only could knit infinity scarfs, hats and basically long tubes with a knitting loom..but no. Look at these pictures; it’s even possible to knit blankets and cables. You can find patterns for the聽red/blue blanket, the bear cowl, and the pink/green blanket on Ravelry. You can find more information about the “mittens” on the blog Gettin’ it Pegged.

Unfortunately it seems like the patterns are quite expensive to buy, but I don’t think it’s that difficult to figure out basic patterns on your own. There are many videos on Youtube with instructions, that are for free 馃檪

Have you tried to knit with a loom?

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

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150 ml flour

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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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.

Beware the wind

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I just wanted to share a funny story which might be something to think keep in mind if you like to knit outside. I was sitting on the balcony the other day knitting, when a gust of wind blew the yarn away.. 5 floors down into the garden. Next time I’ll put the skein in a bag or maybe watch it more carefully 聽馃槈 Do you have a funny story involving needles and yarn?