It was a while since we updated the blog so here comes a post from tonight’s knit night 🙂 As usually it seems like I take pictures of everything else than yarn and needles 😉 But I guess you can see from the pictures that we had cinnamon rolls and tea AND..
If you ever get tired of knitting with needles, maybe you can try to knit with a loom. Until this morning I thought 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 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 🙂
Have you tried to knit with a loom?
I brought my camera to tonight’s knit night because I wanted to take some pictures of all the things we knit. 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’s so much more.. like hot chocolate, cake, really cute macarons, cats and really nice company.
Who 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 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?
(Sofie have made the really colorful table cloth/blanket, and scarf and hat)(Susanne have made the cute mittens and the white hat).
Who 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 😉 ). 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
· 100 g butter
· 150 ml flour
· 300 ml rolled oats (uncooked)
· 1 ½ tsp baking powder
· 100 ml brown sugar
· 50 ml white granulated sugar
· 100 ml raisins
· 100 ml of mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, flaxseed)
· 1 Tbsp cold water
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.
PS. more recipes can be found here.
I wanted to knit a simple shawl and found this pattern (Easy as Pie 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. Sommerfugeln (or the summer butterfly) is a garnshop not far from Ströget, maybe a 15 minutes walk from the central station AND 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 🙂
A couple of pictures from today’s knit night. Cake, tea, knitting.. and opps wine too 😉 Thanks for coming!
PS. the recipe for the strawberry cake can be found here.
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 😉 Do you have a funny story involving needles and yarn?