13 December, 2011

Mormor's sewing room

is more like Santa's workshop
at the moment.

A couple of old beds
are getting a face lift,

and my fabric-remnant-draw
is wide open with all it's
hidden treasures....

The beds are getting mattresses,

pillows and blankets,
and if I can find some time,

the dolls might even get 
an outfit or two.
But I am not promising anything.
It's crunch time,
Christmas is right around the corner.

Two tiny chairs were 
picked up at a thrift store.

This little rocker will probably get 
a knitted throw pillow.

Mormors syrom 
er et roterom i disse dager.
Jeg har fikset opp
et par gamle dukkesenger,
så nå kan julen bare komme.

06 December, 2011

These colors are great

..all leftover yarn from other projects.
This jacket is for Tyra (1),
and will travel to Norway shortly....

I actually love this color mix,
three different ones,
and the yarn is Rauma Finull.

The pattern is called Kajas jakke,
and can be purchased at Ravelry or at Etsy.

It has a great fit for a toddler,
the sleeves can be lengthened or shortened.

Dette er en kjekk jakke å strikke.
Med en blanding av hekling og rettstrikk
er den ukomplisert å jobbe med foran TVen f.eks.

Ha en fortsatt fin førjulstid!

21 November, 2011

Kaja's Jacket

is ready to go!
This was a fun project,
so I already have another on the needles,
the next one in Rauma Finullgarn.

I worked it in Navia Duo,
bought this summer at the Faroe Islands.

You can get the pattern
and in my Etsy store.

Mønsteret kan fåes på norsk,
enten på Ravelry eller på Etsy.
Linker over.

Have a nice day!

18 November, 2011

Bought these at

the Faroe Island this summer.
They were pretty inexpensive
and all made from the horns 
of their beautiful sheep.

I also got this....
don't really know why I thought I needed it,
but it ended up in my suit case...

So did several of these rocks.
To say it this way;  - I was loaded!

Why am I blogging about it,
I wanted to show it to

17 November, 2011

Sandra Singh

....has an introduction 
of some of my work
Check it out!
I think it is pretty well written!

Have a great day!

Les her om Randi K Design.
Sandra Singh skriver på engelsk,
men for de som ikke leser annet enn norsk,
så har hun lagt inn en del bilder også.
Ha en fin dag!

16 November, 2011

Pattern under the pen....

I have a tendency to write my notes 
on whatever piece of paper I have handy.
A Starbucks bag is fine,
I just have to make sure not to through it out
until my notes are secured...

At the moment I am working on
the pattern for another jacket for Kaja.

I will name it Kaja's Jacket
(makes it easy for me to remember the pattern).

A few little corrections,
another test-knitting,
and it should be ready.

I used Navia Duo
(the pattern to the left is a pattern from Navia),
bought at the Faroe Islands this summer.
The yarn is pretty similar to Rauma Finullgarn,
so my second jacket
is on the needles using Rauma Finull.

Check Ravelry or Etsy for pattern soon

05 November, 2011

Saturday morning....

..as my youngest daughter is riding
at Pinebrook Farms again....

These early mornings 
sure is medicine for body and soul..

The horses in the pastures are still sifting through the dust 
for something green to eat.
The drought this year has burned off most of their grass,
we still need lots of rain..

Mr. cuttingly cat is always greeting us,
loving the attention.

I have a love for gates,
especially those that are open and welcoming....

I often bring a project to work on,
this morning a new jacket for Kaja.
As I am working on the pattern,
here is only a sneak peek...

However, Anna's next jacket is done,
the pattern bought at the Faroe Islands this summer.
Both worked in Navia yarn from the same place..

Have a great weekend everybody!

02 November, 2011

For Roy

...my dear, dear son,
forever in my heart.... 
On this day, one year ago, 
you and I spoke on the phone,
both looking forward to you coming here,
and stay 8 weeks for The Holidays. 
Little did we know 
that it was the last time 
we got to talk to each other.

"We are connected,
My child and I, by
An invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't been seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!"
Author Unknown

For all mothers, 
fathers and children out there, -
don't let one day go by 
without expressing your love 
for one another....

12 October, 2011

Getting closer!

Working the text in 2 languages takes time.
I wish I could just push a button and it would be done.
But going slowly through the proof reading process
make us catch the smallest mistakes,
so slow is good...

I think this will be a great shawl.
The yarns I have used for my samples
are very light weight. 
At the moment I am deciding on 
what yarn to use for the Kits.

Saturday we spent a couple of hours 
at the horse farm again.
It is getting greener due to the last down pour,
but Texas still need some more rain!
The pastures are still a dessert of sand


29 September, 2011

The Vogue Knitting Live Event

Back home,
- all the work behind us,
all in all,
this was a great experience!

Click on picture for larger view

Our booth came together quite all right,
and we sold pretty well.

It would have been a hard and hopeless job
without my good friend Michaela.

I could not have made it without her!

Besides drooling over yarn,
I also made some great new connections.

Sincere Sheep 
And how great is it
that Meg Swansen complimented my designs
as she visited my booth.
Also Clara Parkes (Knitters Review)
visited and took some pictures.

This knit creation has thin wire inserted
to every rose, to keep the shape.

My greatest moment was at the Gala Dinner/Fashion Show,
where Kaffe Fassett was the guest speaker.
What an inspiration,
what a great designer he is.
His color work give me goose bumps....

Denne turen til Los Angeles 
har vært svært inspirerende for meg.
Det var på mange måter en travel helg,
med mye å se både av garn og design.

For besøkende var der forskjellige kurs,
demonstrasjoner og foredrag dagen lang.
Innimellom kunne de besøke markedet som jeg var en del av.
Jeg opplevde at mange er "redde" 
for å strikke mønster med to farger.
Selv erfarne strikkere tror at det er overmåte vanskelig.
Det å måtte klippe opp for f.eks. ermeåpninger
er så skremmende at mange tar at steg bakover.
Men jeg tror jeg overtalte noen
om at votter er en god størrelse til å trene på,
selv om svært få fra LA noen gang får bruk for votter
med sommertemperaturer så og si hele året.
I allefall etter norsk målestokk...

(Klikk på bildene så blir de større)

Ha en fin dag!

22 September, 2011

LA, here we come!

It almost didn't happen.
After shipping all my boxes to the show,
I found myself on crutches.
A painful infection in my hip
made it impossible to walk.
But a steroid injection and 
anti inflammatory tablets helped.
Now I am almost perfect...

I look forward to meet fellow knitters,
and my good friend is coming with me 
to help me out in my booth (#84).
But this is most for the experience.
We have tickets for 
a Gala dinner 
with Kaffe Fassett as a speaker.

I promise pictures
when I am back!
Wish me luck!

18 September, 2011

I have been busy

preparing for the Vogue Knitting Live show,
and blogging has not been on my mind.

I have had to remake some of my samples
because somehow some of them 
had ended up in the "gift pile".

Maybe my "Helene II" pattern (above)
is one of my favorites,
it also one of the oldest.

The booth has to be dressed up,
and arriving by airplane,
my options for decorating are limited.

Some of these pictures will be posters,
and they will all hopefully fit in my suitcase.

Between planning and preparing
I have been working on another shawl pattern.
It is not ready yet,
but I hope to have it all put together 
within a month or two.

The one above was a present to a friend,
and the yarn was a lace weight yarn, 
bought in Santa Fe a while ago.
Maybe I could have the store ship me some more....
 I just loved this smoky blue color.

The pattern will be named Virginia.
 Follow-up will come in not too long..