Socks and wristlets.

First products in the yarn I made from collie and gotland it is one tread of each, plyed together. I don’t know the english word for ragg sokker, but it is good thick warm socks to where in boots ore just use when you are inndoors 🙂

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From the Charcoal Merino/Tussah Silk Laps I bougth from Leah, I used the Navaho ore chain plying, you can see photos of the yarn in the post; More shopping. From that yarn I knitted a couple of wristlets, it is a very easi pattern and one can also use two colors to get a little more «live» in the wristlets.

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Else it has been very quiet in the house after the puppies have left, but no I can’t get the spinning go again. The last week it was inpossible to get done any spinning, then the puppies think the treadle was very funny and would just play and bite on them. I have more Collie wool on the bobbin, so I just have to get finish with all the Collie. One reason is that this yarn is spinning on a order from the dog owner to the Collie’s, and also that it is a a little bit stench of dog in my living room.

Then all the puppies has left.

Yesterday the last puppies left and I have already got report from theme all, they are having it just well with there new families 😛

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Little Mataya’s Foxy Black Lady was the last to leave, more photos on my kennel website.

Mataya’s Foxtrot Juliett are staying in the kennel and will live with the co owner Nina and Marius:
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Spinning information: My secret pal from Spin to Knit has published here new online spinning magazine; Spindle and Wheel. It has intresting arcticle, great tutorials, forum and no also there first Fiber Swap. So take a look and join the Forum 🙂

More shopping.

I took a shopping trip to To Damer I was going to change two of the Faerytale balls I got from Kicki. But as all now, when you go to a yarn shop you are alway tempted to buy a little bit more. So I bought two ball more of Faerytale and the latest pattern magazine from Du Store Alpakka, beautiful patterns. I also bougth some circular needles from Knitpick, they are much better then Addi the cable are very different. No I think I will just pay the the knitting needles set, I save a lot of money buying the set.

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I also plyed the merino&silk yarn with the Navaho plying ore chain plying it is also called, but I think I will like to ply 3 tread yarn instead. It takes quicker time, but also I got a shorter yarn.

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More yarn arrived.

Since I was so satisfied with the quality of Indidecita the alpaca yarn 123knit.com are selling, I orded some more. The colors I was not so pleased with, they where very different from the photos at the webpage. Typical enough I was thinking on order the shade card but I did not, well I will doe that next time for there is nothing wrong with the quality.
The Navy Blue are very flat boring blue color, the Seagreen are the same but the Dark Camel are wonderfull. So I think I just sell the colors I don’t like, and keep the remaining.

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I was also a little bit unsecure of the purple color in the angora & silk yarn, so I overdyedit and this time I also used a packet of Black Cherry (KoolAid) and this time I was very pleased with the results. No I just need to get more of the Black Cherry and most of importance I promise, next time I will remember to take photos of the prosecc and write down the recepie 😛

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I also tryed 3 plying using the Navaho method it went well, but I need to practise on the twist so I can get the yarn in balance. Here is a link to a intersting article about Navaho plying ore plying chained singles like it is also called.

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In on of the norwegian hoby forum I am member of, someone had posted about this little boy: «Seven year old Shane Bernier is a brave cancer patient at CHEO and he is asking people to send him a card for his birthday on May 30th. Shane wants to set a world record for the most number of cards received!» Here is his webpage.

It is 17 may, we have just take it cool :o)

It has been a quiet day, the puppies has been a lot in the garden it is beatiful sunshine. I have also overdyed the angora/silk yarn, since I was not sure of the purple color. So I overdyed it using the Food Colors drop & egg dye and 1 packet of Black Cherry, the yarn is hanging to dry outside but I think this will be the correct color.

Here are some new photos of the puppies, else there more photo of them in the photo album at my kennel webpage.

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Ellie’s watching over the puppies 😛

Look what come in the mailbox.

The other girls in the BergensLady group, has had a bad influence on me. No I have also begin to buy yarn, not that I have a large store of wool, hmmm 😛

So when I come over the 123knit.com I was curiose in the socks yarn Admiral Bambus, it is 75% wool and 25% bambus and I loved the colours. I also like the alpaca yarn Indiecita very much, so I orded one skein.

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I am also finished with 120 gram with lace weight angora&silk that I hand dyed with koolaid and McCormick Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye. It is not easie to get a good photos that show the thruee color, but this photos the colors are almost right.

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First handspun yarn from dog wool :o)

So was my first handspun yarn from dog wool finish, it is 50% Collie wool and 50% Gotland wool. This wool I got from Grete that clip dog at the Hundehelsesenteret, it was not the best quality and I so the huge difference when she come with wool from here show collie. The wool from here dog I am spinning 100% pure Collie yarn of, and she is going to knit a sweather of it.

Here is photo of the yarn, it is 243 gram (8,57 ounce).

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Juhuu, the birthday wool from Wollknoll are in the house :o)

Since the custom office had done something wrong with my letter of attorney, I had do send in a new on and typical it took 2 days more before the they where finish with the custom decleration.

So finaly today I got notice from the post office and rushed of to get the packet paid for and take it home.

Tada, it is 3 kg of Mulberry silk, 2 kg of Tussah silk, 1 kg of grey alpaca, 1 kg of australian merino white and 1 kg of australian grey merino. But relax, it is just 5 kg who is mine 😛

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The quality is gorgoeus, I have found my favorit place to shop this type of wool and fiber 🙂

Here is a photos of my first bobbin with dog wool, it is from Collie and I have already plyed it together with Gotland that I bought from Jackie. It is no washed and are hanging to dry in the shower.

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I am also finised with one bobbin of lace white angora yarn, but spinning lace weight take time and are honostly a little bit «boring». But here is a photo of the bobbin, the coin is a Norwegian 1 coin.

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And of course we need to see some new puppie photos, agree? 😛

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First time out in the garden.
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Little playful girl.

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Something intresting Mike and Charlie?

Lots of updating

It has been so busy for a while that it the only new posting has been of the puppies,so here we goe.

My latest work, I have most of the time knitted. Some pocket slipper, calometri, wristlets knitted in angora, angora&alpaca and the calometri in the paste colours are from the handspun yarn my lovely secret pal Allena was spinning to me. That is a blend of kid mohair/alpaca/merino, lovely yarn.

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Patterns to: Calometri and pocket book slippers.

Last weekend where everything was happen the same weekend, Bergen Hordaland Dachshundclub had the years first ordinary fieldtracking. I am for the time beeing the only member of the bloodtracking comitee so it was a lot of work, but I did get good help from other board member to take charge of the fieldtest.

One of my offspring from the D-litter Mataya’s Don Quixote – Ricco attend to there first fieldtracking test and got 1. price with Honour Price and became the 4th best dog of 15 dogs. Well done work Yngve and Ricco 😛

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Yngve and Ricco, the judge to the right karsten Korneliussen.

Today Ellie went to here second swimming training, she need to get loose some pounds. It went much better today, little bit more calm but wow where she are swimming in the water pool. And so tired when she come home, but not so tired that she would not go on a little walk with the other dogs.

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All the dogs need to have on a swimming vest, this is for the own safty and to get the training best for the dogs.

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Ellie in swimming training.
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Tired little girl, resting on auntie Connie’s arms, before a new swimming time.

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Good girl, Ellie. After the swimming the dogs are getting washed and get a good massage. All this elements together are given the best training for the dog, one can use this for dogs that need rehabilitation, dogs that need to loose weight.

AquaDog Bergen where we are training in the swimming pool is one of many firm that is located in Hundehelsesenteret, you can read more about AquaDog Bergen here. The webpage are only in Norwegian.

I also got some visit today, I was suddenly empty for newspaper and since I clean up in the puppy yard at least two time thrue the day I use a lot of newspaper.
So Tittei and her son Konrad come with newspaper to me and when Annevenn heard that Tittei and Konrad was here, she came up with here son Jonathan to look and cuddle with the puppies. Later Stillow pop buy with some more newspaper, so no I have for a while.

And the puppies has got new photos on the photo page, but of course you guys will se some photos here also?


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Mummy Kelly is taken a nap 🙂

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And a funny photos of Charlie boy, if hi continue with this sleeping position hi need the have his own gallery that Ellie’s has 😛

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Well, I think that I have got everything updatet no, ore well I have forgot to take photos of the latest gorgous wool I orded from Leah. So here you can see photos on Leah webpage, it is the wool that is called Charcoal Merino/Tussah silk laps.