More handspun yarn, baby booties and fingerless mittens.

On the last bloging you can see the photos of the merino yarn that is on the plying bobbin, now I have skein it.

It is 3 skein with white merino;

Wool: 18 mic merino from Wollknoll in Germany.
Weight: 330 gram / ap. 11,60 ounce.
Length: 619.50 m / 677.50 yards
WPI: 15-17

Baby booties are great to make, when you have some leftover.

The white baby booties is made from my lace cashmere/merino yarn I spun, they doe miss ribbon band. They just weigh 14 gram 😛

I love Christine’s baby booties pattern, I change them a little bit and they are knitted of some left overs in koolaid hand dyed angora yarn. The weight are just 16 gram.
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A couple of fingerless mittens, the white is knitted in lace cashmere/merino yarn.
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This couple is knitted of some yarn I over dyed last year.fiberblend.jpg


I also started with the Oct/Nov Tofutsies Fiddlesticks Socks, it is from the limited edition. It is the first time I knit with Tofutsies, it is rely lovely and soft to knit with.



Yes, I know back to weekly bloging :o)

There is so much to do no at days, but I have not been on lazy. So here is what I have finish and working in progress.

Merino and Cashmere


Fiber: 16 mic merino and cashmere, both from Wollknoll
Weight: 1.69 ounces / 48 gram

Hand dyed angora&silk blend and 100% angora


Fiber: Mulberry silk from Wollknoll and angora wool is from my own bunnies.
Weight: The purple angora&silk blend; 2.22 ounce / 63 gram
The blue angora yarn; 1.94 ounce / 55 gram
30 – 32
Dyeing product: Jacquard acid dyes

Wildgrey and white angora


Fiber: Angora wool is from my own bunnies.
Weight: The wildgrey is 1.76 ounce / 50 gram
The white is 0.9 ounce / 25 gram
30 – 34

Navahoe plyed


Fiber: Shetland from Jerome and alpaca – Allena send me this lovely rovings. Spindle and Wheel
Weight: 4.13 ounce / 117 gram

Baby alpaca on the bobbin


Fiber: This is the gorgeous baby alpaca I got from Beth in the Fiber frenzy swap

I have also knitted, here is the feather and fan shawl in 100% angora and My so Called Scarf in merino&silk blend finish.


To the sales marked I got knitting help from Ina and Monika, here is some photos that they knitted from my handspun angora yarn.

This is a hat Monika has crochet from the hand dyed angora yarn, I did for a while ago.

and here is a a couple of wristlets that Ina knitted for me, I like this pattern very good and will knit more of them.

Yes, I know some times since latest bloging.

But there is so much to do this days and my health are not the best also, so what has happen since last bloging?

Last Monday I had the «Bergen knitting lady’s» here, a new idea we have no is to have a swap. This time after voting we had a swap with sock yarn and secret pattern, this is what I got from Irenetur lovely green Opal and English pattern 😛


So what am I else doing, well I am finish with 3 long wristlets knitted in the angora yarn I hand dyed with Wilton’s leaf green and black.


Also finish with plying white angora&silk, ready to wind up. One bobbin finish with wildgrey angora, one more to go before plying.



I also ball wind the English angora yarn I was finish with for a while ago, this wool was bought from Leah in Michigan.

I measured the yarn it is 4.06 ounce and 550 yards, this is what I have begin to knit; a shawl in feather and fan.


I know that is not good of my to have a favorite dog, but I must admit Charlie is my special boy 🙂


Just take a look at him, are you not agree?

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 🙂


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.


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.

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.



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 😛

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.


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.


Ellie in swimming training.

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


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?



Mummy Kelly is taken a nap 🙂


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 😛


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.

It is winter in Bergen, well at least for a time.

Sunday it stoped raining and I think that we did not beat the rain record that is on 103 days. 85 days with rain I think that is enough, ore what doe you think?
So Sunday we got the cold weather and yesterday the snow came. It tok the kids on a trip along the roads, but even on the sidewalk it was so much salt. That they after a while was limping on three feet, Charlie I had to carry for a while.

So today we went to the woods, it was so lovely. Snow everywhere, and when it is rock ground that had ice on sunday. Well, you know when it then come snow, you see my point? Yes, I falled, typical me – but I did not hurt myself to much. Just my ankle is a little bit tender, at least I did not fall on any of the kids.

Here are some funy photos from the trip. And a tips, when you are taken you camera with you, remeber to have with you a resevere battery 😛 So it was just 4 photos, and then the battery was empty.

Charlie in the move.

Ellie, wonder if someone is coming?

Charlie found some intresting smell.

For my brother and sister-in-law I have knitted some baby booties and wristlets, knitted in handspun angora yarn.


My next order is a angora scarf to a friend of mine, I need a lot of order now. Kelly is going to be mated, and with the stud fee, high electricity and insurance bill that always come in january it would help a lot to my finance with much order now.

I am also going to have knitting/tupperware party next week, it is time to sell out and get rid of my stock with tupperware.
Here are some photos:




More angora knitting finish, some dying of yarn.

Here is some of the different type of mittens I have knitted in wildgrey and white&black angora yarn.


Everybody who has hand dyed now that sometimes the result is not what you want, but then you are getting surprised when it turn out verry pretty 😛 Just look at my dying project. The idea was to dye pink, but well the photos talk for itself.

New spinning in process and finish with some wristlets.

Ferdig med et par pulsvarmere i hvit angora, første gang jeg har strikket fletter. Takk til Annevenn for at hun viste meg hvordan en strikker fletter.
My first wristlets knitted in fold pattern, the first time I am knitting this kind of pattern. Thank you to Annevenn for learning me to knit this pattern.
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Og dette er på rokken nå, rød merino med et touch av svart og silke.
My new project, red merino with a touch of black and silk.


Det har gått i strikking og rokke trening / It is knitting time, and training on treadling

Det har vært noen dager siden jeg har skrevet nå, men det har vært så mye å gjøre 🙂 Strikke pannebånd, pulsvarmere, baby booties også ikke aller minst, trene på å trå på rokken og få til noe spinning av garn. Og det har vært et stort problem til i dag, fikk tips fra en annen spinner som har Majacraft Little Gem 2 og etter litt forandring på noen av innstilingene på rokken så spinner jeg :))

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Have not had so much time to write latly, the time has gone to knitting. It has been knitted some headband and wristlets. And most important of all, I have no finaly found out of my Little Gem 2. I am spinning yarn, wow :))