Friday, 13 February 2015

.....and then she decided to reappear!

Hello folks!

Yes, it's me again. Long time no see. I'm not even going to appologize for my hiatus, as we all know sometimes life happens, and blogging, sewing or whatever takes the back seat for a while. Besides, it not like there's too few blogs around and nothing to read, right?
I am sure, most of you never even noticed I was gone :D

In my last post, I promised you all a give-away. Obviously, it will not be in celebration of my 1-year bloggiversery (is that even a word??) which came and went, like last years snow. It will be more or less a "Why-the-hell-not" kind of thing! I really appreciated all of you who made my day, visiting and commenting on here last year, and I still do. This community is valuable on so many levels, even when you're not actively participating. I have still been reading everyone in my feed, and getting inspired, and I hope to give something back again.

I'll be announcing the "party" in the near future, I just need a few posts under my belt, to get back on the radar again! Funny how one gets a little rusty. Heh.

In other news, my sewing machine decided to die on me right before Christmas. Right as I got the urge to sew a x-mas dress. I managed to get half a muslin done, and then the lights went out.... I am still looking for another one, but need to save up a little. A new one will be too expensive, so I am thinking about getting a second hand one in good condition. Should be doable :)

I have been able to get some knitting done over the winter, actually! I'll be doing individual posts on each one shortly, but here are some teasers.

This green one is "Audrey in unst" by Gudrun Johnston. The yarn is Karisma from Drops, in a lovely green shade. I think the first image is pretty true to color. At least on my screen :) I loved making this, It's knit seamlessly all in one piece, bottom up with set-in sleeves. It was finished in a couple of weeks, and I have worn it lots.

This second one is from a vintage pattern, Bestway 1320 from the 1940s. The yarn is also Karisma, from Drops, but I think it was a bad choice for this pattern. I might make another one in a lighter yarn, as I love the general look of it. I screwed up the blocking and it came out too big, but I'll fix that (hopefully).
I got this pattern from Lucy at 1940s Style for You. I can't quite recall if it was a free download (of which she has many!!!) or if I bought it at her Etsy shop. Either way, check out both if you're into 40s knitwear. She makes the most stunning knits, and if you don't knit, she can do it for you ;)

This last one is currently on the needles. Just the sleeves and collar to go.
Also a vintage pattern, the "Finessa" jumper from the 1950s.
The yarn is some kind of  soft baby wool, bought long time ago for some other project. This is an old UFO that I found in a bag, and decided to finish. Yes, I am a good girl! Excited to see this one made up, I just hope the size is right...........!

So there you are, lots of stuff to come, provided we get some decent light for photography around here in Norway-land!



  1. beautiful sweaters!! Such lovely colors!
    Sorry about your machine :( I've been starting to collect older machines from the 70s and such. They sew so nicely! I actually prefer them to my newer machines.
    I did start to wonder where you were hiding ;-) Welcome back Siri!!

    1. Aww, thanks Kristin :) see, I knew I could trust you guys to be here! I've seen all your makes over the winter. You are all so busy :)

  2. Hello! Lovely to have you back. Great knitting projects. :)

    1. Thank you so much! It's good to be back, and see you all are still here :)

  3. Sorry to hear about your sewing machine! Mine had to be serviced and it felt like a lonely week.

    Lovely knits -- the colors are vibrant and fantastic!

    Happy Belated 1-Year Blog celebration!

    1. Thank you so much Annie!

      Yes, my machine is surely missed... It was just a cheap one, and I was not surprised when it died, just frustrated that I could not eek out just one more week from it! Oh well :)

  4. Lovely Audrey!! (i'm wearing mine today, i love it too!) so sorry to hear about you sewing machine :( i hope you find something great to replace it with!

  5. Good to have you back, I have missed you! Lovely knits!


  6. Welcome back! Beautiful jumpers - looking forward to seeing more of your projects :)