lørdag 30. april 2011

Rainbow blanket

Our toddler is long for her age and is rapidly getting too long for her baby blankets. Thus I've started knitting a "big girl blanket" for her, using Kauni effect yarn (colourway EQ). I'm not usually very fond of multi coloured yarns, but this yarn is different - the long colour shifts makes stripes rather than chaos. I'm knitting it on the diagonal as I don't know if I have enough yarn. I'll probably need an additional skein as I want the blanket to measure approximately 1,5 m x 1,5 m.

onsdag 27. april 2011

Pretty perfect

I've been on the lookout for a new sunglass case for a while. And just before Easter I found the perfect one on Etsy, from the seller thezakka. It arrived today, and it's quite simply perfect! Not too big, not too heavy, and so pretty!

Living on the edge

... of the step aerobics platform, that is. I basically fell off it last night. Quite embarrassing, really. And rather painful. So here I am with my leg on a chair and a sprained ankle.

søndag 17. april 2011

søndag 10. april 2011

Ras el hanout

Ah, what a wonderful spice mix! I bought a packet of this on a whim last time I ordered from Seasoned Pioneers. Today it helped create a quick, yet fragrant and tasty wannabe tagine.

What I used:

2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 onion, cut into half moons
A few cloves garlic
1 red chili
A good handful dried apricots, chopped
Roughly 3 dl chicken stock
About 3 tsp ras el hanout
1 red pepper, chopped

Fry the onions, garlic and chili in some oil until soft, add the ras el hanout and fry for another minute or so. Then add the chicken and let it brown. Next throw in the apricots, give it a stir then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil and let it cook under a lid. Meanwhile, cook some bulgur wheat to serve. Add the chopped pepper when everything is nearly done.

Dressing up

Spring is finally here! And seeing as I'm quite particular about the sort of clothes I want my daughter to wear, much of her spring/summer wardrobe will be home made this year. And every girl needs a couple of dresses in her wardrobe, right?

Yarn: Sandnes Duett, about five skeins in total
Pattern: Kaia Babydoll (Ravlery)
Needles: 4mm + 6mm

Pattern: Stoff & Stil 63005
Fabrics: Stoff & Stil 250409 and 270186

lørdag 2. april 2011


Yarn: Sandnes Duett (unfortunately discontinued)
Pattern: Drops/Garnstudio

Quite happy with this jacket. It is rather wide and short and looks enormous, but not all that bad when put on.