Saturday, 31 December 2011


Have a Happy New Year everyone! 
I wish you a calm and prosperous (in what ever way) 2012.

Also, last few hours to use the 25% discount! Do a little last minute(s of the year) shopping at Friday Studios. The sale ends tomorrow, when I wake up probably, and then the "new stuff" starts to arrive!!!

Thursday, 29 December 2011


My first try at darning a sock. Now I just have to see if it holds up.

Monday, 26 December 2011


Visit from a very small leopard.

Sunday, 25 December 2011


Sale packages waiting to go on it's way out into the world. :)
Don't miss your chance to shop at 25% off! The discount code is in the banner at the Friday Studios Etsy shop.

Friday, 23 December 2011


Christmas favorites from Ravelry for last minute gift knitting. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


I am having a Christmas Sale! 
Or mellandagsrea for the Swedes, to make some room for the new 2012 stuff. 
Get a Whopping, seriously, 25% off!! 
Starting december 25 to somewhere around new year. So go get that gift money and hit the 

Have a great christmas everyone, remember to be calm and only do the stuff you want too!!

At my house

Monday, 19 December 2011


It is so much fun to swap! Look at the goodies I got! 

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011


Christmas decorating, that is a bit of a first for me. Christmas is a bit too hectic and stressful for me, so I tend to take it very lightly and mostly stick with some lights and candles. But this one I like, I remember doing these whit my mum, and they spread a lovely orange and cloves smell in the whole house.

Thursday, 24 November 2011


Sale for the Ravelers!! 
And, well, any one who sees this. :) 
The sale goes on for a week, until next Thursday at midnight, and you get a 20% discount! Use the coupon code: RAV5436 at checkout. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Crock Pot

The Crock Pot is here! No, I am not going to start slow cooking, I am going to dye in it. It is perfect for that, it heats from the sides, it stays just under boiling or lower, you don't need to be on the stove in the kitchen, it has a glass lid, it is sturdy and it seems to do the job really well. I am experimenting wildly, a film will pop up sooner or later, and Ill tell you all more about it when I know more about it. :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

No more sun for us....

Since the we in Sweden (and other places this horribly far north) can now expect only, say four hours of light, note that I am saying light, not sun, here, a day, I felt it was a good idea to set up my little "photo studio box". With some lights and a good flash, and a great camera, the pictures are coming out really nice. :)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Chunky News

Chunky yarns too! :)

Berry Cobbler

Wall Flower

 Water Colors

Cave Fungus

Sock News

Loads of new stuff in the shop

Concrete Violet

Pigs in Mud

Apricots in Honey

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Secret Garden

I am in a jewellery show in Berlin! 
Well, my "Remember and Dream" collection is anyway! If you have the opportunity, go and see it! 

Look! My name is in there, and my jewellery to, but, look, my name! ;)

Thursday, 3 November 2011


I really liked dyeing sock yarn, I have to try knitting with it soon too. But I can tell you it is really good yarn, it is soft, tightly plied and very stable. A good sock yarn in my book!

Salmon Sunset


Camouflage Feet

Stepped in Berries

Hot and Cold

Shark Water

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Marmolejo Socks

This is a new pattern of mine, using an afterthought heel but with a gusset of sorts. They are very comfortable with no digging in or strangling of the foot. Great pattern for hand spun, wildly variegated or self striping yarn.
The Marmolejo Socks are for sale at Ravelry! And I could use a test knitter or two, so if you are interested in getting the pattern for free, let me know.

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Real home made soft and salty pretzels. I love soft pretzels, I got the taste for them during a trip to Munic, I never could find them here in Sweden, now I can bake them my self. Baking pretzels contain boiling them in salty water before they go into the oven, which makes them crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Yummy!
Next bagels!

Thursday, 27 October 2011


This beautiful scarf was created using one of my beaded yarns by Sonia a good customer of mine. I think it is stunning, and a great example of the beauty of hand spun yarns, beaded yarns and skilled knitting. And such a fun picture, especially considering the yarn was called Cultivated Carrot and the scarf Carrot Esker Scarf!

Becoming color

The sock yarns are slowly but surely becoming more and more colorful! I have made up a great way for me to dye them that I really like. I dye them in a big pot on the stove, first I make a base coat of a lighter color, then I make a knot (or two) in the hank (using insulated gloves, hot! ajaj) and put on a second coat of a stronger color, remove the knot, shake the skein out and I tie another knot (or two) and ad a third layer of color. If I like it I stop there, if not, more layers and knots. I am making the color combinations up as I go, so there are no skeins alike, unless you would like to make a special order. 
I am making a movie of this fascinating process so never fear if you did not get my confused explanation. :)