TechniquePosted by AudB 08 Feb, 2019 13:11:16
knitters have experienced the need of using markers when knitting. One of the
easiest ways to do it is to use threads. They will give a lot of information
threads will make you notice whenever there is time to stop for making an increase
or a decrease, or something else you would like to be reminded.
threads can help you to count rounds. Just put the end of it over to the other
side when you reach the right number.
the threads tell you which part of the work you have reached. One colour for
the sides, one colour for midst back, and so on.
Just find what’s
work for you.
By the way,
this is going to be a bolero.
ItemsPosted by AudB 27 Aug, 2018 17:23:04
in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of
them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned
nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent
experiences that we can use in other situations.
from Aud B is called Linjer. It’s Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train
track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched
the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique
garter is used.
NaturePosted by AudB 09 Jun, 2018 20:39:46
One of the
things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn
green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in
shape, but still they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and
Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line
in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are
assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air
between each leaf.
is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.
PeoplePosted by AudB 28 Feb, 2018 19:44:51
are conscious about it or not, you are sending signals to the world around you
all the time. Some signals through body language, some through expressions and
some through your clothing. Even though it’s written a lot about this theme, it
is still of interest. Probably because things change, and do affect our
behaviour and what’s accepted or not. Advises form yesterday have to be updated.
through clothing have changed maybe more than the others over the years. Not
always fast, but still a change.
Some of the
traditional costumes in Norway show which of the women who was married or not.
This “bunad” from Fana is an example. The unmarried girls should use blue
ribbons, and the married ones should use green ribbons. Nowadays a wedding ring
has the same function.
joke from The Norwegian Trekking Association in 2014 was made on this theme.
For those who would take the traditional hiking tour in the mountains for the Easter,
they recommended to where hats of different colours. Those who wanted to signal that they were in
a relationship, should wear a red hat, and they who were single should wear a
green hat. If it of some reason was difficult to decide, they recommended wearing
a yellow hat. People loved the idea, and started practice it the very same
Easter. This was the inspiration for the hat pattern Single Or Not from Aud B.
PeoplePosted by AudB 18 Jan, 2018 11:17:36
fun isn’t it to work together with someone, who has a complete different way of
thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?
people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual
perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in
education and experience. Because there
will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the
distinctions between personalities.
really interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new
angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which
solution to choose.
cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever
thoughts one might have about what’s possible or not, they will have to be
thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open, or
accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.
jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted
both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be
quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on
how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart.
Of course the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the
originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had
shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.
TechniquePosted by AudB 08 Dec, 2017 10:32:52
squares are often called «granny squares». Probably because they often are used
in blankets, where granny or somebody else, has worked a great amount of
squares in a lot of different colours, and put
it all together. It’s a very smart solution for those who have too much left
overs of yarn. And most “crafting people” have.
It was not
really the granny squares which were the inspiration for this vest, but some
small hot mats to put on the coffee table. Still, to put something like that
together in a larger piece will very soon bring ones thoughts to granny. That’s
why it’s exciting to make something that’s close, but still is very different,
both in expression and shape.
ItemsPosted by AudB 15 Nov, 2017 21:38:44
beautiful and scary, and indeed powerful in every meaning of the word, that’s
lightning. And, it is the symbol of
everything that is quick. That’s why the sweetest racing car ever has got the
name Lightning Mc Queen. The story about him is worth seeing for grownups as
well as kids. It’s easy to recognize the different type of characters, and relate them to people one meet during a
This car was the inspiration to the hat
called Lightning. Of course the colours are different, and the symbols have another
shape, but the idea started with Mc Queen, and the world around him.
TechniquePosted by AudB 02 Oct, 2017 19:04:02
Everyone who loves to go fishing knows that there are different ways to cast the line. That could depend on surroundings, equipment or other things. There is always something new to learn, and techniques to test.
Sometimes it is just like a door opens, to a new world, only because of the knowledge of a new technique. And it is all fun to explore how it works, and to find out which new possibilities it contains.
Maybe a new technique will make some tasks easier, but also give new challenges. Maybe it will be the solution needed to come further with an idea. One can guess, but never know exactly, before this new technique has been practiced on the project one hoped it would work for.
Like the jacket Playful
. At first it was just meant to be a small crocheted piece, to test how the technique worked. Then the inspiration came, to make something more. It certainly was some questions who needed answers, before it could be a jacket, but it was all worth it. And – a lot of fun.