Ella found a good home

by Svipser23. January 2013 19:31

I wanted a poncho, I thought it was a clever garment, especially in this cold weather, wear it indoors, outdoors…But sadly, as I was completing it and tried it on, I realized, I’m just not a “Poncho girl”. I tried to tell myself that it would grow on me, and I should suspend judgment until it was actually finished.

Well, I finished it, and I still feel the same..



Luckily, my mom came by today, tried it on, and loved it. So Ella is going to a loving new home. Thank you mom for putting me out of my misery, I would hate for it to live its life in the back of my closet, never seeing daylight, because it truly is a gorgeous knit.

Pattern: Ella Poncho, from the book "Suveræn Strik"

Designer: Lene Holme Samsøe

Yarn: Puno, Gepard Garn




Still snow on the ground

by Svipser19. January 2013 16:57

It seems winter is dead set on staying, still have snow on the ground, still have below 0 temps.

I still use treats when training the dog, and my little fingers hurt from the cold when I have to fish out the rewards for Otto. Good thing someone invented flip top mittens. Good thing I finally finished mine!


Pattern: Shipyard Mittens

Designer: Carrie Bostick Hoge

Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter - I love this yarn, one of my absolut favorites


Acer goes to the Opera

by Svipser18. January 2013 20:21


I finished my Acer cadigan last week, and was just waiting for the right moment to wear it the first time. My husbond was lucky to get 2 tickets for Carmen at the Royal Opera, so away we where.

It was in every way a perfect evening. I even wore a dress outside of my house for the first time since summer 2010!

Pattern: Acer

Designer: Amy Christoffers

Yarn: Drops Merino Extra Fine (will never use again)



About Svipser


Wife of David. Mother of Mathias, Andreas and Theodor. Owner of pure bread Labrador Retriever Otto and co-owner of Rita the cat, that no one else wanted (thank God, cause we can’t live without her!).


I don’t just love to knit, I need to knit. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes other people benefit from my addiction, but usually what I knit is meant for me.


I’m waiting for my chance to make my own River Cottage, that’ll be the day. Until that happens, I will try to  make the best of my vegetable patch in the suburbs of Copenhagen.




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