Cool Weather, Knit Classics

With the weather warming up, I’ve been less inclined to break out my bulky yarns. You know I love my chunky sweaters and warm hats, but there’s a time and a place.I’m excited for lighter patterns that work for both chilly mornings and warm afternoons.

I’m always on the lookout for new seasonal patterns that are versatile, cute, and easy to knit up. That’s why I’m so happy to share that I’m a part of that I’ve been really excited about the past couple of weeks.

I contributed to the Ideal Me “Cool Classics” Knitting Pattern Bundle, along with several of my favorite Etsy designers and knitting bloggers.

We’ve contributed our favourite classic knitting patterns to create this awesome super bundle, and I can’t wait for you to see all of the amazing patterns!

These patterns are so unique and beautiful, and they’re the perfect addition to any pattern collection.

Get The “Cool Classics” Knit Pattern Super Bundle!

This bundle has over 40 hand selected patterns from Etsy designers and knitting bloggers.

The bundle features breezy, lightweight patterns that make perfect transitional pieces for the warmer weather.

The bundle has everything from breezy tops and light knit sweaters to baby booties, blankets, and accessories.

Now through May 4th, you can get all 40+ “Cool Classics” knitting patterns worth over $200 for over 90% off…but make sure to take advantage of this deal now because once the sale is over, it’s never coming back.

Take a look at some of the lovely patterns that comes in The Bundle:

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The “Cool Classics” Knitting Pattern Super Bundle has over $200 worth of resources and you get it all for 90% off retail because I never want you to over pay for patterns.

Plus, I’m just so excited to share this fun collaboration with you!

With this “Cool Classics” Super Bundle You’ll Be Able To:
— Create gorgeous, handmade knitting projects
— Kickstart your creative inspiration
— Learn new stitches
— Save time, money & energy
— Create lightweight, classic patterns

There are so many knitting goodies in this bundle, and I can’t wait for you to see them.

You’re going to want to grab your own copy of the bundle because it’s only available through May 4th.

Plus, there’s no reason not to check it out since it’s backed by a 30 day money back guarantee.

They take the risk, you get the reward. Isn’t that how business should be?

If you’re a knitting lover of any level, I know you’ll love this super bundle as much as I do, and I can’t wait to see all of your finished projects.

It has the power to transform your knitting arsenal with tons of cute, trendy, and original patterns that you can use over and over again.
What are you waiting for?

 

 

Repeat – sock knitting machine.

This week has been all about sock knitting machines. Not only that; all about Swedish sock knitting machines. I have never seen any sock knitting machines in Norway and in two days I see two for sale. Obviously they ended up with me. Bothe came in bits and pieces. I already blogged about the Favorit – a tower like construction.

Here is Perssons Omega – put together by yours truly.

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The machine has two yarn feeders and a tension control on each. Looks a bit like bees!

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As with the other Swedish knitting machine “Favorit” this one has the brushes. I think their function is to make sure the latches are open all the time.

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I love the little bell on the round counter!

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imageIf you can shed any light on this machine I love to hear form you. I love to hear from you anyway!

Who can resist an old sock knitting machine?!

Not me – for a starter.

The other day I came across an old strange looking knitting machine in a charity shop. I had never seen anything like it – and I am an enthusiast when it comes to sock knitting machine. I went home – without the machine – and did some research.

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What I had seen in that box in the shop was a contraption of great intriguing beauty!

What I was looking at will become a sock knitting machine looking like this:
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At the moment I am cleaning the machine up – a messy project. I have soaked all the parts in alcohol and rubbet off decades of grease and fibers. To my great surprise all the needles were there. As I tok the machine apart it is not a surplice as the needles are locked inn a chamber so to speak; the needle plate and the top are screwed together so the needles can´t fall out.

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A bit of facts about my new machine:

This modell is called “Favorit” and it was manufactured by Nässjö Sweden, from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s. Mine was bought by a woman called Sanna on April 20, 1930. I can´t make out her surname.It comes with two different needle setting wheels. One for 96 needles and one for 72 needles. It has a row counter and a bell to indicate who target rows are knitted.

What´s not to love!

It’s later in the day now and I have cleaned all parts and put the machine back together.

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Spring is in the air!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter or Spring break! I was in England and had a whole week without knitting. You might ask if that is a good break or not? I had a sore hand so I think it was nice. I stayed in places with no wool or knitting needles so I managed to give my hands some rest form knitting. I popped by Loop in Islington London – but it was Monday and they are closed in Mondays. That is how I knew I was meant to rest!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

Loop is one of the best yarn stores in Europe!

In London we stayed at the lovely country house style hotel The Rookery in Clerkenwell. It is quirky and lovely. We stayed there to get to know a new part of London – and learned that it is one of the oldest part of town.

The lounge at The Rookery

The lounge at The Rookery

After a few days in London we headed to the countryside for the rest of our stay. There are so many nice places to see and walks to be had.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

I could imagine living in this lovely cottage in Alfriston.

 

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Wilmington has a lovely church yard.

Everywhere we were greeted by nodding daffodils and what better way to enter spring! Back home in Oslo spring is a bit further away, but I know it will come. During rainy evenings I started working on a pair for socks inspired by the lovely hues of nature waiting for bloom.

Back to knitting!

Back to knitting!