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My little corner

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What happened? I am now officially a lifehacker? I uploaded this photo to flickr and added it to the Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell (Pool)…

I work as a freelance webdesigner and webdeveloper.

My workspace is in our living room. When I’m not working I’m crafting, and I like to keep my sewing and knitting stuff handy.

From my space I can see my two cats sleeping (or sometimes yawning), I can see Istedgade, Copenhagen, Denmark outside my windows and the kettle is in the kitchen a few steps from me.

I can also see and smile to my best friend when he’s sitting in his space in the opposite corner of the room!

Do check out the other workspaces featured on Lifehacker!

Proximidade!

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I was the lucky winner of the Proximidade Award, it was given to me weeks ago but I have just not had the time nor the head space to actually pass it on. When you read the background to this award you will realize why this task cannot be taken lightly…
Thank you Irene!

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.

I pay the tribute forward to:

Birgit – who is crafty and creative and open to friendship. And makes me believe that I too can learn to speak Spanish.
Brenda – for setting up Artemis Adornments and inviting others to play!
Evelien – for letting us all be a part of her art and (knit)wit
Liselotte – for being so very friendly and open. I don’t follow her blog regularly (she blogs too often!) but her creative craftiness is very inspiring and I do enjoy popping in once in a while.
Irene – for turning a virtual cyber-friendship into IRL friendship and for doing stuff instead of just fiddling with the ideas
Pilar for sharing so much with me!
Henriette for being a true web-avantgardista.
Julia for being so lovely and creative and because she’s kalak!

The Santa Brigida Bee

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Would you believe me when I tell you I had a lovely day in the company of 5 women speaking a language I don’t understand AND seaming, seaming, seaming? I who excell in seamless knitting?

Well I did! Thank you so much to the lovely ladies for letting me come to their Great Canarian Afghan Bee.

Bonus: links to Grafting on the needles and I Knit London.

My February Lady Sweater

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Yes, it really did start with a firm intention to make my own February Lady Sweater.

Only I did want that cute edging at the top, And having knitted a lot of garter-stitch garments lately I wanted something different. I also decided against lacy holes as I might want to wear this cardigan without a t-shirt. The sleeves really had to cover my elbow but not be too loose – I don’t like catching my sleeve on door handles.

Lastly I decided that since this cardigan is knitted from the yarn formerly known as my coolest summer dress I would copy the lace edging from the dress.

Plus I crocheted the front part with the buttons.

I am very pleased with the results! I’m glad I frogged the summer dress and knit this cardigan instead.

Merceria Eusebia

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where I bought buttons for my almost finished cardigan…

Virtually relocated

I’ve joined Brenda and Sally at Artemis Adornments. Why? Because I love knitting, I’m an anglophile and Artemis is the name I’ve given ‘my’ cafe cat in Arinaga. So I just had to…

Artemis, my cafe cat in Arinaga

At the moment I’m writing up a pattern for my Shades of Purple Shawl – check it out!

Las Palmas Knits

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I got to meet the group of knitters Las Palmas Knits.

Friday afternoon I met with the knitters at Palacio de las Lanas in Las Palmas. Lots and lots and lots of lovely colour coordinated yarn.

Palacio de las Lanas

Patricia, Birgit, Ana, Violeta, Pilar, Caesu with baby Sienna and I went shopping at the Palacio de las Lanas and then we went with Deborah from the shop to a bar where we had hot chocolate and churros. Knit Picks and Addi Clicks were compared, knitting projects worked on and a lot of talking went on…

Las Palmas Knits

Birgit treated us to a wonderful sushi dinner at Sushi Masa. Really good sushi, with Kirin and green tea. Really good company and lovely hosts.

I had such a wonderful evening – thank you so much all you lovely Las Palmas Knitters!!! Hugs to Pilar for introducing me and for arranging everything and to Birgit for the lovely dinner and the ride home.

Nerdy Knitter Relocated

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I love snow and a proper winter. Even so I’ve up and moved myself, my laptop and my knittting to a warmer place on this planet. Just for a few weeks.

I work in the mornings, go out for a walk and a visit to a cafe for lunch, take a nap (Siesta – this is Spain after all!) and work a bit in the late afternoon.

Being a freelancer is quite nice these days.

Location: Playa de Arinaga, Ag├╝imes, Gran Canaria, Spain
Home away from home: Nautilus Apartments

It’s simple and clean with only the basics for a home. The owner is very friendly, speaks only a little English. He has two large dogs and he likes people who likes the dogs!

Monday I met with the lovely Pilar to talk about knitting and plan a visit to the best wool shop in Las Palmas on Friday! Plus I’ll meet a few other Canarian knitters…

Life is good.

GarteRing Poncho

After I finished this poncho I haven’t been cold!

This poncho is an easy knit but not a quick knit as it is quite large. It is knit from the top down, on circular needles. The neck is a loose funnel neck with decorative purl stitch rings that also cover the shoulders. A couple of purl stitch rings at the bottom completes the poncho.

The pattern is for sale on Ravelry.

Keep warm

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Not pretty – especially not when someone’s wearing the outfit – but warm.

Instructions:
Use soft wool
Cast on 20 stitches on double pointed needles
Knit 20 rows of garter stitch
Continue in garter stitch while increasing 4 on every 4th round until you have a total of 60 stitces
Continue with 10 rows of garter stitch without increases
Bind off as tight as you can

And… make another one

Buy a bicycle helmet if you haven’t got one – they’re absolutely fabulous if you crash

Keep warm while riding!

Download free pattern.