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Link Party number 34

Today at Tea Rose Home – Link party no 34

I used this different types of colored yarn

A Knitting pattern from Alan Dart, my knitting needles size 3, a big needle and a pair of scissors


and made this funny parts

and it all ends with this little fellow

He is approximately the size of 25 centimeters, standing up

He has his eyes hidden under the hat and a big white beard, a red sweater and green pants, black mittens and shoes

He is called The Gnome or The Swedish Tomte. Looking nice and friendly, isn´t he? Saying Merry Christmas with a big hug to everyone


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Link party nr 30

Today I am participating in the Tea Rose Home Link party no 30

with one of my new favourites – my monster granny blanket made of BIG granny squares approximately 25X25 cm. Each square is made of 14 rounds and it was very simple and quick to make them.

I used a Swedish yarn called Tilda and needle number 5 to make te squares.

I made 20 squares in total all in different colour combinations

Then I had to do something about all the loose ends PUH!

put all the squares together and make a nice edging

At last – the TADA moment is here!

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Link party!

Today it is Tea Rose Home Link Party number 19 and I am participating with some pictures of my new baby quilt.

I made a baby quilt for one of my collegues at work. I started with chosing the fabric

Cutting it in 15X15 cm square bits

Made a lot of appliques using cake forms as a pattern for some of them

Layed out all the pieces on the floor

and sewed it all togheter

I used fleece fabric on the backside and soft filling material in the middle and made a border of blue and white fabric.

I also made a little rabbit to match the quilt

So – thats all…


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Link party no 12 – Amigurumis

I love to crochet amigurumis and I will show you what I have done so far

 here in the 12:th Tea Rose Home Link Party

A little white ”troll” – from PlanetJune – pattern in English

The Moomin Father in his Moomin Cup – free Swedish pattern here

Mr Penguin – pattern at Lion Brand (you have to become a member to see the pattern)

Pippi Longstocking – pattern from K and J Dolls

Mrs Henfree pattern here (only Swedish)

The Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland – you can buy a PDF-pattern at kandjdolls blog

and, of course, little angry My from Moomin Valley. Free pattern at ”Virka Amigurumi” only in Swedish


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Vågorna växer – Waves

This is my contribution to the Wednesday Link Party  no 9 at Tea Rose Home. A blanket full of waves. A good description of how to crochet the pattern is this one – at the lovely English Blog Attic 24

Jag virkar och virkar och använder så många färger som möjligt men försöker passa ihop dem en aning

I am crocheting a blanket of  my cotton yarn left overs. I try to use as many colours as possible.

så här kommer de följande 7 varven att färgsättas

so, the next 7 colours will be like this

Filten kommer att bli långrandig…

It is going to be at blanket with long stripes…


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För fötterna – Covers for the Sofa

Todays post on the Tea Rose Home Link Party number 11

Swedish: Eftersom vi för första gången någonsin har vita soffor och jag väldigt gärna vill att de ska fortsätta vara vita ett tag har jag sytt två ”filtar” som man kan lägga upp sina (eventuellt smutsiga)fötter på. Jag använde ett gammalt quiltat överkast som jag köpte på IKEA på 80-talet samt en ännu äldre gardin av tyget Vinterblomma från finska Tampella. Det tyget kommer från 1977!

English translation

Because we, for the first time ever, bought a white sofa and armchair clothing, I had to make something to cover the parts where the (dirty) feets stays when relaxing and sitting comfortable.

I used  an old bedspread, bought in the 8o:s at IKEA, I like it because it is quilted. I also used an even older fabric, some Finnish design curtains from the 70:s

Jag delade överkastet i två delar och la ihop var för sig med det blommiga tyget under

I started with cutting the beadspread in two parts putting the flowery fabric underneath.

vek över och nålade fast runt om

I folded and put it all together with pins.

sydde runt och TADA! –  filt nummer ett färdig

did a little sewing and – TADA -number one is ready

eftersom det fanns en fläck som inte gick att tvätta bort mitt på överkastet (naturligtvis!) fick jag lov att göra en hjärtlig applikation

because there was an ugly little stain (of course right in the middle of everything) I have to do som hearty applique

här baksidan uppvikt

so this is the back of the little blanket

Den andra filten eller om man nu ska kalla det täcket är färdigt. Jag är nöjd!

And this is the other one laying in the cosy armchair.  I am satisfied! As you can se I am doing some crocheting at the same time…


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Little My at the link party

Today I am participating in Tea Rose Home Wednesday Linkparty again and I am also trying to write all of this in English. I would like you to excuse me for my bad language in advance, please!

At the moment I am a little obsessed with those Key Straps so here we go again..

May I present Little My – she is one of the Moomins in the books of the Finnish author Tove Janson. I made her of cotton yarn crocheting in amigurumi technic. You can find the pattern here – but, I am sorry it is only in Swedish.

As you can see she is a little bit angry and thats the way she always looks

holding her hands on her hips like this…

I made the key strap of my favourite fabric, the Unikko-flower from the finnish design shop Marimekko. It comes in a lot of colours and it is really beautiful, is it not?

I like this item a lot and a have all my working keys on it so Little My is following me every day at work and I told my Students that she is my alter ego so they better behave!


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