Saturday, August 8, 2009

achievements

i met the multi talented helene in gudvangen, and she taught me how to make holes for thumbs in my needlebound wristwarmers (make sure to check out helenes incredibly beautiful printed sheepskins here). so now i can finally make those long (and sometimes quite ladylike looking) warmers. these are made with yarn dyed with cochineal, a small louse originally from mexico. that's right; this kind of dried up lice makes red and purple colours!
i didn't get one single good shot of our stall at the market, but i just have to show you my bottles of elderflower syrup - homemade label and all, but i thought it looked quite pro!

13 comments:

Terri said...

Your wristwarmers look cozy. We are in summer here, but fall isn't too far away! I'll bet they are quick to make, and wouldn't they be nice gifst for crafters?

renee @ FIMBY said...

Therese, just lovely. I had a friend crochet me wrist warmers this winter and I wore them a lot.

Francesca said...

Beautiful label for your syrup! I made today elderberry jam, but to be honest I'm not too sure about the results ... hopefully it'll taste better once it cools down!

Victoria said...

Beautiful wrist warmers and that color is perfect. Are they done with that needle knitting technique you showed us before?

therese said...

needle binding, yes! i just realised i had forgotten to write that, so i edited it.

Helene said...

Sjå der ja, ser riktig så profft ut :) Har ikke tall på hvor mange slike det har blitt opp gjennom årene. Det er slett ikke få!

Cris Siqueira said...

love the last shot!!!

happy sunday

pien said...

oh! that colour! superbe!

lise said...

Flotte pulsvarmere, nålebinding er en teknikk jeg har lyst til å lære også. En gang.

Saftlappene ser helt proffe ut!

jumbleberryjam said...

Beautiful! I would LOVE a taste of your elderflower syrup! Do you use it as toppings for something? Or a sweetener in drinks?

therese said...

jbj: the syrup is whet we in norway call 'saft'; consentrated fruit/berry syrup to be diluted with water. i guess it's equivalent to what the americans call lemonade.
helene: takk! produksjonen er høy her og for tiden! det dabber nok av jo lenger vekk (i tid) fra gudvangen jeg kommer, dessverre..

MODsquad said...

Oh, they are lovely!! Beautiful color! I need to get going on my knitting/crocheting for the winter! Love that last shot!

therese said...

francesca: ooh, i'd love to try making something with the berries that'll come in a month or so! but now i've used most of the flowers, so there won't be that many berries, i'm afraid.

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