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Happy New Year everybody! Can you believe that there's already a new year upon us??? Where did 2017 go? Or 2016 for that matter...  Time flies when you're having fun...or it just flies when you get older.

Anyway, today is the 2nd of January, the day before my 29th birthday (speaking of getting older) and I've been meaning to write up a journal entry here on dA for quite some time. As you may have noticed, I've kinda disappeared. Last winter, I started using Ravelry way more seriously, and even though I'm not so fluent in using it yet, I've come to realise that knitting and yarn crafts in general really belongs more there than here on dA. Sad to say, really... But I highly suggest all of my yarn friends to join the forum parts of Ravelry. If I only knew better way back when I started this account and in the early Live-Action-Crafters days, then I would have pushed for a Ravelry group instead. When that's said, if any of my fellow LAC friends would like to get back together then I would be more than happy to get a group up and running over there. Using a forum makes conversations a lot better since everybody can't make the chats when things are happening.

So, yeah, I do consider dA as dead for me at this point. My lazy side can't be asked to upload the same thing on two different websites, and Ravelry is alot better when it comes to keeping track of everything as well as uploading and updating your projects. Feel free to be-friend me over there, you can find me as LARvonCL.

Ulltsene-logo by KnitLizzy
When that's said, I've actually been doing some quite interesting things over the last 6 months that might interest you guys. I've started a indie dyer company with my good friend Marit. We call ourselves "Ulltøsene" which directly translates into "Wool hussies". We have a webstore that is open for everyone, we do ship internationally but our page is currently only in Norwegian. If you need help to navigate and understand our page then just send us a message and we'll help you out. You can find us at

Going back to Ravelry for a bit. I've released 5 knit patterns this autumn! 4 pairs of colourwork mittens and 1 pair of socks. You can get them all in my Ravelry design store.
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But enough self promotion. All in all, 2017 have been a decent year for me, even though I lost my job and one of my best friends in one go in late April. Thanks to Ulltøsene and my goldsmith workshop, I've been able to kinda live a half decent life. I am currently looking for a new job, but as it turns out, it's harder than you'd think when you live in a tiny town. The unemployment office won't help me out either, so it's a miracle that I haven't fallen into a black hole of depression. But I must admit, I've been close several times. Another reason to push my patterns on Ravelry. You would literally be putting food on my table by buying one or two patterns there and I would be SO greatful <3 I am thinking about making more patterns, but it takes time and I honestly haven't had much spare time before Christmas. I'm in a huge sock mood these days, so I really should be designing socks until my face turnes blue!

In other news, I purchased a second hand spinning wheel in May! I am absolutely in love with it! I'm far from an experienced spinner yet, but I am learning and I've managed to create some awesome yarn so far! For anyone interested, it's a Louet S11 Julia and I love her so much! I've actually started to paint the wheel on it, and I'm hoping to have it done by March when Marit and I will be going to a spinning conference in Trondheim. So much fun!
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Anyway. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate during wintertimes, and a happy new year!
  • Listening to: 80's rock music...
  • Drinking: Ice coffee...

Writing up this one early just so I know I'll get it done and over with. As many of you might have noticed, my activity on dA has dropped this year. I've been lazy with uploading and haven't been able to keep up with everything, and it's equal parts lazyness and "I do not have time to do this now" sort of thing.

If you're interested in keeping  up with me, I post way more often on Instagram. You can find me under LARvonCL, feel free to give me an add, I post way more things than just knitting so you can keep up on me on a more personal level than on here.

As you might have noticed, I've lost my core membership so I won't be doing the New Years Cavalcade this year, I kept all my notes in a widget and I can't access it like this, when that's said, I'm not sure if it's worth getting a new membership seeing as I'm not as active anymore.

My group :iconlive-action-crafters: is dead, it's been dead from the start, but now it's dead to the bone. It all depended on the chat, and over the last 2-3 years, just about every member ever has dropped out, which I understand and I've given up on forcing it anymore. There's even still people whom haven't finished their parts in certain group events we had, and I've honestly given up on that too, it was more time and money wasted than it was worth, atleast on my end. The last couple of months, I haven't even been able to access the group chat for some reason, so I can't be bothered. Not to mention that I was alone in there most of the time for the last year anyway, it got really depressing. Doesn't really help the creativity when there's noone around to play off of.

But enough of the negativity! Let's try to focus on the positive and productive side of everything! This year has been really busy for me with knitting. I've been trying to upload as much as possible of the things I've missed these last few days. With Christmas and everything, some things just naturally get left out. I've still got a few items that needs to be uploaded, and there's some things I've forgotten to photograph before it was given away. I will try to get everything sorted out for the new year atleast. I love starting with blank pages.

I've decided that 2017 shall be a storeage and scrap yarn year (not to mention that I've said for several months that I want it to be a sock year). I will try to refrain from buying too much new yarn, although I can't hold on to that promise too hard around sales and yarn festivals. There will be atleast two festivals, and I tend to loose myself a bit on them... You have been warned. But unless I really NEED yarn and I don't have a substitute in my storeage, or if I run out in the middle of a project, I'm gonna try to refrain from buying more.
Yarn Hual by KnitLizzy

My yarn bank is still going strong! I've not yet opened it and I keep putting 10-20NOK on it for each skein I completely finish off...might be the only thing I've been able to kee up with all year actually... I recommend you to try the same! For every full skein you finish, put some pre-set amount of money on a sealed piggy bank so you won't get tempted to use it. I've used it for a year now and I've got a feeling that there's over 1500NOK ($173 €165 £141) on there already. I'm not sure WHEN I'm going to open it, but at this point, I don't want to open it for a few more years. I've seen several people over here do the same, but they count up all the yarn lables at the end of the year and set off an amount of money accordingly. I feel my way is "less expencive" don't really notice the money you put on it. I've also got another piggy bank where I put all my change, and I've been contemplating combining the two in some way, or start using the money from that one to put on the yarn bank since that one isn't sealed... But you could always use your change for the yarn bank instead if you're not confident in using as much money per skein as I am.
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And I think I should stop rambling now. I hope you've had a good Christmas time, I know I had (except for some family drama, but we don't need to tear into that), and I hope that 2017 will bring all of you joy and happiness! Let's all make it OUR year!

See you all later!
  • Listening to: Crappy radio music...
  • Playing: Pokemon Go...

My crafting year 2015

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 1, 2016, 8:13 AM

Finally, 2015 is over! I feel like it's been very messy for me when it comes to documenting everything. I completely stopped blogging, I fell behind on uploading finished projects, and my yarn counter has a huge backlog.

2016 will have different goals, and I will stop the yarn storeage counting, I just couldn't keep up... A different thing I will start doing though, is to put money in a hermetically sealed moneybank for every skein I finish. 5NOK for every 50g skein and 10NOK for every 100g skein. I've been thinking about doing this earlier, but without a job, it didn't really work out that well, seeing how much I actually knit. I can afford it now, so I will make it happend, and my mother gave me a moneybank that I can use for it, so this will be awesome! Put in your guesses on how much it'll be at the end of this year!

But here's a recap of 2015, enjoy!

:bulletgreen: Finish 3 projects each month. 1 each month from may-august

- One pair of socks count as one project.
- Each project will only be counted the month they get finished.

:bulletgreen: January: 3
:bulletgreen: February: 5
:bulletgreen: March: 3
:bulletgreen: April: 4
:bulletgreen: May: 1
:bulletgreen: June: 3
:bulletgreen: July: 3
:bulletgreen: August: 1
:bulletgreen: September: 5
:bulletgreen: October: 5
:bulletgreen: November: 4
:bulletgreen: December: 10

:bulletred: 10 pairs of socks/slippers/footwear
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 3

:bulletred: 8 pairs of gloves/mittens
Size, with/without fingers doesn't matter.
Done: 6

:bulletgreen: 5 hats/headbands/earwarmers
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 11

:bulletgreen: 6 dresses/sweaters/leggings
More complicated projects, size doesn't matter
Done: 12

Finished projects:
Ugly Scrap Socks - In the Navy by KnitLizzy Selbu fair-isle hats by KnitLizzy
Recycled bottle decorations - Wannabe desert camo by KnitLizzy Recycled bottle decorations - Be my Valentine by KnitLizzy Kahli amigurumi by KnitLizzy
Hanging flower hammock by KnitLizzy Crochet amigurumi keychain - Titten Tei by KnitLizzy
Striped camo slushy hat by KnitLizzy Lupo the Lamb - Jumbo Rambo by KnitLizzy
Datlof cardigan - Boevertun kofte with round yoke by KnitLizzy Advent Angel fair-isle socks by KnitLizzy
Retro cardigan - stash buster by KnitLizzy Marsala - Nordic summer socks by KnitLizzy
Oppdal traditional fair-isle sweater by KnitLizzy Fair-isle Cowl - Nerds-and-Corsets by KnitLizzy
Yogscast Civ V Livestream Fair-isle Sweater by KnitLizzy Yogscast Sjin's MCM fair-isle hat by KnitLizzy
Stash Buster Shawls by KnitLizzy Fair Favang fair-isle cardigan by KnitLizzy
Kamelia - Lacy black bolero by KnitLizzy Bliss reflection hat by KnitLizzy
Blizzard fair-isle cardigan by KnitLizzy Frozen Paelas baby dress by KnitLizzy
Sleeping Beatuy fairytale mittens by KnitLizzy Garter stitch child sweater - rusty orange by KnitLizzy
Crochet Camo hat by KnitLizzy Sheep fair-isle Scarf by KnitLizzy
Baa-ble Shetland Wool Week hat by KnitLizzy Kari's Selbu mittens by KnitLizzy
Star - knitted Christmas ornament by KnitLizzy Christmas Stocking by KnitLizzy
Wiola cardigan - kid size by KnitLizzy Sips and Sjin baggy beanies by KnitLizzy
Pinchcliffe Nystumoen - felted Christmas hats by KnitLizzy Purple butterfly dress for littlesister by KnitLizzy
Cable bunting bag by KnitLizzy Crochet amigurumi reindeer by KnitLizzy
Red Marius miniskirt by KnitLizzy Owl fair-isle mittens by KnitLizzy
Simple childrens mittens by KnitLizzy Transforming mittens - pink and turquoise by KnitLizzy

  • Listening to: Crappy radio music...
  • Reading: Darren Shan saga...
  • Eating: Twix chocolate bars...
  • Drinking: Coffee and Pepsi Max Cherry...

Kari's Selbumittens! Pattern now avilable!

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 13, 2015, 6:38 AM

There! I've finally gotten around to work up the pattern for the fair-isle selbumittens I posted last week. The pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry in both norwegian and english.…

Kari's Selbu mittens by KnitLizzy…

  • Listening to: Crappy radio music...
  • Reading: Darren Shan saga...
  • Eating: Twix chocolate bars...
  • Drinking: Coffee and Pepsi Max Cherry...

My life got flipped turned upside down!

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 10, 2015, 4:13 AM

Figured it was about time I made this little journal for you guys. I've been hinting to my life changing drastically recently...for the better mind you, but it still came with a loss.

The thing is, I've got a job! Not only that, but I've moved and broken up with my boyfriend of 5 years. You can say that everything happened at once, and it really did! It took me just over a week. Let's start from the beginning...

Late in July, I ran into the woman that runs the new, small yarn shop in my hometown, she more or less gave me a job on the spot! Though, I was in the middle of vacation and stuff, my cousin got married the day before and my mother, aunt and me was going for a "girls only" vacation the following week, it's a new tradition we've started... But yeah, it came on really sudden and I was told to finish up my vacation and get stuff ready before I got to work.
So I spent a few days pondering everything in solitude...with my mother and aunt... And really, I had no other choice but to pack my stuff and move back home, because I NEEDED this job! After three years without having a job at all, saying no to the job of my dreams would be a fool's choice.

But now came the hardest part... My boyfriend didn't want to move to my home town... He's a city boy, and I came from a smaller mountain town, far away from any city and therefor couldn't stand cities at all... I lived in Oslo, the capitol of Norway for two years, and it broke me, I knew that him living in a small town would break him.

We ended up splitting up while staying friends. Neither of us wanted a long distance relationship, and the way we've been living the last 2-3 years, our relationship was closer to friends than a romantic one anyway. We had no future.
I spent two days packing up my yarn, clothes and some of my more sentimental pieces around the appartment. I've still got all of my games and my whole workshop left, so I'm barely half done with everything... But since I'm now living in the basement of my childhood home with my parents, I'm limited with the storage space... My now biggest challenge is to earn enough to support myself living in an appartment. Not to mention that I've got a cat, so that limits my options even further... But I'm trying to stay as positive as I can.

My job really is a dream! My yarn knowledge and pattern understanding seems to be greater than I thought, and I've yet to face a customer challenge that I can't solve! Just today, I had to pick out patterns and colours for 5 different cardigans/sweaters for a costumer!
I've been moving yarns around, cleaning up the shop and shelfs, stocking up on more yarn, buttons, knitting needles, hooks, patterns and whatnot.

We've even been talking about me getting my workbench in here to start up with more repairs of jewelleries! The previous goldsmith that had a store in this town recently had to quit because she had to take over the family buisness for her old and sick mother, and it seems that everybody's eager for me to start up on my own. I just need to get everything in order and take the leap of faith...

Things works out in the end for good girl. So right now, I'm enjoying the single life along with my cat Pepsi in a world between yarn and mountains!

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  • Listening to: Crappy radio music...
  • Reading: Darren Shan saga...
  • Eating: Cashew nuts...
  • Drinking: Coffee and water...

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2015, 10:30 AM

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

    I've been on dA for almost 10 years now, I've had several accounts, but this is my newest and my now main account.

  2. What does your username mean?

    KnitLizzy is pretty self explanatory... My online name is Lizzy and I knit. My other account, LARvonCL however got a longer story behind the name. As a young teenager, I wanted a longer name that would work in several languages, so I translated my own and started adding more to it over the years. I ended up with LARvonCL, meaning Lizzy Ange Rickman von Crepsley Long, which has later become my online ID.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

    Creative, unique and shy.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

    Right handed.

  5. What was your first deviation?

    The first thing I submitted on this account was my black and green Lily fair-isle socks... While on my other account, my first deviation does no longer excist... The oldest one in my gallery however is my Alucard drawing in the Kojima Style.
    Black and green fair-isle Lilli socks by KnitLizzy Alucard Kojima style by LARvonCL

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

    Drawings and paintings, even though I hardly do any of those anymore. I've got problems concentrating and actually finishing up pictures that I'm working on, so I hardly submit anything anymore.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    Anything? That's a hard one... There's so much I want to do, but I would most of all be able to know everything and master goldsmithing or drawing/painting and become a pro. But a totally new and different art style... Hmm... Probably sewing. I would love to be able to sew anything, no matter how big or detailed it was.

  8. What was your first favourite?

    First favorite on this account was Archaical's Pink and Brown Knit Hood and PamelaKaye's David Gilmour drawing on my other account.
    pink and brown knit hood by Archaical David Gilmour--Pink Floyd by PamelaKaye

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    Yarn craft and drawings mostly... On my other account, I favorite a lot of metal works as well as tattoos.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    Gosh... There's so many artists that I've come to love over the years... But I will have to say Pickleweasel360 Do yourself a favour and check out her stunning corcheted creatures.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    I would love to meet my best buds Pickleweasel360 and Creativity-Squared as well as all of my other Live-Action-Crafters friends. I would also love to meet dearest Furiael some day :heart:

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    What can I say? I've met my best friends through dA, people that have stayd with me through some really hard times, people that I can talk to regularly and that I miss every second we don't talk. When all of my IRL friends decided to backstab me and leave my life for unknown reasons, these people was there to hold my hand and would let me rant. Not only have they made my life easier, they've made my life worth living again...and I've yet to meet them face to face. I do not know where I would have been today without them. So not only have they impacted my dA life and my art, they've set footprints in my heart.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

    I prefer to knit since it's easy and portable and it's also a kind of therapy so I would have to say knitting needles and yarn. But all in all, I prefer any kind of traditional art medium, so I could just as easily say pencils and paper and metals, saws and hammers.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    Hmm... Not really sure... I mostly sit at home when crafting while I watch movies, TV-shows or Youtube on my laptop, and I get most of my inspiration online...

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

    My favorite dA memory... Gawd... There's too many to list.  I feel like I create new dA memories all the time.


  • Listening to: Yogscast...
  • Reading: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey...
  • Watching: Youtube videos...
  • Eating: Pizza...
  • Drinking: Gin and Lemon Burn...
Hey everybody, sorry for not being very active lately. May was a very hectic month (sort of) for me and it didn't leave me much time for crafting.

At the very beginning of the month, actually, a month ago today, my parents came over to pick me up to go to my two oldest nieces' birthday party. And since they were already up north here, I hitchhiked with them to my hometown for a bit of vacation. The next weekend you see, we were going to attend the funeral for my grandfather's lady friend, whom have been like a grandmother for me for about 18 years (also the sixth grandmother figure I've general that grandfather didin't have that many ladyfriends), so I've been pretty upset. It still is hard for me to believe that she's gone, and whenever I think of her amazingly delicious waffles, I tear up a little...
Anyway, the weekend after the funeral again, it was the 17th of May, the national day of Norway, so I figured I'd might as well stay for that too. So that's two weeks I've been away, and during this period, I've had to be social and outgoing, which ment that I didn't have my usual time to knit. Not to mention that I've been doing some rosepainting for my mother which took forever and a half (you can check that out on my other profile LARvonCL )... And because of this, I've had a close to normal sleepschedule, so I haven't been able to host the chats over at Knitting-and-Crochet either...and I'm trying my best to keep the sleep schedule, so that's why there haven't been any as of late anyway.

But crafting wise... I have finished technically two projects during the month of May. One being a cowl I've test knitted for Nerds-and-Corsets. It is finished, I just need to block it, but I'm a lazy butt, so please excuse me on that part. The second project is a cardigan I've knitted for my mother at the beginning of this year. She handed me the yarn over Christmas and I finished knitting it in february me thinks it was... Since I don't have a working sewing machine, I couldn't do the steeking on it because the yarn wasn't 100% new wool. So I handed it back to her to finish it off, but she never did. I ended up pushing her to sew it while I was home, so I could cut it open and knit the rest of it and also hand stitch the edges down. When I left, it still needed buttons and blocking, so pictures will be comming sooner or later this year...I suppose.

Also, I've lost my premium membership, which has resulted in me losing a few of the helpful widgets I had going on on my profile... Yarn and project counter expecially. And I've also lost 8GB of my, my journal skins as well has being able to post thumbs. It sucks very much indeed. But not much that can be done, sadly. I can't afford a new one myself, so until then, I'll just have to write down all of my details and new yarn other places.

But not to worry my friends, I am currently working on a sweater and I've got yarn for atleast two new cardigans, so stay tuned! The summer months will hopefully be filled with crafts!
  • Listening to: Yogscast...
  • Reading: Fifty Shames of Earl Grey...
  • Watching: Youtube videos...
  • Playing: The Long Dark...
  • Drinking: Manure tea...

Computer problems

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 30, 2015, 9:29 AM
Soooo... I've been having major computer problems in January. I bought this laptop in January last year, and I expected it to be a beast of a machine...atleast compared to my old ones. I ended up getting what I thought was a sturdy machine that would last me a long time and could be used for some gaming (mostly Minecraft since that's the PC game I play the most...I'm more a cosole kind of person) as well as the general heavy use of Youtube, movie watching and photo "editing". And it worked well for that purpose until Easter last year when it started to stall and freeze up. Along with these problems Windows 8 refused to work with my laptop and programs. It suddenly shut down certain ones and wouldn't even start others. The internet started to cut out with some of the programs, I would still have signal, but it refused to ping (mostly other browsers) until I restarted the whole laptop, and then it would freeze on the "good-bye" or "welcome" screen. It would get these problems every third month or so, until it fixed itself. I think I ended up reinstalling Windows on it four times or so in total.

Just before Christmas, it would start to act up again, and I had to reinstall Windows one last time. It was stable over the holidays, but started to crack down again at the beginning of January. Same problems...only this time, it was impossible for me to use Chrome, Dropbox, Thunderbird, Steam and a few other programs. I use Dropbox to transfer pictures from my phone since it's the easiest and quickest way to do so without a bunch of cables or using a ton of battery. And without this program, I weren't able to blog or update dA or whatever else I needed pictures for.

Tuesday last week, I decided to do back-up of all my stuff so that I could do another reinstalling of Windows, cause it was impossible to do anything on the laptop at this point, everything was slow and stuff crashed every 10 minutes. I had gotten all my pictures over to an external harddrive and decided to transfer movies and TV-series the next day since that stuff takes a long time to move...and I don't trust that stuff to run over night with a crazy hyperactive night time cat running around the appartment.

The very next day, my boyfriend got his new dekstop computer, and the very moment he stepped out to get it, my laptop froze up and refused to respond to anything. It was dead. Lucky for me, I got his old desktop, so I weren't without a computer, but it's not the same as a laptop, and with it being 4 years old, it was very outdated and crappy compared to what my laptop was supposed to be.

I called up Dell and ended up talking to a swedish guy who knew jack shit for about an hour before he gave in and sent me a new harddisc and Windows discs. But the problems didn't end there...cause the guy sent me Windows 7 discs while I had Windows 8 installed, and these weren't brand new OS installment discs, these were just reboots ment for the OS you already had installed. Lucky for me, my boyfriend knows enough about computers to get around that problem, but Windows 8 is a bag of crap, so the settings were tricky to fix so it would allow the disc to run.

But after a good 24 hours or so, we managed to get it to work, and now I'm left with a laptop that works...more or less just fine and I've got Windows 7 again. We'll just have to see how long it'll work this time... Most of the problems did lie with the OS, but I do suspect that there were some problems with the harddisc itself as well. One thing is for certain though, this is the smoothest this laptop has ever run since I first got it.

But yeah, here's the reason why I haven't been that active this month. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon enough...when I get over the unmotivation that followed the computer crashing.

Sorry for the wall of text!

  • Listening to: Yogscast...
  • Watching: Youtube videos...
  • Playing: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire...
  • Drinking: Ice coffee...


Journal Entry: Thu Jan 1, 2015, 9:03 AM
I just had to keep the same headline reference as last year :P Another cookie if you get the reference again x3

SO! 2015 is already here! I have no idea where 2014 went. It was over so quick and I didn't achieve anything in my personal life. I am hoping that 2015 will be MY year though, I really need it. I am still without a job, I am very low on money and I have no social life. This year, I am hoping to get that stuff fixed and get back on my feet cause I'm sick and tired of living in a runt! I am in desperate need of a new life and a reality check.

Enough of my sappy life... Let's get back to crafting! Here's the highlights of this year's crafts! I'll link to all of my needle work from this year at the bottom of the journal.
My 2014 knitting cavalcade by KnitLizzy


I actually managed to hit all of my goals for 2014! How awesome is that?

:bulletgreen: Finish 3 projects each month. 1 each month from may-august </b>
- One pair of socks count as one project.
- Each project will only be counted the month they get finished.

:bulletgreen: January: 4
:bulletgreen: February: 3
:bulletgreen: March: 12
:bulletgreen: April: 5
:bulletgreen: May: 11
:bulletgreen: June: 4
:bulletgreen: July: 6
:bulletgreen: August: 3
:bulletgreen: September: 3
:bulletgreen: October: 3
:bulletgreen: November: 6
:bulletgreen: December: 9

:bulletgreen: 10 pairs of socks/slippers/footwear
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 16

:bulletgreen: 8 pairs of gloves/mittens
Size, with/without fingers doesn't matter.
Done: 8

:bulletgreen: 5 hats/headbands/earwarmers
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 9

:bulletgreen: 6 dresses/sweaters/leggings
More complicated projects, size doesn't matter
Done: 13


I will keep the same goals for 2015. But I want to be able to change this somewhat if I do eventually get a fulltime job IRL, I might not have all the time in the world for knitting anylonger.

10 pairs of socks/slippers/footwear
8 pairs of gloves/mittens
5 hats/headbands/earwarmers
6 dresses/sweaters/leggings or bigger projects like that


Then we got my yarn storage! And apparently I did well this year! According to my calculator, I've managed to knit more than I've bought in the weight of yarn! How amazing is that??? Now, I do not trust these number 100% cause my math is very always have been. I will be going over all of my yarn again this year just to see how much I've actually got lying around. Mind you, I am only counting whole skeins that weigh 50grams since that's the norm over here. I do have a few skeins that's larger, but those are usually acrylics or other crap yarn, so I will not count them. The same goes for scraps. It is impossible to count them all correctly.

Start 1.1.14: 17450gr
Purchased/recieved: 13050gr
Knitted/given away: 14950gr
Total weight:15550gr

My blog have sadly almost died over the last few months...which is a bit sad. I've never been good with keeping up with my blogs, and of course I wasn't able to keep my new year resolution with blogging about my knitting every day through a whole year. I will not stop with blogging all together...I think...but if you do follow it, then I hope you won't kill me for not blogging 24/7. I lost my motivation with blogging because it became boring and I didn't really get much out of it.
Lizzy Knits - Spring blog header by KnitLizzy

Lizzy Knits - Summer blog header by KnitLizzy

Lizzy Knits - Autumn blog header by KnitLizzy


Frozen - Anna's mittens by KnitLizzy Dragon Scale - fingerless mittens by KnitLizzy Ugly scrap socks part three, all about stripes by KnitLizzy Ugly scrap socks part four: lollipop by KnitLizzy
Grey cable sweater Jackie by KnitLizzy Batman fair-isle sweater by KnitLizzy Chair hammock for Pepsi by KnitLizzy Dual Granny Square Chair Blanket - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy
Swedish Weave Cowl by KnitLizzy Mureena Cable Headband by KnitLizzy Nature ''raggsokk'' socks by KnitLizzy Pink princess ''raggsokk'' socks by KnitLizzy
Sherbet ''raggsokk'' socks by KnitLizzy Felted wine holder ''nisse'' gnome by KnitLizzy  Felted scrap slippers by KnitLizzy Ugly felted scrap slippers by KnitLizzy
Bittami dishcloths by KnitLizzy The Legend of Zelda fair-isle socks by KnitLizzy  Simple crochet dishcloths by KnitLizzy Red Marius tablet cover by KnitLizzy
Retro yellow Marius fair-isle sweater - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Light grey ruffle lace scarf by KnitLizzy  Childs blue Marius fair-isle sweater by KnitLizzy Red cable leggings by KnitLizzy
Purple and red camo ''raggsokk'' socks by KnitLizzy Hurricane neon flower hats by KnitLizzy Granny square pet blanket by KnitLizzy Grey cable bag by KnitLizzy
Black lace ruffle socks by KnitLizzy Festive flower hairtie by KnitLizzy Ripley dishcloth by KnitLizzy Aran dishcloth by KnitLizzy
Ugly yoga scrap socks by KnitLizzy Fibi the fox by KnitLizzy Yogscast - Simon amigurumi doll by KnitLizzy Colorful, baby boy rompers by KnitLizzy
Yogscast - Sips amigurumi doll by KnitLizzy Yogscast - Sjin amigurumi doll by KnitLizzy Burgundy and gold fingerless mittens by KnitLizzy Sugary candy floss fingerless mittens by KnitLizzy
Striped lace summer pullover by KnitLizzy Baked bean blue hooded pullover by KnitLizzy Grey dropped stitch cowl by KnitLizzy Watermelon shawl by KnitLizzy
Striped cable and ribbed leggings by KnitLizzy Dovremittens - original fair-isle by KnitLizzy Purple rose fair-isle sweater - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Lupo the Lamb - John Rambo by KnitLizzy
Grey Marius sweater - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Double blue Marius fair-isle sweater with raglan by KnitLizzy Ugly scrap socks: A new form by KnitLizzy Kool Aid dyed fair-isle Snow Lily socks by KnitLizzy
Langnisselue Christmas stocking hat by KnitLizzy Black and blue slushie hat - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Childs purple Marius fair-isle sweater by KnitLizzy Pastel crochet owl by KnitLizzy
Christmas stocking - classic colours - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Christmas stocking - purple and green - COMMISSION by KnitLizzy Secret Bittami Advent KAL scarf 2014 by KnitLizzy Lady Verity purple fingerless mittens by KnitLizzy
Autumn cable socks by KnitLizzy Merry and Warm purple fair-isle socks by KnitLizzy Three neon hats for my nieces by KnitLizzy Navy blue traditional Selbuvott mittens by KnitLizzy
Mossy green traditional Selbuvott mittens by KnitLizzy Purple variegated socks by KnitLizzy Smooth camo slushy hat by KnitLizzy

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My Nativity Set!

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 13, 2014, 2:36 AM
I'm not a Christian myself, I do not believe in God and whatnot, but this means a lot to me as a person. It's more about tradition than faith, so I'd appreciate it if you all would respect that, no matter if you're religious or not yourself. I've yet to get nasty comments about this, and I would like to keep it that way. Just a heads up and a friendly reminder :3

October last year, I posted a journal about knitted Nativity sets. I were looking for a good pattern that I could make that weren't too cartoony but yet had a pretty design to it. I did end up buying one pattern and I did give it a test knit (even though I screwed it up by giving the angel WAY too long neck), but I couldn't find time to even start on the set before Christmas.

Now it's November the year after, and I've still haven't found time to start knitting the figurines, and the yarn I originally bought for these characters ended up being used for other projects here and there. But! One thing I didn't tell you guys in the meantime, was that my mom bought the modern looking set in wood for herself since she liked it so much, and then decided to give me her old set. This made me crazily happy! But I couldn't find room, or dared to even try cramming it down my suitcase to bring it back to my appartment after Christmas. Then we kinda forgot about the whole thing, until I mentioned it for my mother this summer. She was all "OH! I thought you brought it with you?".

Now, I live a good three hour train ride away from my parents, not that it's a long travel distance or anything, but I did not want to bring something that fragile with me on public transport where there's limited room and a lot of uncontrolled movement. Then she forgot about it a couple of times, and I forgot to remind her about it, so I thought that it would be impossible to get the set over here in time for Christmas. But she surprised me with it today when they came over for a quick visit when being in the area already.

It's so beautiful! Matte, handpainted porcelain with gold flakes and rhinestones.
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It might not have all the pieces, all the animals that belongs in a Nativity Set... But this particular set belongs to my childhood, and for me, these are the only ones I want and need. I've got a feeling that there's one extra piece to this though, since there's an empty place in the box. I can't remember if one piece broke, or if my mother just didn't buy that one.

To keep this journal entry knitting related, I haven't forgotten about the knitted set. I've still got the pattern and at some point, I will get around to make that one too. I've been talking about making it a advent knit, working up a couple of pieces each year until I've made them all, but again, time for personal knitting around Christmas is just about impossible. Maybe I'll get around to it in the middle of summer next year when knitting bigger pieces is a hassle and a half.
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Now I only need to find myself a good star that I can hang up with it...

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Feature: Pamigu!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 1:41 PM
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Hello everybody! Here's a little feature of the talented :iconpamigu:! She recently won the Pokemon contest over at :iconknitting-and-crochet: with the amazing Mega Leafeon amigurumi!

Just take a look at the amazing details she put into this piece. It is based of a drawing made by a different artist, but Pamigu really makes it come to life. Not only did she make this piece, but she made and submitted THREE pieces for the contest, all of which was fake mega eeveelutions, and I personally loved them all. Please, do yourself a favour and check them all out. While you're at it, give Pamigu a couple of favorites, some comments and a watch! =D
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I do hope you'll make more of these. Keep up the good work! =D

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  • Playing: Minecraft...
  • Eating: Just ate some chili...
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max...not my cat!

Old failed knitting!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 29, 2014, 10:44 AM
Decided to do a little lookback today. Back in 2006, I was going to work up a pair of socks for the daughter of someone in my class... But I ended up dropping out of school (needed a year off cause my life was a mess at that point) and therefor never finished up the socks. So I've had one pink baby sock lying around in my yarn stash since forever.
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Now that I've gotten more experienced and could knit socks in my sleep, looking back on this one sock is like a nightmare. It looks just terrible and it has so many errors!

To start with the top, the edge and cast on is terrible and uneven! It's pretty stretchy so that's something atleast...

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Then the ribbed cuff ain't THAT bad. It's tight and even...for the most part...except for this one are in the middle on the front where I've done purl instead of knit... Such a n00b.

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The heels aren't that bad... Stupid me forgot to photograph the other side though, it looked much worse for some reason.

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Then we got the sole. Right under the foot, close to the toe, there's a purled stitch... Why? I have no idea. It looks terrible though.

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Then there's the toe itself... It's pretty stubby, way too short and it has horrible decreases in the sides.

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I'm kinda glad I never finished this pair. I don't think I could ever live it down if my old classmate showed these to me today. Needless to say, I've now frogged this one sock down to be used as scraps in some other project at a later time. Some would say that I should save it so I'd have something to look back at when I'm an old lady. But honestly, this wasn't my first knitting project, nor was it my first knitted sock. This little journal here with these pictures is all the documentation I need.

If you want to follow my knitting more closely, feel free to check out my blog and my Instagram!

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  • Playing: Age of Mythology!
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  • Drinking: Urge Intense Triple Rush

Frogging my scrap blanket!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 21, 2014, 3:05 PM

For some time now, I've noticed that the scrap blanked started to curve in on itself a little bit. I first didn't pay much attention to this as I was (and still am) a big crochet n00b and figured it would work itself out. Turns out, it just gets worse! Either my tention has changed somewhere, or I've messed up some stitches somewhere about a year ago.

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One thing is sure takes FOREVER to frog down! Expecially since the yarn has gotten tangeled here and there and the hook might have gone a bit wrong... I feel like I'm ripping every inch, tearing it appart rather than gently unravel the whole thing...

And the skein is MASSIVE! This is only about half way through! The ball measures a little over 50cm around now (19,5"). Can't wait to see it all done, but I'm starting to feel the weight and sice in my elbows.

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The plan is to wind it up into smaller yarn cakes when I'm done and work from there. I've wanted a lazy kind of mindless project while I wait for some new inspiration to strike, and here it is! Just need to work out how I'm about to do it this time. I'm kinda over single crochet and want to try something new, but since I'm using small scraps (down to 10cm/4") there's not much I can do. It would look horrible if the stitch was kinda lacy or made a lot of holes. Currently, people have been suggesting half double crochet, extended single crochet and slip stitch...the latter I've never thought about working as a stitch like this, but looks awesome.

If you know of a good and compact stitch for a scrap blanket, let me know in the comments!

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I'm designing patterns! =D

Journal Entry: Sun May 25, 2014, 12:14 PM

EDIT:>/b> The pattern is alive and kicking! You can get it on Ravelry right now!

Yeah! You heard right! I am currently in the progress of designing, testing and writing up my very own patterns!

This is something I've been thinking about doing for quite some time now, but never really gotten around to do it...or found the courage to actually dive into it. I'm more of the "working from patterns" than "creating my own patterns"... But lately, mainly starting with Batman I guess, I've been redesigning my own things, so why not actually start designing new ones? And I'm starting small, with dishcloths. 


Last night, I kicked my own ass and started with the first one. I drew up a chart, then worked it out with yarn and wrote up the description, designed the layout of the pattern and fixed some errors and now I'm just about done!


 What else, I've started a second one too! That one is just in the designing stage still though...

But I will be releasing these on Ravelry pretty soon! I will be selling them, but they will be fairly cheap. I'm not planning on ripping people off, but I kinda want to make a tiny bit of money on the side, so hopefully I won't get too much hate for not publishing these for free.

Also, they will be easy to make, atleast this first one should be possible for a beginner to work up.

Are you as excited about this as I am? Let me know in the comments if you would be interested in getting dishcloths patterns from me!

My Ravelry account is LARvonCL BTW.

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  • Eating: Just ate lasagna...
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max...

Batman got a DD!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 11, 2014, 2:25 PM

So happy right now! I really wish my headache didn't put such a demper on my mood, or else I would have jumped off the walls!

So, Batman got a DD! Amazing! Thank you so much, Brookette :heart: :huggle: :heart:
Batman fair-isle sweater by KnitLizzy

  • Listening to: My pulsing headache...
  • Watching: Youtube videos...
  • Eating: Want cookies so bad...
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max...

Bleached cotton yarn! =D

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 2, 2014, 5:17 PM

I've been using this weekend to dye some wool with Kool-Aid with some amazing results! (Read about it on my blog here) But I also started some other coloring this night! I poured concentrated bleach into glass jars and dipped cotton yarn in them! The effect is AMAZING! Can't believe the results!

Ok, so lets start from the beginning! I just remembered that I saw someone pouring bleach over cotton skeins this last summer and used the yarn for dishcloths. The person had used black yarn and the bleaching made parts of it brown-ish, made for a really cool effect.

So I dug out some cotton skeins, first in three colors, but I ended up using four so excuse me for not including the purple in this was taken before that decision...and I've allready plumped some of the skeins in bleach allready...
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 The yarn I'm using is Bomull Sport, which is my favorite cotton to use for dishcloths. 100% cotton. sturdy and purdy!

Ok, so I wanted to try and make the skeins half and half in color, so I needed some kind of glass or plastic vessel so they could stand up right into the bleach. The best ones I could find I could find, wich was the empty glass jars from my Diamon Candle candles, and I could just fit two skeins into each jar! Perfect!

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I poured about 50/50 water and bleach into the jars at first, not too much since I knew the skeins would fill them up and I didn't want to have bleach spilling out over the bathroom sink cause I had put too much in there... But stupid me forgot that the yarn is COTTON! WATER ABSORBENT! Stupid me! So I had to pour more and more bleach and water into the jars cause the skeins kept sucking up all the liquids! But I was surprised to see immediant results! The skeins switched colors in front of my eyes and it was beautiful!
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The dark green got a gradient of orange, yellow and white, the purple got a beautiful gradient to hot pink, light pink and white, the turquoise turned white and the red turned orange-ish and white! So much fun! I let them sit for about 30 minutes, I could have taken them out maybe 10-15 minutes earlier, I let them sit so long cause I was afraid the bleach wouldn't reach the center of the skeins before I took them out and rinsed them out... I am SO pleased with the result!

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These will become four fancy dishcloths soon enough!

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Yarn winder!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 19, 2014, 2:40 PM

A little while ago, I ordered myself a yarn winder off eBay for little to nothing! I've been wanting one of these since I first saw one, and today it finally arrived in the mail!

Look at the awesomeness! This thingy will wind up all my yarn into pretty little yarn cakes!

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It's both easy and entertaining to use, so I got to restrain myself before I start to wind up everything in sight!

All you have to do is to thread the yarn through the yarn guide, push the end down in the notches on top of the cylinder and then pull the crack clockwise.

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And that's all you got to do! The yarn wraps itself unto the cylinder and creates a pretty yarn cake!
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When you got all the yarn weaved up, you just pull it off the cylinder, easy as that! Then you can start pulling the yarn from the center of the cake, it'll sit still and it'll be easy to pull out more while working. And it's cute! All the kawaii desu right now!
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I got a feeling that I'll be winding up all my yarn from now on...

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Help my friend out!

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 12, 2014, 3:46 PM

My dear friend Soulful-Creations's little kitty cat Oliver is sick and need emergency surgery pretty soon! She got commissions open and they're all pretty cheap so check her out and help out a fellow crafter/drawer and save little Oliver!

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  • Watching: Pasific Rim...
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Lucky tagged me! D:

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 26, 2014, 9:08 AM

1.) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
I cheated a little and fetched the nearest english book...but I haven't read it yet so spoilers!
"Mister Marty Popper, war veteran, happy-go-lucky uncle, fell in love at first sight." -The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs

2.) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
The arm rest of the couch and the lamp.

3.) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Uhm... Can't remember cause we don't really watch TV...

4.) Without looking guess what time it is?

5.) Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
5:41pm not that far off

6.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
My boyfriend watching something, and water boiling

7.) When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Tossed out a bag of cat...litter...and nasty things yesterday.

8.) Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

9.) What are you wearing?
PJ's cause that's what I live in at home

10.) Did you dream last night?
Sure did, but I can't for the life of me remember it...

11.) When did you last laugh?
Last night, cause my boyfriend was stupid

12.) What are on the walls in the room you are in?
Let's see... Posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darth Vader and Zelda. A comic book calendar. Some of my boyfriend's original drawings from famous comic book artists and a signed picture of AVGN. The christmas advent calendar cause we're too lazy to take it down. Six framed pictures of an Alien, a Predator, Alan Rickman, Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen and Bill Murray dressed up in 1800's awesome! And a Guitar Hero guitar...

13.) Seen anything weird lately?
Uhm... Depend on what you concider weird...

14.) What do you think of this quiz?
I'm lazy to do anything important right now, so it's a good excuse for typing on the lappie.

15.) What was the last film you saw?
The Perfect Storm *sobs like a child*

16.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
What currency are we talking here? ...but most likely I would buy a huge ass house back in my hometown with a workshop in it and all the yarn you can imagine before renting a private yet to go over to 'Murica and party with my friends...after picking up my European friends ofcourse... And in 'Murica I would buy all the Diamond Candles I could get on the plane back, along with alot of other goods and book the best tattoo artists to cover me with ink!
Back home here in Norway I would get to work in my fantastic workshop without a care in the world! And I may also buy myself a cabin up in the mountains!

17.) Tell me something about you that I don't know?
I stabbed myself in the hand yesterday...accident ofcourse

18.) If you could change one thing about the world.
I'm tempted to say the same as the person that tagged me, no bugs. But I think I would rather go with no spiders and that sort of creatures. We need bugs in our eco system...sadly

19). What do you want to learn in the future?
All the magical techniques of goldsmithing! And also how to paint like Bob Ross...

20.) George Bush:
Stay away from me... I don't want to get infected with your stupidness...

21.) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Zelda Elizabeth

22.) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Trevor Richard

23.) Would you ever consider living abroad?
...if it wasn't permanent and I had some friends with me or something...

24.) What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
The meaning of life...that and the nearest yarn shop!

25.) Tag six people who must also do this in THEIR journal:
Feel free to tag yourselfs! =D

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My new blog is up and running!

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 7:06 PM

Hello everybody! My second blogpost of the day!

I'm just here to remind you guys that my new blog Lizzy Knits - Day by day are now up and running! I've just posted the first blogpost on there and I'm planning on posting atleast one more before going to bed tonight (it's 4am over here).

The first blogpost might not be too interesting, but I am going to start the knitting progress blogposts soon, so please stay tuned!

I know the blog address is .no and not .com, but don't you worry, you'll reach it with both as far as I know, and the blog will still be in english.

I'd appreciate it if you'd follow me and visit my blog every day for new blogposts since I am going to try blogging EVERY DAY! If you're on blogspot or bloglovin', feel free to follow me!

Lizzy Knits by KnitLizzy

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