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Sikke en fest! Eller rettere, Festival. Jeg tilbragte et par skønne dage af weekenden med at være på Oslo Strikkefestival sammen med Signe.

What a way to spend a weekend. This last weekend, I went to Oslo with Signe to join the multitude of knitters gathering for Oslo Knitting Festival.

Vi landede i sæsonens første sne, hvilket ikke gjorde oplevelsen ringere (elsker sne!) og havde god tid til at traske lidt rundt inden festivallen åbnede dørene i Oslos Hovedbibliotek – Deichmanske. Men så blev der også tid til lidt sight seeing, bl.a. en tur forbi Pickles Oslos butik og et stop på en fin cafe.

We arrived just as the first snow of the season had begun to fall, which didn’t dampen my enthusiasm one bit (I love, love snow!) and had plenty of time to walk a bit about before the festival opened the doors at Oslo main library – Deichmanske. So we enjoyed a wee visit to Pickles Oslo and a walk through the snow in the streets.

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Deichmanske er et ret vildt sted til en strikkefestival. Store rum fyldt med strikkere og bøger. Markedspladsen var også en fantastisk oplevelse – skønt jeg tænker, at det må have været lidt af en udfordring for udstillerne at få sat en god bod op. Det mærkede man nu ikke meget til som strikker, for der var spændende sager nok til at kigge på og blive distraheret af. Jeg købte ikke meget, blot “Sticka Svenska Mönster” af Maja Karlsson (fra Majas Manufaktur), som også holdt et rigtig godt foredrag om tilblivelsen af bogen. Jeg faldt også for et kit til Gokstad sjalet designet af Julie Dubreux (jeg kunne ikke modstå kombinationen af vikingeskibsinspiration og garn farvet, så det symboliserede de norske fjordvande) og et sæt finurlige kort med strik-inspirerede illustrationer.

Deichmanske is a pretty incredible place to hold a knitting festival. Great big rooms filled with knitters (and their incredible sweaters) and books. The market place was also quite an experience – though I thought that maybe the vendors had their challenges fitting in the room. You didn’t notice that much as a browsing knitter, as there was plenty of good stuff to look at (i.e. be distracted by). I didn’t buy much, just “Sticka Svenska Mönster” by Maja Karlsson (of Majas Manufaktur), who also did a great talk about the journey of the book. I also fell hard for the kit for the Gokstad Shawl by Julie Dubreux with yarn from Norne (I just couldn’t resist the combined lure of a viking ship inspiration, cables, and yarn dyed to match the Norwegian seas).

Men det bedste ved festivallen var nu alle de mange strikkere, som jeg mødte og fik en god snak med. Det var fantastisk hyggeligt at møde så mange ansigt til ansigt, som Merete Monstermønster i hendes fabelagtige hvepsejakke, Marion, Ann og mange flere. Det var så utrolig hyggeligt at møde dem og mange flere til.

Jeg håber, at der kommer en festival igen næste år – jeg er i hvert fald klar på at tage derop igen.

But the very best about the festival was meeting all the great people, and getting to chat with them – Merete Monstermønster and her gorgeous wasp cardigan, Marion, Ann, and many, many more. It was so incredibly nice meeting them all.

I really hope the festival will be back next year (this was only the second year) – I for one am ready to head north again.

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Det var ikke kun de fine museer og landskaber, der var attraktionen i Edinburgh. Det lykkedes mig nemlig at finde og nyde en af byens gode garnbutikker. Jeg havde læst om nogle af butikkerne på Karies blog og var fast besluttet på at finde mindst en og få kigget (læs: gramset) på noget skotsk garn.

I wasn’t only interested in the interesting museums and the beautiful landscapes on our recent visit to Edinburgh. I had a mission, and succeeded, in finding and enjoying one of the city’s yarn shops. I had read about some of them on Karie’s blog, and was determined to find at least one and get a chance to look at (i.e. pet) some Scottish yarn.

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Jeg valgte at gå efter Kathy’s Knits, der lå i en behagelig afstand fra, hvor vi boede, og jeg fortrød ikke valget. Butikken har et ret fantastisk udvalg af forskellige britiske garnmærker og rigtig mange spændende bøger. Jeg faldt lidt i snak med den søde kvinde, der stod i butikken den dag, og det viste sig, at det var Lucy Hague, som har lavet en ganske vidunderlig bog med de mest fantastiske sjaler med snoninger inspireret af keltiske mønstre. Hendes bog var jeg selvfølgelig nødt til at købe, og Lucy var sød nok til ikke blot at signere den for mig, men også stille op til et foto til bloggen.

I chose to aim for Kathy’s Knits, which was situated reasonably close to where we were staying, and I didn’t regret my choice. The shop has a fantastic selection of British yarns, and a multitude of interesting books. I chatted quite a bit with the lovely lady, who took care of the shop on that day, and it turned out that she was no other than Lucy Hague, who has written and absolutely wonderful book with the most amazing shawls with cables inspired by traditional celtic patterns. I absolutely had to buy the book, and Lucy was kind enough to not only sign it for me, but to pose for a photo for the blog as well. Thank you, Lucy, it was a pleasure speaking with you.

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Jeg brugte temmelig lang tid på at beslutte mig for, hvilket garn jeg skulle have med hjem (løsningen med en af hver var fristende, men alligevel en smule for dyr). Men valget faldt på 6 fed af Dovestone fra baa ram ewe, forhåbentlig nok til en cardigan til mig selv. Jeg måtte også have en enkelt bog mere, nemlig “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” af Felicity Ford. Jeg følger Felicity på flere sociale medier og er meget inspireret af hende, så en metodebog om flerfarvestrik var helt perfekt.

I ended up spending a rather long time in the shop dithering between this yarn and that and trying to decide what to buy (the solution of picking “one of each” was tempting, but unfortunately not an option). The choice ended up being 6 hanks of Dovestone from baa ram ewe, hopefully they will be enough for a cardigan for myself. I also had to have another book, the “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” by Felicity Ford. I am quite inspired by Felicity’s work, so a sourcebook on picking colours for stranded knitting was just perfect.

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Det var en stor fornøjelse at besøge Kathy’s Knits, og oplevelsen kan absolut anbefales.

It was a huge pleasure to visit Kathy’s Knits, and the experience is highly recommendable.

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Det har været en begivenhedsrig lørdag for mig, hvor jeg har været på benene det meste af dagen. Men det har jeg ikke været alene om, for der har godt nok været mange mennesker på #Knitwork16 inde i København. Der var godt gang i standene og masser af livlige snakke.

It has been a busy day for me, where I have been up and about almost the entire day. But I haven’t been alone in that regard, because there were rather a lot of people who spent their Saturday visiting #Knitwork16 in Copenhagen today. Many people means busy stalls and a lot of knit-talk.

Jeg gik til foredrag med Annette Danielsen, der fortalte levende om sin vej ind i strikkedesignverdenen, om det at være fuldtidsstrikker (dvs. at man strikker som arbejde, strikker i fritiden og så også tænker og drømmer om strik om natten), om hendes inspirationskilder (afsløring: der er inspiration i alt) og behov for at have en ramme. Hun havde mange fine vinkler og fortalte som altid levende – og vi kunne sagtens have hørt på hende meget længere end den halve time, der var blevet sat af. Bagefter fik jeg så til gengæld også snakket lidt mere med Katrine Wohllebe, bl.a. lidt om hendes workshops, og lidt om hendes skønne nye hæfte “Sand”, som indeholder 6 fine strikkemodeller, som hun har hentet inspiration til fra stranden.

I went to a talk by Annette Danielsen, who told us about her way into the knitting world and the world of knitwear designers, about being a full time knitter (i.e. that you knit as your work, you knit in your spare time, and you think about – and even dream about – knitting during the night), about her sources of inspiration (disclaimer: that would be everything), and her need for a context or framework for her work. She had a lot of good points to make and were as always an inspirational speaker – and I would joyfully have listened for a lot longer than the 30 min allotted. Afterwards I got to talk a little more with Katrine Wohllebe, among other things about her workshops, adn a bit about her beautiful new booklet “Sand”, which contains 6 designs with inspiration from the beach.

Jeg fik også snakket med andre bloggere, strikkere fra det fjerne USA, der havde brugt festivallen som en god begrundelse for at tage til København, gamle kammerater fra Webstrikkerne, almindelige festivalgæster – nogle af dem fik jeg endda lov til at “tatovere” med Signes fine snydetatoveringer – jeg fik også selv en. Det var en god dag at dykke ned i strikkeverdenen.

I also talked with other bloggers, knitters from far away (the US), who used the festival as a good reason to go to Copenhagen, old friends from Webstrikkerne (the web knitters), and just normal festival visitors – and I even got to “tattoo” some of them with the quirky and fun trick tattoos, that Signe has made – I got one myself as well. All in all, it was a good day to be among the knit tribe.

 

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Ferie er nu noget af det bedste jeg ved! At komme helt ned i gear, gå lange ture, nyde livet og familien og udsigten og tiden… Det er til gengæld tilsvarende hårdt at skulle tilbage op i gear. Dagene flyver pludselig igen afsted, og er fyldt med hverdagens trummerum. Men det er jo præcis det, der gør ferie så skønt – kontrasten mellem den og hverdagen. Heldigvis kan jeg så forlænge ferienydelsen ved at vise et par glimt af den her på bloggen.

Vacation is one of my favorite activities! To gear down completely (almost to a full stop), go on long walks, enjoy life and family and the view and time… It is proportionally hard to get my behind back into gear now that everyday life has returned. The days fly by (again) and has been re-filled with all the little things that make up an “everyday”. But that is exactly what makes vacations so wonderful – the contrast to everyday life. And luckily I can extend the vacation feeling (at least a little) by showing you some pictures here on the blog.

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Familiens sommerferie gik (igen) til Norge – det var en god beslutning. Den norske natur gør noget godt for mig og får mig til at slappe fuldstændig af.

Our vacation was (once more) spent in Norway – it was a good decision. The Norwegian nature triggers something good in me – makes me relax perfectly.

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Det er godt at vide, at Norge ikke løber nogen steder – og at jeg skal derop igen lige om straks, når jeg skal til Oslo Strikkefestival. Efteråret ser allerede ud til at blive travlt og godt.

It is good to know that Norway wont go away – and that I’ll return in a short while, when I’m going to Oslo Knitting Festival. My fall looks to be wonderful and busy already.

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Jeg håber, at resten af blogland også har haft en dejlig sommer!

I hope that all of you on the other side of this blog also have had a wonderful summer.

 

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Strikkeprøver er vejen frem! Det er faktisk først noget jeg er begyndt at mene inden for de sidste par år. Indtil da var jeg tilbøjelig til bare at slå op og håbe på det bedste. Men når nu ens strikketid er en begrænset ressource, så er der meget tid sparet ved at teste ideer i lille størrelse – også kendt som strikkeprøver.

Swatches are the way to go! Actually this is only something I’ve begun living by in later years. Before that I just cast on and hoped for the best. But as my knitting time now is a limited ressource, there is much time gained by testing out ideas in small scale – also known as swatching.

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Dette er anden post i serien om det eller de nye designs, jeg laver for Mohair by Canard (først post kan findes her). De første to strikkeprøver var bare i glatstrik for at finde ud af, hvordan garnet opførte sig (fasthed, fald, elasticitet – det har alt sammen betydning afhængig af, hvad det er jeg ønsker at lave). Garnet er 2-trådet, og det bliver ganske pænt både på pind 3 mm og 3½ mm (med min strikkefasthed).

This is the second post in a series about the new design (or designs, depending on how it goes) that I will make for Mohair by Canard (you can find the first post here). The first two swatches was just in stockinette stitch to see how the resulting fabric felt (sturdiness, drape, elasticity – they all play a part depending on what I’m aiming to make). The yarn is the 2-ply, and it is rather nice both on size 3 mm and size 3½ mm (with my gauge).

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Den næste strikkeprøve var i et vævestrikmønster. Det er overraskende elastisk, men desværre i den “forkerte” retning af, hvad jeg ønskede. Det er et pænt mønster, men jeg lærte 2 ting af denne prøve: 1) der skal højere kontrast mellem farverne før effekten træder ordentligt frem og 2) det skal bruges til en ting, hvor der skal blokkes grundigt bagefter.

The next swatch was of a slip stitch pattern. It turned out to be surprisingly elastic, unfortunately in the “wrong” direction of what I wanted. It is a pretty pattern, but I learned 2 things from this swatch: 1) this particular pattern needs higher contrast between the colours and 2) it should be used in a fabric that requires blocking afterwards.

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Jeg blev i vævestrikken og strikkede næste prøve. Denne synes jeg så har potentiale, så jeg tror, det er denne vej jeg går. Næste trin er beregninger!

I stayed with the slip stitch patterns and made another swatch. This time I see a potential, so I think I’ll go down this road. Next step will be calculations!

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Det er faktisk ikke så tit, at jeg køber garn mere (lageret er sådan set også velvoksent nok uden min hjælp – tror stadig nogle gange, at det yngler inde bagerst i skabet). Men så er der nogle gange, hvor det er helt umuligt at modstå fristelsen. En sådan gang var i mandags, hvor jeg var inde og besøge [g]uld’s pop-up butik på Fredericiagade i København.

It not often I buy yarn anymore (one of the reasons is that the Stash is rather well grown as it is – I still think it breeds new skeins at the back of the closet). But sometimes, it’s just impossible to resist. One of those impossible times was Monday, where I went to visit [g]uld’s pop-up store in Copenhagen.

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[g]uld er et foretagende, som jeg synes er helt fantastisk. Passionen for plantefarvning og de variationer, det giver – at man aldrig kan vide sig sikker på, præcis hvilken farve man får op af gryden – det er da spændende, næsten magisk. Anne og Louise er så også nogle ualmindelig søde mennesker, der synes at trives bedst med at øse af deres erfaring og tips og tricks. Jeg glæder mig rigtig meget til, at jeg til efteråret får mulighed for at lege med indigo under kyndig vejledning fra en af dem.

[g]uld is a wonderful enterprise. They show and share the passion for natural dyes and the variations that yields – you never know precisely what colour you’ll get from the dye pot – that is exciting, almost magical. Anne and Louise are also utterly sweet people, who seems to thrive on sharing their love for the craft and the tips and tricks of their trade. I am really looking forward to having the opportunity for playing with indigo with one of them this fall.

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Noget af det jeg holder allermest af ved plantefarvet garn er, at farverne på en eller anden måde alle passer sammen. Jeg brugte (næsten) urimelig lang tid på at finde ud af hvilke farver jeg skulle have i alpacaen og havde egentlig mest lyst til et par stykker af hver. Det lykkedes mig dog at begrænse mig, så jeg “nøjedes” med at købe fire smukke fed alpaca og 2 skønne i New Zealand lammeuld. Nu skal jeg så bare lige finde ud af præcis, hvad de skal bruges til – men det bliver helt sikkert fantastisk.

One of the things I love the most with plant dyed yarns is that the colours all seem to fit one another. I spent an (almost) unreasonable time figuring out what colours to get in the alpaca, and honestly I’d have loved to just get two of each. Somehow I managed to temper myself and only buy four beautiful skeins of alpaca and two utterly gorgeous in New Zealand lambs wool. Now I just need to figure out exactly what to use the for – but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be great.

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Jeg er begyndt at samarbejde med en ny garnproducent – Mohair by Canard. Derfor har jeg fået et par lækre bunker garn og en bestilling på at lave et par design af nogle små ting, fx huer eller håndledsvarmere eller lignende. Det er altså en opgave med rimelig frie rammer.

Jeg har før tænkt, at prøve at dokumentere processen omkring et design fra start til slut, og her er en oplagt mulighed. Så jeg håber, at her jeg har et godt emne til en lille flok blogposter hen over sommeren.

I have begun working with a new yarn company – Mohair by Canard. This is why I’ve gotten a couple of lovely piles of yarn and a request that I design a couple of “small thing”, hats, gloves, mittens or similar. It’s in other words a job with a good deal of freedom.

I’ve previously thought about documenting my process of designing from beginning to end, and now seems to be a perfect time. I hope to be able to write several blog posts during the summer as the work progresses.

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Jeg har ikke prøvet at strikke med Mohair by Canard garnerne før, så jeg ved ikke rigtig, hvordan de vil opføre sig på pindene. Jeg ved om mig selv, at jeg har nemmere ved at finde på nye design, hvis jeg ved, hvordan garnet føles, når det bliver strikket op. Så det første, der skulle gøres i forbindelsen med dette design var helt klart at strikke nogle strikkeprøver på lidt forskellige pindetykkelser.

I haven’t tried knitting with the yarns from Mohair by Canard before, so I don’t really know how they will behave as a knitted fabric. I’m a designer, who works best with familiar yarns, where I have a pretty good idea how a stitch pattern or idea will work out as a knitted piece. So the first job for me with this yarn was to knit a few swatches on a couple of different needle sizes.

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De første strikkeprøver er egentlig bare til at lære garnet at kende. Samtidig får jeg også altid nogle gode ideer, imens jeg strikker (hvilket kan være pænt træls, når jeg kæmper for at få et stykke evighedsstrik færdig, men i dette tilfælde er det et rent plus). Når disse to simple prøver i glatstrikning er færdig (og har været i bad), tror jeg, at jeg vil afprøve et par af ideerne, der først og fremmest handler om noget vævestrik.

The first swatches don’t serve a particular design purpose, they are mostly to get to know the yarn and how it feels. At the same time, my brain seems to think that the best time for getting new design ideas is while I’m knitting (that can be pretty frustrating, if you a slogging along on a never-ending wip, but in this case it’s a boon). When these two simple swatches are done (and have been washed), I think I’ll try out a couple of the aforementioned ideas – mostly they were about slip-stitch patterns.

Jeg havde besøg af Charlotte Kaae for nogle uger siden, og på et tidspunkt faldt snakken på at spinde garn (jeg har en rok stående i stuen, så emnet er ikke helt unaturligt). Vi gravede mit lille lager af håndspundet garn frem og kiggede på det. Det viste sig at være en ganske farlig ting at gøre, for håndspundet garn er nu engang ufattelig lækkert på sin egen særegne måde.

Charlotte Kaae came for a visit a couple of weeks ago, and during that visit we fell to talking about spinning yarn (I have a wheel standing in my living room, so the subject isn’t too far fetched). We dug out my little stash of handspun yarn to look at and pet. That turned out to be highly tempting, as handspun yarn is a most glorious thing in its own wicked way.

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Jeg kunne ikke modstå fristelsen og fandt et par fed garn frem af bunken. Ved hjælp af lidt søgning i min Ravelry (hurra for de informationer, man får gemt derinde) kan jeg se, at det var et garn, jeg har spundet tilbage i 2012. Det er to-trådet, hvor den ene tråd er alpaca-merino, og den anden er blue faced leicester.

I couldn’t resist the temptation and chose a couple of skeins from the pile. After a bit of a search in my handspun section on Ravelry (hurray for the information in there), I can see that it is a yarn, I spun back in 2012. It is a 2-ply, where one thread is a mix of alpaca and merino, and the other is a pure blue faced leicester.

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Jeg søgte lidt efter, hvad jeg mon skulle strikke, men på en eller anden måde synes jeg, at det var passende at strikke mit eget design i mit eget garn, så valget faldt på Cymatics. Der er mere end rigeligt garn til sådan et par halvhandsker, men jeg håber lidt på, at der er nok til en hue også. Måske burde jeg være startet med huen, men det var nemmere at starte med noget, hvor opskriften allerede fandtes (nogle gange vil man bare i gang med at strikke)

I looked around a bit for what to knit, but somehow I found that it was appropriate to knit one of my own designs in my own yarn, so I chose to make a pair of Cymatics fingerless gloves. There is more than enough yarn for such a pair, and I am hoping that there is enough for a hat as well. Possibly, I should have started with the hat, but it was less work to start with something, where the pattern already existed (sometimes you just want to get knitting).

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Nu er halvhandskerne næsten færdige (er nået længere end billedet antyder), og jeg er blevet mindet om, hvor lækkert det er at strikke med håndspundet garn – ren luksus. Jeg har frygtelig lyst til at strikke noget mere fra det lille lager, men ved ikke helt hvad det skal være endnu. Måske et farve skiftende sjal med dette garn?

Now the fingerless gloves are almost done (I’m somewhat further than the picture suggests), and I’ve been reminded how wonderful it is to knit with handspun yarn – pure luxury. I feel very tempted to knit something more from the little stash of handspun, but I don’t quite know what it should be. Perhaps a colour gradient shawl with this yarn?

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Der er flere førstefødte på vej i min omgangskreds. Som jeg har nævnt før, så har jeg opbygget en tradition med at strikket et tæppe til første barn i en ny lille familie, og nu er der så to af mine venner, der står overfor at skulle være forældre for første gang (og ikke med hinanden). Så nu er der to tæpper, der skal designes og strikkes. Derfor har jeg været på rov ude hos Tusindfryd Cph og har fået lov til at få et godt lille lager af den lækre Hverdagsuld at lege med til de to nye tæpper (og designs). Det første bliver i perlegrusmønster, men jeg har ikke helt fundet ud af, hvordan kanten skal være… den tid, den sorg. Jeg har i hvert fald tænkt mig at gå i gang nu, for ligesom at fejre det stadig nye år med et nyt strikkeprojekt – det hører sig ligesom til.

There are several first borns on their way in my circle of friends. As I have mentioned before, I like to knit blankets to the first child in a new little family, and now two of my friends are going to become parents for the first time (not with each other). This means that I have two blankets to design and knit. Luckily I got to go on a wee raid at Tusindfryd Cph and got to haul a little stash of the lovely Hverdagsuld back to home base. Both the new blankets will be knit in that. The first blanket will have a centre of a slip stitch pattern, and though I haven’t decided on how the edge will look, I don’t worry about it at the moment. So far, all that matters is that I have a lovely new knitting project for this bright new year.

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Jeg er en stor fan af bloggen Epbot, hvor Jen viser skønne sider af nørdethed og kreativitet – bl.a. via rigtig gode tutorials. En af de tutorials, jeg gerne har ville afprøve, er hendes julekugle-luftballoner. Det har jeg så prøvet i år – og fordi jeg har brugt nogle andre ting og metoder, så tænkte jeg, at jeg ville vise min version her på bloggen.

I’m a big fan of Epbot, where Jen shows of amazing crafting and nerdy skills especially in her tutorials. There is especially one tutorial, which I’ve been itching to try – her mini hot air balloons. This year I’ve made a little fleet of miniature ballons – and as my materials and approach differs slightly from Jen’s, I decided to show my version on the blog.

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Materialer: Mini julekugler (ca. 3 cm i diameter) af glas, sølv smykkewire, glasperler, mini limpistol (den må ikke have for stort mundstykke), sandpapir, bidetang, sølvtush.

Materials: Miniature glas ornaments (approximately 1 inch in diameter), silver jewelry wire, glas beads, mini hot glue gun (the nozzle needs to be pretty small), sand paper, wire cutter, and a silver pen.

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Først skiller du julekuglerne ad. Gem alle stykkerne, da de bliver genbrugt.

First dismantle the ornaments. Save all the pieces, as they will be reused.

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Klip de lange ben af øjet, og pres det sammen til et smallere øje. Klip stykker af smykkewiren – jeg brugte stykker, der ca. var 2 cm lange. Du skal bruge 4 stykker pr. ballon.

Cut off the long legs on the hanger, and press the eye of the hanger together, so it’s narrower. Cut pieces of jewelry wire – I used pieces about 3/4 inch long. You will need 4 pieces per balloon.

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Brug sandpapiret til at ridse lidt i bunden af kuglen (der bliver til toppen), så limen kan sidde bedre fast. Slib også gerne lidt på halsen, hvor du skal lime senere. Sæt en dråbe lim på “toppen” af ballonen og sæt øjet fast i limen. Lim de 4 wirestykker fast i den lille metaltop, der kommer til at blive kurven på ballonen. Jeg fandt ud af, at det var nemmest at putte lim i den ene halvdel og sætte 2 wirestykker fast og så bagefter putte lidt mere lim i den anden side til de næste 2 stykker.

Use the sand paper to scorch the bottom of the ornament (which will become the top), so the glue sticks better to the surface. Sand down the neck of the ornament as well. Put a drop of glue on the “top” of the balloon and stick the wire eye into the glue. Glue the 4 jewelry wire pieces into the little metal top piece, which then becomes the basket. I found that the easiest was to fill glue in one side and stick 2 pieces in, then glue the other side for the 2 other pieces.

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Sæt en lille glasperle på hver af wirestykkerne. Lim en ring rundt i halsen af glaskuglen, hvorefter du presser de 4 wirestykker op i limringen, så de sidder fast.

Put a little glas bead on each of the wire pieces. Place a ring of glue around the neck of the ornament, then press the 4 wire pieces into the glue, so they stick.

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Tegn dekorationer på ballonen med sølvtushen (det kan også gøres før du limer, men jeg synes, det var nemmest bagefter). Du kan evt. også bruge en glimmertush eller glimmerlim eller lignende. Sæt et stykke sytråd i øjet og hæng din ballon op.

Draw decorations on the balloon with the silver pen (you can do that before beginning the glue work, but I found it was easier afterwards). You can also use glitter glue or pens or similar for decorations. Put a piece of thread through the eye and hang your balloon.

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Både drengene og jeg er helt vilde med vores balloner og planlægger at nå at lave nogle stykker mere inden jul. Håber, at I kan lide dem, og tak til Jen for inspirationen.

Both the boys and I love our new fleet of balloons and plan to make several more before Christmas. I hope you all like them, and thank you so much to Jen for the inspiration.

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