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The Yarn Storage!

This is a small widget for mye to keep an eye on all my yarn. I will note every purchase, what I've used in all my projects and what my total storage consists of.

Start 1.1.15: 15550gr
Purchased/recieved: 5950gr
Knitted/given away:2700gr
Total weight:17900gr


Datlof Remembers

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^ Totally made this sweater!
Yogscast Civ V Livestream Fair-isle Sweater by KnitLizzy

My goals for 2014

So here's my goals for the year:
:bulletred: 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
:bulletred: October: 1
:bulletred: November:
:bulletred: December:

: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: 1

:bulletgreen: 5 hats/headbands/earwarmers
Size doesn't matter.
Done: 6

:bulletgreen: 6 dresses/sweaters/leggings
More complicated projects, size doesn't matter
Done: 9

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




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


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Lise "Lizzy" Engdal
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
26 years old from Norway with a passion for knitting.
For more info, see my other dA account: LARvonCL
Wondering about anything? Maybe want to commission something? Send me an email at knitlizzy(a)gmail(dot)com

You can also follow me on Instagram: LARvonCL


I am open for commission. Send me a note and we'll discuss it further... But remember...
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What should be my next project? 

17 deviants said Skirt
13 deviants said Jacket
3 deviants said Other suggestions?


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tita-knit-kicks Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi lizzie !! Long time no talk. Im doing good. Just been busy babysitting my 4 month old niece. So what you been up too?
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a zillion for the fave on my latest knitted jacket :) :huggle:
CeceLameQueen Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave. PS, your knit work is awesome ^v^
KnitLizzy Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
tita-knit-kicks Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Lizzy how are you? Just want to say I had a lovely time in the chat room last night.  Since we where all talking about Crocheting, I return to my Crocheting ways. I wanted to make a Granny square blanket with my leftover worsted weight yarns. Im still working on the sock yarn blanket but I  think im going to add more colors to it. Just two colors is boring. And Im should use the needles my yarns ask for. That ok. I like knitting and crocheting.
ToveAnita Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Thank you for the fave! :)
tita-knit-kicks Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey lizzy!! it me tita. I deleted my old account since it didn't do well and I want to change my user name. still adding you and brooke since you two are my most fav people. I cant get enough of your work.
Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
And thanks again for the faves!!!
Nerds-and-Corsets Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Thanks for all the faves hun!!! :heart: :la:
Sheeeva Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!
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