July 02, 2020

Kumulus Tee - first progress


I have already had a good start on this Kumulus Tee, where I brought the yarn during this period of corona crisis. The knit tee is knitted top-down, so you start from the neck part.

On every second row more knitting masks are added on. So fare I am knitting forward and backward, so I am looking forward to knit round and round on circular knitting needle.

June 27, 2020

Yarn shopping during this corona crisis


Besides from the yarn shopping, which I did at the knitting festival in Horsens in February month, I think, that I like many other knitters here in Denmark have been buying much yarn during the last 3 month (mid March - mid June) due to the on-going corona situation. It is a combination of that many shops very closed in Denmark, howver you could still buy yarn on the internet and plenty of spare time as so many activities like the cinema, museums and sport activities were closed leaving me with plenty of spare time.

Above you can see my first shopping, which was this large cone on 500 g Nature Seta Linn Wool (mixture of wool & linen) in camel nude for 500 g (139 DKK) and some follow on threads in Super Kid Mohair in the colours of rose and camel (20 DKK/25 g). All the yarn from Garnudsalg. My plan is to use the yarn for another version of this orange sweater.

As supplement to have a more soft follow thread I also brought Mayflower Super Kid Silk in rose at Yarnliving.










I did also buy this manddyed raw silk from Garnudsalg for 89 DKK for 100 g and a follow thread of pink Blackhill mulberry silk from Garnudsalg for 150 DKK for  100 g (a yarn used normally for embroidery) again from Garnudsalg. Here I am now in the process of knitting Kumulus Tee by PetiteKnit.















I have also located a 500 g cone of summer cashmere in rose for 299 DKK.









I did also buy some thick cotton in size 8/8, where it is my plan to knit some pot patches using multi patent knitting (learned at the knitting festival in Horsens).

At the same time I also brought some yarn from Onion knit No. 4, so I can knit another version of this knit cap in curry colour together with a portion of wool yarn for another knit cap.



In April I  also located this yarn kit for knitting for Easter eggs, so I can make own Easter decoration for Easter next year.








I also decided to knit a second of the "striber på langs sweater" using a mixture of  CaMaRose yaku 4/16 and CaMaRose Månestråle in golden curry colour, where I brought the yarn at my local yarn shop Garn i skovhytten.






In the weekly magazine "Hendes Verden" I found a recipe on poncho made in Tibet from Cewec.








My finally corona yarn shopping is Line from Sandnes Garn in the colour of rhubarb colour. My plan is to knit the Anker Summer Tee by PetiteKnit. Again I have  I brought the yarn at Garn i skovhytten.


June 25, 2020

Elder flower cordial with lemon a la Lønnestræde


I have been twisting this recipe on elder flower cordial a la Lønnestrædeelder flower cordial a la Palle using lemon only instead of the mixture of lemon & lime. I have picking all the elder flowers in just behind my garden in the in the surrounding of Lønnestræde.

You really should try to make your version of elder flower cordial instead of buying an industry product in the supermarket. It is a very easy thing to make and the taste is just so much better !!!

It is very easy to see in the supermarket, when it is high season for making elder flower cordial at home, as the supermarkets are running out for the citric acid powder.

Elder Flower Cordial a la Lønnestræde:
  • 40 elder flowers
  • 4 lemons - organic - in thin slices
  • 40 g citric acid
  • 1.5  kg cane sugar
  • 2 l water - boiling
  1. Shake the elder flowers very, very well, so they are free from various insects. DO NOT use water for this cleaning step, as this will reduce the wonderful taste of elder flower significantly as you remove the "yellow" flavour dust/pollen.
  2. Use a scissor to cut the flowers from the flower stem, as these apparently will increase the bitterness level in the final cordial.
  3. Place the elder flower into a big bowl, which you can close with a lid at the end.
  4. Slice the lemon into thin slices. Add into the bowl.
  5. Add the cane sugar on top
  6. Add the citric acid as well.
  7. Add the boiling water into the bowl.
  8. Stir the sugar into solution, so it does not form a sediment on the bottom, which is difficult to dissolved later, when the cordial is cold.
  9. Cover the bowl with the lid.
  10. Let the content cool down to room temperature, before you place the bowl in the refrigerator.
  11. Stir or shake the bowl daily during the infusion time.
  12. Let the elder flower cordial infuse for 4 days in the refrigerator.
  13. Sieve the cordial to remove all the different ingredients.
  14. Prepare the glass bottles by by filling them with boiling water. I do not use any preservatives, so this is important to increase shelf-life of your cordial.
  15. You can also use plastic bottles, if you want to freeze the cordial as another way of preserving it. Remember NOT to fill these bottles completely, as liquid will increase in volume, when turning into ice.
  16. Enjoy the wonderful Summer time using this cordial as "plain" cordial mixing with water (with or without gas), mixing with wine or sparkling wine. Or mix it gin or vodka and lots of ice.

June 24, 2020

Rhubarb liqueur a la COOP


I have located this recipe on rhubarb liqueur on OOP homepage (rabarberlikør). In the recipe the infusion in 3 weeks. Also the liqueur change colour from being clear to red just like this rhubarb aquavita a la COOP.

Rhubarb liqueur a la COOP:
  • 400 g rhubarb - cleaned and cut into 1-2 cm
  • 400 g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod - open and vanilla corns mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of the sugar
  • 5 dl vodka with neutral taste
  1. Cut the rhubarb into pieces.
  2. Add the pieces into a medium size glass containers.
  3. Add in the vanilla pod and it's corn
  4. Add in the sugar.
  5. Fill up with the vodka.
  6. Store the alcohol at ambient temperature for 3 weeks.
  7. The first 2-3 days the glass containers should be shaken vigorously to dissolve the sugar into the alcohol. 
  8. Drain the content from the mixing bowl through a sieve.
  9. Pour the liqueur into glass bottles.
  10. Enjoy together alone or served together with dessert.

June 23, 2020

Getting started on Kumulus Tee


For my new knitting project I have decided to knit a Summer blouse in form of the Kumulus Tee by PetiteKnit. As yarn I have selected a combination of manddyed raw silk from Garnudsalg and a follow thread of pink Blackhill mulberry silk from Garnudsalg (a yarn used normally for embroidery).

I have spend 595 DKK for the yarn and 40 DKK for the knit recipe or a toral of 635 DKK (84 €).

June 21, 2020

Vibe Summer dress is finished


At last !!! My new knitted Summer dress is finished :-) I brought the yarn for this knit dress at the knitting festival in Horsens February this year . The yarn is Dunlin (55% linen % 45% cotton), and model is called "Vibe" and it is designed by Else Schjellerup.

I have adjusted the size scaling up from the recipe, so it would fit my body. The scaling up was quiet easy to do. I also decided to knit this dress using circular knitting needle instead of the usual type of knitting needles. This means, that I afterwards do not have sew the dress together.

After several set backs with the knitting (pattern not fitting & the length of the dress being too short) I have finally managed to sew the dress together as well as knitting an edge around the sleeves and neckline.

The yarn and recipe costed 660 DKK (= 87 €).

June 20, 2020

Elder flower gin tonic - version 1


It is high season for blooming elder flower and I have just finished my first portion of elder flower cordial a la Lønnestræde. Some of it I decided to use for making a new version of this elder flower gin tonic. Instead of using elder flower tonic I used a combination of normal/plain gin tonic together with my freshly made elder flower cordial.

Elder flower gin tonic - version 1: - 1 cocktail
  • 6 cl elder flower gin by "Nordic by Nature"
  • 20-25 cl classic Fever Tree tonic
  • 3 cl elder flower cordial 
  • 1 stem of elder flower
  • ice cubes
  1. Pour the gin & elder flower cordial into a high ball glass.
  2. Add in the ice cubes.
  3. Place the stem of elder flower
  4. Fill the glass up with classic tonic.
  5. Enjoy and enjoy the Summer :-)

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