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About askimokyss

I'm wearing two pairs of socks on top of each other every day, exactly like my grandfather used to. My ancestors built the Pyramids of Gizeh, and now I am pining for my beloved Norwegian woods. On the night train. The time you lured me towards north. When I grow up I want to become a shepherdess. Would you be my Geissepeter?

We have an online shop now

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. It’s because my daughter has been traveling and didn’t have time to help me post my latest projects.

In other news, we have an online shop now! You can find us here:

Blessed be!




Another project from last fall: Crocheted and knitted animals

Just as many others I have jumped on to the crocheted animal trend, some call that Amigurumi. Other than that, I also made sheep for the Christmas market, they were although put together of different knitted parts. Here are the frogs and the sheep:

Amigurumi frog, green
After my daughters request, a frog in pink
for the Christmas market: the sheep for the crib under the tree. I sold about 10 of those at the market!



The new project this spring: Clothing for my dolls

When I was a child I received my doll Brigittli from my godfather. Playing with her was my favorite thing, and sometimes my grandfather took me to town to buy it new clothes. Grandfather even made me a little wooden closet for all of the clothes, which became more and more as I also got another doll, Priska, from my mother later. Being a grown up, it’s always been important to me to still treat my dolls like I did. Even if my daughter wasn’t exactly the type that played with dolls, I still kept making them clothes, both sewing and knitting. This year I decided to make them a whole new bunch of fashion. Here’s what I’ve made so far:


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These are my dolls Priska and Brigittli, left to right. They’re wearing the orange ensemble, the sweaters are in a Norwegian pattern called Fana.
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Both I and my dolls love Hello Kitty…
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this ensemble is spiked with some rainbow sock wool that gives the impression of a tiger pattern, which I love.
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think pink!

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Green ensemble: the top is made of an acrylic wool blend and the tights and shoes are norwegian sock wool called Drops Fabel.


Knitting update: Wool socks for a long winter!

It’s been a while since my last post here! That’s because my daughter, who handles the blog for me was very busy, and also a little lazy…

Anywho, my favorite thing to do all winter long was knitting socks! I used different methods, one of which turned out to be simpler than the regular way. Here’s some of the turnout, three pairs that I gave my daughter for Christmas, since she currently lives in cold cold Norway:

three pairs of socks, two pairs knitted regularly and the one to the right in a “spiral” without an actual heel, all in rainbow sock wool.


Knitted tube scarfs/loops with different patterns

Last year in the fall I started to make these tube scarfs. I didn’t exactly know how, so I tried out a couple of times to find the right number of stitches so they would end up being in the right size.

At some point I started using different patterns like braids and lace. Since I wear a different color every day of the week, following a witch calendar, I had to make one for each outfit of the week.

Here they are!
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Emerald infinity scarf / Loop scarf with braid pattern

Hello everbody!

I’m back to show you one of my new projects, the loop scarfs with these pretty braid patterns.

I made a couple of them with different types of yarn and colors. This is just my latest one, my husband took this lovely picture when we went shopping together the other day. He said the color of my scarf and hat were so beautiful with the oranges in the background.

How do you like it?

Monika with new loop scarf and hat and oranges :-)
Monika with new loop scarf and hat and oranges 🙂

Crocheted flower bookmarks

I got one of these as a gift and decided to make some myself! My daughter is currently reading “The Neverending Story” (“Die unendliche Geschichte” by Michael Ende) and she requested one of these pretty flower bookmarks.




I also used the flowers as shoelaces for some of my latest baby shoes that you can find in an earlier post on July 31st.