Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I've been testknitting this beautiful shawl for Drømme.
I choose to knit it with smaller needles, but it turned out big enough.
It's an easy pattern to memorize and I just love the hearts!
The shawl is in the "Heart" challenge in the blog Pinnekroken.
Yarn: 102 g Fabel #102
Needles: 3,5 mm
Hook: 3 mm
Size: Ca. 170 cm across. I made 7 repeats of pattern B.
Modifications: I casted on 3 sts, kitted 6 rows and picked up 3 sts along the knitted edgae and 3 sts on the cast on edge = 9 sts.
Started: June 4 2013
Completed: June 11 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Keep Calm Craft On :: WIP Wednesday :: Yarn Along
Reading: I got a free book from one of my bookclubs, and I choose "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. I'm just a few pages in, so I can't tell you if I like it or not.
And I am still reading my way through "A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold" by George R. R. Martin. I've read pass the season finale in the Game of Thrones series - and boy do I look forward to season 4!!
Knitting: My Freya shawl is blocking, FO post coming soon :)
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Cod with leeks & springonion
Meatballs in gravy with potatoes, carrot stew and lingonberries
Sticky chocolate cake
Recipes can be found in my blog Kaos på Kjøkkenet.
The translate button is not the greatest, but I think you will figure
out what you'll need and what to do ;)
What's been cooking in your kitchen lately?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Knitting: I'm test knitting Freya - a beautiful shawl with hearts. Of course it had to be pink. It's a fast knit and the pattern is easy to memorize :)
Monday, June 3, 2013
Hubby's socks are done :)
Pattern: 72 sts, k2, p2
Yarn: Fantasy Strømpegarn by Sandnes Garn. 75 g brown #3100 and 76 g blue #5800
Needles: 2,5 mm
Started: April 19 2013
Completed: May 31 2013
Normally, I try to match the stripes when I am making socks, but with just 100 g of each colour and it being discontinued, I wasn't sure it would be enough. But I think they look great without matching stripes and hubby doesn't care ;)
Sunday, June 2, 2013
- Blooming birdcherry
- I found a pretty little Heartsease growing amongs the weeds, so I dug it up and planted it in one of the rised beds
- The rose root is starting to bloom
- Pretty little tomato flowers
- Redcurrant flowers
- Zucchini buds
- The raddish is growing
- The raspberry bushes that I thought had died during the winter, has starting to get leaves
- Potatoes has been planted
- Pretty Barlotti beans has been planted
Friday, May 31, 2013
Is not normal in our part of the world...
There's been set new temperature records in some parts.
We haven't had it so warm since 1984...
So we eat icecream and popcicles.
And head out to the beach.
Yes, the water was freezing!!
But the kids didn't care ;)
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Knitting: Hubby seems to wear holes in all his socks... So there's nothing else to do but knit him some new ones ;) I'm knitting two pairs simultaneously so I can have them done at the same time. Just the toes left to knit.
Reading: A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3.2) by George R.R. Martin.
Monday, May 27, 2013
To pick those first, sweet tomatoes
and eat them on fresh baked crunch bread :)
I'll have to admit that the plant was filled with tomatoes when I bought it on Friday ;)
I just had to bring it home and put it in the greenhouse when I saw it at the local garden center.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Since I posted, but life been busy...
I've been knitting like crazy to finish the three jackets and two hats for the knit book. Photos further down. The last jacket was mailed off today. After I was done knitting the last one a few days ago (my mum has had it to make the final finishing, you know, steaking and all that...), I didn't know what to do with my new "knitting freedom". So I found a pair of socks I had casted on a long time ago. Mindless but still satisfying as I decide what to make next.
We've also had some beautiful weather the last week.
Seems like mother nature decided to skip spring and go straight for summer this year. The temperature has been 21 C, the forest has turned green, and we have forgotten all about the big load of snow we got not so long ago ;) In other words - I've spent almost every spare moment on the deck soaking up sun :)
This gazebo stood in my father in laws garden, but no one used it, so it had started to decay.
Hubby thought it could be a great greenhouse, so he and Erlend took it apart and built it up!
It needed a little paint and still needs a roof, but I am so happy that I finally have a greenhouse :)
And see - pallet collars have just the right size to go around the greenhouse as rised beds.
I have planted zucchini/courgette in the compostbread I made in the fall. I have more of them inside the greenhouse and I'm hoping they will grow, but you never know with our clima...
The rhubarb has started to curl their way up of the ground, so there will (hopefully) be made something in the kitchen soon :)
The carrots - purple, have been planted out. The redcurrant is sprouting, but so far it looks like my raspberry bushes is dead and it looks like the same with the strawberry plants :(
Sugar peas are also waiting in the greenhouse along with leeks and spring onions.
Different types of salad is still waiting in their seed bags, but soon I will get them growing too.
The jackets and hats for the knitbook that will be published later this year by Tove Fevang.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It's been quiet here for days with no fo's or much else.
Most of my time is spent knitting on the two jackets for Tove Fevang's new knitting book Småbarnstrikk 0-4 år, that's coming in the fall. Here's a photo of her making what I think is step by step photos of how to steek. The jacket she is holding looks pretty.
It'a a fun knit, but I'm starting to get a bit bored as I'm knitting the same pattern on both.
I have half a sleeve left to knit before I will take them to my mom so she can do the steeking. I think I could manage to do it, but I don't dare as they are for a book and not myself...
Yarn for a third jacket is on it's way in the mail, so there will be quiet here for a couple of more weeks...
What's on your needles?