Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pair #15 Autumn leaves

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I managed to finish the October socks in the Sockamania knitalong just in time. I sew in the ends a few hours ago on ;)

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I think the colours flows best on the left sock. I wasn't sure if I would have enough yarn, so I just kept on knitting where I finished the first one... I do have about 20 grams left, but I'm not going to frog the 2nd and knit it over.

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The pattern continues down at the heel flap :)
Pattern: Autumn leaves by Tama
Yarn: 80 g Zauberball colorway Gebrannte Mandeln
Needles: 2,75 mm

Sunday, October 25, 2009



It's getting colder here now, and the last couple of days the temperature has been down at -10 C in the mornigs. The sun is low on the horizon, and we just have about 5 hours of sunlight during the day. Even though I love black frost (- it's so beautiful when the sun shine on it,) I am looking forward to some snow. It will be so much lighter! But until then we just have to take advantage of what nature brings us :) So we went hiking to our little lean-to cabin yesterday. And had a wonderful day with a hot meal, lots of tea and cocoa and exploring :)


Editied later on Sunday ;)
I came across Birgitta's blog and she's having a give away :) Just leave her a message by the 24 th of November and you can win the beautiful yarn above.

Saturday, October 24, 2009



It's been a cold, but a great day.


The sun comes 11.30 here with us now, and goes down again around 4,
so we just have to head out and enjoy the few hours she's here.


It's a lot of strange things to see in the forest. It's so different now
when everything is covered with rime. And it crunches and rustles when we walk ;)


The icicle usually hang high, and it looks like there
is no exception in the forest either...


After being out and about exploring, it was good with warm dinner.
Rice porridge with sugar and cinnamon :)


And it's good to warm cold toes by the fire.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Pair # 14 Green stripes

green stripes

I have found the fun about knitting socks again :) And I've completed my 14th pair for the 52 ppiii along. These are just a simple k2, p2 socks that have been done in a couple of nights in front of the tv.
Pattern: 64 st, k2, p2 with a short row heel.
Yarn: 70 g Admiral Ombré by Schoppel-Wolle, Colorway Schachtelhalm
Needles: 2,5 mm

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And I have a new pair on the needles too ;) It's a beautiful pattern made by Tama for the Sockamania sock knitting along. The yarn is Zauberball and I love how soft is it to knit with and the colors!

Have a great weekend everyone! It looks like the weather will be great, so I think we will be heading out in the forest this weekend :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mittens for the boys

lizard mittens

Since I managed to knit up two left mittens for Erlend, I got so mad that I just hide them at the bottom in my knit basket... And picked up another project - Lizard mittens for Endre. I've been having these in my Ravelry queue for a long time, and are so pleased with how they turned out :)

Pattern: Lizard mittens by Torriot.
Yarn: White Hifa 2 Ullgarn and Blue Per Tryving pt2
Needles: 2,5 mm

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But Erlend still needed a pair of mittens, so I picked up my newest knit book - Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum and found a simple, but great pattern :)
It's knitted with the thumb in each side, so the mittens can be used on both hands. And the pattern will change depending on which hand you are using ;) As you can see on the pictures below.

Pattern: Ruth's mittens
Yarn: Mor Aase Superwash
Needles: 3,5 mm

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Vinn Sensitive cream bath

Nå kan du vinne en flaske Sensitive Cream Bath fra Økobutikken. Dette krembadet er med i en serie av pleieprodukter som var først ut med å få Debio sertifisering som økologisk i Norge. Krembadet er også merket med svanemerket, noe som betyr at de er fri for parfyme og andre allergener. Dette er et multiprodukt som kan brukes av voksne så vel som barn. Bruksmuligheter er blant annet:

Barn: I badevannet, som vaskekrem når vann ikke er tilgjengelig (trenger ikke vaske kremen av), mild babyshampo.

Voksne: Renser ansiktshud for sminke og smuss (fjerner ikke vannfast sminke).

Alt du behøver å gjøre for å delta i konkurransen inne hos Hjemmemamma :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Argh! It can't be possible...

Argh! It can't be possible...

I have done it a couple of times before, but discover it this late is SO frustrating :/

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Comfort food

comfort food

It's been a perfect fall day today :) The weather has been great. So Endre and I have been several hours outside raking leaves, picking up toys and feeding the birds.
And on a day like this we need some comfort food :)

This is salmon with potatoes, carrots and leek. Baked together in the oven. Mmmm, delicious!
What's your comfort food??

The first frost


The first frost came this weekend... We woke up to a world covered in rime.
The bog was suddenly hard to walk on and the air was sharper.

But the sun came out during the day and turned everything wet...

making dinner

And on these, a little cold days, it's good with warm
dinner cooked over a primus ;)

Monday, October 5, 2009


mittens in the making

I'm so behind on my fall/winter knitting this year... I haven't made one pair of mittens for the kids yet, and they really need it now. We had the first frost night yesterday and this morning was it -10 C - Brrrr! There's no snow yet, but everything is covered in frost... Even the lake was covered with ice today. So I had to cast on a pair for Erlend today. Hopefully I'll get them done fast so I can cast on for a new pair ;)


Here's a picture from the weekend :)

B - Blekkhjerte

I was not sure what to do with the letter B in ABC i ord og bilder, but when I put back some books in my bookshelf - Blekkhjerte (Inkheart) by Cornelia Funke was one of the books :)

The last month I've been reading the books in this trilogy, and I've been totally lost in the Inkworld! We meet Meggie and her dad Mo who is a bookbinder, but when he reads out loud from any book, some of the characters comse alive.

"The books in Mo and Meggie's house were stacked under tables, on chairs, in the corners of the rooms. There where books in the kitchen and books in the lavatory. Books on the TV set and in the closet, small piles of books, tall piles of books, books thick and thin, books old and new. They welcomed Meggie down to breakfast with invitingly opened pages; they kept boredom at bay when the weather was bad. And sometimes you fall over them."
— Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)


"The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness - and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly."
— Cornelia Funke (Inkheart Trilogy: Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath)

And I'm not going to see the film - I know I will be so disappointed as I often are after seeing a film after reading the book first...