Sunday, November 29, 2009

We light one candle tonight

we light one candle tonight
( I know it's the same photo as last year... I'm a bit lazy today ;) but we
are using the same table runner and the same candle holders this year.)

Så tenner vi ett lys i kveld.
Vi tenner det for glede.
det står og skinner for seg selv
og oss som er til stede.
Så tenner vi ett lys i kveld.
Vi tenner det for glede.

-Inger Hagerup-

We light one candle tonight
We light it for happiness.

Christmas lights

It's the first Sunday in the advent, and the kids are already started to count down for
Christmas :) The Christmas curtains and lihgts are up. We're almost done with the presents and I am so glad that we have all December to just be together, decorate, light candles, bake cakes and cookies, craft christmas decorations and so on. I do have some small things I need to knit, but that's just fun.
I must put together the kids advent calendar tomorrow. And we are having a "activity calendar" this year too. It's my way to make a stand aginst all the shopping now before Christmas. I really do belive that the kids thinks that it's great and more fun to do something together rather than getting a chocolate or a present each day in December!! So I've desided to blog along with Merete on her Countddown for Christmas, showing you what've done each day :)

And I'm not along to do this kind of advent calendar :) Here are some ideas.
Fancy Elastic
Monkeyin' around
Family activity advent calendar
Kiddley - fill your advent with activities
A peek inside the fishbowl

25 dys of Christmas is also a way to blog about sctivities in your dvent calendar :)

A drizzle of snow


When we woke up yesterday there had come a little drizzle of snow. And since it's been too long sinve we've been hiking, we went to pack our backpacks and went to our lean-to. There we made a fire and just had a great time. And it's a good thing we went yestersay because today there is -16 C outside...







Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monster pants :)


Finally! The monster pants I've been knitting on for months are done... I started in September, so it was about time ;) Endre has been eagerly waiting and was happy now since he can have a pair of monster pants at home too. The first pair I knitted a year ago is in the kindergarden ;)


Pattern: I've just made it up as I knitted ;) But you can find some free patterns. Das Monster by Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Smilende monsterbukse (norwegain)by Tonjejenta, Monsterbukse (norwegain) by duBedåre.
Yarn: 200 g gray, 50 g blue and 50 g turquoise + leftovers of white and red Mor Aase superwash.
Needles: 3 mm

And there is so many cool monster pants at Ravelry too :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pair # 18 & 19


I guess you must be fed up with my socks now ;) But I have knitted up two more pairs - and they are x-mas gifts :)
Pattern: a simple k3, p3 socks, 66 st
Yarn: 100 g Järbo Garn Mellanraggi #28007
Needles: 2,5 mm


Pattern: Garter rib from Sensational knitted socks
Yarn: 150 g Rauma FagStrikk #36701. I had to use 3 skeins to get the stripes alike on both socks, but it should be enough with just 2 skeins for a pair ;)
Needles: 2,5 mm


I do have, let's see... four pairs of socks on my needles (I think), but I promise you that I'll post about something else next time!

And for those of you that love vampires as much as I do (I'm lost in the Sookie Stackhouse novels... as well as True Blood on tv), here is How to Attract a Sexy Vampire :D
I have the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R Ward waiting for me, and I'm thinking about getting my hands on the Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton or the Anna Strong Vampire Series by Jeanne C. Stein. Anyone who have read this series or have another good vampire serie to recommend?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Doozer knitting song :)

It's neat and it's sweet.
It's a ding dong treat,
Knittin' socks for little feet.
Just sittin' with your knittin' all day long.

You know, knittin's friendly,
And knittin's fun.
Knittin's good for everyone,
And that is why we sing this knittin' song.

Well it's knit one pearl two.
What's a Doozer gonna do,
With a gol-darn,
Ball of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four.
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now.

There's a green, there's a red.
There's a knot in my thread.
A knitter needs his noggin read,
So don't come 'round and speak to me of yarn.

You can k-nit all day and k-nothin' fits.
'Cause only k-nitwits like to k-nit,
And k-nittin' k-needles just ain't worth a darn.

Well it's knit one pearl two.
What's a Doozer gonna do,
With a gol-darn,
Ball of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four.
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now.

Performed by: The Doozers

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pair #17 Laila's socks


I love my new socks! Ever since I bought Folk knitting in Estonia, I've been wanting a pair of these socks ;) And when my attempt to knit up a pair of Norwegian stockings from Folk socks failed (the 1st got to small and the 2nd to big), I frogged them and used the yarn for these instead.


I really wanted some more colours than just black & white so they got a splash of red :) And I think I have to make one in another colour ;)


Pattern: Laila's socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: 50 g each of red, black and white Silja
Needles: 2,5 mm
Modification: I have knitted the star toe as in the pattern, but have made a short-row heel instead of the heel flap.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bye, bye to the sun and some socks ;)


The sun is really low on the horizon now and this is all we can see of her where we live...


But it makes the most beautiful sunsets!! These pictures are taken around 2.30 so it ges dark early here now.


ugly socks

We've had some great weather this week, but the last couple of days the wind has been freezing cold. And living in an old house it means it gets cold on the floors... So I've made me a pair of thick socks to wear over my other wool socks ;) And I know - they are not the prettiest socks you've seen. But they keep my feet warm :)


I've also finished these pairs that I started kniting on way back in February... There are two pairs in men size and two in women size, and they are in my x-mas gift bag :)