Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

I can't believe it's just three days till Christmas!! And I'm not done with the gift knitting yet... I have to blame that on being down with the flue since monday :( Erirn and Endre has been a little sick too, but we're hoping the rest of the family won't catch it, at least not before Christmas...

Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

Reading: Last night I finished The Iron King and loved it. I have book two waiting in the shelf so I know what my Christmas read will be :) But first I'm going to finish a norwegian book Dødsreisen (Death Journey). It's about a young girl who gets her life turned upside down as she sees the death horse. It shows up only when someone will die. But who is to die? The mother or father, who is always so nervous when Christmas Eve is approaching? His brother Trym, to be on mission for Christmas Eve? What Tora learns at trollelf Helka will prove to be worse than she could imagine. It's a book for teens and it from the viking age with lots of norse mytlogy.
The other book is also a norwegian book. I'm reading it for Endre. It's about monsters as you can see :)

Knitting: This is the only gift I'm knitting for Christmas this year... A pair of socks. I have half a sock left so I know they will be finished in time.


I woke up to this breakfast table today. Eirin is such a sweet girl!

And I just have to share the breakfast table I came down to this morning made by Eirin :)
The kids had their last day at school yesterday, so no need to get up early today. And it was good to sleep a little longer when your head feels like it's stuffed with cotton and your throat is sore

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We light four candles tonight

We light four lights tonight

Vi tenner fire lys i kveld
og lar dem brenne ned for lengsel, glede, håp og fred,
men mest allikevel for fred på denne lille jord
der menneskene bor.

-Inger Hagerup-

We light four candles tonight
and let them burn down,
we light them for our heart's wish, happiness, hope and peace
but most of all for peace on this little earth
where all the people live.


We put up and decorated the tree last weekend :)

Gingerbread house :)

The gingerbread house was also made last weekend :)  Pattern for this house can be found in the book "Nå er det jul igjen" by Gerd Alfsen. And we visited Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbread city).
The last week have been filled with mitten knitting, buying the last Christmas presents and watching the kids sing in a Christmas play at their school.

Selbu mittens

Pattern: 9. Barnevott / Child's mitten by Rauma Designs
Yarn: Silja sock yarn and some pink yarn from my stash
Needles: 2,5 mm
Size: I hoped these would fit Eirin, but they turned out just too small for her. So I must knit her a new pair...


Selbu mittens

Pattern: Annemor #4 by Terri Shea
Yarn: Viking baby ull
Needles: 2,5 mm
Size: They fit Endre, but they are very narrow so if I should knit them again I would add more st.


Totoro mittens

Pattern: Norwegian Totoro Mittens by brella
Yarn: A little less than 100 g of each colour. I've used Mor Aase superwash
Needles: 3 mm
Size: Adult. I've added st so it would be bigger.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Finally some snow :)

Finally some snow :)

-10 C and some snow and it's perfect to be outside. We made snow angels and followed squirrel tracks in the snow - yes, he is still here munching nuts and seed.


Red cheeks.



Paper Snowflakes

We made paper snowflakes the other day.  Not the best pictures, but you get the idea ;)

Paper Snowflakes




joy in the season

Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

Yarn Along ::WIP Wednesday

Knitting: I really need to speed up my mitten knitting if I am going to finish two and a half pairs of mittens by the 14th for the kids advent calendar... These are for Helene, hubby's daughter. Erlends selbu death mittens are done, but I still have to find patterns for Eirin and Endre. Any ideas??

Reading: I started Tunnels yesterday and love it so far! I'm also reading Here, there be dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica #1) which is a great book as well. I really enjoyed  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children which I was reading last week. Hope there will be a follow up ;) I have also read Die for me (Revenants #1) and Heaven since last time. Loved them both!

Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We light two candles tonight

We light two candles tonight

Så tenner vi to lys i kveld,
to lys for håp og glede.
De står og skinner for seg selv
og oss som er til stede.
Så tenner vi tenner vi to lys i kveld,
to lys for håp og glede.

-Inger Hagerup-

We light two candles in the evening,
two candles of hope and joy.
They stand and shine for themselves
and our present.
We light two candles in the evening,
two candles of hope and joy.


joy in the season

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Selbudeath Mittens

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I'm so pleased about how these turned out :)
Pattern: Deathflake Chart by Art Fiend
Yarn: 22 g white Sisu #1012 and almost 50 g dark grey Viking Baby ull #317
Needles: 2,5 & 2,75 mm
Size: They are made for Erlend, but fits my hands as well. So I guess the size would be teen/small women.



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Selbudeath Mittens

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Count down to Christmas Eve

Adventcalendar :)

It was easy to get the kids out of bed this morning ;)



joy in the season


I'm joining Sarah at Beautiful Dawn :) Not sure if I'll be able to blog each day, but I'll give it a try.