Monday, December 31, 2012

The last day in 2012

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The ice on the lake is safe. So we brought our kick-sled's and went for a ride :)

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Some of you might remember that we spent over six months without water a couple of years ago as it froze. We had the same kind of weather as we are having now with little snow and cold temperatures.
Yesterday we noticed that our water turned muddy and it lost pressure. So Hubby went up to our well made a hole and checked how much water we have. It's water there, but it's not much water coming in to the well as the ground is frozen and the water has packed it self above the well as you can see in the photo below.
So we are saving water to prevent the well from going dry and we are hoping the water won't freeze. Some of our neighbors have already lost their water...

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Knitted in 2012

I had this idea that I hadn't knitted much this year, but as I made these mosaic's it turned out that I have knitted a bit more than I thought ;)


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FO :: Socks for Hubby

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It's the last day of 2012 and my last finished project is a pair of socks for Hubby :) They were ment to be his knitted christmas gift, but I didn't get them done in time...

Pattern: Cuff down, 64 st for ribb k1,p1, 60 st for leg, k1, p1 rib about 8 row before heel, short row heel
Yarn: 96 g ONline Supersocke 6-fach Media Color
Needles: 2,75 mm

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sharing the (knit) LOVE


Tin Can Kits is giving all a Christmas gift - a free pattern of choice. How awesome is that!
Earlier this fall i fell in love with their Snowflake sweater, so I had to choose it ♡


Thursday, December 27, 2012

FO :: Angry Bird hat

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Endre loved his knitted christmas gift! And it fits perfect.

Pattern: Angry Bird hat
Yarn: Mor Aase ull/akryl by Sandnes Garn
Needles: 3,5 mm
Size: 96 st
: December 17 2012
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas


Sleep well, little children.

Sleep well, little children,
wherever you are;
Tomorrow is Christmas
beneath every star.
Soon the snowflakes will fall
and tomorrow you'll see
Every wish, one and all,
waiting under the tree.

Sleep well, little children,
pleasant dreams through the night;
Tomorrow is Christmas,
all merry and bright.
Soon you'll hear the bells ring,
time for dreams to come true
As the world wakes to bring
Merry Christmas to you.


A.Bergman, L.Klatzkin (c) 1956

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December light

No sun, but what a light!!

Photos taken on the darkest day here in the north.
We might have polar nights and no sun, but the light is awesome!                              

No sun, but what a light!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Julekuler & Julehjerter

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These are the balls and hearts I have made so far. As our tree already is decorated to the brim, I had to put them up on birch branches instead. And I like how it turned out.

Pattern: Julekuler and Med hjerte for strikk
Yarn: Fingering yarn such as babyull i.e
Needles: 2,5 mm

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When Endre ask me to learn him how to knit ♥

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FO :: Cowls

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Two more cowls are off the needles. The last one was a bit boring those last few rows... But I still like the look of this cowl and need to knit myself one soon ;) Eirin has been asking who I am knitting the pink one for and has asked me if I can make one for her too. So I know she will be happy when she open her present :)

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Pattern: Same as the grey cowl.
Yarn: 150 g pink and white Thea
Needles: 4 mm
Size: The white is 250 st and the pink 230 st

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

FO :: Socks

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The light is bad for photo taking of projects now, so this was the best I could get during the little daylight we have in the middel of the day ;)
Erlend's socks are done and I think they will end up in his stocking on Christmas morning. Just need to finish a cowl and a hat so the other two also get something in their stockings too...

Pattern: Cuff down, 64 st, k2, p2 ribbing, short row heel and st st for the foot.
Yarn: 62 g Drops Fabel #521p - I really like this colorway, real boyish colours :)
Needles: 2,5 mm
: December 2 2012
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Not on schedule...

WIP Wednesday

 
I am not on schedule with my christmas knitting - not at all... I have five gifts on the needles (two pair of socks are not in the photo..), two I haven't casted on yet and I have just started to stuff my Julekuler. Hopefully I will have them done today, and maybe a pair of socks.
Remember a few weeks ago when I said I didn't knit a lot of gifts? Well, I wasn't going to cast on more, but they are mostly for the kids and other close family members that I know will appreciate the gifts!

So what's on those needles?
Knitting: Julekuler. I love how fast these balls knits up and they dosen't need much yarn either. I hope I'll manage to knit up a few more :) 
The socks are for Erlend who finally has started to wear knitted socks :) It's a simple cuff down with k2, p2 rib, short row heel and st st over the fot.
The white and pink are cowls just like the grey one I made a while ago. They are both gifts, the pink is for Eirin. 

Reading: Right now I listen to the audiobook of City of the Beast. So far after listening to 3 of 8 cd's, it's ok. Hopefully it will start to get more exciting. I also read at night and those books can you find in the sidebar ;)

The tree is up :)

The tradition here in Norway is to put up and decorate the tree on the 23rd - Christmas Eve, but I feel we need to feel a bit of christmas mood before the 24th, so we put up the tree two weeks before so we can enjoy it longer :) I know some thinks it's not right, but I feel one doesn't have to grow stuck in old traditions, but make new ones that fits the way one live.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ice skating

This year I have made an advent calendar with a combination of activities and a few presents.
Today we went ice skating :)

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The ice on the little lake in our town has safe ice now and at the library we can borrow skates :)
The boys didn't want to try them on, but maybe next time ;)

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We didn't stay for long as the wind was so freezing cold... But we managed to watch the fireworks as the Pepperkakebyen (Gingerbreadtown) opened :) We will visit it another day.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FO :: Simple Cowl

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A lot of knitters are knitting this cowl here in Norway. I am not sure who or where the pattern comes from, but I found the pattern on Strikkesida (a knitting group on facebook).
It's a very simple pattern and knits up really fast. This is a gift, but I think I have to knit me one and maybe one to Eirin too :)

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Pattern: CO 250 st join for knitting in the round
Row 1 and 2: k1, p1
Row 3 knit
Row 4 purl
Repeat until the size you want and bind off :)
Yarn: 150 g Thea from Trysil garn. Yes, I know it's 100% acrylic, but it's great for those who get's itchy around the neck of wool - which includes my daughter, so if I'll knit her one it will be with this yarn too. It's very soft and shiny and ok to knit with. It doesn't squeak on te needles as some acrylic does ;)
Needles: 4 mm

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Frost fog

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We still have a few hours of daylight in the middle of the day and today we also had frost fog that gave the landscape a little touch of magic.

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It's been a great Weekend with sleeping late, movie night with Hubby watching Dark Shadows, knitting, sledding, snow lanterns, feeding the birds, candlelights and knowing it's just a week until Advent starts :)
Hope you are having a great Sunday!