Knitting: After finishing the socks for my sister, I didn't know what to knit next.
I have Snowflake on my needles, but I'm not sure if I like the yarn... So I have put it aside for a while.
I also have a few dishclothes which I knit a few rows on now and then. But I felt the need to cast on something new. To knit something I haven't made before... So I found "Putefest" (pillow party) in my bookshelf, and desided to make some new pillows. I had some old cotton in my stash and hopefully I will have enough white to finish it.
Reading: I've been catching up on a norwegian series "Tre søstre" (three sisters) which are set in Målselv in the late 1800 and early 1900. I'm halfway through book 54. Yes, historical fiction series with a lot of books is normal here in Norway ;) And it's very popular with series set in the time from as long back as 1200. I must confess that I like this kind of series and have a lot of them ;)
I'm also reading an urban fantasy series - Lords of the Underworld. I'm reading book 3 at the moment and they are quite good.
Pattern:Freya 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
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 ;)
- 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