Tuesday, July 30, 2013

FO :: Basket Weave Rib Socks

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Hubby still need more socks and a new pair came off the needles today.
I joined Sezza's kal some weeks ago. I decided to knit her free pattern - Basket weave rib socks. which is a great pattern. It's easy to memorize and knits up fast. The socks have been done for over a week with only the toe grafting to do... But as you know, it's those little things that takes time ;)

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Pattern: Basket Weave Rib Socks (free)
Yarn: 79 g Fabel #103
Needles: 2,5 mm
Size: Large - 70 sts
Started: July 3 2013
Completed: July 30 2013



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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Gratitude Sunday

This week I'm joining Gratitude Sunday at Wooly Moss Roots
{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to reflect, to slow down, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes}

Throughout the week I've felt grateful for:

~ Staying up late and read

~ Listening to the heavy rain on the roof when going to sleep

~ Going shopping with mom, my sister and the kids. Including a stop at the local yarn store

~ Picking cloudberries

Cloudberry

~ Working in the garden and eat the first zucchinis and sugar peas

~ Casting on a new project

~ Eirin's enthusiasm in the kitchen and to eat her yummy heart cakes

~ A sunday walk in the forest

~ Being part of the joy Endre felt when we found a tiny frog

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~ And I'm most grateful for all the years we've had with my grandmother and that we went to see her a couple of times this week. Sadly she past away yesterday - 90 years old, but by letting the kids see her when she was sick has made the grief easier. They know why she died. And I think death is a part of life we should not hide from the kids...

My grandmother knitting

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories…” 
~Ronald Reagan

Friday, July 12, 2013

FO :: "Love" pillow

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My pillow is finally done :)
It's been off the needles for over a week, just needed to seam and sew in buttons. But you know, it's those little things that takes time...
I have enough yarn so I'll be casting on another pillow in black and white from the book soon.

Pattern: Love from Putefest
Yarn: Some old cotton from my stash.
Needles: 3 mm
Size: 50 cm x 50 cm
Started: June 12 2013
Completed: July 12 2013



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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WIP :: Basket weave rib socks and a minion

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Reading: I needed some light summer reading, so I picked up The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble. I've just read a few pages, but I hope it's a good book.

Knitting & Crocheting: We've been working a lot in the garden the last week, so there haven't been much time for knitting. But I have knitted a little on hubby's socks and I've started to make a minion for the kids :)
The kids love the film and we're heading out to see Despicable Me 2 on Sunday :)
The Love pillow is also off the needles. I just have to sew in some buttons - so there will be a FO post soon.

Marius jackets knitted by grandma :)

And I just have to share what my mom has knitted for the kids.
Marius jackets. SO happy she made them. If I should have knitted one for each of them it would have taken me ages...

Marius jackets knitted by grandma :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Macro Monday :: Forget-me-not

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Macro Monday :: I heart macro

I love these little flowers!
There has been a few poping up here and there,
but this year after we dug away some weeds,
we have a big area with them in the garden.
I had to dig up some and plant them in one of my raised beds
so I can look at them from the deck :)