Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FO :: Mirkwood

Mirkwood Socks

I bought some Opal in The Little Prince series a while ago and wanted to knit a pair of socks in stockinette to keep the colours and stripes. But I also wanted it to be a little more challenging than just a plain vanilla socks. I have had Mirkwood in my queue for a while and decided it would be a great pattern for this yarn. I really wanted the socks to match, but as you can see one of them has a litte pink toe... Not sure what's happened, but I think it's my gauge. I have used a month knitting this pair and that's a long time for a pair of socks for me and I guess the second sock was knitted a little looser.. But I am ok with it. I love the colours so a little difference like this doesn't matter.

Mirkwood Socks

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Mirkwood (free pattern)
Yarn: 68 g Opal The Little Prince  #Und Der Geograph
Needles: 2,5 mm / US 1,5
Made for: Me
Size: Medium, 64 sts

Mirkwood Socks

It's the first time (I think..) that I have knitted a eye of partridge heel and I quite like it. But next time I'll knit it without the 3 sts in seed stitch at the edge. I think it will look prettier to pick up the stitches along the edge as I would do with a slip stitch heel.

Mirkwood Socks

Monday, June 22, 2015

Macro Monday :: Alpine Azalea


If you remember to look what's under your feet when you are out walking in the forest
- some of the most beautiful flowers might be there among the heather or the grass :)
This is Greplyng :: Alpine Azalea - one of my favorite wildflowers.
They are so tiny it's hard to capture with my camera...
What's your favorite wildflower?



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In My Garden






It's been a cold, rainy and windy start of this summer... For weeks it's been raining and the temperature has been just around 5 C. So when we suddenly had a glimpse of sun yesterday, there was no doubt in my mind as where to spend the day! Some flowers are already flowering and some are soon to follow. I have been planting out some plants and vegatables, hoping they will survive... I have also started to add more raised beds to my vegetable garden. So we'll see if I manage to plant something more this summer. You know, summer is short here in the north...


And I think I might have mention that Hubby was building me a green house..or maybe I have forgotten it?? Anyway - here it is. He finished it late last fall and it's built almost of recycled materials. We just had to buy some materials for the roof part. It needs a bit of paint and since it's the first year I am using it, I know there will be some things I will want to change inside it. I'll keep you posted ;)



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Eirin and Endre have picked seeds and planted them in a shared raised bed :)



The tomatoes seems to like it here - so hopefully there will be tomatoes soon!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Macro Monday :: Tinder Fungus


I love to look for Kjuker (norwegian) or Tinder funguses when we're walking in the forest. Last time I found so many pretty ones :)

Fomes fomentarius (commonly known as the tinder fungus, false tinder fungus, hoof fungus, tinder conk, tinder polypore or ice man fungus) is a species of fungal plant pathogen found in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. The species produces very large polypore fruit bodies which are shaped like a horse's hoof and vary in colour from a silvery grey to almost black, though they are normally brown. It grows on the side of various species of tree, which it infects through broken bark, causing rot. The species typically continues to live on trees long after they have died, changing from a parasite to a decomposer.










Thursday, June 4, 2015

FO :: Potholders


I am trying to use up some of my cotton stash - so another pair of potholders got of my hook earlier this week. They are made of some unknown yarn - no label... and the pattern is from a Norwegian magazine. There is another pair of potholders in it I might crochet as well ;) But then I think we have enough potholders!

Ravelry project page
Pattern: Heklede grytekluter av bestemorsruter
Yarn: Some unknown cotton
Hook: 3 mm /
Made for: The kitchen



Tuesday, June 2, 2015

First Cucumber :)


Finally we could harvest our first cucmber :)
The kids been eying it for days now! And it tasted so good!
And as you can see - we can look forward to several more.
This is just 1 of  4 cucumber plants. It's amazing what can be grown in a windowsill!!